Marisa Adesman is born in Roslyn, New York, lives and works in St. Louis, Missouri. Adesman is a visual artist who uses painting, performance, and video to examine the ways that femininity and modern culture interact. She is interested in exploring gender politics, as well as means of awakening female selfhood. Adesman's work extends to themes of the body as spectacle, performativity in personal and social relationships, and the tension between agency and expectation within contexts of intimacy and love. Focusing on the kitchen and the dining room, Adesman questions how visual disorientation of the domestic space works to unmoor and destabilize ingrained assumptions that have been historically limiting or debilitating for women.