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Carissa Potter lives and works in Oakland, California. Her prints and small-scale objects reflect her hopeless romanticism and investigations into public and private intimacy. Speaking both humorously and poignantly to the human condition, Carissa’s work touches chords we can all relate to—from exploring situations we’ve experienced at some point in our lives to conveying messages we simply long to hear.

Carissa received her MFA in Printmaking from San Francisco Art Institute in 2010. Carissa Potter is a founding member of Colpa Press and founder of People I’ve Loved. Since 2010, she has been an artist in residence at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, where she teaches letter­press.

Carissa has worked with the ICA in Boston, BAMPFA, SFMOMA, De Young Museum, CCA, Anthropologie, The Color Factory, Facebook, and Pinterest to name a few. People I’ve Loved has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Martha Stewart Living, Create Magazine, New York Times, The Lily, Cup of Jo, Teen Vogue, Real Simple, Happinez Magazine and more.

She has also served as a mentor in Southern Exposure’s One-on-One Mentorship Program. Carissa finished her first book with Chronicle books in 2015 titled “I like you, I love you.” in 2016, Carissa was an artist in residence at Facebook.

What’s new with Carissa Potter?


With a little bit of Luck, We’ll Make it Through the Night—A two person show alongside Mie Mogensen at Bass & Reiner Gallery, San Francisco. On view March 10–May 5, 2018.


Image credits: All images courtesy the artist. 

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