marisa gallemit is an Ottawa-born artist currently exploring sculpture as a medium. After studying film at Carleton University and at the New York Film Academy, she turned her focus to working with textiles, creating soft furnishings. Her newest work is inspired by and constructed with recycled and repurposed materials, concentrating on organic forms and natural textures.

Shiny and New

Thursday, October 15, 2015 @ 2:58 PM by marisa | 0 comments »

Hello visitor!

Thanks for stopping by.
All my stuff is now over at

See you over there!

ottawa velo vogue

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 12:21 PM by marisa | 0 comments »



Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 5:04 PM by marisa | 0 comments »

remixed blitz

Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 1:03 PM by marisa | 0 comments »

it's all i'm thinking about right now.
art is installed.

promos done.
(the ottawa sun/ now open with denis armstrong)

it's going to be SUNNY for the festival - first time in three years!

i am so grateful for to the Chinatown Remixed  Board of Directors - they've been all over it,  handling, organizing, managing, liaising, spreading the word - they are champs!

i am also thrilled to pieces to be paired with Karen and Leigh of High Jinx.  these are smart, savvy, powerful women.  this wonderful second-hand furniture/ curiosity shop is their vehicle for funding their own community and homelessness initiative - helping people in the community find homes and furnish their homes.  in their own words, "the way it was done in Little House on the Prairie" - neighbours helping neighbours in need.  i am inspired and in awe of their philosophy and business model.  (i've also purchased a side table and a set of mid-century steak knives in the past 2 days, this place is a treasure trove!)

i've got tomorrow off & i'm ready to party.
look out Chinatown!

r.i.p. MCA

Friday, May 4, 2012 @ 3:22 PM by marisa | 0 comments »

you were awesome, MCA.
thank you!

let's do it again

@ 12:40 AM by marisa | 0 comments »

it's may again and that means:
mother's day (gifts and flowers please)
Chinatown Remixed!

consider yourselves cordially invited.
i will be posted at High Jinx - a wonderful second-hand furniture shop - my works will hang in the picture window facing Somerset Street.  the lovely and talented Natalie Fournier will be just out front with her special brand of thought-provoking and visually arresting performance art.

i'm working with white zip-ties this time around - and attempting to capture the essence of deep sea creatures, phosphorescence, fluidity.  this material means murder for my fingertips - endless burns and cuts, like paper cuts but worse - but i seem to love the challenge of pieces that involve repetitive, labour-intensive construction.

sneak peek:

so, again:
Saturday, May 12th 130-5pm
Somerset Street West
over 40 artists of all disciplines
40 local venues
music, arts, community, vittles, bubble tea and sunshine (fingers crossed)

see y'all there!

Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 1:24 PM by marisa | 0 comments »

My friend, Chris Mullington
shot this piece for CBC Bold TV's Creative Block 
in December 2011.  I love his work and I was honoured to be featured!