Futernick is particularly interested in the post-war period of her parents’ generation, and how it affects the present. US born, the artist has lived in London for over a decade, during which her art has become increasingly focused on her home country.
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- Medium - Archival print from 35mm slide
- Dimensions - 77.5 x 109.5cm
- Edition - 40
About Marisa J. Futernick
Marisa J.Futernick’s work looks at the failed promise of the American Dream, bringing together the personal and the historical, fact and fiction. Employing a wide range of media including photography, writing, installation, video, drawing, screenprinting and painting, she also explores issues of class, progress and real estate. The combination of text and image is a regular feature of her work.
Futernick speaks of being consumed by an obsession with the past, specifically the post-war period of her parents’ generation, and how it has affected her own lifetime and the present. She is American, but has lived in London for over a decade, during which time her work has become more and more preoccupied with her home country. Her work reveals how the longer she has been away, the more deeply she has engaged with and come to understand America.
Futernick has a BA with cum laude honours and Distinction in the Major of Fine Art from Yale University and in 2000 she was a Student in Visual Art at Goldsmiths College. She has lived and worked in London since 2002, and received her postgraduate diploma from the Royal Academy Schools in 2014.