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MELANIE FLOOD 

EDUCATION

2017 MFA Contemporary Art Practice, Portland State University, OR

2001 BFA Photography School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

GRANTS, AWARDS, & RESIDENCIES

2017 Jury Commendation Arlene Schnitzer Visual Arts Prize Portland State University, OR

2016 Precipice Fund Grant Recipient Portland, OR

2015 Simon Benson Award Portland State University, Portland, OR

         Xenia Artist Residency, Seattle, WA

2014 Honorable Mention Camera Club of New York Annual Exhibition, juried by Charlotte Cotton, New York, NY

        Artistic Project Grant Recipient Regional Art and Cultural Council (RACC) Portland, OR

2000 Artist in Residence European Institute of Design, Milan, Italy

SOLO & TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2018 Wet Pictures | Titty Bears with Evan La Londe, Ditch Projects, Springfield, OR 

         Mirror Mirror, Fourteen30 Contemporary Portland, OR

2017 Passionfruit, Autzen Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, OR

2016 The Object Lesson, Bronco Gallery, Portland, OR

        Latent Desire Carl & Sloan Contemporary, Portland, OR

2014 Short Stories Vol. 2, with Teresa Christiansen, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR

        The Nature of Things, with Sarah Knobel, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2018 TBD, Fresh Window Gallery Brooklyn, NY (forthcoming)

2017  Guest Room, selected by Charlotte Cotton, Der Greif, Berlin, Germany

2016  NADA Art Basel, Fourteen30 Contemporary, Miami Beach, FL

         Of No Essential Consequence, Autzen Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, OR

         Salon: Portland 2016 Biennial The Studio Visits, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center Portland, OR

         Continuous Lattice, Wallace and Grace Hayden Gallery, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

         The Artist is Pleasant, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

2015  School of Art & Design Scholarship Exhibition, AB Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, OR

         Pacific Midwest 2.0, Inova Gallery Institute of Visual Arts, Milwaukee, WI

         The Milwaukie-Milwaukee Museum, Inova Gallery Institute of Visual Arts, Milwaukee, WI

         Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR

         Radical Color, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR

2013  Color Photography Now, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR

         Philadelphia Photo Arts Center's 4th Annual Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA

         Off The Plain Contemporary Northwest Photography, Place PDX, Portland, OR

         Photography from the Edge, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR

2012  Works, The Gallery at Eponymy, Brooklyn, NY

         This is To Be Looked At, Valentines, Portland, OR

         Small Prints, Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Festival, Boston, MA

2009  Group Show 30, Humble Arts Foundation, New York, NY

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2019  Whitney Hubbs, Melanie Flood Projects, Portland, OR (forthcoming)

          Birthe Piontek, Melanie Flood Projects, Portland, OR (forthcoming)

2018  Howard Fonda, Melanie Flood Projects, Portland, OR (forthcoming)

          Clifford Prince King, Melanie Flood Projects, Portland, OR (forthcoming)

          Maria Antelman, zingmagazine, New York, NY (forthcoming)

          Amy Bay, Melanie Flood Projects, Portland, OR (forthcoming)   

          Rose Dickson, Melanie Flood Projects, Portland, OR 

2017  Thinking Through Photography Panel with Leif Anderson, Carlin Brown, Teresa Christiansen, Rose    Dickson, and Evan La Londe  Melanie Flood Projects, Portland, OR

         Evan La Londe, Melanie Flood Projects, Portland, OR

         Carlin Brown, Melanie Flood Projects, Portland, OR

         Dru Donovan, Melanie Flood Projects Portland, OR

         Maria Antelman, Melanie Flood Projects Portland, OR

2016  Sari Carel, Melanie Flood Projects Portland, OR

         Rose Dickson Slow Mask Performance, Skidmore Bluffs, Portland, OR

         Rose Dickson, Melanie Flood Projects Portland, OR

         Teresa Christiansen with Dr. Julia Dolan Minor White Curator of Photography Portland Art Museum, Curatorial Lecture,

