SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014                 John Molloy Gallery New York, NY

                           Surfacing: Encaustic Mixed-media Paintings   [Catalog available]

                          Burgdorff Gallery Southern Vermont College, Bennington, VT

                          Still/Standing: New Paintings and Works on Paper

2013                  Berlin Library  Berlin, NY                                                 
                          Paintings, Drawings, Prints

2001                  Tiffany Peay Gallery  New York, NY                                                  
                          Corsets

2000                  The New York Public Library  New York, NY                                                  
                          New Mixed-Media Work

1993                  Ferber Gallery  New Rochelle, NY                                                 
                          Life’s Dream


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017                  Atlantic Gallery  New York, NY

                          Connections II: Artists Inviting Artists

                          Dan Welden Studio Sag Harbor, NY

                          Fourth Annual Print Parade: Solar Plate Etching Exhbition

                            Art on Paper Fair at Pier 36 John Molloy Gallery New York, NY

2016                  Atlantic Gallery  New York, NY        

                          Connections

                          Rockaway Artists AllianceFort Tilden, Queens, NY 

                          InkSplash: Invitational Printmaking Exhibition

                          San Luis Obispo Museum of Art   San Luis Obispo, CA
                         
Another Way of Keeping a Diary

                          Encaustic Art Institute Santa Fe, New Mexico

                          Making Your Mark

2015                  Rockaway Artists Alliance  Fort Tilden, Rockaway, New York, NY

                          InkSplash        

                          Encaustic Art Institute Santa Fe, New Mexico      

                           National Encaustic/Wax Exhibition

                          Wheelhouse Gallery  Santa Fe, New Mexico

                          Cupid's Arrow

                          Encaustic Art Institute Santa Fe, New Mexico

                          Invitational Exhibition
2014                  Audrey Love Gallery Bakehouse Art Center  Miami, FL

                            The Devil in the Straight Line

                          Museum of the City of New York  New York, NY

                          Rising Waters 2.0: Photos of Sandy               

2013                  Nave Gallery Somerville, MA                                                                 

                                    65˚: An Exhibition of Contemporary Encaustic Art

                          EncaustiCon13  Santa Fe, New Mexico                                         
                          International Encaustic Artists Group Exhibition                 
                  
                          Albuquerque International Airport  Albuquerque, New Mexico                                   
                          Selections from the Encaustic Art Institute’s Permanent Collection       
                            
                          Chashama Gallery Chelsea  New York, NY                                   
                          AFTER AFFECTS: An exhibition of work by artists affected by Hurricane Sandy                
                   
                          POWERHOUSEArena  Brooklyn, NY                                    
                          Sandy: Devastation, Document, Drive / A Photo Exhibition            
                       
                          International Encaustic Artists                                    
                          WAXdigital: An Online Exhibtion
2012                  Rockaway Artists Alliance  New York, NY                                   
                          InkSPLASH 2012                                   

                          Encaustic Art Institute  Cerrillos, New Mexico                                   
                          National Invitational Encaustic Exhibition                    
               
                          Rockaway Artists Alliance  New York, NY                                   
                          ArtSPLASH 2012                                   

                          Saatchi & Saatchi Gallery  New York, NY                                   
                          Invitational Exhibition

2011                  Rockaway Artists Alliance  New York, NY                                   
                          ArtSPLASH 2011                                  

                          Rockaway Artists Alliance  New York, NY                                      
                          inkSplash2011

2009                  Gallery OMS   Fort Lee, NJ                                   
                          Invitational Exhibition                  
                 
                          Bank Street College  New York, NY                                   
                          Alumni Exhibition

2008                  Golden Key Gallery   Oklahoma City, OK                                   
                          Japan Through Art Teachers Eyes: A Traveling Exhibition     
                              
                          Japanese Consulate   New York, NY                                   
                          Japan Through Art Teachers Eyes: A Traveling Exhibition              
                     
                          Gallery I-20   New York, NY                                   
                          Invitational Exhibition

2007                  Dolan Art Center  Locust Valley, NY                                   
                          Japan Through Art Teachers Eyes: A Traveling Exhibition

2006                  Gallery I-20   New York, NY                                   
                          Invitational Exhibition                
                  
                          The Nightingale-Bamford School   New York, NY                                   
                          Art Heads

2001                  The New York Public Library   New York, NY                                   
                          Artist-in-Residence Three Person Show

2000                  Thread Waxing Space   New York, NY                                   
                          Invitational Exhibition

1999                  Thread Waxing Space   New York, NY                                   
                          Invitational Exhibition

1998                  Thread Waxing Space  New York, NY                                   
                          Invitational Exhibition

1995                  Ward-Nasse Gallery   New York, NY                                  
                          Childhood

1994                  Stephentown Historical Society Stephentown, NY                                  
                          Local Color

1993                  80 Washington Square East Gallery   New York, NY                                    
                          Small Works


CURATORIAL

2017                  Hopeful Darkness Atlantic Gallery, NY, NY


COLLECTIONS                 
                          Museum of Encaustic Art
  Santa Fe, New Mexico                                     
                          Private Collections  In the U.S.A., Europe and New Zealand                                                                                         


SELECTED PERFORMANCES & PRODUCTIONS
1998                  “Practical Magic”
Directed by Griffin Dunne, Warner Bros. Productions                                      
                          Artwork used in set for film starring Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock

