Melanie Gonzalez

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Artist Bio

Melanie Gonzalez is an art photographer and videographer born and raised in the Bronx. Gonzalez’ mission as a New York based artist is to mesh the worlds of high art and street style into her photographs, videos, or spaces. She creates work under the identity Melanie Gonzalez ART, which produces photo and video works.

Gonzalez’ multi-media project Discount Saints was exhibited at Medianoche New Media Gallery & Digital Film Studio in the fall of 2015 in Spanish Harlem. She was awarded the 2015 Arts Fund Grant from the Bronx Council on the Arts for the completion of Discount Saints, a culmination of photography, video projections and sculpture.

Her self-portrait series Letters to Armando, Gonzalez’ first solo exhibition, was presented in June 2014 at B.C.A.D. Art Gallery. In May 2015, she produced a photo series and short art film called Goodness Graceous! The series of recreations of iconic Grace Jones images was exhibited at the Andrew Freedman Home. Goodness Graceous! has been shown at a group show at Greenpoint Gallery and at the 2015 Bushwick Film Festival. Her other works have been shown at Mosaic Gallery, The Werehouse, Sole Exchange and Make the Road NY.

As an actor and director she can be seen in the YouTube hit S*** Spanish Girls Say videos (a three-part series which has cultivated over 8 million views). She directed various music videos & YouTube projects. She was featured in two Italian theater productions with Teatromania.
Other links for Melanie Gonzalez:
Letters to Armando
Occurrence (Schaefer St)