Melissa E. Feldman

Melissa E. Feldman is director of the Neddy Artist Award and a Seattle-based independent curator and writer. She has contributed to Art in America, Frieze, Third Text, and Aperture, among other publications. Recent exhibitions include Another Minimalism: Art after California Light and Space, a touring exhibition organized by the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh; Free Play, an Independent Curators International exhibition traveling to the Hedreen Gallery at Seattle University in January 2017; Dance Rehearsal: Karen Kilimnik’s World of Ballet and Theatre, organized by the Mills College Art Museum, Oakland and which travelled to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver; Afterglow: Rethinking California Light and Space Art, Hearst Art Gallery at St. Mary’s College, Walnut Creek, California; and Sampler: Textiles at Creative Growth at Creative Growth Center, Oakland. Formerly distinguished visiting faculty at Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, Feldman has taught at the California College of Art, the San Francisco Art Institute, and Goldsmith’s College, and is credited with organizing the first one-person American museum exhibitions for Kilimnik, Martin Kippenberger, and Hiroshi Sugimoto in the early nineties as a curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia.