Marissa Chris Zain Neuman CV




2014 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA

2012 Loyola University Chicago, BA. Art History, minors in Ceramics, Journalism



2017 Admission of Aggregate, Solo at Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago, IL 

2017 Vesseling, Elastic Arts with Daniel Hojnacki, Chicago, IL

2017 In Your Head, Chicago Artists Coalition with Daniel Hojnacki and Keeley Haftner, Chicago, IL

2016 Cutaneous Condition, Solo at For The Thundercloud Generation, Chicago, IL

2015 In, Luggage Store Gallery with Alex Bradley Cohen, San Fransisco, CA 

2015 Living to Work Together, Roman Susan Gallery with Alex Bradley Cohen, Chicago, IL



Terrain Biennial, Oak Park, IL

Object Permanence, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL

Interference, The Annex, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL

BFA Show, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Yolk, Links Hall, Chicago, IL

The Good. The True. The Beautiful, Uptown Art Center, Chicago, IL

Lively Experiments, 2015 NCECA Biennial, Brown University, RI


Simmered Not Boiled, 1-800-Space Gallery, Chicago, IL

Art For the People, Lillstreet Loft, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL

Objects, Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago, IL


Unfinished Business; The Collective Cleaners, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Chicago, IL 

Glassworks; a student show, Ignite Glassblowing Studio, Chicago, IL

Going Dutch, Links Hall, Side Street Studio, Chicago, IL

One Billion Rising, ECO Cooperative, Chicago, IL


2018 Artist in Resident, MASSMoCA, North Adams, MA

2017 Artist in Resident, Ox-bow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI 

2016-2017 Hatch Artist in Resident, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL

2016 Artist in Resident, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snow Mass, CO

2015 Artist in Resident, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY

2014 Artist in Resident, ArtReach at Lillstreet, Chicago, IL

2014 LeRoy Neiman Scholarship for study at Ox-bow

2013 SAIC Merit Scholarship

2008 Loyola University Academic Scholarship


2016 Chicago Artists Coalition, AIR talk, Chicago, IL

2016 Ox-bow School of Art, AIR talk, Saugatuck, MI

2016 The Launch Pad, Carbondale, CO

2016 Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snow Mass, CO

2015 Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL


CFile Review: Anders Ruhwald: It’s a Crime: NCECA 2015 Biennial

CFile Review: Exhibition NCECA: Jordan Taylor sees Partial Truths at the 2015 Biennial

Newcity Newspaper Review Alex Bradley Cohen and Marissa Neuman/ Roman Susan


2017- Present

Ceramics Instructor, Winnetka Community House, Winnetka, IL

Teach beginning and advanced hand building and wheel throwing to adults and youth 

2014- Present

Ceramics Instructor, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL

Teach beginning and advanced hand building to adults and youth 

Art Teacher, Art Reach at Lillstreet, Chicago, IL

Teach ceramics and mixed media classes to youth, adults and seniors throughout Chicago


Studio Assistant, Deborah Handler Sculpture, Chicago, IL

Maintained and managed studio spaces, assisted with construction and installation of sculptures

Program Leader, LET’S GO CHICAGO, Chicago, IL

Taught urban gardening and anti-opression workshops to youth ages 4-18, organized summer programming


Curatorial Assistant, Ulisse Gallery, Rome, Italy

Wrote exhibition labels, artist biographies and press releases. Cataloged the gallery’s collection