Melissa Calderón

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Artist Bio


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.


Melissa Calderon (b.1974) was born and raised in the Bronx. She has exhibited at El Museo del Barrio, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Queens Museum, Socrates Sculpture Park, The Portland Museum of Art, Arsenal de la Puntilla and Galeria 20/20 in Puerto Rico, Pioneer Works, and SmackMellon among others. She is currently an Artist in Residence at the Andrew Freedman Home, a historic mansion on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx.