Marisa de la Pena

Marisa de la Peña

Affiliated Major

Marisa de la Peña is an artist, researcher, and recent graduate student from the Department of Art at UCSB. Her current work revolves around the role of horror in art and media and its power to subvert settler colonialism. From reappropriating the tropes that have rendered Indigeneity invisible historically in horror, she engages Xicane and Yoeme methods of storytelling by creating edible sculptures on conversations around dispossession and consumption. Her work has been published and featured by Taschen Books, Harper Collins, UO and DC Shoes. She received her BFA in Textiles from the California College of the Arts in 2012.

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