EDUCATION

1992

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

1987

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

EXHIBITIONS, RESIDENCIES, COLLABORATIONS

2017

Victory Garden, Planthouse Gallery, New York, NY

2016

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

2015

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

2014

OverflowMount Airy Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA

2013

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

2011

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

2010

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

2009

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

2008

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

2005/2006

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

2003/2004

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

2002

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

2001

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

2002

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

1999

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

1998

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

1997

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

1996

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

1995

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

1994

Animated, Art in General, New York, NY

1993

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

BIBLIOGRAPHY

"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.