Marissa Raglin is a visual artist living in Oklahoma City currently working in analog 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 is the the 2017-18 Skirvin Paseo Artist in Residence, a 2015 Artist Inc. Live OKC Fellow and has her current studio at the historic Studio Six gallery located in the Paseo Arts District in Oklahoma City.
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.