MELISSA KREISA

 

EDUCATION (USA)

BA Fine Art (1987) Western Maryland College in Westminster,Maryland
MFA (candidate) Visual Information Technology (1995-1998) George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia
Medical Illustration Intern (1985-1987) Georgetown University in Washington, DC

GROUP & SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015

The Art Agency, Esher, Surrey ~ United Kingdom, Group Exhibition

JCO's: Place for Fine Art, Los Gatos, CA, "Bravo" Curated by Julie Jenkins

First Fridays Art Walk / Downtown Yoga Shala, San Jose, CA , "Inside Out" Solo Exhibition

2014

JCO’s: Place for Fine Art, Los Gatos, CA , “Favorite Things” Curated by Julie Jenkins

Six Summit Gallery, Ivoryton, CT , “Vision” . Jurors Steven Assael, Domingo Zapata, David Wenzel,Vanessa Williams, Curated by Leonardo Feroleto

Art Party San Jose: Anne & Mark’s Art Party, San Jose, CA, (In Conjunction with Silicon Valley Arts’ Council), Curated by Anne Schonberg, Mark Henderson, Susan Leask, Tobin Keller, Marc D’Estout

Cairn University (with Whitestone Gallery), Langhorne, PA, Juried Group Exhibition

Gallery 85, Santana Row, San Jose, CA, “Rethinkit” Juried Artists from the San Francisco Bay Area

Unleashed Art Gallery, Redwood City, CA, “Abstract Transitions” Invitational Group Exhibition

Gallery 85, Santana Row, San Jose, CA, “The Journey” Juried Artists from the San Francisco Bay Area

2013

Whitestone Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, “Summer Group Juried Exhibit” International Juried Exhibition

New Coast Studios, Palo Alto, CA, “Color & Line” Invitational Group Exhibition

New Coast Studios, Palo Alto, CA, Silicon Valley Open Studios

Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA, “Paintings, Paintings, Paintings," National Juried Exhibition, Rachel Lazo, Juror

Northwest Area Arts Council, Woodstock, IL, “Women’s Works” National Juried Exhibition

First Fridays Art Walk / Downtown Yoga Shala, San Jose, CA, “Shift” Solo Exhibition

2012

The Gallery at Fibre Arts Design Studios, Palo Alto, CA, “Women's Wisdom" Invitational Group Exhibition

LH Horton Jr. Gallery, Stockton, CA , “Visual Poetry Exhibition” Juried Artists from the United States

Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA , “Summer National Exhibition” National Juried Exhibition,, Juror Lucinda Barnes, Chief Curator, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.

The Gallery at Fibre Arts Design Studios, Palo Alto, CA, “Waste Not” National Juried Exhibition

The Gallery at Fibre Arts Design Studio, Palo Alto, CA, “Eve: Lust for Couture” Two Person Exhibit, May 2012

The Unitarian Universalist Church, Palo Alto, CA, Solo Exhibition

The Gallery at Fibre Arts Design Studios, Palo Alto, CA, “Origins” National Juried Exhibition

The Gallery at Fibre Arts Design Studios, Palo Alto, CA, “Anima, the Self Within” National Juried Exhibition

The Pollack Building, Redwood Shores, CA, Solo Exhibition

The Gallery at Fibre Arts Design Studios, Palo Alto, CA, “Designer Trunk Show” Two Person Exhibit

Whitestone Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, “Fine Art & Faith Exhibit” International Juried Exhibition,

Middlefield Medical Suites, Palo Alto, CA, Group Exhibition

2011

Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, Group Exhibition

Whitestone Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, “Fine Art & Faith Exhibit” International Juried Exhibition,

Los Altos Library & History Museum, Los Altos, CA, “Reflections on Water” Juried Artists from California

The United Way Building, San Jose, CA, Solo Exhibit

The Mercy Center, Burlingame, CA, Solo Exhibit

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Palo Alto, CA -- Solo Exhibit

Unitarian Universalist Church, Palo Alto, CA -- Solo Exhibit

First Fridays Art Walk / Downtown Yoga Shala, San Jose, CA, “Encounter” Solo Exhibit

2010

Gallery9, Culver City, CA, EXPO Arts Center, Long Beach, CA

Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Aperture Gallery, New York, NY, “The Peace Project” International, Juried, Traveling Exhibition

Studio D Gallery (Previously Dezart Gallery), Palm Springs, CA, Invitational Group Exhibition

Whitestone Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, “Fine Art & Faith Exhibit” International Juried Exhibition

Ironstone Vineyard, Murphys, CA, “Spring Exhibition” National Juried Exhibition

Art Museum of Los Gatos, Los Gatos, CA, Juried Artists from California

Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, CA, “For Colored Girls Only” All Women Group Show of Bay Area Artists

2009

First Fridays Art Walk / Downtown Yoga Shala, San Jose, CA, “Shimmer” Solo Exhibit

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS & COMMISSION

Landrover, Inc., Purchase for Permanent Collection, June 2014

Beck, Bismonte & Finley LLP, San Jose, CA, Commission for Permanent Collection, December 2013

Mercy Beyond Borders, Fundraiser / Auction, December 2011

Cloudera, Incorporated, Palo Alto, CA, Commission for Permanent Collection, January 2011

Survivors International, Fundraiser / Auction, October 2010

Just Breathe Yoga Studio, Santa Clara, CA, Commission for Permanent Collection, June 2010

SPECIAL GALLERIES & AFFILIATIONS

Anne & Mark’s Art Party, San Jose, CA
JCO’s Place for Fine Art, Los Gatos, CA
Gallery 85, San Jose, CA
The Gallery at Fibre Arts Design Studio, Palo Alto, CA
Linaris Institute, Hercules, CA