Melissa Zexter



EDUCATION

Rhode Island School of Design- BFA Photography

New York University / ICP - MFA Photography


ONE AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2017 PAST AND PRESENT,  Muriel Guepin Gallery, NY, NY

2012 THREAD, PIXELS, PAPER; Works by Melissa Zexter and Melinda McDaniel, Carrie Haddad Photographs, Hudson, NY

2011 MELISSA ZEXTER AND KEUN YOUNG PARK, Muriel Guepin Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

2008 EDITS:MELISSA ZEXTER AND PAT SHANNON, Hallspace Gallery , Boston, MA

2004 Hallspace (Project Room), Boston, MA

2003 Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY

2002 Hallspace Gallery (Project Room), Boston, MA

2000 Creiger Dane Gallery, Boston, MA

1996 McKinney Arts, New York, NY


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017            

INTIMATE LINES: DRAWING WITH THREAD, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ (curated by Carol Eckert)

DRAWN THREADS,  Beard and Weil Galleries,Wheaton College, Norton, MA

2016 

UNCOMMON EXPOSURES: PHOTOGRAPHY IN CRAFT BASED MEDIA, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

ABITI DA LAVORO (WORKWEAR), Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, Sheila C Johnson Design Center, New York, NY

WORKWEAR (Abiti Da Lavoro), Center Space Gallery, ColumbiaCollege, Chicago IL

WORKWEAR (Abiti Da Lavoro), Casa d’Italia, Montreal, Canada

WORKWEAR (Abiti Da Lavoro), Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada 

2015  

BOLD (FEMININE), Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA

GATHERING THREADS: CONTEMPORARY FIBER ART, Brattleboro Museum of Art, Brattleboro, VT         

AFTER IMAGE: CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS &PHOTOGRAPHY, Art House Productions Gallery, Jersey City, NY

YOU ARE HERE, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY

2014  

THE EMBROIDERED IMAGE, Robert Mann Gallery, NY

ABITI DA LAVORO (WORKWEAR), Triennale Design Museum, Milan, Italy

WORKWEAR, Moscow Museum, Moscow, Russia

OBSESSION, TABLA RASA, Brooklyn, NY

SUMMER GROUP SHOW, Muriel Guepin Gallery, New York, NY

2013 

FACE FACTS, Blank Space Gallery, NY, NY

SCOPE MIAMI (Blank Space Gallery)

MERRY GO ROUND, Muriel Guepin Gallery, New York, NY

DRAWING OUT OF BOUNDS, Beird &Weil Galleries,Norton. MA

SHORT LIST, curated by Miriam Romais, En Foco, BRICArts, Brooklyn NY (online)

SPE HOMEPAGE EXHIBITION, curated by Arno RafaelMinkkinen (online)

2012 

BASEBALL IN THE BRONX, Bronx Museum of the Arts, April 2012

SHORT LIST, curated by Sarah Simpson, BRIC Arts, Brooklyn NY

2011 

SUMMER GROUP SHOW, Muriel Guepin Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (June 2011)

2010 

OF MEMORY, BONE AND MYTH, Curated by Elijah Gowin., Unversity of North Dakota

LUCID DIRECTIONS, Netzorg & Kerr Permanent Collection Gallery, Western Michigan University

AFFORDABLE ART FAIR, (Represented by Muriel Guepin Gallery)

2009 GENEROUSLY ODD, Luden Gallery, Lexington, KY

WAVES OF CHANGE, St. Joseph’s College, Brooklyn, NY

2008 ENVIRONMENT, Harrington Arts, San Francisco, CA

2007 PHOTOGRAPHY AND CONTEMPORARY TACTICS, Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn, NY

2006 PLAY!, Lillstreet Art Gallery, Chicago, IL

20 YEARS IN, International Center of Photography, NY, NY

WINTER SALON, Lesley Heller Gallery, New York, NY

2005 GIRL MEMORIES, AG Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

PROJECT DIVERSITY , Corridor Gallery,Brooklyn, NY

PORTRAIT, Kleinart James Gallery, Woodstock,NY

2004 UNTITLED, Salena Gallery, Long Island University,Brooklyn, NY

2003 PHOTOGRAPHY PLUS, Hallspace Gallery, Boston, MA

TWO PERSON EXHIBITION: MELISSA ZEXTER AND JONI STERNBACH, Kenise Barnes Fine Art,Larchmont, NY

