Born in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, Mariella Bisson attended a one-room schoolhouse in East Burke, VT , earned a BFA at Pratt Institute and a Masters in Museum Education from Bank Street College of Education. Her work has won support from the Pollock-Krasner, Gottlieb, and Vogelstein Foundations and Robert Rauschenberg’s Change Foundation. She has painted waterfall and geological sites during 19 artist residencies. Her collage works, paintings and drawings depict rock and water in constant tension and motion. Drawing is always at the heart of her work. She is currently building a new geothermal/solar home in Woodstock, NY.