EDUCATION

B.F.A., School of Fine Art, Washington University in St. Louis, MO, 1980
Printmaking, City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 1982
Drawing, College of Marin, Kentfield, CA, 1998
Summer Atelier / Raymond Saunders, California College of Arts and Crafts / L’Ecole d’Art, Aix-en-Provence, France, 1999
Photography & Printmaking, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2009

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011 "Flora, Fauna and other Companions," Pence Gallery, Davis, CA Curator: Natalie Nelson

2010 'Geographic Layers: Works on Paper by Melissa Wood," International House, Davis, CA

2008 “hive 2: sweet layers” Installation Exhibition, FireHouse Gallery, Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, OR

2006 “hive” Installation Exhibition, The Davis Art Center, Davis, CA

2003 “Melissa Wood: LIQUID - WHAT it is, WHAT you do with it & WHY,” Artist Studio Residency, Exhibition / Demonstrations, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, de Young Art Center and Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA

2003 “Melissa Wood: Looking Back, Looking Here, Looking Ahead,” Collector’s Gallery, Oakland Museum of California

1997 "Melissa Wood,", The Depot Bookstore and Café, Mill Valley, CA

1994 "Melissa Wood: Inner Journey, Mixed Media Collages," Fairfield Center for Creative Arts, Fairfield, CA

1994 "Architectural Fantasies," Mill Valley Public Library, Mill Valley Art Commission Award, Mill Valley, CA

1991 "Melissa Wood: 1980 -1991," The Informative Edge, San Francisco, CA

1982 "Melissa Wood: Works on Paper," Printmakers Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1980 "Melissa Wood: Recent Work," Worthen Bank Lobby Gallery, Little Rock, AR

1979 "Melissa Wood: Prints," Twin City Bank Lobby Gallery, North Little Rock, AR

 

TWO TO FIVE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2003 “Music in the Mountains,” Amaral Pavilion, Julie Baker Fine Art, Grass Valley, CA

1999-2000 "Animals in Art,"Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, AK

1997 "Greater Midwest Invitational: Robert Bertoia, Nancy Jones Wetmore, Susan White and Melissa Wood,” Art Center Gallery, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO

1995 "Cliché-Verre: Jack Sal, Melissa Wood, John Keech, Kent Rush and Vivian Yatteau," Arkansas State University Gallery, Jonesboro, AR

1995 "Melissa Wood, Suzy Barnard, and Tracy Miller," San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists / Rental Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1994 “Recent Works on Paper: Dana DeKalb, Margaret Herscher, Anne Hunter-Hamilton, Hiroki Morinoue & Melissa Wood,” The Joanne Chappell Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1992 "Guest Artist Program Exhibition: Melissa Wood and Elizabeth Hack,” Informative Edge, San Francisco, CA

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010 "Crocker Art Museum Art Auction," Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
"Crocker Art Museum Big Names, Small Art," Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
"Invitational Salon of Small Works," New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA
"Friends," The Artery Gallery, Davis, CA
"Creative Merger II: Justice and Peace," Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento, CA Curator: Michael Solomon

2009 “ICA 29th Annual Art Auction,” San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
“Crocker Art Museum Art Auction,” Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA
“Crocker Art Museum Big Names, Small Art,” Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA
"Uncommon Object: Contemporary Still Life Works", Pence Gallery, Davis, CA Curator: Natalie Nelson
"All About Us", Davis Art Center, Davis, CA Curator: K. Bolich

2008 “Invitational Salon Exhibition of Small Works,” New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA
“Slightly Larger Small Works,” City of Davis Juried Exhibition, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA Juror: Joan Moment
"9 x 12 Works on Paper" Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX
"ICA 28th Annual Fall Art Auction," San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA

2007-2008 “Berkeley Art Center Showcase,” Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

2006, 2007 “Art from the Heart,” Sonoma State University Art Gallery, Rohnert Park, CA

2005 “New Photography,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists’ Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“The Crocker-Kingsley Biennial,” Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA Juror: Mel Ramos
“Abstraction – The Poetic Visual Image,” The Bolinas Museum of Art, Bolinas, CA Curator: Dolores Richards
“Invitational Salon Exhibition of Small Works,” New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA
“27th Annual Art Auction,” Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
“Gallery Artists,” Julie Baker Fine Art, Grass Valley, CA

2004 “Good things come in small packages,” Julie Baker Fine Art, Grass Valley, CA
“24th Annual Fall Art Auction,” San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
“26th Annual Art Auction,”Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
“Twirling the Insides,” Tsao Art Circle, Davis Art Center, Davis, CA Juror: Barry Sakata
“Lazy Days,” Julie Baker Fine Art, Grass Valley, CA

