photo credit: Shawn Strange
Rachel Melis is an Assistant Professor of Art at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University in Minnesota. She received her BA at Grinnell College and her MFA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her books, prints and installations use letterpress-printed texts, carved textures, and vintage textiles to convey the processes of carrying and settling. She compares paper ephemera to natural objects and forces, such as seeds, streams, and fires that act as bearers of destruction or germination.
Her work has been exhibited nationally in numerous venues including the Visual Arts Society of Texas 39th Annual Spring Exhibition, Denton, TX; Off the Wall, the 2006 Juried Mid America Print Council Members Exhibition, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks; the Fifth Annual North American Book Arts Exhibition, Bright Hill Center, Treadwell, NY; Built by Hand: The Book as Art, An International Juried Book Exhibition, Baltimore, MD; and Carry On, a solo show currently on display at the University of Michigan Lane Hall Gallery.
Panel: Making Books: Text/Context
Frontiers in Printmaking conference tentative schedule