Melanie graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting) from RMIT in 2012, and holds a Masters of Arts Management.
As an artist, curator and arts manager Melanie has worked in multiple capacities within the arts industry. She has exhibited in various group exhibitions and has staged solo exhibitions around Melbourne and in Gippsland including a major solo exhibition in 2015 at the Latrobe Regional Gallery as the recipient of the annual Dick Bishop Memorial Award. Most recently she was the Winner of the People’s Choice Award in the Roi Art Prize, and a finalist in the Collins Place Art Prize. Melanie divides her time between Melbourne’s north and her large painting studio in South Gippsland.
With a studio that backs onto a tract of reforested land, native flora has always been present in Melanie’s work.
My work is motivated by an exploration of the most delicate things in life; from endangered botanical species to the fragile emotions of humankind..