Melanie Walker

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Biography:


Melanie Walker has been a practicing artist for over 50 years. Her expertise is in the area of alternative photographic processes, digital and mixed media as well as large scale photographic installations and more recently, public art. She attended San Francisco State University for a Bachelor’s degree in Art and Florida State University for an MFA. She has received a number of awards including an NEA Visual Arts Fellowship, Colorado Council on the Arts Fellowship and an Aaron Siskind Award. She taught at a number of universities including San Francisco State University, SUNY Albany, Alfred University and the University of Kentucky, Lexington. She currently teaches in the Media Arts Area at the University of Colorado Boulder. Over the last several years her work has gone in two primary directions involving public art and further pursuits of a mixed media approach to photography. She has been collaborating on public art with artist/sculptor George Peters and together they have been the recipient of numerous public art commissions in a number of national and international locations, including Colorado, Arizona, London, Florida, Alaska, and California. 

Résumé:

SELECTED PERMANENT COLLECTIONS
SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, Washington, DC
PRINCETON ART MUSEUM, Aaron Siskind Archive, Princeton, NJ
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART, Los Angeles, Calif.
FRIENDS OF PHOTOGRAPHY, San Francisco, Calif.
CENTER FOR CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY, Tucson, Arizona.
POLAROID CORPORATION, Cambridge, Massachusetts
CHRYSLER MUSEUM OF ART, Norfolk, Virginia
SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF ART, San Francisco, Calif.
ST. PETERSBURG MUSEUM OF ART, St. Petersburg, Florida
GRAHAM NASH COLLECTION. Los Angeles, Calif.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:
2018: Walker and Walker, Tilt Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Depth of Field, Center for Photographic Arts, Carmel, CA
Double Vision, Anderson Ranch Gallery, Snowmass Village, CO
2017: Sync Gallery, Denver, CO
Rembrandt's Yard, Boulder, CO
Art Gym, Denver, CO
2015:NOMADIC DREAMER - Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO
2013: HOUSEWORKS - Western Colorado Center for Visual Arts, Grand Junction, CO
Invitational - 5x7 - dnj Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
PhotoPlace Gallery - International Juried Exhibition
Middlebury, VT.
LAND Exhibition - Invitational exhibition organized through Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder,CO
Republic Plaza curated invitational exhibition in conjunction with the Denver Month of Photography, Denver, CO
Denver Month of Photography juried exhibition –
work was exhibited in Paris, France
Snap to Grid, Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts,
Los Angeles, CA
2012: Museum of Outdoor Arts, Englewood, CO        
dnj Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Snap to Grid, LACDA, Los Angeles, CA
Invitational Group Exhibition - Stag & Deer, Cork, Ireland
Alternatives 2012 - Invitational Group Exhibition – New Zealand
Invitational Group Exhibition - Republic Plaza, Denver, CO
Invitational Group Exhibition - Airborne, Otis School of Art, LA, CA
iWorld! - Colorado Photographic Art Center, Lakewood, CO
iWorld! 2 - Denver Public Library Denver, CO
The Printed Surface - Aims Community College, Greeley, CO
The Veil - Gardner Gallery, Bartlett Center for the Visual Arts, Stillwater, OK
Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla) Tbilisi, Georgia (Russia)
5x7 - dnj Gallery - Santa Monica, CA
2011: Grand Junction Arts Center-Grand Junction, CO
Haskell Gallery, Jacksonville International Airport-Jacksonville, Florida. 
2010: El Espiritu de las hermanas,Mante, Mexico
Polaroid en Peril, Mus¿e de l'Elys¿e, Lausanne - Switzerland
Selections From the Polaroid Collection, Espace Van Gogh, Arles, FRANCE
FLIGHT, Gallery 115, University of Central Missouri Gallery of Art and Design,
Warrensburg, MO
2009:The Human Canvas-Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO
Print Walls Gallery-University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Alexey VonSchlippe Gallery-University of Connecticut, Avery Point, Conn.
Indiana University East Galleries, Richmond, Indiana
Drury Univerisity, Springfield, MO
2008: Soho Photo - Alternative Photography Exhibition (2ND Place Award)
         New York, NY
Pocatontas Meets Hello Kitty  Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York.
OUT OF TUCSON - International Invitational – Galerie Lichtblick, Koln,    Germany
BLINK Gallery - Boulder, CO
Revisioning the Middle East - Evergreen State University, Ellensburg, WA
The Veil: Visible & Invisible Spaces Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO 
Visible & Invisible Spaces-University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
Visible & Invisible Spaces-University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

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