Melissa Oresky was born in Bethesda, Maryland in 1974. She is an artist living and working in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois.
MFA, The University of Illinois at Chicago; Chicago, IL (2000)
BFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Chicago, IL (1996)
Bezalel Academy of Art and Design; Jerusalem, Israel (1995)
Professor of Painting and Drawing, Illinois State University; Normal, IL, (2002-present)
Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award (2005)
Oresky participated in a collaborative print project at Normal Editions Workshop in the School of Art at Illinois State University for the portfolio CVA Suite III in 2015-17.
Foliate is available for sale in CVA Suite III portfolio.
Melissa Oresky working at the light-table
Lead Printer, Micah Zavacky, rolling orange ink at the glass slab for print run #1
Lead Printer, Micah Zavacky and student assistant, Demetri Fisher, prepare to ink the plate
Lead Printer, Micah Zavacky applying orange ink to plate with assistant Demetri Fisher
Graduate Assistant, Dylan Welch, sponging the litho plate while Lead Printer, Micah Zavacky prepares the green ink on the roller for run #2
Lead Printer, Micah Zavacky applying green ink in run #2 with Graduate Assistant, Dylan Welch
Melissa Oresky selects "Right to Print" impression from various color trial proofs
Melissa Oresky working with color trial proofs in a monotype session
Michael Blake sponging the lithographic plate
Lead Printer, Micah Zavacky inking the plate with white ink
Lead Printer, Micah Zavacky pulling up the freshly printed proof
Melissa Oresky, Artist, and Lead Printer, Micah Zavacky with assistant Michael Blake reviewing a proof during a monotype session
Lead Printer, Micah Zavacky and Artist Melissa Oresky reviewing proofs
Melissa Oresky working with stencils during the monotype session
N.E.W. Team members Micah Zavacky, Veda Rives, Molly Markow, and Felicia Cannon with artist, Melissa Oresky, working with color trial proofs in progress with monotype additions
Lead Printer, Micah Zavacky and Artist, Melissa Oresky conclude a successful monotype session with many variations from the color trial proofs