2002 WATER,The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

LESS THAN ONE, Kenise Barnes Fine Art,Larchmont, NY

LOVE SHACK, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY

BAND OF OUTSIDERS, Hallspace, Boston, MA

UNCOMFORTABLE, Ruby Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2001 SMILE, HERE ART, New York, NY

TALKING HEADS, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY

PICTURES IN AN EXHIBITION, Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY

WHAT IS LEFT WHEN IT IS GONE, 16 BeaverGroup, New York, NY

FACULTY SHOW, Berrie Art Center, Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ

2000 A.I.M. ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION, Bronx Museum ofthe Arts, Bronx, NY

RECESS, Kenise Barnes Fine Arts, Larchmont,NY

INTERIOR NATURE, Foreman Gallery, HartwickCollege, Oneonta, NY

BYRDCLIFFE, Kleinart James Gallery, Woodstock, NY

TRIGGER HAPPY, Mascot Studio, New York, NY

COOPER UNION FACULTY EXHIBITION, Cooper Union, New York, NY

1999 WALL PAPER, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY

OUTER BOROUGHS, White Columns, New York, NY

SIZE MATTERS, Gayle Gates, Brooklyn, NY

COMMON THREADS, The Gallery on the Hudson,Irvington, NY

1998 ANONYMOUS, The Work Space, New York, NY

READING BETWEEN THE LINES, The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

GROUP SHOW, HealthWorks, Boston, MA

1997 REFLECTIONS ON CULTURE, Trustman Art Gallery,Boston, MA

YOUR DEVOTED SERVANT, E.S.Van Dam Gallery,New York, NY

MICROCOSMIC CRYPTOZOIC, Here Gallery, NewYork, NY

1996 PIECES OF EIGHT, Marymount Manhattan College, NewYork, NY

FRIGHT BANK, Williamsburg Art Center,Brooklyn, NY

A.I.M. BENEFIT EXHIBITION, Bronx Museum ofthe Arts, Bronx, NY

THE FEMALE NUDE, Fletcher Gallery, Woodstock,NY

BEACH CULTURE, Art Moving, Brooklyn, NY

1995 MARKERS OF IDENTITIY, Korea Gallery, New York, NY

BYRDCLIFFE ARTISTS, Fletcher Gallery,Woodstock, NY

WHAT NOW, Art Moving, Brooklyn, NY

1994 ARTIST IN THE MARKETPLACE, Bronx Museum of the Arts,Bronx

THE NEW FACE OF THE PORTRAIT, Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton,MA

RED,WHITE WALLS, AND BLUE, Kleinart James Gallery, Woodstock, NY


BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017  Salineti, Ryan, MelissaZexter, Embroidery Artist + Photographer, The                   Nice Niche,March 2017.

2016  Ziva Ranaan, The Needle and Thread Revolution, April2016

Blackmore Evans,Jill. Intricate Embroidered Photos of Anonymous People FORMAT, December 29, .2016

 “ExtraordinaryEmbroidered Photography”, Be Creative with WorkBox.                             July/August2016

Thornton,Beatrice.  A Stitch in Time.  Neon Signs Magazine,  May, 2016

“Workwear/Abiti da Lavoro” DOMUS,  March, 2016.

2015 Conti , Gaia.  Intimate Stitching.  AI Magazine, no. 70, Summer 2015, Italy
2015 Cullum, Jerry. Review: Bold (Feminine) Photographers Respect, Subvert Tradition at Marcia Wood Gallery.  Arts Atl. November 10, 2015.
2014

Gill, Brenda. The Photographer's Eye. Embroidery Magazine, UK. September/ October 2014

Zadeh, Susan. Eyemazing Susan’s Annual Pictorial 2014. Eyemazing Editions, November 2014.

