Melissa Calderón



Photo Credit: Viorel Florescu
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Email: waxingcreative@gmail.com

Artist Bio

Statement

I create bodies of conceptual work around themes exploring social and political landscapes; drawing upon historical and philosophical references of power, fragility and perception. Combining ritual and symbolic significance with materiality and process, my multi-disciplinary approach aims to create a broader dialogue between the works in a series, each piece playing a part in a larger symphony of ideas and concepts relating historical memory & personal experience.

Bio
Self taught artist Melissa Calderón creates conceptual work around themes exploring social and political landscapes, drawing upon historical and philosophical references of power, fragility and perception. Her work has been exhibited at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Queens Museum, Socrates Sculpture Park, The Portland Museum of Art, Arsenal de la Puntilla and Galería 20/20 in Puerto Rico, Hunter College, and The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture among others. She has been included in such books as Frescos, 50 contemporary artists from Puerto Rico and Strange Material: Storytelling through Textiles. Melissa was recently awarded a permanent NYC Percent for Art Commission to be installed in the South Bronx in Summer 2019. She is born, bred, and resides in the Bronx.


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