         Thinking Through Photography Series, Melanie Flood Projects Portland, OR

         Teresa Christiansen, Melanie Flood Projects Portland, OR

         Robert Rhee, Melanie Flood Projects Portland, OR

2015  Leif Anderson, Melanie Flood Projects Portland, OR

         Justin James Reed Performance, S1 Portland, OR

         Justin James Reed, Melanie Flood Projects Portland, OR

         Taking Pictures, Black Box Gallery Portland, OR

         Maria Antelman A Non Existent Event Screening, Upfor Gallery  Portland, OR

         Maria Antelman, Melanie Flood Projects Portland, OR

2014  Surface, The Corner Gallery Pacific Northwest College of Art Portland, OR

         Shawn Creeden, Melanie Flood Projects Portland, OR

2011  And Introducing…, Worksound Gallery Portland, OR

2009  Jason Polan Pick Pleasure, The Tropics Hotel Art Basel Miami, FL

         Erica Allen Untitled Gentlemen, Melanie Flood Projects Brooklyn, NY

         Grace Kim Under the Glass Bell, Melanie Flood Projects Brooklyn, NY

         Mikael Kennedy Wine Dark Sea, Melanie Flood Projects Brooklyn, NY

         Jason Polan 52 Drawings for India, Fairlawn Hotel Kolkata, India

         March Madness, Melanie Flood Projects Brooklyn, NY

2008  Holiday Party Number One, Melanie Flood Projects Brooklyn, NY

         Bradley Peters, Melanie Flood Projects, Brooklyn, NY

         Maximilian Haidacher, Melanie Flood Projects Brooklyn, NY

         Show Number One, Melanie Flood Projects Brooklyn, NY

2005  Jenny Holzer Declassified, zingmagazine #20

2003  Todd Hido Roaming, zingmagazine #17

PUBLICATIONS/WRITING

2017  Zoe Crosher, Wanderlust: Actions, Traces, Journeys 1967-2017 catalogue, MIT Press

2016  Wild Life, Ryan Pierce Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Visual Arts Ecology Project

2015  Pacific Mid-West Exhibition Catalog

2014  Interleaves Oranbeg Press

          Suggested Experiences limited edition booklet with Scott Ponik

2010  Altercations with Jason Polan

         The Assembled Picture Library of New York City. The Esopus Foundation: New York

2009  The Birds with Sam Witt Abe’s Penny Issue 1.2

FEATURES/INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS

Cotton, Charlotte Interview with Melanie Flood 2018 (forthcoming)

Hagberg, Eva Fourteen30 Contemporary Artist Interview Series, March 2018 (forthcoming)

Johnson, Brandon Zingmagazine zingchat March 2018 

Miller, Brianna. “ 6 arts picks: Chanticleer, long-lost 18th-century play, art exhibits  “ The Oregonian/Oregon Live February 2018.

Editors of Artnews. Melanie Flood, Mirror Mirror “Pictures At An Exhibition” Artnews January 2018.

Lukova, Lusi. "Evan La Londe: Sundials and the Telling of an Immaterial Time" 60 Inch Center, November 2017

Burbank, Megan. “Portland Art Galleries are the Distraction We Need!” Portland Mercury May 2017

Rhee, Robert. Maria Antelman Art in America, April 2017

Johnson, Barry. “The Oregon Visual Arts Ecology Project: Examining the culture” Oregon Arts Watch April 2017

KPIC Staff. Ford Family Foundation present Oregon Visual Arts Ecology Project KPIC NBC News, April 2017

Collier, Patrick. “Teresa Christiansen Beyond the Horizon” Oregon Arts Watch, April 2016.

Stull Meyers, Ashley. “Leif Anderson: TATTARRATTAT at Melanie Flood Projects” Daily Serving, November 2015.