2003 “Introductions South 2003,” San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
“(r)evolve: new work by gallery artists,” Julie Baker Fine Art, Grass Valley, CA
“Behind the Scenes,” Sierra Nevada College, Julie Baker Fine Art, Incline Village, CA
“Monotype Marathon Exhibition,” San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA

2002-2003 "Baker’s Dozen" 2nd Annual,” Julie Baker Fine Art, Grass Valley, CA
"Text and Image," Hang Gallery Annex, San Francisco, CA

2002 “Anniversary Exhibition,” Hang at the Canvas, San Francisco, CA
Collectors Gallery, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
Hang Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

2001 Artists Gallery, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Collectors Gallery, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

2000 Collectors Gallery, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Oakland, CA
"Art from the Heart," Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA

1999 Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Oakland, CA
Collectors Gallery, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
"Positive Negative 14," Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State Univ., Johnson City, TN Juror: Stephen C. Wicks
"20th Annual Paper in Particular," Columbia College, Columbia, MO Juror: Pamela L. Bradford

1998 "Alternative Interpretations," Cox Gallery, Drury College, Springfield, MO Juror: Gary Sutton
"Art and the Unnatural," di Rosa Art Preserve, Napa, CA

1997 "Carving the Forces of Change," Women’s Caucus for Art, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL
"Faith, Hope, Charity Art,” Corinthian Yacht Club, Marin Aids Project, Tiburon, CA
"Greater Midwest International Exhibition XII,” Art Center Gallery, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO
Juror: Dana Self
Network General Corporation, Menlo Park, CA
“6th Annual Marin Arts Council Members Exhibition,” Corte Madera, CA
Lifescan, Inc., Milpitas, CA

1996 "Watermark: Works on Paper,” Gallery Concord, Concord, CA Juror: Enrique Chagoya
"Human Rights,” Bechtel International Center, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
"Wonders of the World,” San Francisco Bay Model, Alliance of Women Artists, Sausalito, CA
Synopsis Inc., Mountain View, CA
“3rd Annual Warehouse Sale,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Marin Arts Council Open Studios Exhibition,” Town Center, Corte Madera, CA
"Art from the Heart," Sonoma State University Art Gallery, CA

1997-94 “Marin Arts Council Open Studios,” Sausalito, CA

1995 ”All Saints All Souls," Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
"4th Annual Marin Arts Council Artists’ Exhibition,” Town Center, Corte Madera, CA
"Pick of the Vine!" Ombudsman Program Auction, Friedman Center, Santa Rosa, CA
"Arizona Aqueous 1995," Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac, AZ Juror: Edward Betts
"Art from the Heart," Sonoma State University Art Gallery, CA
“Works on Paper,” Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA

1994 "Works on Paper Exhibition," Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX Juror: Lucy Lippard
"Exquisite Drawing: Lines of Correspondence," Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
"XX Years-A Retrospective: Women’s Studio Workshop,” State University of New York, New Paltz, NY

1994-91 "Open Studios: Tamalpais Artists Group,” Mill Valley, CA

1993 "Faculty Show," College of Marin, Kentfield, CA
"2nd Annual Marin Arts Council Artist’s Exhibition,” Town Center, Corte Madera, CA
"North Bay Printmakers," Marin Fellowship Unitarian Church, San Rafael, CA
"The Marin Scene," Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
"4th Biennial Works on Paper ‘93," Koret Gallery, Palo Alto, CA Juror: Ruth Braunstein
"North Coast Collage Society 9th Annual Exhibition," Washington State Convention Ctr., Seattle, WA
"20th International Dogwood Exhibition," Georgia Tech Galleries, Atlanta, GA
"Cimarron National Works on Paper Exhibition," Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK Juror: Dennis R. Barrie
"Annual Greater Midwest International Vlll," Central Missouri State University Art Center Gallery, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO
Juror: Christopher Scoates
"Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art Exhibit," Educational Testing Service, Emeryville, CA

1992 “NCWCA Exhibit,” Early Teaching Institute, Emeryville, CA
"Glass, Textiles, Prints,” Student Union Gallery, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
"1st Annual Marin Arts Council Artist’s Exhibition and Readings,” College of Marin, Kentfield, CA
"10th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition,” Nat’l League of American Pen Women, Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, AR
"Telling Stories: Artists’ Books and Journals,” Prieto Gallery, Mills College, Oakland, CA

1992-91 Cadence Design Systems, Inc., San Jose, CA

1991 "Quantum Art Show,” Quantum Corporation, Milpitas, CA
"FAI 26th Annual,” Fine Arts Institute, The San Bernardino County Museum, Redlands, CA Juror: Carol S. Eliel
"Electrum XX,” Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT Juror: Sam Gappmayer
"The Great Marin String Along,” College of Marin, Kentfield, CA

