Melanie Kozol

BROOKLYN, NY

Melanie Kozol
ARTIST BIOGRAPHY


Melanie Kozol received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts and a BA from Connecticut College. She is a recipient of an NEA Visual Artist Fellowship in painting and a Skowhegan scholarship for drawing at the New York Studio School.  Kozol has been awarded residency fellowships at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Constance Saltonstall Foundation and VCCA.   Recent solo shows include TreeHouse at the Courthouse Gallery, Lake George Arts Project; Teatown Lake Reservation; Flatiron; Bussaco; and Weber Fine Arts. Her work has been included in exhibitions at Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Project Room 88, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, Alexander Gallery, DFN and the Weill Art Gallery. Kozol’s paintings were featured in the movies Damsels in Distress, 2012, and A Birders Guide to Everything, 2013.  Her paintings are in numerous public and private collections including the Comptroller of the Currency, Pfizer Corporation, Deutsche Bank, Bellagio Hotel and Triomphe at the Iroquois Hotel. Kozol is a visiting professor at Pratt Institute, and a faculty member at the School of the Arts, 92nd ST Y. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.NY.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Melanie Kozol draws energy from nature, music and the painting process. Working with plein air studies, photographic documentation and memory, Kozol investigates the place where light and color come together to create a space between memory and experience. Her landscapes explore the boundaries between representation and abstraction. 

MELANIE KOZOL

b. 1957, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

EDUCATION
  • 1987School of Visual Arts, MFA
  • 1979Connecticut College, BA
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
  • 2014If A Tree Falls, 350 Bleeker Gallery
  • 2013TreeHouse, Courthouse Gallery, Lake George, NY
  • 2012New Paintings, Teatown Lake Reservation, Ossining, NY
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
  • 201421 & Counting: The Painting Center Turns 21, The Painting Center
  • 2014Faculty Exhibition, Weill Art Gallery
  • 2014Cool and Collected 2014, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY
  • 2014Art@the Lake, Lake George Arts Project, Bolton, NY
  • 201425th Invitational, New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA
  • 2014We Love Art, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY
  • 2014Project Wall, New Arts Project, Kutztown, PA
  • 2013NURTUREART Benefit, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2013Art@The Lake, Sembrich Museum, Bolton, NY
  • 2013New paintings, Fairfax Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
AWARDS
  • 2007Skowhegan Scholarship for Drawing, New York Studio School
  • 1983Painting Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts
RESIDENCIES
  • 2013VCCA, Sweet Briar, VA
  • 2012Constance Saltonstall Foundation
  • 2012Teatown Lake Reservation, Ossining, NY
  • 1981Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine
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