All posts tagged Melissa Huang

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!

I have fifteen paintings on display at Warfield’s Restaurant in Clifton Springs! Stop by to check out my gold leaf panel paintings, including imagery of fruit, crystals, figurines, birds, and more.

Melissa Huang, Garden, 2014, Oil on panel and gold leaf, 6" x 6" (each)

Melissa Huang, Garden, 2014, Oil on panel and gold leaf, 6″ x 6″ (each)

Melissa Huang, Three birds, 2014 & 2013, Oil on panel and gold leaf, 6" x 6" (each)

Melissa Huang, Three birds, 2014 & 2013, Oil on panel and gold leaf, 6″ x 6″ (each)

Melissa Huang, Garden, 2014, Oil on panel and gold leaf, 6" x 6" (each)

Melissa Huang, Garden, 2014, Oil on panel and gold leaf, 6″ x 6″ (each)

Warfield’s is one of the best restaurants in the area, so definitely stop by for lunch or dinner! I can also confirm they have an incredible bakery with very, very delicious bread.

And of course, Warfield’s is immediately across the street from Main Street Arts, so make sure to stop by and see some artwork!

7 West Main Street
Clifton Springs, NY 14432

I’ve officially graduated with a BFA from RIT and have been working at Main Street Arts for the past month! This is a great gallery with beautiful artwork and I’m very happy to be here. Take a peek at a few photographs of my work in the gallery’s current exhibition, FLORA.

Melissa Huang, "Sammy Mouse", 2014, Oil on canvas, 20" x 20"

Melissa Huang, “Sammy Mouse”, 2014, Oil on canvas, 20″ x 20″

Melissa Huang, "Sammy Mouse", 2014, Oil on canvas, 20" x 20"

Melissa Huang, “Sammy Mouse”, 2014, Oil on canvas, 20″ x 20″

Melissa Huang, "Sammy Mouse", 2014, Oil on canvas, 20" x 20"

Melissa Huang, “Sammy Mouse”, 2014, Oil on canvas, 20″ x 20″

FLORA is a juried exhibition of botanical artwork, featuring paintings, sculptures, photographs, and more by 43 New York State artists. I can actually see my painting from my desk! It’s been a nice way to get started here, being able to see my artwork every day!

Stop by the gallery to say hi. We’re open Tuesday-Thursday 11:00am-6:00pm, and Friday-Saturday from 11:00am-7:00pm. We’re located at 20 West Main Street in Clifton Springs, NY.

By the way, I’m in charge of social media for the gallery! So make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram for behind the scenes pics and witty insights about art.

I’m excited to announce that I have a piece in Dacia Gallery’s upcoming show, Emanation – a group portrait exhibition. The opening is this Thursday, June 12, 2014 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. I’ll be at the opening, so stop by to check out some incredible artwork (seriously, these artists have some beautiful portraits) or to say hello!

Melissa Huang, Muhammad, 2013, oil on canvas, 20" x 20"

Melissa Huang, Muhammad, 2013, oil on canvas, 20″ x 20″

Check out the Facebook page for the opening here, or see the artist bios and included artworks here. The show runs from June 11, 2014 – July 6, 2014, so make sure you stop by the gallery to take a look!

53 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002 – (917) 727-9383

Featured Artists:
Erin Anderson, Mary Bechtol, Taha Clayton, Bob Clyatt, Erin Fitzpatrick, Max Gleason, Melissa Huang, Katrina Majkut, and Raisa Nosova

EMANATION - Group Portrait Exhibition, Dacia Gallery

EMANATION – Group Portrait Exhibition, Dacia Gallery

RIT Fine Art Studio Celebration 2014

RIT Fine Art Studio Celebration 2014

Join the RIT Fine Arts Studio program in viewing student work from all levels: freshmen through graduate. Explore the studios, meet the artists, and discover new artwork! My studio will be open; please stop by and say hello!

Check out the Facebook page here.

Open to the public Thursday May 8, 2014 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM.

Rochester Institute of Technology
1 Lomb Memorial Dr, Rochester, NY 14623
Building 7
Booth A590 & Gannett A172 (In the basement! Head down the stairs and follow the signs)

New bird oil paintings! 6" x 6" on panel with gold leaf.

New bird oil paintings! 6″ x 6″ on panel with gold leaf. Three parrots and a bluejay.

Finally posting some new bird paintings! Parrots have been popular lately. They’re incredibly fun to paint with their bright feathers and intelligent expressions.

Of this bunch, the orange parrot is a commission, the upper right green parrot is my half of an art trade, and the bluejay is headed to an exhibit of small works (more on that soon!)

The lower left parrot is still available! This piece is titled “Green Parrot Beauty Shot” and is currently for sale in RIT’s Shop One² for $65.

Bird oil paintings. Parrots and a bluejay.

Me and my flock!

The goldfinch peeking out on the right is shown in progress, and was also made for an art trade. I’ll post some of the great art trades I’ve received soon! I’m lucky to be friends with so many talented artists.

My senior exhibition is quickly approaching and I’m working on finishing the pieces that will be included. These are exciting, if stressful, times!

Small panel paintings, works in progress for the senior show.

Small panel paintings for the senior show. There will be around fifteen panels total.

Our exhibition is titled e•gress: Exit the Basement, to symbolize the ten fine art undergraduate seniors graduating from RIT (and our studio basements!) and moving on to new challenges. The show runs from April 9, 2014 – April 19, 2014 with an opening reception on April 12 from 6-9 pm. It is held at RIT’s Gallery r at 100 College Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607. Check out our event page here!

Student artists include: Melissa Huang, Laura Lee Jones, Hannah Kallberg, Stacy Nicole Lamphron, Ashley Ludwig, Marisa Nowodworski, Pamela S. O’Connor, Chiyo Sato, Amber Tracy, and Ashley Watson

I’ll post more images as I have them as well as photos of the installation and opening. Also, keep an eye out for an upcoming post on art museums as gendered spaces!