1988 "Opening Exhibition,” The Joanne Chappell Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1987 "New Work by Gallery Artists,” Editions Limited Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1982 Printmakers Gallery, Graphic Arts Workshop, San Francisco, CA

1981 "New Members Show,” Printmakers Gallery, Graphic Arts Workshop, San Francisco, CA
Printmaking Exhibition, Chabot Community College, Hayward, CA

1980 Steinberg Gallery, Washington University School of Fine Art, St. Louis, MO

1979 Undergraduate Exhibition, Bixby Gallery, Washington University School of Fine Art, St. Louis, MO

 

GRANTS, AWARDS AND COMMISSIONS

Artist in Residence, Davis Art Center, Davis, CA, 2006
Awarded “hive” website, Davis Community Network, Davis, CA, 2006
Artist Studio Residency, de Young Art Center and Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA, 2003
ARTREACH Grant, Nelson ArtFriends, UCDavis Nelson Gallery, Davis, CA, 2000
Gold Discovery Award: Mixed Media, Art of California Magazine, Napa, CA, 1994
Jurors included: Michael Botwinich, Dyana C. Chadwick, Michael Zakian, Jo Farb Hernandez, Kenneth Trapp and Trudy W. Stack
Artist in Residence, Alternative Photography, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA, 1994
Mill Valley Art Commission Solo Exhibition Award, 1994
Fellowship, Cliché-Verre, Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY, 1993
3rd Place Award, North Coast Collage Society 9th Annual Exhibit, Seattle, WA, 1993 Jurors: Diane Douglas, Ron Glowen, Larry Metcalf
Silver Discovery Award: Contemporary Works on Paper, Art of California Magazine, Napa, CA, 1993
Bronze Award: Mixed Media, Art of California Magazine, Napa, CA, 1993
Set Design: Barbara Cochran’s "Angles, Spirals, Curves", Luther College, Decorah, IA, 1989

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Slupe, Ellen, artmatters, The Philadelphia Reports Magazine of the Arts, "InsidePA", July 1, 2008
Dalkey, Victoria, The Sacramento Bee,” Critic’s Pick”, ticket weekend, Friday, October 06, 2006, page 14
Munich, Suzanne, The Davis Enterprise, “Spotlight: It’s the whole ball of wax,” Thursday, October 5, 2006 page C8
The Davis Enterprise, “Briefly: New Web site buzz for ‘Hive’ exhibit,” September 11, 2006
Sacramento Magazine, Calendar, Honey Bee Triptych, “4 Queen Bee,” September 2006, page 55
Wood, Melissa, the hive, http://groups.dcn.org/beehive, Davis Community Website
Cheng, DeWitt, Art For Real – Art Reviews www.artforreal.org/reviews, “Abstraction: The Poetic Visual Image,” 2/24/05
Munich, Suzanne, The Davis Enterprise, “Weekend Spotlight: Tomorrow’s gallery celebrities?” page C1, 3/3/05
Cheng, DeWitt, Artweek, “’Introductions South’ at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art,” October, 2003, page 17
“Brown Turtle Series #2, with Arles Corridor,” 2003 Spring Newsletter, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
“Here Series #3, Gate, Jardins a Versailles, France with Rain,” The Greater Sacramento Arts Reporter, July – August, 2003, p. 6
Hack, Elizabeth, Diary of Elizabeth Hack, http://www.elizabethhack.com/diary.html, July 20, 2001 and May 23, 2003
Cedco 2002 Women Artists Calendar, "House of Bones,” Cedco Publishing, San Rafael, CA
Lambert, Edie, KCRA Channel 3, 6:00 PM News, August 7, 2000, Sacramento, CA
Creamer, Anita, The Sacramento Bee, "Art showcases mending lives,” August 7, 2000, p. F1, Scene, Sacramento, CA
Williams, Alix, The Davis Enterprise, "Healing Power of Art,” April 11, 2000, p. A7
Cedco 2001 Women Artists Date book, "Arched Door, Fallow Deer,” Cedco Publishing, San Rafael, CA
Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art Webpage, www.ncwca.com, “Women and Violence Portfolio,” July 1, 2001
Staff, The Daily Democrat, "Art helps with healing at women’s center,” March 28, 2000, p. A1, Woodland, CA
Cedco 1999 Women Artists Date book and Wall Calendar, "House of Rain,” Cedco Publishing, San Rafael, CA
Editor, Mill Valley Herald, "People in the News,” November 3-10, 1997, p.4
Cedco 1997 Women Artists Wall Calendar, "House of Apples,” Cedco Publishing, San Rafael, CA
Ryan, Kim, Ledger Dispatch, "National show exhibits at gallery in Concord,” July 11, 1996 page 1C, Concord, CA
Marin Arts Council “Artists Dialogue”, Photograph of "Versailles #4" in "What art experience changed your life?,” Spring 1996, page 1
Cedco 1996 Contemporary Women Artists Date book "Palace Chain," Cedco Publishing, San Rafael, CA
Wood, Melissa, "Gallery Town Meeting," Art Calendar, Volume 10, No. 4, February, 1996, page 10
Lindquist, The Jonesboro Sun, "Professor of art at Arkansas State reviews exhibition now in progress," September 1995, p. 6C, Jonesboro, AR
Marquard, B. The Crafts Report, "Is a Consultant the Answer?,” February, 1995, page 61
Cedco 1995 Contemporary Women Artists Date book, "What we had in common," Cedco Publishing, San Rafael, CA
Peiken, Matt, The Daily Republic, "Memories found in collage," April 11, 1994, Fairfield, CA
Wood, Melissa, Open Exchange, "Is There Life After Art School?" May-June, 1994, p. 49
Wood, Melissa, Mill Valley Literary Review, "Artists and Their Work," Spring, 1994
Editor, Mill Valley Herald, “People in the News,” October 10-16, 1994, Vol 4, Issue 48, page 1
Editor, Marin Independent Journal, Lifestyles, “It’s Your Ticket – Photo Fantasies,” Monday, Oct. 3, 1994, p. D2
Frost, Dan Marin Independent Journal, “In Your Town – Artist’s open house to aid abused women,” Thursday, Nov. 17, 1994, p. B3
Frost, Dan, Marin Independent Journal, “Red Letter Day,” February 13, 1993, p. E1, E3
Editor, Mill Valley Herald, "People in the News,” July 13-19, 1992, p. 1
Wood, Melissa, Mill Valley Magazine, "Quotes from the Masters,” Vol. 1, No.7, June 1992, p.9
Wood, Melissa, Mill Valley Magazine, "Ann O’Hanlon’s Perception Center,” Vol. 1, No. 4, March 1992, p. 19-20
Wood, Melissa, Mill Valley Magazine, "Local Artist Looks at Susan Cummins and her gallery,” Vol. 1, No. 3, Feb. 1992
Skrzypczak, K., Oklahoma Home & Lifestyle, Three Rooms, River View,” July-August, 1987
Brown, David J. The San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal, "Prints by Melissa Wood; A Mind Prepared for Chance,” Vol. 3, No. 4, summer, 1982

