Carissa Meier is a Chicago-based artist, curator, and archivist.  Originally from Portland, OR, she earned her BFA in Studio Art from Pacific Lutheran University (2004) and MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago (2017).  She has recently exhibited at Mana Contemporary, The Overlook Place, Filter Space, The Hokin Project, and has been selected for the upcoming Ground Floor 2018 exhibition at Hyde Park Art Center.  Meier’s work explores materiality, reveling in the hybridization of processes including drawing and photographic methods.  Her work is part of the permanent collection of Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, WA).

In 2015 Meier founded SHIFT Queer Art & Literary Magazine to promote, foster, and build community for emerging queer artists in Seattle, WA.  As a Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP), Meier co-curated re:collection in 2017.  She is currently the Registrar at the MoCP and Assistant Director at Schneider Gallery.