“WORKWEAR” EXHIBITION AT THE TRIENNALE DESIGN MUSEUM OF MILAN, HG, JUNE 2014.

Martin, JJ. Creative luminaries imagine the uniforms of the future in a new Milan exhibition. Wallpaper, June 25, 2014.

Workwear, an exhibit at Triennale. Vogue Italia, June, 2014.

Abiti Da Lavoro, Elle Decor Italia, June, 2014

Carvalho de Oliveira, Rebeca. Confira os trabalhos das fotógrafas Azuma Makoto e Melissa Zexter. Correio Braziliense, August 8, 2014
Divine Spiritual Embellishments, Beautiful Now, April 20, 2014
When Embroidery Meets Photography, Indigo Voulut, Canada, April 2014
Intricate Embroidered Photographs, Lomography Magazine, February 20, 2014
Dreamy Photographs Flawlessly Capture Representations of Femininity, BUST Magazine, January 2014
Chon, Alicia. Melissa Zexter. The Raw Book. April 18, 2014.
Casal-Data, Victoria. Melissa Zexter's Intricately Covered Photographs, Beautiful/Decay, February 19, 2014
Criado, Lula. Interview with Melissa Zexter, Clot Magazine, UK. January 21, 2014

Dawson, Jessica. "The Embroidered Image" is Sew Revealing at Robert Mann Gallery. Village Voice, June 11, 2014.

Dykstra, Jean, Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography / The Embroidered Image. Photograph Magazine, June, 2014.

Golski, Molly. Melissa Zexter. Atwood Magazine, April, 2014
Hudson, J. Decorative Embroidery Adds New Dimension to Photographs. DesignFaves, February, 2014.
Guettierez, Roma. Las Fotos Bordadas de Melissa Zexter, Makamo. March 24, 2014

Minyard, Ashley. The Embroidered Image at Robert Mann Gallery. Musee Magazine, April 4, 2014

As Fotografias Bordadas de Melissa Zexter, Magazine Magnetica, Portugal, January 13, 2014
Melissa Zexter's Embroidered Photography, Juxtapoz Magazine, January 24, 2014
Rae, Erika. Everything Looks Better Embroidered: It's Not Just for Mom's and Personalized Hand Towels Anymore, Core 77. January 24, 2014
Six, Jazmin. Melissa Zexter. Juice Magazine, Singapore, April, 2014.


2013
Unique Embroidered Photography by Melissa Zexter| Inspir3d, December 2013

Embroidered Portraits by Melissa Zexter, iGNANT, December, 2013

Melissa Zexter Interview: Embroidered Photography, textileartist.org, 2013

Studio Vist and Interview: Melissa Zexter, Textile Arts Center, July 31, 2013

Pringle, Kathryn, BOOG CITY80, Baseball Issue, May 2013

Michelman, Elizabeth, The Wheaton Biennial, Drawing Out of Bounds at Wheaton College, ARTSCOPE April, 2013

2012

Dessanay,Margherita, Art and Craft: An Embroidered Web. ELEPHANT Magazine, ISSUE #9,Winter 2012. Frame Publishers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Seo, Jae Woo, ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL SCENE, J.J. MAGAZINE, Seoul, Korea, March 2012 issue.

2011 Melissa Zexter: MAPS AND MEMORIES, AFTERIMAGE, January-February Issue, 2011

2010 Elements,DIFFUSION Magazine Volume II, One Twelve Press, April,2010

2009 Hirsch,Robert, Photographic Possibilities: The Expressive Use of Ideas and Processes,3rd Edition, Focal Press

“Elements”,Diffusion Magazine, One Twelve Publishing, , 2009-10.

2008 Fegley,Karen. Edits @Hallspace, Big,Red, and Shiny, November 16, 2008

2006 Play! Featured Artist: Melissa Zexter, Time Out Chicago, October 2006

Featured Artist: Melissa Zexter, Style.com,Spring 2006

2005

Parting Shot: Melissa Zexter, Chronogram, October,2005.

Smart, Paul. “Smart Art:Face to Face.” Woodstock Times, September 22, 2005.

