Marrow Gallery

Marissa Patten

The Bay Area art scene receives regular doses of vitality from Marrow Gallery in San Francisco’s Inner Sunset neighborhood, where owner Marissa Patten curates an intelligent, welcoming program of contemporary painting, sculpture, and works on paper by a national roster of notable figures at work today in diverse genres. Likewise, her art consultancy offers the total package—from hanging existing pieces and commissioning new ones to visiting museums and galleries for inspiration—and brings focus to the process of building a well-rounded collection. Patten’s word of advice? “Really go out and look and find out what you like, but don’t go with the first thing you see or try to get it all from one source. You want to develop depth as well as breadth in themes and motifs.”

Marissa Patten

"Art is the opportunity to really show who you are. It adds important multidimensionality to spaces, so avoid the ad hoc approach and go for thoughtfully curated."

— Marissa Patten