Melissa Uroff is a California based artist and photographer. As a photographer, she works in alternative, historical and experimental processes including cyanotypes, gum printing, polaroid transfers, hand coloring and traditional darkroom techniques. She has a long love affair with mixing mediums in both 2-D and 3-D work. She often creates installations, works in printmaking, painting, drawing, electronic art, neon tube bending, collage, and assemblage. Melissa has several public art pieces on display, which include large-scale murals along with free-standing art pieces.
Her 3-D work consists of neon lights, artist created sculpture(s), and found objects which are often built into installations.
Melissa’s 2-D work is a mix between her personal life and a strange dream, it is often difficult to find where reality begins and ends. Subconsciously pulling from images of her youth one will find recurring themes such as birds, references to music, ferns, cactus, stars, and the moon. She then ties those images into her “now” with women placed among them as a stand in for her experience. There is always a bit of weirdness and exaggeration used to tell her story.
This is Melissa's second time collaborating with Capital Dance Project!