Marissa Gutierrez-Vicario (she/her) is the Founder and Executive Director of Art and Resistance Through Education (ARTE). As a committed human rights and peace-building activist, artist, educator, and advocate for youth, Marissa launched ARTE in 2013 to help young people amplify their voices and organize for human rights change in their communities through the visual arts. In spring 2021, Marissa served as the Soros Visiting Practitioner Chair at the School of Public Policy at the Central European University in Vienna, Austria. Currently, Marissa is an Artist-in-Residence at the Initiative for a Just Society at the Center for Contemporary Critical Thought at Columbia University. Marissa also serves as an Adjunct Lecturer at the City College of New York in the Art, Art Education, and Education Departments.
Updated November 2021
More from Marissa Gutierrez-Vicario
The Ongoing Struggle for Arts Education in New York City
Senior Landecker Fellow Marissa Gutierrez-Vicario co-authored an opinion peace about the financial struggles of arts education in NYC.
Applications are Open for ARTE's New Training Program
Landecker Fellow Marissa Gutierrez-Vicario invites young leaders to join ARTE's Youth Voices Lead Virtual Racial Justice + Artivism Training Program.
Landecker Fellow Marissa Gutierrez-Vicario is the Founder and Executive Director of Art and Resistance Through Education (ARTE).
Youth Voices Lead
As a Landecker Democracy Fellow, Marissa is developing Youth Voices Lead (YVL), a paid, digital community and training program for 12+ youth organizers to strengthen their artistic tools and human rights knowledge to advocate for racial justice change. For around 10 weeks, these young leaders (ages 14-18) from across New York City will learn about the important issues directly impacting their communities and use artivism to inform others.