Marissa Raglin is a visual artist living in Oklahoma City currently working in handmade collage and resin. Raglin has exhibited her work nationally and can be found knee-deep in old illustration books and magazines plucked from thrift stores and half-priced book shops. Raglin received her BA in Studio Art from Oklahoma Baptist University. Raglin has her artist studio in the historic Studio Six gallery located in the Paseo Arts District in Oklahoma City. She is the the 2017-18 Skirvin Paseo Artist in Residence and 2015 Artist Inc. Live OKC Fellow.
I create ethereal, whimsical collage works of art. Creating with images delicately removed with a cutting blade from vintage magazines, books, and postcards, I work exclusively with unaltered imagery. The images are compiled and become unified, telling one story. Negative space in my work provides the images with room for conversation; the crisp background acts as a springboard for the detail and fusion of the images. Whether a work on paper or panel encased in resin, these images are rescued from thrift stores, half-priced book shops and estate sales and archived within their new story.