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Marisa J. Futernick was born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Hartford, Connecticut. Futernick attended Yale University; Goldsmiths College; and the Royal Academy Schools, London.

She has exhibited widely, at venues including the Whitechapel Gallery, London; Royal Academy of Arts, London; Jerwood Space, London; Kingsgate Project Space, London; Arnolfini, Bristol, UK; Outpost, Norwich, UK; and Yale University. She has published several books, including 13 Presidents (Slimvolume, 2016), How I Taught Umberto Eco to Love the Bomb (RA Editions and California Fever Press, 2015), and The Watergate Complex (Rice + Toye, 2015).

After over 15 years in London, Futernick now lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

Watch: studio visit and interview, from the Royal Academy of Arts: