Carissa Kalia Heinrichs is a printmaker, photographer, and interdisciplinary artist currently based out of Florida. She graduated from Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts with a BFA degree in Intermedia Art. From 2015 to 2016, Carissa was assistant project director to Gallery 224’s ‘Analog Photography: Looking Back and Looking Ahead’ program series for a newly installed public darkroom in Port Washington, WI. In the summer of 2017, Carissa attended the Shiro Oni Artist Residency in Japan. She completed an MFA in 2019 at University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a Project Assistantship and thesis exhibition at Tandem Press. Carissa is currently an adjunct professor for Printmaking at Pensacola State College. Her work has exhibited in numerous Arizona and Wisconsin galleries, as well as New York, the Gunma Prefecture in Japan, and Berlin. Most recently, her projects have focused on interpersonal secret-keeping and the landscape operating identity in parallel. Her processes primarily specialize in experimental printmaking, large-scale etching, alternative photographic processes, and fibers.