Melissa Loop

Melissa Loop

Minneapolis, MN, United States

About Melissa Loop

Melissa Loop is a contemporary painter living in Minneapolis. Her work has been exhibited at venues throughout the United States, including Breeze Block Gallery in Portland, OR; grayDuck Gallery in Austin, TX; and Yes.Oui.Si Space in Boston, MA. A well-known Twin Cities artist, her paintings have been featured in shows at the Minnesota Museum of American Art, Burnet Gallery, Soo Visual Art Center, Art of This and Rosalux Gallery. Her paintings have also been on view in international exhibitions at the National Galleries in Edinburgh, Scotland and at the Direktorenhaus Museum for Arts, Crafts and Design in Berlin, Germany. She is a 2013 and 2017 recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, a 2012 Jerome Foundation Fellow and a 2006 Vanderlip Travel Grant awardee. Rebecca Wilson, chief curator for Saatchi, named Loop an “Artist to Watch.” Saatchi also recognized Loop in their “Best of 2014” compilation of artists. Loop’s paintings have been featured in print and online publications such as New American Paintings, Beautiful/Decay, Boooom!, Create Mag, Jealous Curator, the Walker Art Center Blog and the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Loop’s work is included in collections nationally and internationally. She is represented by grayDUCK Gallery in Austin, TX and Galeria Casa Colon in Merida Mexico.


Minneapolis College of Art and Design '05


Solo and Two person Exhibitions
2017 After the End, Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, St. Paul, MN
Radianting Spaces,Direktorenhaus Museum, Berlin Germany
Follow the Moon, Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2016 Fabricated Real, Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2015 Outside Looking In, Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2014 Seize, Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2014 Recreated but not Recovered, Kiehle Gallery, St. Cloud, MN
2013 Colonies, Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2012 Utopia, Art Lab 111, Minneapolis, MN
2011 Utopian Hideaways for the Jet-Setter, Breeze Block Gallery, Portland, OR
Jet-setter Hideaway or The Utopian Propaganda, Soo Visual Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
2010 Throwaway Utopia, Art of This Gallery, Minneapolis, MN Scenes from Utopia, Common Roots Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Group Exhibitions
2020, Collective Exhibition, Galeria Casa Colon, Media, Mexico
2016, Anthropocene, grayDUCK Gallery, Austin, TX
2015 I Am Kindness, Burnet Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2013 2012/2013 Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists Exhibition, Minneapolis College of Art and Design Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2012 Get Lucky, Soo Visual Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
2011 5 Year Anniversary Show, Breeze Block Gallery, Portland, OR ART FORM 1040:MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!, Fox Tax Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2010 The Visual Craze, Coffman Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Utopalypse, Yes.Oui.Si Space, Boston, MA
Foot in the Door, MAEP Gallery Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
Sketchbook Project, Art House Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; traveling to Museum of Contemporary Art, Washington DC; Laconia Gallery, Boston, MA; Antena Gallery, Chicago, IL; Souland Art Market, St. Louis, MO; 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY; Museum of Design Atlanta, Atlanta GA; Chicago Art Source Gallery, Chicago, IL
2009 Paradigm Shift, MCAD Main Gallery, Minneapolis, MN