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Mel Reese Art

American, b. 1991

Melanie Reese is an artist and curator who was born in 1991 in Livingston, NJ. She received her B.S. from Skidmore College in 2013. During that time she studied at Studio Art Centers International (SACI) in Florence. She completed an artist residency at Elsewhere Studios in 2013 and went on to receive a Post-Baccalaureate certificate from San Francisco Art Institute in 2014. Melanie received her MFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in NYC in May 2017 and attended the Vermont Studio Center residency in November 2017.

Melanie has had solo exhibitions at MILCON Gallery, R&D Studios Bushwood, and Suzette LaValle in Brooklyn, NY. She has also shown in several selected group and juried exhibitions throughout the United States including All Kinds of Wonder and Connection at The Gallery at the Watershed in Eugene, Oregon; Post-Appreciation at the Diego Rivera Gallery at San Francisco Art Institute; Remember Me Offline at the Curatorial Practices Department at SVA in Manhattan; Play Me A Game at the Skybridge Gallery at Eugene Lang College; Breach at Rabbit Hole Studio in Dumbo; Girls Gone Wild Spring Break Edition at R&D Studios Bushwood; Cognitive Dissidence at Ray Smith Studio; The Map is Not the Territory at the Brooklyn Pfizer Building; Unicode at SVA Flatiron Gallery in Chelsea, NY; and Leaving the Body at The Yard – City Hall Park in Manhattan, NY.

Melanie was on a panel for the “The Entrepreneurial Artist Workshop” at the Tang Museum and received the Award of Excellence from the 58th Long Island Artist Exhibition at the Art League of Long Island. Her work has been published in New American Paintings Northeast Issue 134, New American Painting Featured Artists, Inside Artists, Studio Visit Magazine vol 45, Studio Visit Magazine vol 49&50, Artwork Archive Blog, A Women’s Thing, Vellum Magazine, THE KIND, and Wallhop.

In addition to her work as an artist, Melanie is the Head Curator for both Bushwood Land in Ridgewood, NY and Art in Res (YC W20). She developed and now manages both curatorial programs. In 2021 she was an independent curator in SPRING/BREAK Art Show: HEARSAY:HERESY.

Melanie lives and works in Greenpoint, BK with her fiancé and cat, Miss Puds, who hates all of Mel’s paintings and is always her toughest critic.

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"Icy Pond", contemporary abstract winter landscape in acrylic on canvas
By Mel Reese
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Abstract landscape of a frozen brackish pond in the Hamptons in winter blues and browns. Lines, shapes, colors, and textures are as central to my work as is the process of creating ...
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2010s Mel Reese Art

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Acrylic, Canvas

"Salt Marsh", contemporary abstract winter landscape in acrylic on canvas
By Mel Reese
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Abstract landscape of the salt marsh of East Hampton in winter browns, blues, and tans. Lines, shapes, colors, and textures are as central to my work as is the process of creating t...
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2010s Mel Reese Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

"Gihon River", contemporary abstract winter landscape, acrylic & spray on paper
By Mel Reese
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An acrylic and spray paint abstract drawing of the Gihon River in Johnson, Vermont. This drawing was produced during my November 2017 residency at Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, ...
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2010s Abstract Mel Reese Art

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Spray Paint, Acrylic, Archival Paper

"River Rocks at Night", contemporary abstract landscape acrylic, crayon on paper
By Mel Reese
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An acrylic and caran d'ache abstract drawing of shimmering river rocks on the Gihon River bank of Johnson, Vermont at night. This drawing was produced during my November 2017 reside...
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2010s Abstract Mel Reese Art

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Acrylic, Archival Paper, Oil Crayon

"Golden Honey", contemporary abstract winter landscape, acrylic & spray on paper
By Mel Reese
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An acrylic and spray paint abstract drawing of the dying wheat plains throughout the rural region of Johnson, Vermont. This drawing was produced during my November 2017 residency at...
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2010s Abstract Mel Reese Art

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Spray Paint, Acrylic, Archival Paper

"Frozen Cattails", contemporary abstract landscape, acrylic & spray on paper
By Mel Reese
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An acrylic and spray paint abstract drawing of dancing cattails along the frozen Gihon River bank of Johnson, Vermont. This drawing was produced during my November 2017 residency at...
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2010s Abstract Mel Reese Art

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Spray Paint, Acrylic, Archival Paper

