Marielle Mervau is currently the Curatorial Associate at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art and a practicing Artist/ Poetess based in downtown San Jose, California. She received her BFA from University of California, Santa Cruz with a focus in painting, illustration, and experimental photography as well as a degree in Art History with a focus in Contemporary Art History, Environmental Art Practices, and Artivism. In all areas of her work, be it visual or literary works, she attempts to make mundane realities both humorous and beautiful.