Marissa Asal is a 20 year old artist based in Connecticut and currently majors in drawing at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, Connecticut.
Before she started attending LACFA, she went to a large public high school and was solely a self-taught artist. She has been drawing since she was a child but started devoting her time to art her Junior year of high school. She is known for her photorealism portraits of celebrities and models that range in different styles and mediums. She recently has done a painting for WAFIA's soon to be released album. Asal is mainly attracted to the human form — she prefers capturing emotion and drawing people she greatly admires.