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Melissa Dickenson

 

Born: 1980 Cuba, New Mexico

Lives and works in San Francisco, CA

 

EDUCATION

2012 California College of the Art, San Francisco, CA, MFA

2002 Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, BFA

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2020

Nature Refract, Melissa Dickenson and Nicole Markoff,   Guala Arts Center, Guala, CA

2019

Wanderer, solo exhibition, The Upstairs, curated by Kara Bratcher, San Francisco, CA

Art Market, K. Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

2018

Now You See It, Now You Don't, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA

2017

Takeover, Alterspace, San Francisco, Curated by Serena Cole

Dog and Pony Show, Area 405, Baltimore, MD Curated by Cara Ober

WEST, solo exhibition, K.Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

2016 

Context Art Miami, K. Imperial Fine Art, Miami, FL

The New Innovators, Mixx Projects + Atelier, Telluride, CO

Geoed, Domain Gallery,  Oakland, CA

All in the Family, K. Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

2015 

Voice of the Artist, Scope Art Fair, See Me Gallery, Miami, FL

Miami Project, Group Exhibition, K. Imperial Fine Art, Miami, FL

Hard in the Paint, Solo Exhibition, K. Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

2014

Access Institue Spectrum Auction, Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA

Portal, Solo Exhibition, The Texas Theater, Dallas, TX

2013

Parameters, Solo Exhibition, Alter Space, San Francisco, CA

2012

Point of No Return, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA curated by Hesse McGraw

Limbo WAAS Gallery, Dallas, TX curated by Aja Martin

CCA MFA Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Barclay Simpson Award Exhibition, Oliver Arts Center, Oakland, CA

Drawing Realness, Will Brown Gallery, San Francisco, CA

John Baldessari: Class Assignments curated by Claire Fitzsimmons, The Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA

2011

Dissemination, Alter Space, San Francisco, CA

Tarnów: 1000 years of modernity, Moscickcie Centrum Kultury, Tarnow, Poland

Odds Are (13:1), Curated by Kris Martin, The Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA

Hammarby!, Curated by Kris Martin, The Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA

2010

Sesum fo Llab, Curated by Paulina Olowska, The Potrero Hill House, San Francisco, CA

7th Transformer Annual, Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington, DC

Baltimore Counts Exhibition, Joseph Myerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, MD

ATHICA Emerges IV:Uncertainty, Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, GA

Sondheim Prize Honoree Exhibition, Casewerks Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Fresh Start, Lendrum Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

Marquee, Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD

2009
Hybrids of Tutela, Atrium Gallery, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean VA

The Protectors, G-spot Audio Visual Playground, Baltimore, MD

Hickok Cole, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC

6th Transformer Annual, Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington, DC

Year’s End, Gallery Plan B, Washington, DC

No Soul for Sale, X-initiative, New York, NY

Landscape Biology, Hemphill Fine Art, Washington, DC

Trawick Prize and Bethesda Painting Award Honoree Exhibition, Myerhoff Gallery, MICA, Baltimore, MD

Je’ ne Sais Quoi, Sub Basement Art Studios, Baltimore, MD

Washington Project for the Arts, Katzen Center, American University, Washington, DC

2008

The Flat Files Exhibition, Transformer Gallery, Washington, DC

Seven Deadly Sins, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD

Bestiarum Vocabulum, Rosenberg Gallery, Goucher College Baltimore, MD

Personal Vocabulary, James Backas Gallery, MD State Arts Council, Baltimore, MD

New Artists, Gallery Plan B, Washington D.C.

Sondheim Exhibition, the Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD

Papercut, NANA Project, Baltimore, MD

Fauna, Greenbelt Art Gallery, Greenbelt, MD

Imaginary Oceans, Shine Collective, Baltimore, MD

New Paintings, Blue Sky Factory, Baltimore, MD

2007

Exploration, Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, Japan

Flora +Fauna, Gallery Imperato, Baltimore, MD

2006

Menagerie, NASA Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD

Small Works, Rodger Lapelle Galleries, Philadelphia, PA

Fresh Produce, Anno Domini Gallery, San Jose, CA

Beaux Arts Fair, Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Baltimore, MD

Here and Now, The Meyerhoff Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Janus, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD

Femme Effect: Part Deux, Gallery Imperato, Baltimore, MD

 

AWARDS AND GRANTS

2017

Awesome Foundation Grant, San Francisco Chapter

NTRG Education Grant, San Francisco, CA

2016

NTRG Education Grant, San Francisco, CA

2012

Jurors Prize, Limbo, WAAS Gallery, Dallas, TX

Toby Lewis Award Finalist, San Francisco, CA

Barclay Simpson Award, Sand Francisco, CA

2011

Travel Grant, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2009

Artist Grant Masia Can Serrat, Barcelona, Spain,

2008

Walter and Janet Sondheim Prize, Finalist,

Artist Grant Vermont Studio Center

Maryland State Arts Council, Individual Artist Award, Works on Paper

2006

Maryland State Arts Council, Individual Artist Award, Visual Arts, Painting

 

RESIDENCIES

2013

Jail Cell Residency, Alter Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011

Moscickcie Centrum Kultury, Tarnow, Poland

2009

Masia Can Serrat, Barcelona Spain

2008

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2007

Youkobo Arts Space, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Awagami Papermaking Factory, Tokushima, Japan

 

PROFESSIONAL

2013 Commision for HBO Series House of Cards, Baltimore Maryland

2010 Embassy of Sudan, Khartoum Sudan, commission for permanent collection

2010 Guest Lecturer, Piedmont College, Athens, GA

2009 Guest Lecturer, Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, MD,

2007 Guest Lecturer, Awagami Hall of Handmade Paper, Tokushima, Japan,

2006 Guest Lecturer, Maryland Art Place, Janus Exhibition, Baltimore, MD

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