Masked Sphinx

Masked Sphinx

London, South London, United Kingdom

About Masked Sphinx

Melissa Budasz studied fine art painting at Camberwell and Norwich Art Schools (1997) and has a studio at Brookmill Studios Deptford, London. Her most recent solo exhibition was at Conway Hall, London (Feb 2017). She has curated and exhibited in several large-scale projects, events and exhibitions including Broadcasting House for the BBC 100 Women event (2016), University College London Tedex festival (2016), Gerald Moore Gallery (2015), Dulwich Picture Gallery (2014) and regularly as part of the Deptford X Festival where in 2015 she was a prize winner in the Big Draw for a site specific collaborative drawing she co-devised. She is the founder of ArtVerve, a journal on women’s art and for several years was the Chair of South London Women Artists (SLWA). Her works are featured in public collections, including Conway Hall Archive Library and in private collections in the UK and USA. Budasz currently lives and works in London, United Kingdom.


1997 BA Fine Art Painting Norwich University College of the Arts
1994 Foundation, Fine Art Painting Camberwell College of Art


Solo Exhibitions

2017 Amorphous, Conway Hall, London
2013 Leaf (Little Ecological Arts Festival), London
2012 I Followed The River And Came To The Sea, Pavilion Cafe, Dulwich Park, London
2012 Selected Works, Locale Restaurant in East Dulwich, London
2011 Selected Works, Dulwich Festival Artists’ Open House, London
2010 Memories & Whispers, La Bruschetta, Crystal Palace, London

Group Exhibitions

2020 To art or not to art, Secret Art Society, The Fitzrovia Gallery, London
2020 Pillow Talk, curator & artist – Nothing Less! Austrian Cultural Forum, London
2019 Elements IV, Gabriel Fine Art at A&D Gallery, London
2018 SFSA Painting Open 2018 No Format Gallery, London
2018 Pillow Talk, curator & artist – Uniqlo Tate Lates, Tate Modern, Bankside, London
2018 Unity in Variety VIII – Gabriel Fine Art, Gallery 508, Kings Road, London
2017 Elements III with Gabriel Fine Art, Gallery 508, Kings Road, London
2017 Brookmill Studios Show – Deptford X Fringe, London
2016 Pillow Talk, curator & artist – TEDxUCLWomen, UCL Pavilion, London
2016 Selected works – Anthology Deptford Foundry, London
2016 Brookmill Artists Open Studios – Deptford X Fringe, London
2016 Pillow Talk: conversations with women, curator & artist – Brixton East, London
2015 TEN: a showcase of 10 SLWAs at the Gerald Moore Gallery, London
2015 From Coast to Creek, Deptford X Festival Trinity Laban
2015 From Creek to Coast, Hastings & St Leonards Festival
2015 Elements II, The Tabernacle, Portobello Road, London
2015 Elements I, Gabriel Fine Art Waterloo, London
2015 Death & Transition special event, St John’s Crypt Waterloo, London
2015 Death & Transition, curator & artist Gabriel Fine Art London
2015 Finders Keepers Losers Weepers, curator & artist, Conway Hall, London
2014 Catharsis, a symbiosis of science & art – Guys Hospital & Gabriel Fine Art Waterloo
2014 Archaeology of Mind & Memory – Symposium Conway Hall, London
2014 Dulwich Picture Gallery, 60th Friends Exhibition, London
2014 From Bermondsey With Love, Deptford X, InSitu Space, London
2014 Hidden Narratives Dangerous Erasions, curator & artist – The Albany, London
2014 Creekside Artists Summer Open, The Biscuit Factory, London
2014 Colourswatch – Espacio Gallery, Shoreditch, London
2014 Opencueb 2014, cueB gallery, London
2014 #APublicAiring Performance at the WoW Festival, Royal Festival Hall, London
2013 #APublicAiring Performance at Peckham Space, London
2013 #ItsInTheBag! & #APublicAiring project – Hide Gallery London
2013 Swimming Against The Tide, Hide Gallery, Leathermarket, London
2013 #ARTMAKESPEOPLEPOWERFUL, a Deptford X event, London
2013 Piecework, Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London
2013 Brixton Art Trail, curator & artist, Brixton Village, London
2013 Studio 73, Brixton Village, London
2013 I followed The River And Came To The Sea, Creekside Cafe – London
2013 Selected works, Dulwich Open House, London
2013 I’m Inside Ring The Bell!, 47/49 Tanner St, London
2013 Tender, curator & artist – Stephen Lawrence Centre, London
2012 snap! Bankside, London
2012 Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths, Dulwich Library, London
2011 Women and Books – Dulwich Library, London