Artist Curriculum Vitae

Education

California State University, Chico | Chico, CA

California Single Subject Preliminary Credential, Visual Arts

December 2020

 

University of Hawaii at Manoa | Oahu, Hawaii

Bachelor of Fine Art with a specialization in Fiber Arts 

​May 2013

Contact Information

Melanie Merlo 

(530) 591-9407

mmerlo89@gmail.com

Artist's Assistant
Awards & Scholarships

SAQA Fiberlandia Conference Student Scholarship

Studio Art Quilt Association (SAQA) | Portland, OR

​2015   

Surface Design Association (SDA) Award of Excellence

SDA Student Exhibition - Linked Up

UTSA Downtown Campus Art Gallery | San Antonio, TX

​2013

Outstanding Undergraduate Award in Fiber

University of Hawaii at Manoa | Honolulu, HI

2013 

 

Shore Hodge Lipsher Memorial Award

University of Hawaii at Manoa | Honolulu, HI

​2013

Surface Design Association (SDA) Outstanding Student Award

University of Hawaii at Manoa | Honolulu, HI

2013 

Stella O.H. Lee Scholarship

Hawaii Craftsman, Aha Hana Lima Workshop | Honolulu, HI

2013 

Achievement Scholarship for Undergraduate of Arts & Science and Arts & Humanities

University of Hawaii at Manoa | Honolulu, HI

2013

Honorable Mention Award: Bidwell Park

Hawaii Craftsman Fiber Hawaii Exhibition | Honolulu, HI

2012

The Dean's List

College of Arts and Humanities 

University of Hawaii at Manoa | Honolulu, HI

Fall 2010 - Spring 2013

Selected Juried & Group Exhibitions

1078 Members Group Show

1078 Gallery | Chico, CA

2015

More than an American Hero: Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez Art Gallery

California State University, Chico | Chico, CA

2015

 

Amalgamate

Bell Memorial Union (BMU) 3rd Floor Gallery

California State University, Chico | Chico, CA

2015

MFA Group Exhibition 2015

Bell Memorial Union (BMU) 3rd Floor Gallery

California State University, Chico | Chico, CA

2015

New Voices

Ayres Hall B-So Space

California State University, Chico | Chico, CA

2014

Linked Up, Surface Design Association (SDA) Student Exhibition

UTSA Downtown Campus Art Gallery | San Antonio, TX

Guest Jurors: Ruth Tabancay, Carolyn Halliday, Nancy Crasco

2013

Shift, BFA Spring 2013 Group Exhibition

University of Hawaii at Manoa Main Art Gallery | Honolulu, HI

Press release video

2013 

 

I Heart the Ocean: Marine Debris Fashion Show

Sustainable Coastlines Annual Arts Fundraiser 

Elks Club Waikiki | Honolulu, HI

2013

Hawaii Craftsman Fiber Hawaii 2012 Juried Exhibition

The Honolulu Museum of Art School | Honolulu, HI

Guest Juror: Susan Taber Avila, Professor of Design at the University of California, Davis

2012

Workshop Production Assistant

FACEWALL by Marek Walczak & Wes Heiss 

Chico Public Art Project (website)

California State University, Chico | Chico, CA

2015

Workshop Assistant Lead

Zine Extravaganza! with Guest Artist & OSU Professor Kate Bingaman-Burt (website)

California State University, Chico | Chico, CA

2015

Installation Construction & Assembly

Art + Tech: S.L. Clark and Sonya Belakhlef (Babycastles)

University Art Gallery 

California State University, Chico | Chico, CA

2015

Artist Assistant for Chad Alice Hagen

Aha Hana Lima Workshop

Hawaii Craftsman | Honolulu, HI

2013

Installation Construction & Assembly

Phoebe Cummings: Cella 

Main Art Gallery

University of Hawaii at Manoa | Honolulu, HI

2013

Installation Construction & Assembly

VERITAS II: A 24-Hour Installation by Kaili Chun

Waimanalo Beach | Honolulu, HI

2012

Professional Practice

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Introduction to 3-D

California State University, Chico | Chico, CA

2015

Committee Member

Hopper Visiting Artist Series

California State University, Chico | Chico, CA

2014-2015

Volunteer Docent

Contemporary Museum Spalding House | Honolulu, HI

2013

Secretary

UH Manoa Art Club

University of Hawaii at Manoa | Honolulu, HI

2012-2013

References

Mary Babcock

Associate Professor

Fiber Area Chair & Graduate Chair

University of Hawaii at Manoa

mbabcock@hawaii.edu

marybabcock.com

Paul Stephens

Fine Arts Teacher - Glass Design, Art Studio 1, 2, 3

Chico High School

pstephens@chicousd.org

Nancy Skadal-Hamm

Fine Arts Teacher - Ceramics 1, 2, 3

Chico High School

nskadal@chicousd.org

Shannon McLean

Fine Arts Teacher - Digital Arts 1, 2, 3

Chico High School

sfrain@chicousd.org