Melissa Rubin, a practicing artist for over three decades, was a recent participant in the Master Abstraction Residency at MASS MoCA. She has been awarded grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts and received a Fulbright Fellowship to Japan. Melissa taught art to children, and undergraduate and graduate students, for over twenty years. In 2012 she left teaching to devote herself fully to her art-making practice. Her art has been featured in ARTnews Magazine, Encaustic Arts Magazine, and on CBS This Morning. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions and has been used in performances and movie sets. The most recent venues to show her work include: Canal Street Gallery, Bellows Falls, VT; John Molloy Gallery NYC; Atlantic Gallery NYC; ODETTA Digital on SHIM Art Network; Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY; Cerulean Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Art on Paper Fair at Pier 36, NYC; San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, CA; the Museum of the City of New York; The Burgdorff Gallery of Southern Vermont College Bennington, VT; Main Street Arts, Saxtons River, VT. Her art is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Encaustic Art in Santa Fe, NM and many of her works are in private collections in the United States and Europe.
You can follow her on Instagram @melissarubinart