Zarkovich, Josephine. “Eight Takes at Melanie Flood Projects” 60 Inch Center, August 2015.

“Far From the Madding Crowd” zingmagazine #24, June 2015.

Lechner, Jenna. “Shutter Speed: Portland’s Boundary-Pushing Photography Finds a Home at Melanie Flood Projects” The Portland Mercury, June 2015.

Crum, Maddie. “Meet The Contemporary Photographers Experimenting With ‘Radical Color’” The Huffington Post, May 2015.

“Pacific Midwest 2.0 opens June 26” UWM Inova, April 2015.

Motley, John. “Art Gallery Preview” The Oregonian, February, 2015.

Collier, Patrick. “The Nature of Things” Oregon Arts Watch, May 2014.

Lechner, Jenna. Northwest Photography The Same but Different, Daily Serving, May 2013.

Speer, Richard. “Off The Plain” Willamette Week, May 2013.

Andrews, Blake. “Interview with Melanie Flood” Eye-on-PDX, June 2013.

Jahn, Jeff. “This Is To Be Looked At @ Valentines” PORT Portland Art, July 2012.

Motley, John. “And Introducing…” The Oregonian, March 2011.

Stuart Hughes, Holly. “Put On Your Own Show” Photo District News, June 2010.

Keith, Kelsey. “Photography Between the Sheets: Love Hotel Hotel Series by Grace Kim” Flavorwire, September 2009.

“Grace Kim’s ‘Love Hotel’ is Dark and Bittersweet” Papermag, September 2009.

McFadden, Syreeta Home as Gallery” The New York Times, September 2009.

Harris, Sophie. “Watch this: Kentucky folkster Bauer playing in Brooklyn backyard” Time Out New York, July 2009.

Rosenblum, Emma. “The New Talent Show: Pot-Luck Culture” New York Magazine, January 2009.

Keith, Kelsey. “Bradley Peters: Home Theater” Cool Hunting, January 2009.

PHILANTHROPY

2015 Disjecta Contemporary Art Center 9th Annual Art Auction, Portland, OR

         ArtMix, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA), Boulder, CO

         Salon Salon, Portland Pataphysical Society, Portland, OR

2014 Collect.Give Limited Edition Print Contributor benefiting Mental Health America, Milwaukee, WI

         Newspace Center for Photography Curatorial Program, Portland, OR

2013  Disjecta Contemporary Art Center 7th Annual Art Auction Portland, OR

2002  White Box First Annual Benefit, White Box, New York, NY

2001  Love 4 Sale, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

2001  Postcards from the Edge, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

2017-Present Photography Council Member, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

2017-Present Percent for Art Committee, Member, Portland State University, Portland, OR

2017 Panelist, “Our Imaginative Life": A Symposium on Art Writing and Criticism, Portland State University, Portland, OR

2016-2017 Black & White Photography, Instructor, School of Art + Design, Portland State University, Portland, OR

2016-2017 [STUDIO] Publication, Art Editor, Portland State University, Portland, OR

2015-2017 [STUDIO] Publication, Photographer & Contributor, Portland State University, Portland, OR

2016 Foundations: 2D Design, Teaching Assistant, School of Art + Design, Portland State University, Portland, OR

2015-2016 Artist Mentor, Prequel PDX, Portland, OR

2011-2012 Curatorial Board Member, KiptonART, New York, NY

2009 Panelist, Entertaining at Home Panel, Redscout. New York, NY

2008-Present Director & Curator, Melanie Flood Projects Brooklyn, New York, NY/Portland, OR

2004-Present Contributing Editor, zingmagazine New York, NY

2004-2007 Photo Editor, The New York Observer New York, NY

2001-2004 Managing Editor, zingmagazine New York, NY

COLLECTIONS

Museum of Modern Art Library New York, NY

Brooklyn Museum of Art Brooklyn, NY

Miller Meigs Collection, Portland, OR