Artist Resume

 

 

Solo Exhibitions:

 

2019 Translating Paiute, LXS Series, Carson City, NV

2015 Absolute Paiute, Sierra Arts Foundation, Reno, NV

2015 Numu (Paiute), UNR Artspace, Reno, NV

2014 The Basket Series, Metro Gallery, McKinley Arts, Reno, NV

2012 Willow and Bone, Museum of Contemporary Native Art, Santa Fe, NM

2007 New Work, Underground Gallery of Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM

2006 Dimensions, McKinley Arts and Culture Center, Reno, NV

2006 Paa’a (water),Lloyd Kiva New Gallery, MOCNA, Santa Fe, NM

2003 NDN PERSPECTIVISM,Under One Sky: Contemporary Artists of the Great    

         Basin, Nevada State Museum, Carson City, NV

2001 Then and Now, Installation for Gallery 299, Portland State University,

          Portland, OR

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

   

2004 – 2018   SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market participant

2004 – 2017   Heard Museum Guild Indian Market participant

2018 Connected, Blue Line Gallery, Roseville, CA and Lolmen Gallery,

         Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Placerville, CA

         Modern Traditions, American Indian Center, Chicago, IL

         Stories From the Land, Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, Lindsborg, KS

    

2017 Connective Tissue: New Approaches to Fiber in Contemporary Native Art,

         Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, NM

         Contemporary Indigenous Women Painters, C.N.

         Gorman Museum, U.C. Davis, CA

         Great Basin Native Artists, Carson City Visitors Bureau, Carson City, NV

          INTERWOVEN, Maidu Museum and Cultural Site, Roseville, CA

 

2016   Autry Museum, Native Art Market, Los Angeles, CA

           Great Basin Native Artists, Sparks Museum, Sparks, NV

           Group show, Museum of the Plains Indian, Browning, MT

          

 2015   F word show, GBNA group show, Potentialist Gallery, Reno, NV

           Great Basin Native Artists, Maidu Museum, Roseville, CA

           Reflections on Pyramid Lake, UNR Knowledge Center, Reno, NV

2014   Salutations, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM

            Great Basin Native Artists, Pyramid Lake Museum, NV

            Red Cloud Indian Art Show, Pine Ridge, SD

            Abstract Abstract, 1Spot Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

2013   My Land, Winterowd Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

           Trail of Tears, Cherokee Heritage Center, OK

           Red Cloud Indian Art Show, Pine Ridge, SD

2012   The Way We Live, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV

           IAIA Art show and Sale, Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, NM

1994 - 2011 exhibit list available on request

 

Permanent Collections:

School for Advanced Research (IARC), Santa Fe, NM

Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, NM

Nevada State Museum, Carson City, NV

Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

Lilley Museum, University of Nevada, Reno

Autry Museum, Los Angeles, CA

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

  • Native Arts, Santa Fean Magazine, Art Profile by Chelsea Herr, August 2017

  • Connective Tissue: New Approaches to Fiber in Contemporary Native Art, Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, NM, pg. 113 - 115

  • Collective of Native Artists Shows Range of Art, Sparks Tribune article, February 26, 2016 by Gina Lauer

  • Making Arts Vital, Reno Gazette Journal, June 2015, written by Jenny Cane

  • News from Native California Magazine, Profile on Melissa Melero-Moose, August 2015

  • Reno News and Review, Native Aesthetic, by Ashley Hennefer, December11, 2014

  • First American Art Magazine, Artist Profile by Jean Merz-Edwards, Fall 2014, Pg.38

  • Native Peoples Magazine, All Things Considered: Native Artists Embrace an Eco-Art  Movement with a More Sustainable Footprint by Ellen Watkins, August 2013, pg. 140-141

  • Reno Gazette Journal, Rich Stories Color Nevada Museum of Art Exhibit by Geralda Miller, December, 2012

 

GRANTS/AWARDS:

2018 - SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market, Best of Division B, 1st place

2018 - Nevada Museum of Art Fellowship, Peter S. Poole Fellowship

2017 – SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market, second place, painting

2016 – Nevada Arts Council, Professional Development Grant

2016 – SWAIA Discovery Artist Fellowship

2016 – First Place, painting, SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market

2016 – Autry Museum, First place, painting

2015 – School for Advanced Research, Dubin Native Arts Fellowship

2015 – First Place, painting, SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market

2014 – Nevada Arts Council, Jackpot Grant, artist fellowship

2012 – Wheelwright Museum, Fellowship Native American Woman Artist

 

EDUCATION:

2009  Bachelor of Fine Arts, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM

 

2000   Bachelor of Science, Psychology/Fine Arts, Portland State University,

           Portland, OR

MELISSA MELERO-MOOSE

Contemporary Paintings