"Sarah", figure painting and mylar collage of nude female lounging on bed
By Mel Reese
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Large scale acrylic painting with mylar collage elements of female nude lounging on her bed while reading. This is 1 of 4 large scale paintings I created during my MFA at SVA. Sarah...
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2010s Mel Reese Art

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Canvas, Mylar, Acrylic

"Melanie", figure painting of nude female lounging in home office chair
By Mel Reese
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Large scale acrylic painting with gold oil paint elements of female nude lounging in her home office chair. This is 1 of 4 large scale paintings I created during my MFA at SVA. Stro...
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2010s Mel Reese Art

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Canvas, Acrylic, Oil

"Sarah no. 2", figure line drawing of nude female lounging with socks on
By Mel Reese
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Ink drawing of a female nude lounging with her socks on because her feet were chilly during the drawing session. This is 1 of 2 drawings of Sarah I created during a figure drawing s...
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2010s Mel Reese Art

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Ink, Archival Paper

"Laurel no. 2", figure line drawing rear view of nude female lounging
By Mel Reese
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Ink drawing rear view of a female nude lounging with her legs spread. This is 1 of 3 drawings of Laurel I created during a figure drawing session I attended during my MFA at SVA. It...
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2010s Mel Reese Art

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Ink, Archival Paper

"Laurel no. 3", figure line drawing of nude female lounging with her plants
By Mel Reese
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Ink drawing of a female nude lounging amongst her plants. This is 1 of 3 drawings of Laurel I created during a figure drawing session I attended during my MFA at SVA. Strongly influ...
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2010s Mel Reese Art

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Ink, Archival Paper

"Chantel no. 1", figure line drawing of nude female standing
By Mel Reese
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Ink drawing of female nude standing and leaning against a wall. This is 1 of 2 drawings of Chantel I created during a figure drawing session I attended during my MFA at SVA. Chantel...
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2010s Mel Reese Art

Materials

Ink, Archival Paper

"Laurel no. 1", figure line drawing of nude female lounging
By Mel Reese
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Ink drawing of female nude lounging on her stomach with her legs up. This is 1 of 3 drawings of Laurel I created during a figure drawing session I attended during my MFA at SVA. It ...
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2010s Mel Reese Art

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Ink, Archival Paper

"Aarron no. 2", figure line drawing of nude male sitting holding an object
By Mel Reese
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Ink drawing of male nude sitting while holding an object because it's fun. This is 1 of 2 drawings of Aarron I created during a figure drawing session I attended during my MFA at SV...
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2010s Mel Reese Art

Materials

Ink, Archival Paper

"Gerard Point", contemporary abstract winter landscape, acrylic & oil on canvas
By Mel Reese
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Abstract landscape of Gerard Point in Springs, East Hampton in winter browns, yellows, and maroons. Lines, shapes, colors, and textures are as central to my work as is the process o...
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2010s Mel Reese Art

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic, Oil

"Dune Sunset", contemporary abstract winter landscape in acrylic on canvas
By Mel Reese
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Abstract landscape of the bay dunes of East Hampton at sunset in winter browns, pinks, and blues. Lines, shapes, colors, and textures are as central to my work as is the process of ...
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2010s Mel Reese Art

Materials

Acrylic, Canvas

"Night Walk I", contemporary abstract winter landscape in acrylic on canvas
By Mel Reese
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Abstract landscape of the Bridgehampton Nature Preserve at night in winter browns, blues, and ochres. Lines, shapes, colors, and textures are as central to my work as is the process...
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2010s Mel Reese Art

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

"Danny", lounging nude figure painting w/ pencil, gouache, and acrylic on paper
By Mel Reese
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A nude figure portrait painting of a man lounging in a chair with socks on. My fascination with line and form originated with my love for figurative painting. This is a drawing I cr...
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2010s Mel Reese Art

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Acrylic, Gouache, Pencil

"RV 3004", contemporary abstract minimal painting in spray paint on canvas
By Mel Reese
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Abstract minimal painting using a single color Carmine (red) spray paint to discuss the relationship of matte v. glossy relationships with color and light. I am an observational art...
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2010s Minimalist Mel Reese Art

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Spray Paint, Canvas

"Juliet", laying nude figure painting with pencil, gouache, and acrylic on paper
By Mel Reese
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A nude figure portrait painting of a woman laying down. My fascination with line and form originated with my love for figurative painting. This is a drawing I created during my time...
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2010s Mel Reese Art

