Melissa Huang

2014         Rochester Institute of Technology, BFA Fine Arts Studio, Honors Program, summa cum laude
2013         Florence University of the Arts, study abroad, spring semester
2016         NYU School of Professional Studies, Certificate in Appraisal Studies

Selected Exhibitions
2017         Solo exhibition, 540 West Main, Rochester, NY
2017         Nevertheless, She Persisted, group exhibition, Gallery Q, Rochester, NY
2016         Dream or Nightmare, juried exhibition, (SCENE) Metrospace, East Lansing, NY
2016         Rochester Brainery Presents: ROC Girl Gang Gallery, group exhibition, Rochester Brainery, Rochester, NY
2016         Issue One, Art House Press, group exhibition, Barnes and Noble, Rochester, NY
2016         Connections and Entanglements, group exhibition, The Yards, Rochester, NY
2016         Hidden Gem, solo exhibition, Cat Clay, Rochester, NY
2016         Midsummer Night’s Dream, juried exhibition, Luna Gallery, Rochester, NY
2016         ArtAwake, Rochester, NY
2016         New Works Show, juried exhibition, Rochester Brainery, Rochester, NY
2015         No Big Heads: 30th Annual Self-Portrait Competition, juried exhibition, UAA Student Union Gallery
2015         Love from the Earth: Minerals, Mushrooms, & Plants, group exhibition, Zeitgeist Gallery, Beverly, MA
2015         Live Now & Prosper, group exhibition, Cat Clay, Rochester, NY
2015         30 under 30, group exhibition, The Memorial Art Gallery, Gallery Store, Rochester, NY
2015         Women Artists of the Finger Lakes, juried exhibition, Best in Show, First Congregational Church, Canandaigua, NY
2015         ArtAwake, Rochester, NY
2015         Bausch + Lomb Rotating Art Program, Bausch + Lomb, Rochester, NY
2015         Paintings by Melissa Huang, solo exhibition, Upstairs at Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, NY
2015         Solid Gold, group exhibition, Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, NY
2014         Matter+Form, group exhibition, Phelps Art Center, Phelps, NY
2014         RIT Emerging Artists, The Little Theatre, Rochester, NY
2014         Emanation – Group Portrait Exhibition, Dacia Gallery, New York, NY
2014         FLORA: A Juried Exhibition of Botanical Art, Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, NY
2014         RIT Honors Art Show, Bevier Gallery, Rochester, NY
2014         Minute Musings, juried exhibition, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL
2014         Self: An International Juried Exhibit of Women’s Self Portraiture, Martha Gault Art Gallery, Slippery Rock, PA
2013         The Art of Play, juried exhibition, Lazarus Gallery, New Rochelle, NY
2013         Student Showcase, juried exhibition, Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester, Rochester, NY
2013         Between Two Worlds, juried exhibition, Florence University of the Arts, Florence, Italy
2012         Wanna Play?, juried exhibition, 2nd place, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL

2017         Soaring Gardens Artists’ Retreat, Laceyville, PA

2016         City Newspaper, “Generating beauty from busy lives”, Emerging Artist Series
2016         The NewsHouse, “Politits Art Coalition fights censorship with solidarity”
2016         Roc Girl Gang, Painting Crystals with Melissa Huang
2016         The Graphic Ear, WAYO 104.3 FM, radio interview
2015         Art House Press, Issue One
2015         Fresh Paint Magazine, Issue Six, (Also see online studio visit: Melissa Huang Studio Visit)
2015         Dialogist, Volume 2, Issue 3
2015         Inside the Artist’s Studio, Main Street Arts
2014         Fine Art Connoisseur, Portrait Artists Display “Emanations”
2013         Level 25 Artjournal, interview, p. 46-55

2017-Present         Curatorial Assistant, Bausch + Lomb Corporate Archives
2016-Present         Art Appraiser
2013-Present         Assistant to Roslyn Goldman, Art Appraiser
2017-Present         Archivist, Print Club of Rochester
2017-Present         Exhibition Curator, Norchar Real Estate and Haus Capital
2014-17                   Main Street Arts, Gallery Assistant
2013         Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Center Intern (Summer)
2013         Ars et Fides, Basilica of Santa Croce Tour Guide (Spring)
2012         Corcoran Gallery of Art, College Exhibitions Intern (Summer)
2011         YouthNoise, Web Content and Design Intern (Summer)
2011         Union Street Gallery, Intern (Summer)

Curatorial Projects
2017         Crossroads, group exhibition, Norchar Real Estate and Haus Capital
2017         Women’s Work, international invitational exhibition hosted by the Politits Art Coalition

Awards and Honors
2014         Wiltsie Watercolor Prize, Award of Merit
2014         RIT Outstanding Undergraduate Scholar Award
2011         Akyuz-Ozmen Award for excellence in feminist scholarship
2011         Chicago Slutwalk DIY Poster Design Contest Winner (Protest against rape culture)
2010         RIT Presidential Scholarship

For more information view my profile on LinkedIn.