Marisa Satsia is a multidisciplinary artist and researcher that specialises and works in the intersections of visual arts, biology, medicine and technology. She is a trained Medical artist and an aspiring bioartist. Marisa studied Fine Art (BA) at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art (University of Dundee) where she experimented with drawing, sculpture, ceramics, microscopic photography, installation, embroidery and printmaking. In the final year of her undergraduate course, Marisa focused on the intersections of art and science and on interdisciplinary visual research by collaborating with the Medical Science Institute of her university in order to produce a body of work inspired by the nervous system and haematology.
She also holds an MSc in Medical art from the Centre of Anatomy and Human Identification (University of Dundee). During this time she studied human anatomy through anatomical life drawing, sculpture and also through cadaver dissection sessions in a modern dissection lab. She also studied and attended facial reconstruction, 3D modelling, wax modeling and digital medical illustration techniques workshops.
In 2020, Marisa was awarded a hardship scholarship from the School of Machines, Making and Make-believe in Berlin where she had the opportunity to experiment with creative computation, artificial intelligence and mushroom cloning. She has also created and instructed the online class “Medical bodies” in collaboration with the School in which scientists, designers and artists have come together to explore intersections of visual arts, medicine and the human body. Marisa is particularly interested in biodesign, bioart and DIY Biology and currently works as a freelance artist and researcher at her studio, Med Art Cabinet studio, in Nicosia.