Currently a resident at Buffalo Arts Studio in New York, Melanie primarily works sculpturally in ceramic, but is not limited to one medium. Melanie graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo State College with a BS in Ceramics, and has shown in multiple galleries and museums in the Buffalo area, including The Burchfield Penney Art Center.
Melanie's work is informed by nature, and she builds organic forms that hint at social issues, transcending language to trigger human emotion, relevance and nostalgia. Her work causes introspective thinking as one ponders the forms referenced in the natural world, and the connection to society.
In August 2018, Melanie will have the opportunity to attend Red Gate Residency, a program in Beijing, China.