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Melanie Schiff: biography

   
  EDUCATION
   
2002 MFA, University of Illinois-Chicago, May
   
1999 BFA, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts
1996 Goldsmiths College, University of London Fall
   
  ONE PERSON EXHIBTIONS
   
2007 Water Birth, Galerie Haus Schneider Uschi Kolb, Karlsruhe, Germany
  12 x 12, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL
   
2006 Underwater Photographer, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL
   
2004 New Photographs, Vedanta Gallery, Chicago, IL
   
  GROUP EXHIBITIONS
   
2008 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
  Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967, Curated by Dominic Molon, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL and Musée d–€™art Contemporain de Montréal, Québec
  Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris, France
   
2007 Sympathy For the Devil, Museum of Contemporary Art, Curated by Dominic Molon, by Chicago, IL
  Spring Break, Roots and Culture, Chicago, IL
  Selected Works, Devenning Projects, Chicago, IL
  The Dams 2, Galeria Jose Pepin Mendez, Puerto Rico
   
2006 Fownland, Collaboration with Tony Tasset, Vonzweck, Chicago, IL
  Ballroom Blitz, Curated by Dominic Molon, James Hotel, Chicago, IL
  Gallery Artists, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL
  Armory Show, Kavi Gupta Gallery, New York, NY
  Volta Show, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
   
2005 Autonomy, Foxy Productions, New York, NY
  Into the Woods, Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago, IL
  Sitting, Standing, Reclining 2, Modern Culture, New York, NY
  Group Exhibition, Curated by Simon Watson, Bergdorf Goodman, New York, NY
  Stilled Life, Curated by Brian Sholis, Placemaker Gallery, Miami, FL
  NADA Art Fair, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Miami, FL
  Art Forum Berlin, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  Volta Show, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
   
2004 Sitting, Standing, Reclining, Modern Culture, New York, NY
  Kristen + Melanie, Suitable Gallery, Chicago, IL
  NADA Art Fair, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Miami, FL
  Art Forum Berlin, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  Explosions, Curated by Heather Hubbs and Lorelei Stuart, PAC/ edge performance festival, Chicago
  Gallery 400,Stray-Show, Chicago, IL
  Miracle, Stray-Show, Chicago, IL
   
2003 NADA Art Fair, Miami, FL
  Designs for Modern Living, Curated by Lorelei Stewart, Chicago, IL
  At the Edge, Gallery 400 Chicago, IL
  Result Tape, KDP, Chicago, IL
  Push Pin Project, Deluxe Projects, Chicago, IL
  Tainted Love, Unit B Gallery, Chicago, IL
   
2002 Art Miami Basel, Vedanta Gallery, Miami, FL
  The Stray -Show, Destroyer Inc., Chicago, IL
  Art Forum Berlin, Vedanta Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  Here and Now, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
  Use Your Illusion, Vedanta Gallery, Chicago, IL
  Room for a Revolution, Deluxe Projects, Chicago, IL
  NYU Alumni Show, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY
  MFA Thesis Show, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL
  Scrappy Part 2, The Shop, Chicago, IL
   
2001 Revolutions Per Minute, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL
  Parking Lot Biennial, Chicago, IL
  ILL, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
  UICMFA@WOOD, Wood Street Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Chicago, IL
   
  CURATORIAL PROJECTS
   
  When Darkness Falls, (Slater Bradley, LA Raven, Felix Gonzalez Torres, Kirsten Stoltmann,
  Sarah Conaway, Deva Maitland, Megan Pflug, Brad Phillips, Sterling Ruby) Gallery 400, Chicago, IL
  When Darkness Falls, Midway Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
   
  REVIEWS
2007 Artforum.com, Brian Sholis
2007 Chicago Reader, –€œEveryday Beauty–€, Fred Camper
2007 Timeout Chicago, John McKinnon
2005 Chicago Sun Times, Margaret Hawkins, Exhibit Explores Art of Nature
2005 Chicago Reader, Tony Adler
2005 New York Times, Holland Cotter
2004 TenbyTen, Annette Ferrara, Romance Issue Fold Artist
2003 UR Magazine, Carrie Sandler, –€œArt Groupie–€
2004 Bridge Magazine, Terence Hannum
2002 Chicago Tribune, –€œArt Scene–€, Kevin Willliams
2002 Artnet, –€œRock N–€™ Raunch–€, Pedro Valez
  Bridge Magazine, Scott Speh, www.bridgemagazine.org
  Panel House, Terence Hannum, www.panel-house.com
   
  AWARDS AND RELATED ACTIVITIES
   
2006 Artadia Jury Award
2006 Atlantic Center The Arts Residency, Fellow Artist, New Smyrna Beach, FL
2006 Ox- Bow, Professional Artist in Residence, Saugatuck, MI
2006 North Drive Press, Artist Multiple Magazine, New York, NY
2005 Double Exposure, Photography Benefit, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago
2000-01 UIC Neisser Award
1999 Graduated with honors from NYU
1999 Undergraduate Fellow, The National Graduate Seminar, New York, NY