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Melissa K. Walter                                     

 

education                 

Master of Fine Arts /Jewelry/Metalwork, 2011, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

University of Georgia Studies Abroad, Cortona, Italy, summer 2010

Bachelor of Fine Arts / concentration in Metal Design, 2005, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

 

honors & awards           

Bedichek-Orman Award (travel grant), Houston Community College, Houston, Texas, 2012

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 2011

Graduate School Dean’s Award, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 2010

Graduate Teaching Assistantship, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 2010

Mary Rosenblatt Graduate Scholarship, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 2010

John D. & Marilyn Kehoe Cortona Studies Abroad Program ScholarshipUniversity of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 2010

Graduate Teaching Assistantship, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 2009

Penland School of Crafts Work-Study Scholarship, Penland, North Carolina, 2009

Penland School of Crafts Partners in Education Scholarship, Penland, North Carolina, 2009

Willson Center Graduate Student Research and Performance Grant, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 2008

Graduate Studio Assistantship, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 2008

Teresa Morris Scholarship, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, 2001

 

published in           

Paper Jewellery (Design and Make), Sarah Kelly, 2011

500 Rings, Lark Books, 2011

The Art of Enameling: Techniques, Projects, and Inspiration, Linda Darty, 2004

 

artist residencies           

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, Texas, September 2011-August 2012 

teaching experience                 

Adjunct Faculty: ARTS 1311 Design I, Houston Community College Northeast, Northline Campus, Houston, Texas, Fall 2012

Adjunct Faculty: ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation, Houston Community College Northeast, Northline Campus, Houston, Texas, Spring 2012

Adjunct Faculty: ARTS 1311 Design I, Houston Community College Northeast, Northline Campus, Houston, Texas, Fall 2011

Adjunct Faculty: ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation, Houston Community College Northeast, Northline Campus, Houston, Texas, Fall 2011

Instructor: ARST 1080 Foundations Three-Dimensional Design, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia (funded by graduate assistantship), Athens, Georgia, Spring 2011

Instructor: ARST 1080 Foundations Three-Dimensional Design, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia (funded by graduate assistantship), Athens, Georgia, Fall 2010

Instructor: ARST 1080 Foundations Three-Dimensional Design, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia (funded by graduate assistantship), Athens, Georgia, Spring 2010

Instructor: ARST 2600 Introduction to Jewelry and Metalwork, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia (funded by graduate assistantship), Athens, Georgia, Fall 2009

 

selected exhibitions           

Moments of Relief, Box 13 Artspace, Houston, Texas, 2019

Not-So-Lone Star Studios: A Gathering of Texas Makers, 2018-2019

Traveled:

Brookhaven College, Farmers Branch, TX

San Jacinto College, Pasadena, TX

Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, El Paso, TX

Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

The Contemporary Print, Flatbed Press and Gallery, Austin, Texas, 2016

Debtfair: A Project of Occupy Museums, Art League Houston, Houston, Texas, 2015

dwelling, Houston Community College-Northline Art Gallery, Houston, Texas, 2015 (solo)

White on White, The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, Lubbock, Texas, 2015

10 x 10 x 10 Tieton, Mighty Tieton Warehouse, Teiton, Washington, 2015

Refined Viii: Maker’s Choice, Reavley Gallery, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas, 2013

Maria V. Howard Arts Center 56th National Multi-media Juried Art Exhibition, Maria V. Howard Arts Center, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, 2013

In Residence 2011, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, Texas, October 2012-January 2013

Chow-Chow, curated by Chase Westfall and Joshua Dudley Greer, Slocub Galleries, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee, 2012

MIX, Goldesberry Gallery, Houston, TX, 2012 (Invitational Group Exhibition)

Charmed III: Third Times a Charm, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2012 (Invitational)

Handcrafted:  A Juried Exhibition of Ceramics.Fibers.Glass.Metal.Wood, The Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, 2012

La Noche del Broche, Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, Texas, 2011 (Invitational)

Faculty Exhibition 2011, Houston Community College Northeast, Northline Campus, Houston, Texas, 2011

East Carolina University School of Art and Design Alumni Exhibition, Wellington B. Gray Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, 2011

Jewelry + Objects, Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art of the Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, Michigan, 2011

Staple, Goods, 1112 Pike St., Seattle, Washington, 2011 (Invitational)

Ohio Designer Craftsman the Best of 2011, Columbus, Ohio, 2011

Traveled: The Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, Ohio

               Southern Ohio Museum, Portsmouth, Ohio

               School of Art Gallery, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

20_3_20, Invitational Ring Exhibition, 2010-2011

Traveled: Wicker Park, Chicago, Illinois

                U.B.E Uptown Art, Greenville, North Carolina

               Cedar Street Art Complex, Athens, Georgia

Handcrafted:  A Juried Exhibition of Ceramics.Fibers.Glass.Metal.Wood, The Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, 2011

Material Topics: Shifting Tradition, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina. 2011

Mostra: Student and Faculty Exhibition. Palazzo Casali. Cortona, Italy, 2010

Pulp Culture: Innovative Works in Paper!  East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, 2010

Rocky Mount Arts Center 53rd National Multi-media Juried Art Exhibition, Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, 2010

Emerging Artists: Ohio Connections, The Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, Ohio, 2010

Ohio Designer Craftsman the Best of 2010, Columbus, Ohio, 2010

Traveled: The Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, Ohio

                 Owens Community College, Perrysburg, Ohio

                  Artspace/Lima, Lima, Ohio

Material Response: new work by Melissa Walter, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Bridge Gallery, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 2010  

Lyndon House Arts Center 35th Juried Exhibition, Lyndon House Arts Center, Athens, Georgia, 2010

Textural Patois: Using texture as a visual language. Allen Priebe Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh, Wisconsin. 2010

Handcrafted: A Juried Exhibition of Ceramics.Fibers.Glass.Metal.Wood, The Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, 2010

Material Topics: Jewelry and Metalworking in the 21st Century, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina. 2010

Student Merchandising Association Annual Benefit Fashion Show. Cine, Athens, Georgia, 2009

Handcrafted:  A Juried Exhibition of Ceramics.Fibers.Glass.Metal.Wood, The Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, 2009

Handcrafted:  A Juried Exhibition of Ceramics.Fibers.Glass.Metal.Wood, The Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, 2006

Rebel 48, Emerge Gallery, Greenville, North Carolina, 2005

On the Verge, SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths) Student Exhibition, Reinberger Galleries, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, 2005

Future of our Field, SNAG National Student Slideshow, SNAG Annual Conference, St. Petersburg, Florida, 2004