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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019 (Forthcoming)

Atlantic Gallery  New York, NY (title forthcoming)

2014 

John Molloy Gallery New York, NY  Surfacing 

Burgdorff Gallery Southern Vermont College, Bennington, VT Still/Standing 

2013 

Berlin Library Berlin, NY  Paintings, Drawings, Prints

2001   

Tiffany Peay Gallery   New York, NY  Corsets

2000     

The New York Public Library   New York, NY  New Mixed Media Work

1993     

Ferber Gallery New Rochelle, NY  Life’s Dream


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

Pelham Art Center, Pelham NY  Waxing Poetic

Museum of Encaustic Art, Santa Fe, NM  Melting Pot / Melting Point

Atlantic Gallery  Connections III: Artists Selecting Artists

Pace Gallery New York NY  LREI Art Auction  

Atlantic Gallery New York NY  Present Tense 

2017

Rockaway Artists Alliance Fort Tilden, Rockaway, New York, NY   InkSplash: The Art of Impressions        

Atlantic Gallery New York NY  Connections II 

Dan Welden Studio Sag Harbor, NY  Fourth Annual Print Parade: Solar Plate Etching Exhbition

Art on Paper Fair at Pier 36, John Molloy Gallery New York, NY 

2016 

Rockaway Artists Alliance New York, NY  InkSPLASH 2016: Invitational Printmaking Exhibition

Atlantic Gallery New York, NY  Connections I: Invitational Exhibition

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art San Luis Obispo, CA  Another Way of Keeping a Diary

Museum Of Encaustic Art Santa Fe, NM  Making Your Mark

2015 

Rockaway Artists Alliance New York, NY  InkSPLASH 2015: Invitational Printmaking Exhibition

Wheelhouse Gallery Santa Fe, NM  Cupid’s Arrow

Encaustic Art Institue Santa Fe, NM  National Encaustic Exhibition

2014 

Museum of the City of New York New York, NY  Rising Waters 2.0: Images of Sandy 

Nave Gallery Annex Somerville, MA  65˚: An Exhibition of Contemporary Encaustic Art   

2013 

Albuquerque International Airport Albuquerque, New Mexico  Selections from the Encaustic Art Institute’s Permanent Collection 

Chashama Gallery Chelsea New York, NY  AFTER AFFECTS: An exhibition of work by artists affected by Hurricane Sandy and supported through NYFA's Emergency Relief Fund

POWERHOUSE Arena Brooklyn, NY   Sandy: Devastation, Document, Drive / A Photo Exhibition 

2012          

Rockaway Artists Alliance New York, NY  InkSPLASH 2012

Encaustic Art Institute Cerrillos, New Mexico  National Invitational Encaustic Exhibition

Rockaway Artists Alliance New York, NY  ArtSPLASH 2012

Saatchi & Saatchi Gallery New York, NY  LREI Art Auction

2011          

Rockaway Artists Alliance New York, NY  ArtSPLASH 2011 & InkSplash2011  

2009          

Gallery OMS   Fort Lee, NJ Invitational Exhibition

Bank Street College New York, NY Alumni Exhibition

2008          

Golden Key Gallery   Oklahoma City, OK  Japan Through Art Teachers Eyes: A traveling exhibition

Japanese Consulate   New York, NY  Japan Through Art Teachers Eyes: A traveling exhibition

2007 

Dolan Art Center Locust Valley, NY  Japan Through Art Teachers Eyes: A Traveling Exhibition

2006          

Gallery I-20   New York, NY Invitational Exhibition

The Nightingale-Bamford School   New York, NY  Art Heads

2001         

The New York Public Library   New York, NY  Artist-in-Residence Three Person Show


CURATORIAL 

2017 

Atlantic Gallery New York, NY

Hopeful Darkness: A Group Exhibition of Works Created with Encaustic and Cold Wax 


COLLECTIONS

Museum of Encaustic Art Santa Fe, New Mexico

Private Collections In the U.S.A., Europe and New Zealand


SELECTED PERFORMANCES & PRODUCTIONS

1998 

“Practical Magic”, Directed by Griffin Dunne, Warner Bros. Productions

Artwork used in set for film starring Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock

1988    

Meredith Monk and Lanny Harrison: Costume design and construction for performances at La Mama, etc. and other venues


PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA

Dec 2017 WhatsArtBlog.com “Hopeful Darkness at Atlantic Gallery” By Carol Taylor-Kearnery

August 2014 The Rockaway Times “Artist Finds Inspiration in Rockaway” By Bianca Fortis, 08/28/14

Spring 2014 Encaustic Arts Magazine “Calm After the Storm: Melissa Rubin” Article and cover featured artist  

April 2013 ARTnews Magazine“When Storm is Collaborator” By Rachel Wolff

April 2013 International Encaustic Artist’s Newsletter Authored and art featured in article “Surviving Sandy: Painting as a Catalyst for Healing”

Feb. 2013 CBS This Morning “The Art of Healing” Interviewed and featured prominently in review of ‘After Affects’ 

The Huffington Post “Art After Sandy” By Ula Ilnytzky; Review of ‘After Affects’ exhibition

The Rockaway Wave“From the Artists Studio”By Susan Hartenstein; Interview and reference to ‘After Affects’ exhibition 

Oct. 2011     NY1 Evening News Art featured in coverage of InkSplash 2011 Printmaking Exhibition exhibition at RAA

The Rockaway Wave  “Revelation in Ink”By Susan Hartenstein; Featured in review of InkSplash2011


AWARDS, GRANTS & RESIDENCIES

2017 

MASS MoCA: Master Abstraction Residency, North Adams, MA

2013 

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Artist Emergency Grant 

NYFA Hurricane Sandy Emergency Relief Grant with support from the Warhol, Rauschenberg & Lambent Foundations

2012

Museum of Encaustic Art  Santa Fe, New Mexico; Painting chosen for permanent collection

2007&2009  

Artist’s Fellowship, TASIS Artist’s Residence 

Les Tapies, St. Pierreville, France

2006  

Japan Fulbright, Recipient Japan Fulbright Teacher Program 

Marquis Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Education Inclusion in 2006 publication

2003  

Stone Foundation Grant Bank Street College of Education, New York, NY

1998-2002  

The New York Public Library Artist-in-Residence


REPRESENTATION & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY

John Molloy Gallery, New York NY

Museum of Encaustic Art, Santa Fe NM

New York Artists Circle, New York NY

Rockaway Artists Alliance, Rockaway NY

RAA Printmaking Studio, Rockaway NY

InternationalEncausticArtists.org

American Alliance of Museums


EDUCATION

Bank Street College of Education, Master of Science in Education

School of Visual Arts, Bachelor of Fine Art