Born Detroit, Michigan, 1980. 
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

EDUCATION
• Royal Academy Schools, London—MFA (Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art), 2014
• Yale University—BA, Art (Graduated Cum Laude, with Honors Distinction in Art), 2002
• Goldsmiths College, University of London—Full-time Visiting Student, Visual Arts (First Honors), 2000

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
• Billboard commission, Kingsgate Project Space, London, 2018
• 13 Presidents, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK, 2016
• The Watergate Complex, Rice + Toye, London, 2015
• Vasa Project, vasa-project.com, 2015
• Recent Work, Yale School of Art, 2002
• Pop—New Paintings, Yale School of Art, 2001
• The Life & Times of Marisa Starwell, Yale School of Art, 2001
• Recent Work, Saybrook College, Yale University, 2000

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
• Experiencing Architecture, Royal Academy of Arts at Walmer Yard, London, 2018
• Inaction, Watch It Gallery, London, 2017
• Whitechapel Gallery (film screening), London, 2015
• Morton House, Mexico City, 2015
• RA Editions, Advanced Graphics London, 2014
• RA Schools Show, Royal Academy Schools, London, 2014
• Outpost Open Film, Outpost, Norwich, UK and touring (S1 Artspace, Sheffield; Rhubaba, Edinburgh; The Tetley, Leeds and more), 2013–14
• Surfacing, Griffin Gallery, London, 2013
• Premiums, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2013
• Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London and touring (Jerwood Hastings; Mac, Birmingham; and The Gallery, Arts University Bournemouth); 2012–13
• ArtSway Open, Sway, UK, 2010
• Salon Art Prize, Matt Roberts Arts, London, 2010
• Resort, The Residence Gallery, London, 2010
• PixelPops, BolteLange Gallery, Zurich, 2009
• Salisbury Drawing Open, Salisbury Arts Centre, 2009
• Recent Work, ACAVA Cremer Street Studios, London, 2007
• Random, Homestead Gallery, London, 2007
• Disposable Fetish, The Nunnery Gallery, London, 2007
• Annual Open, Cafe Gallery Projects, London, 2006
• Random, Wagdas Gallery, London, 2006
• Publish and Be Damned (presentation curated by Ryan Gander and Sara de Bondt), London, 2005
• Undergraduate Senior Projects, Yale School of Art, 2002
• Undergraduate Comprehensive Exhibition, Yale School of Art; 1999, 2000, 2002

SELECTED GRANTS, AWARDS, AND RESIDENCIES
• British Council Artists' International Development Fund Award, 2016
• Arts Council England Grants for the Arts, 2016
• Bar Tur Photobook Award (shortlist), The Photographers' Gallery, London, 2015
• Deutsche Bank Award, 2014
• Award for the Outstanding Final Year Text, Royal Academy Schools, 2014
• Artist-in-Residence, Popps Packing, Detroit, 2013
• Royal Academy Schools Travel Scholarship, 2012 and 2013
• Edna Weiss Prize for Painting, Royal Academy Schools, 2013
• Independent residency, Los Angeles (supported by Royal Academy Schools), 2012
• Served on Board of Directors of InterReview Magazine, Los Angeles, 2003–2007
• Sudler Award for the Arts, Yale University (four-time recipient), 1999–2002
• Yale Prize for Writing, 1999
• Center for Creative Youth Arts Residency, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1995

ARTIST'S TALKS AND READINGS
• ICA, London, 2016
• The British Library, London, 2016
• Arnolfini, Bristol, UK, 2016
• University College London, 2016
• Royal Academy of Arts Library, London, 2016
• Harvard University, 2016
• Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park, NY, 2016
• Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn, NY, 2016
• Human Resources, Los Angeles, 2016
• BookShow, Los Angeles, 2016
• Cover Books, Atlanta, 2016
• Rice + Toye, London, 2015
• Royal Academy of Arts—London Original Print Fair, 2015
• Ibid. Projects, Los Angeles, 2014
• Royal Academy of Arts (as part of the exhibition Dennis Hopper), London, 2014
• RA Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2013 

TEACHING
• Visiting artist: Harvard University, Glasgow School of Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Camberwell College of Art, University of the West of England, 2014–present
• Visiting artist/masterclass teacher, various UK secondary schools, 2011–2014
• Mentor to art students through the Royal Academy Learning Department, 2011–2014

COLLECTIONS
• Cini Foundation, Venice
• Royal Academy of Arts, London

BIBLIOGRAPHY
• Art Papers magazine, 9-page artist's piece (text and images), Nov/Dec 2015
• Aesthetica magazine, artist interview, October 2015
• Swiss by Design, radio coverage of BolteLange exhibition, World Radio Switzerland, December 3, 2009
• One less alternative, by Mary Louise Schumacher, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 16, 2006
• Starwell makes love to her alter-ego, by James Sumner, Yale Herald, April 13, 2001