 

TEACHING & COMMUNITY PROJECTS

2011 Lecture: "Flora, Fauna, and other Companions," Pence Gallery, Davis, CA Curator: Natalie Nelson

2007 Producer,” the hive lecture,” by E. Mussen, Ph.D., UC Davis, Yolo County Public Library, Davis, CA
Guest Art Instructor, People Reaching Out, After School Program, Sacramento, CA
Curator, Display exhibition, “the hive…related imagery and texts,” Yolo County Public Library, Davis, CA

2006 dcn.org, Community Based Website Awarded to Melissa Wood for the hive project
'hive” Installation / Residency, Davis Art Center, Davis, California

2005 Juror, Encina Gallery - Kingsley Art Club High School Student Art Competition, Sacramento, CA

2004 Instructor, “Telling Your Story” Adult Art Workshops, de Young Art Center, FAMSF, San Francisco, CA

2003 Instructor, “Collected Objects into Art” Adult Art Workshops, de Young Art Center, FAMSF, San Francisco, CA
“Demonstrations” Artist Studio / Demonstration Residency, de Young Art Center and Legion of Honor, FAMSF, San Francisco, CA

2000 ArtReach Grant Instructor, SADVC of Yolo County
Curator, “The Home as Self Portrait,” Yolo County Public Library, Davis, CA
Curator, “The Home as Self Portrait,” CA State Board of Control, Public Affairs & Communication, Sacramento, CA
Speaker, “Art and Healing,” 5th Annual Harvest Luncheon Fundraiser, SADVC of Yolo County, Woodland, CA
Volunteer of the Month (ArtReach Grant work), SADVC of Yolo County, CA

1996-92 Instructor, Community Education, College of Marin, Kentfield, CA

1996 Instructor, Indian Valley Artists, Novato, CA

1995 Instructor, Kearny Street Workshop, San Francisco, CA

1994-93 Instructor, “Alternative Photography,” Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
Private Instructor, Art Education for Adults and Children, Mill Valley, CA
Instructor, Painting, Tamalpais Union Adult Education, San Anselmo, CA
Instructor, Humboldt State University, Extended Education, Arcata, CA

1993 Instructor, "Negotiating the Nineties: Opportunities for Visual Artists,” UC Berkeley Extension, San Francisco, CA
Instructor, Continuing Education, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
Session Leader, "Finding Your Niche,” Careers in The Arts, San Francisco State University, CA

 

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