Marisa Erven

Tribe: Coquille
Based In: Seattle, WA
Social Media: @marzie_e
Website: /

About the Art
Digital multimedia piece consisting of traditional watercolor, digital painting, and expressed through its final form with added Motion Graphics and VFX integration. Rise is intended to communicate the struggles and resilience within our story. The piece is created with the intent to honor those in the community whose journey was before us, while recognizing the continued strength and rise forward of Indigenous voices in our community today.

About the Artist
Marisa Erven is an artist and author with over a decade of experience in storytelling through words and images for intellectual properties. Her extensive experience includes creating illustrations for authors, prototyping for emergent technologies, and contributing art to award-winning video games. She also shows works internationally including within the US, Italy, London, and China. Marisa Erven is an enrolled member of the Coquille Indian Tribe based in Coos Bay, Oregon. She grew up in Oregon and now resides in Seattle, WA, USA. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Production Animation from DigiPen Institute of Technology along with additional post-secondary educational focus on storytelling, illustration, concept development, and strategic business leadership methodologies. Shipped titles include Guild Wars 2, Chroma (Alpha), Age of Empires II: HD Edition, Defense Grid 2, Windborne, Curious George Train Adventures, Big Barn World, Cthulhu City Campaign, Night’s Black Agents, The Persephone Extraction Campaign, Wonderfall: Tale of Two Realms, Uniting the Heavens, FantaSea, and several additional unannounced projects to date.