Palermo, Sarah. “ExhibitOffers Interaction in World of Faceless Friends.” Poughkeepsie Journal.September 23, 2005.

Spring Trends Section,Vogue.com, Spring 2005

Cashman, Ellie and Sanders,Jennifer. “Artists Feature Section.”Catskill Mountain Region Guide, January 2005

Peabody, Richard, Gargoyle Magazine (cover), Spring2005

2003 Peabody, Richard, Gargoyle Magazine (cover), Fall 2003

2002 McQaid, Kate. “Band of Outsiders.” The Boston Globe, April 2002

Hill, Shawn. “Band of Outsiders.” Art New England, June/July 2002

2001 Connaly, Kevin. “Smile.” The New Yorker, June 18&25, 2001

2000 McQuaid,Cate. “Bordering on Tension; Drinking in Distortion.” The Boston Globe, March29, 2000.

Guiliano,Charles. “Back on Newbury Street.” Boston.Citysearch.com March 9, 2000

1998 Aletti, Vince. “Art; What’s Up,” Village Voice, July 28, 1998

Johnson, Ken. “Review: Anonymous,” New York Times, August 14, 1998

1997 Harris,Karen. Exhibition Catalogue, Marymount Manhattan College, NewYork, NY, May1997.

Nahas, Dominique. “Your Devoted Servant,” Review , May, 1997.

Silver, Joanne. “Photos Put The Focus onCulture,” Boston Herald, May 1997.

1996 “In Light: Melissa Zexter,” Photography Quarterly, Center for Photography At Woodstock, Issue no. 66, 1996.

“Melissa Zexter: 10 Images,” Hanging Loose 69, October, 1996.

“Chapman,Frances. “Artburger: Showing Face, Casting Shadows and Shooting,” Waterfornt Week, April 25 - May 8, 1996.

Lane, Dakota. “Byrdcliffe Bounty.” Woodstock Times, January 11, 1996.

1994 Elliot,Burton. “The New Face of the Portrait,” Exhibition Catalogue, Fuller Museum of Art, February, 1994.

Jaeger, William. “Kleinart Exhibit Eclectic,”Times Union, July 24, 1994.

Norklun, Kathi. Diametrical Palettes,” Woodstock Times, July 14, 1994.

Temin,Christine. “Three Shows Take Portrait At More Than Face Value,” The Boston Sunday Globe, December 18,1994. The BronxMuseum of the Arts Exhibition Catalogue, “Artists in The Marketplace,” July, 1994.


FELLOWSHIPS

1997 BLUE MOUNTAIN CENTER, Blue Mountain Lake NY, Residency

1996 MILLAY COLONY FOR THE ARTS, Austerlitz, NY, Residency

1995 BLUE MOUNTAIN CENTER, Blue Mountain Lake, NY, Residency

BYRDCLIFFE ARTS COLONY, Woodstock, NY, Residency

1994 BRONX MUSEUM OF THE ARTS, Bronx, NY Artist in the Marketplace Program

BYRDCLIFFE ARTS COLONY, Woodstock, NY, Residency


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2006 –Present

THE DALTON SCHOOL, New York, NY

Photography Instructor

2001- 2007 LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY, Brooklyn, NY

Associate Professor, Department of Media Arts

2001 RAMAPO COLLEGE, Mahwah, NJ

Adjunct Professor, Department of Photography

2000 ALFRED UNIVERSITY, Alfred, NY

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Photography

2000- 2005 THE NEW SCHOOL UNIVERSITY, New York, NY

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Photography

2000 BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Paramus, NJ

Adjunct Professor of Photography, Department of Art

1998-2003 COOPER UNION, New York, NY

Adjunct Faculty, Photography

1998 NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, New York, NY

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Professional Studies, Photography


LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

2001 VISITING ARTIST. Parsons School of Design, NY, NY

1997 VISITING ARTIST. Marymount Manhattan College of Art, NY, NY,

VISITING ARTIST. Parsons School of Design, NY, NY

1993 VISITING LECTURER. University of Massachusetts,Dartmouth, MA,

 


 



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