Materials

Acrylic, Gouache, Archival Paper, Pencil

"RV 302", contemporary abstract minimal painting in spray paint on canvas
By Mel Reese
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Abstract minimal painting using a single color Light Grey Warm spray paint to discuss the relationship of matte v. glossy relationships with color and light. I am an observational a...
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2010s Minimalist Mel Reese Art

Materials

Canvas, Spray Paint

"Sarah no. 1", figure line drawing of nude female lounging
By Mel Reese
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Ink drawing of female nude lounging with hand study. This is 1 of 2 drawings of Sarah I created during a figure drawing session I attended during my MFA at SVA. Sarah is a dear frie...
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2010s Mel Reese Art

Materials

Ink, Archival Paper

"RV 154", contemporary abstract minimal painting in spray paint on canvas
By Mel Reese
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Abstract minimal painting using a single color Prussian Blue Deep spray paint to discuss the relationship of matte v. glossy relationships with color and light. I am an observationa...
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2010s Minimalist Mel Reese Art

Materials

Canvas, Spray Paint

"RV 234", contemporary abstract minimal painting in spray paint on canvas
By Mel Reese
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Abstract minimal painting using a single color Blue Green Dark spray paint to discuss the relationship of matte v. glossy relationships with color and light. I am an observational a...
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2010s Minimalist Mel Reese Art

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Canvas, Spray Paint

"Mozart", figure in motion painting with pencil, gouache, and acrylic on paper
By Mel Reese
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Figure portrait painting of a man sitting and moving in a chair. My fascination with line and form originated with my love for figurative painting. This is a drawing I created durin...
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2010s Mel Reese Art

Materials

Acrylic, Gouache, Archival Paper, Pencil

"Chantel no. 2", figure line drawing of nude female lounging
By Mel Reese
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Ink drawing of female nude lounging on the floor. This is 1 of 2 drawings of Chantel I created during a figure drawing session I attended during my MFA at SVA. Chantel is a dear fri...
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2010s Mel Reese Art

Materials

Ink, Archival Paper

"Sydney no. 1", figure line drawing of nude female sitting
By Mel Reese
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Ink drawing of female nude sitting in a chair. This is a drawing of Sydney I created during a figure drawing session I attended during my MFA at SVA. Sydney is a dear friend of mine...
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2010s Mel Reese Art

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Ink, Archival Paper

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Abstract minimal painting using a single color Carmine (red) spray paint to discuss the relationship of matte v. glossy relationships with color and light. I am an observational art...
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Spray Paint, Canvas

"RV 302", contemporary abstract minimal painting in spray paint on canvas
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Abstract minimal painting using a single color Light Grey Warm spray paint to discuss the relationship of matte v. glossy relationships with color and light. I am an observational a...
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2010s Minimalist Mel Reese Art

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Canvas, Spray Paint

"RV 234", contemporary abstract minimal painting in spray paint on canvas
By Mel Reese
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Abstract minimal painting using a single color Blue Green Dark spray paint to discuss the relationship of matte v. glossy relationships with color and light. I am an observational a...
Category

2010s Minimalist Mel Reese Art

Materials

Canvas, Spray Paint

"Sarah", figure painting and mylar collage of nude female lounging on bed
By Mel Reese
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Large scale acrylic painting with mylar collage elements of female nude lounging on her bed while reading. This is 1 of 4 large scale paintings I created during my MFA at SVA. Sarah...
Category

2010s Mel Reese Art

Materials

Canvas, Mylar, Acrylic

"Melanie", figure painting of nude female lounging in home office chair
By Mel Reese
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Large scale acrylic painting with gold oil paint elements of female nude lounging in her home office chair. This is 1 of 4 large scale paintings I created during my MFA at SVA. Stro...
Category

2010s Mel Reese Art

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic, Oil

"Danny", lounging nude figure painting w/ pencil, gouache, and acrylic on paper
By Mel Reese
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A nude figure portrait painting of a man lounging in a chair with socks on. My fascination with line and form originated with my love for figurative painting. This is a drawing I cr...
Category

2010s Mel Reese Art

Materials

Acrylic, Gouache, Pencil

"Juliet", laying nude figure painting with pencil, gouache, and acrylic on paper
By Mel Reese
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A nude figure portrait painting of a woman laying down. My fascination with line and form originated with my love for figurative painting. This is a drawing I created during my time...
Category

2010s Mel Reese Art

Materials

Acrylic, Gouache, Archival Paper, Pencil

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