melissa@melissa-weber.com

 EDUCATION

MFA , School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2010

AAS, Interior Design, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, 1988

Bachelor of Arts, English, Duke University, Durham, NC, 1981

 EXHIBITIONS

2018 Squeeze, Stack, Spill, Blanc Gallery, Chicago, IL

The Thing Is, Orland Park Public Library, Orland Park, IL

2016    New Business, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

2012    Illusive Objects,  (Solo Exhibition), Dubhe Carenno Gallery, Chicago, IL

2011     Intimacy, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010     Art Here Art Now,  The City As Studio, Chicago Artist Month, Chicago, IL

             New Insight, NEXT: The Invitational Exhibition of Emerging Art, Chicago, IL

             Graduate Thesis Exhibition, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2008    The Department Store Exhibition, Sullivan Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL         

 

DISTINCTIONS:

2011      Chicago Artist Assistance Program (CAAP) Grant, Chicago, IL

             Artist Assistant to Wolfgang Laib, Unlimited Oceans, Sullivan Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2010    Featured Artist, Chicago Artist Month, Chicago Department of Cultural  Affairs

            Nominee, Edes Fellowship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

           James Nelson Raymond Fellowship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

 RESIDENCIES

2016-2017           Resident Studio Artist, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

TEACHING

2018 - Present    Teaching Artist, Ceramics, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago IL

2013 Teaching Artist, Ceramics Studio, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

2012 –2014   Instructor, Department of Ceramics, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

 2011     Adjunct Instructor, Department of Ceramics, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN

2008    Teaching Assistant, Materials and Process, Department of Ceramics,  School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL