Born 1981, Cambridge, MA, USA. Lives and works in London.
Following a BFA in Painting/Printmaking at Rhode Island School of Design, Melissa Gordon was Artist in Residence at De Ateliers, Amsterdam, from 2003-2005.
Melissa Gordon has exhibited widely in the UK, Europe and the USA. Her visual arts practice includes painting and printmaking. Her wider practice extends to include curatorial projects (such as the recent group show ‘Specific Collisions’ curated for Marianne Boesky Uptown Space, NYC) and her work as an editor of both LABOUR and PERSONA.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
Material Evidence, Spike Island, Bristol, UK
Blow Up Modernists, Cosar HMT, Dusseldorf, DE
Structures for Viewing, Marianne Boesky Gallery, NY
Collisions, (with Jessica Wiesner), Galerie Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam NL
A Lonely Crowd, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA
Two-Dimensional Men, Ancient & Modern, London, UK
Dirty Tricks of an Age of Moral Turpitude, Cosar HMT, Düsseldorf, DE
War of the Ghosts, Galerie Juliette Jongma Amsterdam, NL
ABN AMRO Kunstprijs, ABN AMRO, Amsterdam, NL
Exquisite Corpse, Ancient and Modern, London
The Only Man in There, Cosar HMT, Düsseldorf, DE
Genealogies Part II, Preview Art Fair, with Cosar HMT, Berlin, DE
Genealogies Part I, Galerie Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam, NL
What you can’t see could kill you, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL
Group Exhibitions
Specific Collisions, Marianne Boesky Uptown Gallery, NY
Yellowing of the lunar consciousness, curated by Andrea Bruciati, Massimo De Luca, Venice, IT
And After Painting, Cosar HMT, Dusseldorf
15 for 50, Art on the Underground, London UK
Parallax Curtain, S1, Sheffield, UK
Art & Press, ZKM Karlsruhe, DE
Re-Opening, Deweer Gallery, Ottigem, Belgium, BE
Kunstverein Malkasten, Dusseldorf, DE
Fact Mystic, Galerie Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam, NL
Art & Press, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin , DE
Art in the Parking Space, LAX Art, Los Angeles, USA
No Comment, LABOUR launch and performance, Kunsthall Oslo, NO
Future Forward, The Temporary Stedelijk, Amsterdam, NL
Theatre of Pain, Performance, Ancient & Modern, London UK
5×5, Espai d ́art contemporani de Castelló, Castelló, ES
Ever Changing Moods, Performance, Autoitalia, London UK
Madame Reaslism, Marres Center for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht, NL
Specific Collisions, Telephone Painting, Cosar HMT, Dusseldorf, DE
Group Velocity, Märkisches Museum Witten, DE
Dorothea von Stetten Kunstprijs, Kunstmuseum Bonn, DE
Philara Project Space, Dusseldorf, DE
Monumentalism(e), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL
Lush Life, Scaramouche Gallery, New York, USA
Precarity and the Butter Tower, CTRL Gallery, Houston, USA
Paying A Visit to Mary, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CN, USA
AIR Biennale, Ewing Gallery, Knoxville, TN*
The Library of Babel/In and Out of Place, Zabludowicz Collection, London UK
Your Gold Teeth, Marianne Boesky Gallery, NY, USA
Pictural Abstraction, Tache-Levy Gallery, Brussels, BE
Variations on a Theme, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, USA
All Cretans Are Liars, Said the Cretan, Galerie Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam NL
Mental Puberty, STORE Gallery, London, UK
Rebell, Art and Feminism 1969-2009, MMKA, Arnhem, NL
True Lies, Kunsthaus Essen, DE PRIVAT, Heydt-Museum Wuppertal, DE
I Love the BeNELux, Virgil de Voldere Gallery, New York, USA
Prague Triennale, National Gallery, Prague, CZ
Something and Something Else, Museum Van Bommel Van Dam, Venlo, NL DUMA, Wiels Contemporary Art Center, Brussels, BE
Black Bile, Red Humour, b05 Art and Design Center, Montebaur, DE
Early Bird, Kunstverein Dorsten, DE
Ballet Mécanique, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK
The Painted Object, Harris Lieberman, New York, USA
Dealing with Reality, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, NL
Showroom, Mai 36, Zürich, CH Lost and Found, Shedhalle, Zürich, CH Compilation III, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, DE
The Collector’s Art, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, DE
Among the Ash Heaps and Millionaires, Ancient and Modern, London, UK Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, NL
Pictorial Research, Art Agents Gallery, Hamburg, DE
Wild At Heart, Kunst RAI, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL
Kravets Wehby, New York, USA
Koninklijke Prijs voor Vrije Schilderkunst, 2005, GEM, Museum voor Actuele
Kunst, Den Haag, NL
Terra non Firma, Howard House Gallery, Seattle, USA Voices, Rotermann’s Salt Storage Contemporary Art Museum, Tallinn, EE