Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
Mel Reese was born in 1991 in Livingston, NJ. She received her B.S. from Skidmore College in 2013. During that time she studied at Studio Art Centers International (SACI) in Florence. She completed an artist residency at Elsewhere Studios in 2013 and went on to receive a Post-Baccalaureate certificate from San Francisco Art Institute in 2014. Melanie received her MFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in NYC in May 2017 and attended the Vermont Studio Center residency in November 2017.
Mel has had solo exhibitions at R&D Studios Ridgewood and Suzette LaValle in Brooklyn, NY. She has also shown in several selected group and juried exhibitions including: Post-Appreciation at the Diego Rivera Gallery at San Francisco Art Institute; Breach at Rabbit Hole Studio in Dumbo, BK; Cognitive Dissidence at Ray Smith Studio in Gowanus, BK; The Map is Not the Territory at the Brooklyn Pfizer Building; the 58th Long Island Artist Exhibition at the Art League of Long Island, NY; and Unicode at SVA Flatiron Gallery in Chelsea, NY. Mel’s work has been published in New American Paintings Northeast Issue 134, Artwork Archive Blog, Vellum Magazine, THE KIND, and Wallhop.