Melissa Arendt

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Melissa Arendt (b. 1984) is a California native, currently living in Auburn, CA. She studied design at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Her work has been shown in galleries in San Francisco, New York City, New Hampshire and Sacramento as well as online galleries in Paris, Canada and New York City.


As a visual artist, Melissa Arendt is in a constant state of creation, whether through painting, illustration or design. Her work is characterized by organized clusters of colorful cells juxtaposed with technically lined pencil drawings of people, places and things that intrigue her. She enjoys forcing these visual elements together within her painted clusters, thus creating a new whole. Within her work she encourages chance associations of disparate visual elements.

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Alone Together, 111 Minna Gallery, Minna Street, San Francisco, CA, United States, 2017
100 Under 100, Warehouse Artist Lofts, R Street, Sacramento, CA, United States, 2016
Free Arts Auction, Fort Gansevoort, 9th Avenue, New York, NY, United States, 2016
Windows, Roll Up Gallery, Erie Street, San Francisco, CA, United States, 2016
Enormous Tiny Art Show #18, Nahcotta Gallery, Portsmouth, NH, United States, 2015
Affordable Art Fair, New York City, NY, United States, 2015
Tectonic Array, 111 Minna Gallery, Minna Street, San Francisco, CA, United States, 2014