Born at the foot of the Rockies and raised in the Appalachians, Melissa S Armstrong’s work is informed by the history, grandeur and beauty of both mountain ranges. Her studies in the arts and sciences at the College of William and Mary, the Rhode Island School of Design, and Brown University have resulted in environments and objects that directly reference biological and mineralogical processes.
Her sculptures and installations have been shown at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, the Arsenal Center for the Arts and the Distillery in Boston, the Verge Art Fair and Wayfarers Gallery in Brooklyn, and in the DMZ in Korea. In 2009 she was awarded a residency at the Vermont Studio Center, in 2010 she received a NEA grant to attend the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and in 2012 a residency at Moulin à Nef in Auvillar, France.
She currently lives and works in Brooklyn and is an active member of Wayfarers, an artist-collective in Bushwick, where she maintains her studio practice. Her first New York solo show, Numina, will open April 20th--view her website for more information.