Born at the foot of the Rockies and raised in the Appalachians, Melissa S Armstrong’s work is informed by the history, grandeur and beauty of both mountain ranges. Her studies in the arts and sciences at the College of William and Mary, the Rhode Island School of Design, and Brown University have resulted in environments and objects that directly reference biological and mineralogical processes.
Her sculptures and installations have been shown at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design in Providence; Arsenal Center for the Arts and the Distillery in Boston; Verge Art Fair, Wayfarers Gallery and Brooklyn Fire Proof in Brooklyn; the DMZ in Korea; and most recently at Neoteric Fine Art, Amagansett, NY; Spool Mfg., Johnson City, NY; Annmarie Sculpture Garden, Dowell, MD; SoHo20, Chelsea, NY and Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY. She has been awarded residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and Moulin à Nef in France, a NEA grant to attend the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and was a founding member of Wayfarers, an artist-collective in Brooklyn, NY.
In order to continue to explore the intersections between art, design, and the sciences, Melissa is currently pursuing a PhD in Zoology at UBC.