Melissa Eder
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About

“I am interested in documenting and exploring the complexities of issues related to female identity, popular culture and kitsch,” Melissa Eder explains. Ms. Eder received her B.F.A. in painting from Parsons School of Design in New York City where she studied with Sean Scully and a M.F.A. in combined media from Hunter College in New York City where she studied with Robert Morris and received a Meritorious Award from the Alumni Association. As a visual artist, her work has been shown nationally and internationally in such venues as the Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York University’s Broadway Windows Gallery, Art in General, the Charlotte Street Foundation’s Paragraph Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri and in Stadtlengsfeld, Germany where she created a permanent art installation in a former kindergarten. She was an artist-in-residence at the Henry Street Settlement in New York City, the Saltonstall Foundation in Ithaca, New York and the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida as selected by photographer Graciela Iturbide. In 2011, her work was selected by Eric C. Shiner, the director of the Andy Warhol Museum for his curated exhibit on CurateNYC. Her work was also chosen by Sarah Hasted for Photography Now, 2004, for the Photography Quarterly, Woodstock, New York. Her photo book “Can You Dig It? A Chromatic Series of Floral Arrangements” was included in a group show at the Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, New York. Presently, her work is included in the Aperture Foundation’s Summer Show. She was selected to design a piano for the public art project for Sing for Hope during the summer of 2013 that was displayed at Lincoln Center. She has received numerous grants including funding from the Puffin Foundation and two Manhattan Community Arts Fund grants from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Her work has been reviewed by the New York Times, highlighted on Feature Shoot and various other publications. She lives in New York City and works in Brooklyn as an artist in residence through the chashama studio residency. She was born in Long Branch, New Jersey on October 8, 1963.

Location
New York, NY
Studio Location
Email
melissa@melissaeder.com
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Sense of Herself (Pink Plastic Princess Crown)
Sense of Herself (Pink Plastic Princess Crown)
Digital Print, 1995-2013
Sense of Herself (Camera)
Sense of Herself (Camera)
Digital Print, 1995-2013
Fave Foods (Popeye's Chicken and a Biscuit)
Fave Foods (Popeye's Chicken and a Biscuit)
Digital Print on Metallic Paper, 2012
Can You Dig It?/ A Chromatic Series of Floral Arrangements
Can You Dig It?/ A Chromatic Series of Floral Arrangements
Digital Print on Metallic Paper, 2012
Sense of Herself (Ball with Ladybugs)
Sense of Herself (Ball with Ladybugs)
Digital Print, 1995-2013
Can you dig it? A chromatic series of floral arrangements (orange)
Can you dig it? A chromatic series of floral arrangements (orange)
digital print on metallic paper, 2014
Can you dig it? A chromatic series of floral arrangements (yellow)
Can you dig it? A chromatic series of floral arrangements (yellow)
digital print on metallic paper, 2014
Can you dig it? A chromatic series of floral arrangements (purple)
Can you dig it? A chromatic series of floral arrangements (purple)
digital print on metallic paper, 2014
Sunshine Daydream (gold tinsel)
Sunshine Daydream (gold tinsel)
digital print on metallic paper, 2013
Sunshine Daydream (golden swan)
Sunshine Daydream (golden swan)
digital print on metallic paper, 2013
It's the same old question. Is your biology your destiny?
It's the same old question. Is your biology your destiny?
digital print on metallic paper, 2014
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