1988                  Meredith Monk and Lanny Harrison                                      
                         Costume design and construction for performances at La Mama, etc. and other venues


PUBLICATIONS • MEDIA

2014                  The Rockaway Times  "Artist Finds Inspiration in Rockaway"  By Bianca Fortis, 08/28/14                

                          Encaustic Arts Magazine  "Calm After the Storm" Article and cover artist in national magazine published by the Encaustic Art Institute, Spring 2014
2013                  ARTnews Magazine  “When Storm is Collaborator” By Rachel Wolff; Painting featured prominently in article in April edition                  
                          International Encaustic Artist’s Newletter  “Surviving Sandy:Painting as a Catalyst for Healing”
Authored and art featured in article         
                          CBS This Morning  “The Art of Healing” Interviewed and featured prominently in review of ‘After Affects’                                     
                          The Huffington Post  “Art After Sandy” By Ula Ilnytzky; Review of ‘After Affects’ exhibition                                    
                          The Rockaway Wave “From the Artists Studio” By Susan Hartenstein; Interview and reference to ‘After Affects’ show
2011                  NY1 Evening News  Art featured in coverage of InkSplash 2011 Printmaking Exhibition exhibition at RAA                                    
                          The Rockaway Wave  “Revelation in Ink” Featured in review of InkSplash2011


AWARDS • GRANTS • RESIDENCIES

2017                  MassMoCA: Master Abstraction Residency  North Adams, MA

2013                  The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant                                     
                          New York Foundation for the Arts Grant
2012                  Encaustic Art Institute  Cerrillos, New Mexico; Painting chosen for permanent collection
2009                  TASIS Artist’s Residence  Artist’s Fellowship, Les Tapies, St. Pierreville, France
2007                  TASIS Artist’s Residence  Artist’s Fellowship, Les Tapies, St. Pierreville, France
2006                  Fulbright Recipient Japan Fulbright Teacher Program                            
                          Marquis Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Education  Inclusion in 2006 publication
2003                  Stone Foundation Grant  Bank Street College of Education, New York, NY
1998-2002         The New York Public Library  Artist-in-Residence


PRESENTATIONS • CONSULTING
2007                  National Art Education Assoc. (NAEA) 47th Annual Convention 
New York, NY Panelist and Presenter
2001-2007         The Metropolitan Museum of Art  New York. NY Teacher Advisory Board, Member
2006                  Assoc. of Teachers in Independent School (ATIS) Conference  New York, NY Workshop Co-Presenter
2005                  VUE: Visual Understanding in Education  Training Program Evaluator, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs NY
2004                  The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  NY, NY Panelist and Presenter at National Teacher Seminar                                     
                          The Studio Museum in Harlem  New York, NY Program Evaluator
2002                  NYS Assoc. of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) Workshop  New York, NY Presenter, Workshop Leader


TEACHING • PROFESSIONAL  EXPERIENCE

2016-                 International Encaustic Artists Organization  Vice President
2013-17             International Encaustic Artists Organization 
Interim Vice President; Education Director; Grants Administrator
2012-                 The Anolic Family Art Award  Associate Director; Web Administrator New York, NY
1994-2012         The Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin HS (LREI)  New York, NY                                      
                          Visual Arts Dept. Chair, Middle School Art Teacher, Professional Development Liaison, Board Member

2008                  Manhattanville College  Graduate Division  Manhattanville, NY

                          Visiting Artist Workshop
2006-2007         Fordham University  Graduate School of Education  New York, NY                                      
                          Adjunct Professor, Art in Childhood Education

1998-2002         The School of Visual Arts  New York, NY                                      
                          Adjunct Art Education Professor, Art Education Program

1990-1995         Saint Ann’s School  Brooklyn, NY                                      
                          Art Teacher

1991-1992         The School of Visual Arts  New York, NY                                      
                          Art Teacher, “Art for Kids” Program


REPRESENTATION • PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

                          Atlantic Gallery, NY, NY           
                          John Molloy Gallery, NY, NY

                          Museum of Encaustic Art, Santa Fe, NM

                          New York Artists Circle, NY, NY

                          Rockaway Artists Alliance, NY, NY

                          RAA Press Printmaking Studio, NY, NY

                          International Encaustic Artists                                      
                         
American Alliance of Museums                                      
                         

ONLINE IMAGE DATABASES                                     
                          NurtureArt.com                           
                          See.Me.com

EDUCATION

                          Bank Street College of Education  New York, NY  Master of Science in Education
                          School of Visual Arts  New York, NY   Bachelor of Fine Arts



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                                                 Bio


Melissa Rubin, a recent artist-in-residence at MASS MoCA, is also a recent recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation and a New York Foundation for the Arts grants, and a former recipient of a Japan Fulbright Fellowship. Her work has been featured in ARTnews Magazine, Encaustic Arts Magazine, on CBS This Morning, and has been used in performances and movie sets. Her art has been exhibited in solo and numerous group exhibitions. The most recent venues to show her work are the Atlantic Gallery NY, John Molloy Gallery NY, Art on Paper Fair 2017 Pier 36 NY, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art CA, the Museum of the City of New York, and the Burgdorff Gallery of Southern Vermont College Bennington VT. Her art is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Encaustic Art in Santa Fe NM and many of her works are in private collections in the United States and Europe.