Melissa Browder Beck

Melissa Browder Beck

Vista, CA, United States

About Melissa Browder Beck

Melissa Beck is a Los Angeles and San Diego based artist whose work encompasses sculpture, installation and time-based media. She is interested in the repeated use, routine, and familiarity of everyday functional objects and the human understanding of these entities. During her years living in Brooklyn, she was drawn to the excessively painted surfaces in the subway and old apartments. The phenomenon is quite common and thus overlooked by the busy New Yorker. Melissa observed these quiet and still entities in a bustling landscape and adapted the method to her practice. She is also and art professor teaching courses in design, color theory, sculpture and mixed media.

Education

2013 MFA - Sculpture, Pratt Institute
2008 BA - Studio Art, Point Loma Nazarene University

Exhibitions

2018
Neon West house shows, various locations, CA
Sensorium event with Vanguard Culture, San Diego CA *featured in National Geographic* (see artist website for info)

2016
Clothing Store solo exhibition, San Diego CA
MAS Attack, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
Bread Will Be Provided, Bread&Salt, San Diego, CA
Browder Sister's Pastime EP release event, Fellowship Monrovia, Monrovia, CA

2015
Sinking, Sinking, Sinking,San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
Home Away from Home, Graft Art at Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
apARTment #2, Graft Art, Brooklyn, NY
apARTment #1, Graft Art, Brooklyn, NY
Disposable Commitments, Spark and Echo Arts, New York, NY

2014
Peculiar Objects, Lorimoto Gallery, Ridgewood, NY
Our Mirror is an Island, CFW Art Gallery at Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York, NY
Fashion Week Benefit S/S, Holy Apostles Ballroom, New York, NY
Under Construction, SOHO20 Gallery, New York, NY
Meals selected contributing artist, Spark and Echo Arts, New York, NY

2013
SAW, fourth annual Storefront Art Walk on 5th Avenue Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY
Caked On solo exhibition, Pratt Studios Gallery at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2012
Sculpture invitational exhibition, Art San Diego, San Diego, CA
Look at Me Now, Steuben South Gallery at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
Welcome Show group exhibition, Dekalb Gallery at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2011
Welcome Show group exhibition, Steuben Gallery at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2010
All That Remains, Sushi Performance & Visual Art, San Diego, CA
Popped group exhibition, Gallery 2306 at Mira Costa College, Oceanside, CA

2009
Recycled Fashion Show, California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA
Moda Fashion Show, California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA

2008
Sprinkle solo exhibition, Keller Gallery at PLNU, San Diego, CA