Melissa’s stories and reviews have appeared in The New York Press, Hyperallergic and ArtCritical. With a background in Cultural Anthropology she is interested in the intersection between art and society and the work made by those outside of the art-world mainstream. She is particularly interested in storytelling and it’s relationship to visual arts.
Melissa has taught as an adjunct professor at SVA, Parsons, NYU Brooklyn College, and Penland School in North Carolina. Her interest in mixed materials and storytelling has informed her work as a visiting critic across art and craft media. She has most recently been a visiting critic at SUNY New Paltz, Pratt, NYU and The Everson Museum.