1973 · United States
Melanie Vote, is a painter/multimedia artist originating from Iowa; upon completion of a BFA from Iowa State she moved east to study painting at The New York Academy of Art, receiving her MFA in 1998. Her work has been exhibited nation-wide and internationally--in New York at Flowers Gallery, The Lodge Gallery, Sloan Fine Art and DFN Gallery, the latter hosting her first solo exhibition in 2008. Additionally, her work has been shown at the Indiana Contemporary Art Center, Jenkins-Johnson Gallery of CA, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, The Hangaram Art Museum in Seoul, South Korea, and at ADAH, Abu Dhabi while an artist in residence there. Most recent solo exhibitions have been at Galleria Farina in Miami and Hionas Gallery of New York. She was a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2006 and has been awarded numerous artist residencies including Jentel in Banner, Wyoming, KHNC for the Arts in Nebraska and the Vermont Studio Center with a full fellowship from the Dodge Foundation in 2003. In June 2017 she was an artist in residence in The Grand Canyon. In addition to her studio practice, Vote teaches at Parsons The New School, The New York Academy, NJCU and has also taught at Pratt Institute. Additionally, she has been a visiting artist at numerous schools including the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art.