Melanie Flood


Melanie Flood (born 1979 Manhasset, New York) is an artist and curator based in Portland, OR. She holds a BFA (2001) in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York and an MFA (2017) in Contemporary Art Practice from Portland State University. Since 2008, she directs Melanie Flood Projects, which began as an artists’ salon located in her Brooklyn residence. In 2014, the gallery relaunched in downtown Portland, OR expanding its programming to include sculpture, sound installation and video. Recent projects include Dru Donovan: Basic Poses, Carlin Brown: What else is a window, Justin James Reed: Shining Bodies, and the series Thinking through Photography, a survey of photographic practices highlighting experimental and diverse approaches in which artists work featuring Maria Antelman, Evan La Londe, Rose Dickson, Leif Anderson & Teresa Christiansen. Her projects have been featured in Art in America, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Zingmagazine, Photo District News, among others. Recent exhibitions include Autzen Gallery, Portland, OR (2017), NADA Art Basel-Fourteen30 Contemporary, Miami Beach, FL (2016), Carl & Sloan Contemporary, Portland, OR (2016) and Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR (2014). Flood is the recipient of a Regional Arts & Culture Council Project Grant (2014) and the recipient of a Precipice Fund Award (2016). Her work is the subject of a solo exhibition at Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland, OR (2018).

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