Melissa Feldman

Melissa Feldman

2021 Resident

Along with her ongoing work as an independent curator and writer, Melissa Feldman held positions for the last several years as Distinguished Visiting Faculty at Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, and Director of the Neddy Artist Awards program supporting PNW artists and audiences.


Recent curatorial projects include Indie Folk: New Art from the Pacific Northwest (2020) at adamsandollman.com; Uses of History (2019) at studio e, Seattle; Free Play, an Independent Curators International touring exhibition (2013-17): A Cool Breeze: L.A. and Vancouver Art in the 1960s and Beyond at Griffin Art Projects, Vancouver B.C. (2017); Another Minimalism: Art after California Light and Space (2015-16), at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh and traveling to the Mead Gallery, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK; Dance Rehearsal: Karen Kilimnik’s World of Ballet and Theatre (2012) at Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, and traveling to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver.


Feldman has been a frequent contributor to Art in America and Frieze and has also taught at the California College of Art, the San Francisco Art Institute, and Goldsmith’s College, London. Feldman is credited with organizing the first monographic exhibitions for Kilimnik, Martin Kippenberger, and Hiroshi Sugimoto in the 1990s as a curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia.