Melissa McCloud - Visual Artist

Current Positions
Academic Lab Manager, Marshall University, Huntington, WV
Adjunct Faculty, Marshall University, Huntington, WV
Adjunct Faculty, Ohio University Southern, Ironton, OH

Education
2013
MFA Sculpture + Expanded Practice, Ohio University, Athens, OH
Studied under Duane McDiramid, Marilyn Poeppelmeyer, Marion Lee, and Julie Dummermuth

2009
BFA Sculpture and Photography, Marshall University, Huntington, WV Cum Laude
Studied under Mark Slankard, Jonathan Cox, and Byron Clercx

Grants and Awards
2012
Art, Art History & Film in London & Edinburgh Study Abroad Scholarship, Ohio University

Office of Education Study Abroad Travel Grant, Ohio University

COFA Travel Grant, Ohio University

2010-2013
Graduate Assistantship, Ohio University

Graduate Recruitment Scholarship, Ohio University

2008-2009
Stewart Smith Scholarship, Marshall University

2007-2008
Donald Harper Scholarship, Marshall University

Partial Tuition Waiver, Marshall University

2006-2007
John Q. Hill Scholarship, Marshall University

Summer Tuition Waiver, Marshall University

Exhibitions
2016
Cream of The Crop: Southern Ohio Museum; Portsmouth, OH

2015
Exhibition 280: Huntington Museum of Art; Huntington, WV

*Garden Enchantments: OU Southern Art Gallery; Ironton, OH (*Solo Exhibition)

Adjunct Faculty Exhibition: Marshall University; Visual Arts Center, Huntington, WV

Art, Music and Social Change: Feminist Art Exhibit; OU Southern, Ironton, OH

Art, Music and Social Change: Feminist Art Exhibit; OU Proctorville Center, Proctorville, OH

In + Around the Barn: Herb Garden; Athens, OH

2014
Morsels & Minutiae: Invitational, Apartment Earth, Charleston, WV

Open to Possibility: Edge Gallery, Denver, CO

Fear No Art: Beckley Art Center, Beckley, WV

Members' Small Works Exhibition: ROY G BIV Gallery, Columbus, OH

We ART Marshall: Grand Opening Exhibition, Visual Arts Center, Huntington, WV

2013
*Pharmakon: Impasse and Aporia MFA Thesis Exhibition, Seigfred Gallery, Athens OH (*solo exhibition)

2012
Small Works: ROY G BIV Gallery, Columbus, OH

Itsa Small, Small World: Family Business Gallery, Chelsea, NY

Butterflies In Our Midst: Kennedy Museum of Art, Athens, OH

2nd Annual Juried Show: Gallery 842, Huntington, WV

Sculpture+Expanded Practices: Invitational, Esther Allen Greer Museum Rio, Grande, OH

2011
Making Thinking: Ohio University Gallery, Athens, OH

Dreams and Wishes: Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV

Strength In Numbers: Trisolini Gallery, Athens, OH

2010
Melancholy-at the bottom of everything: Project 30, online exhibition

2009
Goodbye: BFA Capstone, Birke Art Gallery, Huntington, WV

23rd Annual Juried Exhibition: Birke Art Gallery, Huntington, WV (Best in show honor)

2008
The Sculpture Show: Art Warehouse Marshall University, Huntington, WV

2007
Exhibition 280: Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV

Governor’s Art Show: City Hall, Charleston, WV

21st Annual Juried Show: Birke Art Gallery, Huntington, WV (Awarded 1st place)

2006
20th Annual Juried Show: Birke Art Gallery, Huntington, WV

2005
19th Annual Juried Show: Birke Art Gallery, Huntington, WV

Governor’s Art Show: Joan C. Edwards Playhouse, Huntington, WV

Morris Art Exhibition: Morris Building, Huntington, WV

Teaching Experience (Instructor of Record)
Art 1171 - Introduction to Printmaking, Ohio University Southern, Fall 2016
Art 3530 – Letterpress and Bookmaking, Ohio University Southern, Fall 2016

Intro to Sculpture, Marshall University, Fall 2015
Advance Studio Sculpture, Marshall University, Fall 2015
Intro to Visual Art, Marshall University, Summer III 2015
Significance of art in everyday living.

Space/Amalgam, Marshall University, Summer II 2015
Space/Amalgam, Marshall University, Spring 2015
Space/Amalgam, Marshall University, Fall 2014
Design with emphasis on three-dimensional form, using a variety of media. Exploring these forms in context.

Intro to Sculpture, Ohio University, (co taught with Brooks Wenzel), Spring 2013
A course designed to introduce and explore sculptural techniques and concepts.

Teaching Experience (Teaching Assistant)
Description, Ohio University, (assisted Courtney Kessel), Fall 2012
Description builds skills in drawing, image making, three-dimensional modeling, and data mapping in the consideration of and making of art and design.

Sculpture III, IV, V, Ohio University, (assisted Marilyn Poepplemeyer), Winter 2012
Sculpture III, IV, and V are studio courses for Sculpture majors focusing on contemporary issues in Sculpture and each students development as an artist.

Studio Concepts, Ohio University, (assisted Marilyn Poepplemeyer), Fall 2011
“A studio course with an emphasis on the conceptual activity of art making. An introduction to a variety of methodologies for developing and executing ideas including research, assessment, analysis, and critical thinking. Particular attention given to conceptual structures and decision-making processes.”

Visiting Artist/Panelist
Panelist, Kennedy Lecture Series: Art, Music and Social Change; Feminist Art Exhibit, Ohio University Southern - Riffe Rotunda, Ironton, OH, April 8, 2015

Panelist, Kennedy Lecture Series: Art, Music and Social Change; Feminist Art Exhibit for Women's Conference, Ohio University Proctorville Center, Proctorville OH, April 10, 2015

Presenter; Slightly Unbalanced: Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV 2009

Workshops
2011
Sook Jin Jo: Visualizing our Memories, Dreams and Wishes: Collaborative Site-Specific Installation

2008
Thorney Lieberman: Several Arguments with Photography

Public Commission and Practicing Artist Assistantships
Jonathan Cox – Precinct – 2009 – City of Richmond, VA

Jonathan Cox – The Discovery IV (Stainless Steel, Marble) - 2008 – West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

David Ellis – Hopewell (Mixed Media Installation) – 2008 – Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV

Private Collections
Bronze Venus - in the private collection of Jonathan B. Cox - Huntington, WV

Ascension – in the private collection of Detective Jonathan Ventura – Arlington, WA

Trinity - Dr. Susan Jackson – Huntington, WV

Footprints in the mind - private collection of veteran and purple heart recipient, Minuard Ramey - Topeka KS

Melancholia – private collection of Felicia Jones Boyd – Huntington, WV

Intuition – private collection of artist Miriah Dollen-Knapp, Killeen, TX

Infinity Obscure – private collection of Capt. John Daniel Skidmore – Huntington, WV

Permanent Collections
Airplane – in the permanent Collection of the Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV

References
Frederick Bartolovic, Assistant Professor of
Ceramics, Marshall University
One John Marshall Drive, Huntington, WV 25755
Email: bartolovicf@marshall.edu
Phone: 304-696-2902

Duane McDiarmid, Chair of Sculpture Department, Ohio University
419 Seigfred Hall
Athens, Ohio 45701
740-541-0962
mcdiarmi@ohio.edu

Mike Bowen, Practicing Artist
3104 Brereton Ct.
Huntington, WV 25705
bowenstudios@gmail.com