All posts tagged Melissa Huang

Feels good to have a studio again! Time to pick up where I left off (the painting on the easel was started during my residency at Soaring Gardens).

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Come see the show next Sunday! View a selection of my crystalline paintings at 540WMain, an art and community center in the Susan B. Anthony district.

Sunday, May 7, 2017, 4-6pm
Facebook Event: Melissa Huang Opening Reception

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At 540 WMain with gallery director Calvin Eaton

At 540 WMain with gallery director Calvin Eaton

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I’m one of four local artists featured in the City Newspaper article Generating beauty from busy lives (part of their Emerging Artists series). Pick up a copy of City Newspaper to check out the article, or read it online! Thank you Rebecca Rafferty for the wonderful article and Mike Hanlon for the beautiful photos.

Photograph by Mike Hanlon of City Newspaper

Photograph by Mike Hanlon of City Newspaper

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The Politits Art Coalition is proud to hold our first art exhibition, Connections and Entanglements, featuring members Rebecca Lomuto, Melissa Huang, Kristina Kaiser, Lindsey Collier, Tina Starr and Jacquelyn O’Brien.

Opening Reception- 6/24/16 Friday from 6-9pm
Artist Meet and Greet- 6/25/16 Saturday from 10am-2pm
Potluck and Panel Discussion- 6/26/16 Sunday from 2-4pm

Facebook Event: Politits Reception

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My pop-up show Hidden Gem is tonight! Stop by Cat Clay (suite 242 in the Hungerford) from 5–9pm to say hello and see some of my new crystal paintings. Cat Clay is also holding an art raffle to benefit a no-kill kitty shelter!

Event info: Hidden Gem Pop-up

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Here’s a link to my interview on The Graphic Ear (WAYO 104.3 FM). We talked about paintings, my favorite tunes, & more. Check it out: Graphic Ear

“In this edition of Graphic Ear on WAYO 104.3 FM we talk to painter Melissa Huang about her crystal paintings, her supportive parents, attending RIT, interning in Washington DC, her living room studio, working with gold leaf, her painting process, and much more!”

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I have two pieces in Matter+Form, a group show of emerging artists at the Phelps Art Center. This show includes work by myself (Melissa Huang), Rose Haserodt, Zach Goetz, Nadia Adams, Shakiyla Jamison, James Cody Kross, Gareth Barry, Judy Kinz, and Muhammad Imran Aslam. Muhammad organized and curated Matter+Form and is a very talented figurative sculptor. Be sure to check out his Tumblr to see new work!

The Phelps Art Center is also exhibiting 3-Dimensional Views, featuring the work of Olivia Kim, Wayne Williams, and Robert Fladd.

Phelps Art Center, Matter+Form, a sculptural group show of emerging artists.

Phelps Art Center, Matter+Form, a sculptural group show of emerging artists.

Melissa Huang, Self Portrait, 2012, oil on canvas, 36″x48″ plus frame

Melissa Huang, Self Portrait, 2012, oil on canvas, 36″x48″ plus frame

Putting together the second sculptural frame, including pink wax hearts.

Putting together the second sculptural frame, including pink wax hearts.

The Phelps Art Center is a nonprofit art gallery in Phelps, NY, located in a beautiful old church. It is a truly unique space for artwork.

Gallery Hours:

Thursdays, from 1-4pm
Fridays, from 1-4pm
Saturdays, from 1-4pm

You can learn more about the Phelps Art Center on their website.

Last month I spent three weeks in Makaha on Oahu. It was a beautiful and relaxing experience. I was able to bring some watercolor supplies with me and get some landscape painting done!

Melissa Huang, Watercolor on paper, 2014

Melissa Huang, Watercolor on paper, 2014

Melissa Huang, Watercolor on paper, 2014

Melissa Huang, Watercolor on paper, 2014

Melissa Huang, Watercolor on paper, 2014

Melissa Huang, Watercolor on paper, 2014

Melissa Huang, Watercolor on paper, 2014

Melissa Huang, Watercolor on paper, 2014

Melissa Huang, Watercolor on paper, 2014

Melissa Huang, Watercolor on paper, 2014

These are just quickly grabbed off of my instagram account (@melissahuangart yo!), so the quality is so-so. But you get the idea!

It was wonderful to have the opportunity to work from such beautiful scenery and to practice my plein air painting skills.

I submitted my studio space at Rochester Institute of Technology for Hyperallergic’s A View from the Easel back in early March, and they just posted it now! I’m already nostalgic for my RIT studio space and can’t wait to make a new one.

Check it out!

I spent most of this weekend apartment hunting, hanging out on my porch, and painting. So overall, it was a fun time! I manages to quickly paint one 12″ x 9″ oil on canvas and one 5.5″ x 5.5″ watercolor.

Melissa Huang, Five Parakeets, 2014, Oil on canvas, 12" x 9"

Melissa Huang, Five Parakeets, 2014, Oil on canvas, 12″ x 9″

Melissa Huang, Blueberry Bush, 2014, Oil on canvas, 5.5" x 5.5" (image)

Melissa Huang, Blueberry Bush, 2014, Watercolor, 5.5″ x 5.5″ (image)

I still have one day of vacation left, so hopefully I can start work on a bigger project this afternoon. I can’t wait for a new apartment so I have room to work on bigger paintings!