​​​​​Susan Melly

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS


2017​  

   LAAA/Gallery 825, "Make America" juried by Nancy L. Meyer, West Hollywood, CA

​   San Fernando Valley Art Center, "Color Me Bold", Honorable Mention Award, Tarzana, CA

   CA 101 "It Takes a Village" Riviera Village Redondo Beach, CA 

   LAAA/Gallery 825, "Benefit Auction" Paddle8 and hosted by Nobu, Los Angeles, CA 

​   Brand Library and Art Gallery, "Brand 45 Works on Paper", Juried Exhibition, Glendale, CA 91201


2016

   SANTA MONICA ART STUDIOS, "Eclectic Expressions", group show, Santa Monica, CA 

   SFVACC Gold Medal Exhibition, "Spirits of the Night" juried by Ellen Brown, Third Place Award, ​Tarzana, CA

   Brand 44 Library Art Gallery, "Works on Paper" juried by Laddie John Dill, Glendale, CA

   Loft at Liz's Gallery, "Feminist Variations", Curators: Susan Melly and Shana Nys Dambrot, Group Show, LA, CA

   101, "Front and Center", South Bay Galleria, Public Art Commission Choice Award, Redondo Beach, CA

   LAAA/Gallery 825, "Non Sequitur", juried group show, Los Angeles, CA

   LAAA/Gallery 825, "VS" Collaboration with Jeremie Riggleman, Los Angeles, CA

   Avenue 50 Studio, "Earthly Delights", Women's Caucus for Art, Los Angeles, CA

   San Fernando Valley Art Center, "Art in a Free Society", Juror Jim Morphias, Tarzana, CA

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2015

   Loft at Liz's, "Divergent Voices" group show, Los Angeles, CA

   OCCCA, Orange County Center for Art, "Fashionista's Fight Back!", juror Shana Nys Dambrot, Santa Ana, CA    

   Phantom Gallery H, "Where the Magic Happens", Juror Kristine Schoemaker, Hawthorne, CA

   S F Valley Art Center, "CAL Gold Medal Exhibition", Juror Daggi Wallace, Merchandise Award, Tarzana, CA

   Phantom Gallery H, "Fusion", juror Scott Canty, Best in Show (First Place), Hawthorne, CA

   Artcore National Exhibition, Jurors:  Andy Moses, Laddie Dill and Ave Pildas, Honorable Mention, LA, CA

   Gallery 446, "Surreal Vision",  Juror Shakima Brein, Palm Springs, CA

   Las Laguna Gallery, "Nakedness", Juried Competition, Laguna, CA

   Blinn House Gallery, "My Favorite Subject", Juror Ilana Bloch, Pasadena, CA

   LAAA, Gallery 825, VS, Group Show - Collaboration Piece, Los Angeles, CA

   LAAA, Gallery 825,  SOLO SHOW: "Mother Machine", Los Angeles, CA

   Artcore, "Pulse of LA", Juror Lisa Cozzi, Little Tokyo Los Angeles, CA

   Pico House, "From Her", public art Los Angeles City Exhibition, CA

   Foundry Art Center, " Reimagining Female", Juror Lisa Melandri (CAM), St. Charles, MO

     

2014

   Pico House Gallery, "Sacred Memories: Cross-Cultural Expressions of Day of the Dead", National Juried    

       Competition, Los Angeles, CA.

   Linus Galleries Online, "And the Beat Goes On" Juried Comptttion

   California Open Exhibition. Juror:  Ladddie John Dill, Bergamot Station, TAG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

   California State University West Gallery, "layered," Juried Competition, Northridge, CA

   Gallery 825/ Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA), "Out There:  I Do" , Juried Selection, Los Angeles, CA

   Collage Artists of America (CAA), "squared"National Juried Open Online Competion, Second Place Award

   Las Laguna Gallery, "Male-Man:  Women Artists Depicting Men", Selected for Group Show, Laguna Beach, CA

   Pico House Gallery, "From Her:An Exhibition by Women About Women",  National Juried Competition, Los Angeles, CA

   Blinn House, "Celebrating Women", Califonia Art League Juried Competition, Pasadena, CA, Honorable Mention

   i5 Gallery, The Brewery Art Complex, "10 x 10" , Group Show, Los Angeles, CA

   Las Laguna Gallery, "First Impressions", Juried Competition, Laguna Beach, CA

   Carter Sexton Gallery, "ABSTRACT", Local Competition Group Show, North Hollywood, CA

   Dysonna City Art Gallery, "Black History: a figurative view", Group Show, Los Angeles, CA 

2013

   Santa Monica Art Studios, Hangar Gallery South, "Ten Artists Talk", Group Show, Santa Monica, CA

   Las Laguna Gallery, "Women in Art", Juried Competition - early selection, Laguna Beach, CA

   Mar Vista Community Council, "Celebrating the Arts" curator, participant, Los Angeles, CA

   UnitedWomen.org, “Women’s Rights: An Artist’s Perspective” National Juried Competition, Washington  DC.

   Women’s Caucus for the Arts (WCA) “Stories We Tell” Juried Selection, New York

 

2012

   Fontbonne University, "Figure Now" Juried Exhibition, St. Louis MO

   Denise Bibro Gallery/WCA, "Petroleum Paradox. For Better or Worse?" New York/Los Angeles Art Walk

   Gallery 825 (LAAA), GEM Exhibition, Beverly Hills, CA

   Carnegie Art Museum, Group Show, Oxnard, CA 

2011

​   Tarfest Exhibition, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

   LBA - Long Beach Arts National Open Juried Exhibition, Long Beach, CA

   SDAI/Museum of the Living Artist, California Regional Jury Award Exhibition, San Diego, CA

   San Diego County Fair Exhibition of Art, Del Mar, CA.  Awarded 3rd Place in Class 1 (oil and acrylic)


OTHER PROJECTS:

2016 Co-Curator, "Feminist Variations" (group of 6 artists), Los Angeles, CA

2013 Curator  “Celebrating the Arts”  Mar Vista Community Art Festival and Silent Auction 

1984 Assistant Art Director for the short film "I Do Mind Dying"

1981 Poster Art for Theatrical short "The Juggling Movie"


PUBLICATIONS:

2016   

    KPFK radio interview

2015

    Diversions LA, "Susan Melly: Award Winner,"  Genie Davis, August, 2015

    Shoebox PR Interview: "Susan Melly and her Ladies Foundations," Kristine Schomaker, August, 2015

​    Hawthorne Television, live interview after first place award in juried show.

    Life in LA, "Susan Melly Seamlessly Interweaves Notions about Industrialization, Female Identity, and Concepts    

         of Power in Mother Machine," Anise Stevens, April 2015

    Catalog Publication and Online Gallery, "Voices: An Artist's Perspective" New York, NY

​    The Huffington Post (National Edition), "Susan Melly: The Feminine Machine", Shana Nys-Dambrot, 

         March 17, 2015

2014

    "Identity" catalog, Women's Caucus for Art, New York, NY

2013

     “Stories We Tell” catalog. Phoenix Gallery, Women's Caucus for Art, New York, NY

​     "Women's Rights - An Artists Perspective"  Pam Foss fine Art, St. Michaels, MD


EDUCATION:

    University of California, Santa Barbara. BA in Art 

    San Francisco State Univesity.  MEd

    Otis School of Art and Design, Los Angeles; California State University, Northridge. Post Graduate Courses


MEMBERSHIP:

Los Angeles Art Association, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

Southern Califiornia Women’s Caucus for Art (SCWCA)

Women Painters West, Los Angeles, CA

California Art League, San Fernando, CA

National Women's Caucus for the Arts, New York