Master of Fine Arts, Painting, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT


Bachelor of Arts, Honors, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT



Volitia Returns, solo exhibition, Planthouse Gallery, New York, NY
Volitia Turns Around, solo exhibition, The Carol Shen Gallery at Packer Collegiate Institute, New York, NY
Prayer Flags, Planthouse Gallery, New York, NY
Victory Garden, Planthouse Gallery, New York, NY


OverflowPaul Mellon Arts Center Gallery, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT
Double Self Split, Joya: arte + ecologíaCastillo de Vélez Blanco & Iglesia de San Luis, Vélez Blanco, Almería, Spain
Start Fresh, Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton, NJ
Exquisite CorpsePlanthouse Gallery, New York, NY


Artist in residence, Joya: arte + ecología, Cortijada Los Gázquez, Vélez Blanco, Almería, Spain


OverflowMount Airy Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA


Permanent installation - Adventures of Volitia: SUNBURSTJoya: arte + ecología, Cortijada los Gázquez, Vélez Blanco, Spain


Permanent installation - Adventures of Volitia: SUNTRAPJoya: arte + ecología, Cortijada los Gázquez, Vélez Blanco, Spain
Exchange with Sol LeWittMass MOCA, North Adams, MA
ScrawlArtSPACE, New Haven, CT


Solo exhibition – Adventures of Volitia: Paradise, AgainVassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Artist in residenceJoya: arte + ecología, Cortijada los Gázquez, Vélez Blanco, Spain
Curated registryWhite Columns, New York, NY
Curated registryThe Drawing Center, New York, NY
Flat filePierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY


Solo exhibition - Comma 11: Adventures of Volitia: Expulsion from ParadiseBloomberg SPACE, London, UK


Traveling Flat FilePierogi 2000 (Brooklyn, NY) Leipzig, Germany
Solo exhibition - Spring Festival: Ice Bridge with BlossomsFirst Run Gallery at Emergency Arts, New York, NY


His Life Is Full of Miracles, Animation VideothequeSite Gallery, Sheffield, UK


Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
University Art Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New GenerationArt House, Austin, TX
AnimationsKunst Werke Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Thinking in Line: A Survey of Contemporary DrawingUniversity Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Zilkha Gallery 30th Anniversary ExhibitionZilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT


Art Position, Vienna, Austria
Group ShowNicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY


AnimationsP.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY
Serial Number, Emerging Curators SeriesGale Gates et al., Brooklyn, NY
Contemporary NarrativesSchick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY


The Armory Show 2000Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
Florida Atlanic University, Boca Raton, FLA
Contemporary Art Museum, University of Florida, Tampa, FL
NeverNeverland (travelling exhibition)Rutgers University, Camden, NJ


Solo exhibition - The Adventures of Volitia: What is My Charisma?Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
100 DrawingsP.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY
DrawingsNicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
Visual Artists SaluteFeigen Contemporary, New York, NY
Linea NigraStar 67 Gallery, Williamsburg, NY


Solo exhibition - The Adventures of Volitia: Heroic BurlesqueThe Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT


The Gramercy International Contemporary Art FairNicole Klagsbrun Gallery - Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles, CA
Scratching The SurfaceArt In General, New York, NY
The Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT
Art Moving at Four WallsFour Walls, Brooklyn, NY


Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series: Melissa Marks & Portia MunsonRutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Ripe, Linda Kirkland Gallery, New York, NY
Women Artists Series 25 Year Retrospective, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ


The Adventures of Volitia, Beauty, Humor and The Body, Babel, Web Site, New York, NY
Resisting Categories, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ


Animated, Art in General, New York, NY


The Drawing Center, New York, NY
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO
The Return of the Cadavre ExquisAmerican Center, Paris, France


“La conexión de Nueva York y Vélez Blanco a través de un patio renacentista”, El País, August 2016

“Nueva York y Vélez Blanco se acercan”, Ideal, August 2016

“Se acaba el verano y el arte performance”, Tasararte, August 2016

“Nueva York y Vélez Blanco, una nueva conexión a través del Patio de Honor”, La Voz de Almería,

August 2016

“Inaugurada en Vélez Blanco la obra 'Double Self Split' de Melissa Marks”, Diario de Almería, August 2016

“Melissa Marks realiza una obra de arte en el Castillo de Vélez Blanco”, Diario de Almería, August 2016

“Melissa Marks expone 'Double Self Split' en el Convento de San Luis”, Diario de Almería, August 2016

“Double Self Split, Patio de Honor del Castillo de Los Fajardo desde Nueva York”, Los Vélez Hoy,

August 2016

"Marks makes mark on Palmer Gallery walls with abstract art," Shruti Manian, Miscellany News, Vassar College, September 30, 2010.

"Ripe, Melissa Marks, Adventures of Volitia: Expulsion from Paradise," Susan Fisher, Bloomberg SPACE, September 2009.

"Interview: Melissa Marks," Freedom Magazine, Volume 2, Taiwan, September 2006.

"Comic Release - Negotiating Identity for a New Generation," Vicky Clark, published by D.A.P. in association with Carnegie Mellon University and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 2003.

"Gäste aus New York," Katharina Holderegger, Almanach zur Jungen Kunst in Wien, 2002.

"When Art Comes to Life," Amy Porter, MoMA Magazine, October 2001.

"Plus Ça Change," John Canemaker, Animations, exhibition newspaper, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, October 2001.

"Fence," cover and insert project, Melissa Marks, Fence Magazine Inc., Spring/Summer, 2001.

"Art In Review," Holland Cotter, The New York Times, February 16, 2001.

"Review," Sarah Valdez, Time Out New York, February 8-15, 2001.

"Contemporary Narratives," exhibition catalogue, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, March, 2001.

"New American Paintings," The Open Studios Press, Wellesley, MA, Number 32, March, 2001.

"Art Review," Gary Schwan, The Palm Beach Post, November 19, 2000.

"That Dizzy Disney Line," Dick Hebdige, Cal Arts, Never Neverland catalog, 2000.

"Art on the Page: Melissa Marks," Betsy Sussler, Bomb, Fall, 1999.

"Goings On About Town," The New Yorker, October 18 & 25, 1999.