Melanie Fisher grew up with three sisters in Rochester, New York. She received her Bachelors of Science in Ceramics from the State University of New York at Buffalo State College. She spent three years as a resident artist at Buffalo Arts Studio, planning and executing solo and group exhibitions. She has shown in galleries in New York, Indiana and Ohio. Melanie accepted residencies at Red Gate in Beijing, China, and Ayatana Artists' Research Program in Ottawa, Canada. She received a Post Baccalaureate certificate at Indiana University Southeast and is currently she is working towards a graduate degree in ceramics at Ohio University, in Athens, Ohio.