Represented by Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland, Oregon since 2004 
Currently studying for PhD in creative social virtual worlds and zoosemiotics at UNSW in Sydney
Recent Video:
That's the Way it Goes . music video for Auld Spells . collaboration with Zak Margolis . 2020
14th Floor . animated collage video for Auld Spells . 2020
Silent Blaze . machinima shot in Second Life for Dana Reason for experimental improvisation Fest . 2020
Pearl Hyacinth Takes a Sound Walk by Standing Still in Six Virtual Worlds . Soundbox - A Zoom of One's Own . 2021
Recent Virtual World Builds:
VoxWalk 3 . voxel wearables community collection of stores . 2021
New Art City . Timekeeper's Maze . clock stills from Youtube videos displayed in maze from The Shining . 2021
VRTO . Pearl's Map Gallery Portal Hub for the Floatilla . Mozilla Hubs . 2021
Flora/Fauna Earth Day Exhibit . collaboration with The Bad Lament . Cryptovoxels . 2021
Oregon Music Land . spatialized sound piece for NYE event . with Dana Reason and Mike Gamble . Hubs . 2020
Cryptovoxel borrowed land .  Pearl's CV studio . 2021
Perla Art Gallery . Featuring the work of WOCA and DADA in Decentraland . 2021
Education:
University of New South Wales . Sydney, Australia . Full Scholarship . 2019 - 2023
MA in Environmental Arts and Humanities . Full Scholarship . Oregon State University . 2016-2018
MFA in Electronic Integrated Art . Full Scholarship . Alfred University . Alfred, NY . 2005-2007
BA in Photography . University of Oregon . 1997
Studied abroad in Szeged, Hungary at József Attila University . 1994 
Awards and Residencies:
AIR Niederösterreich Residency . Krems, Austria . 2019
Playa Residency . Eastern Oregon Desert . 2017
Djerassi Residency . Northern California Mountains . 2017
Ford Family Foundation Grant . 2017
Visiting Scholar Grant from Oregon State University Library Archives . 2015
Regional Arts & Culture Council . Project Grant . Portland, Oregon . 2010
Gaestatelier Krone Residency . Aarau, Switzerland . 2009
Oregon Arts Commission . Career Development Grant . 2008
Institute for Electronic Arts Residency . NYSCC . Alfred, NY . 2008
Cite Internationale des Arts Residency . Paris, France . 2007
Est-Nord-Est Residency . Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec . 2007
The Gil-Society Residency . Akureyri, Iceland . 2007
Mayor’s Creative/Cultural Economic Initiative and Worksystems Professional Development Grant . 2005
Caldera Residency . Eastern Oregon Mountains . 2004
Oregon Arts Commission . Individual Artist Fellowship . 2002
Juror’s Award . Oregon Biennial . Portland Art Museum . 2001
Young Poets Award . Oregon Arts Foundation . 1987

Solo Shows:
Open Book Gallery pop up exhibit  in medieval building and across Second Life . Krems, Austria . 2019
The Raven Speaks to the Assembled Animals . OSU East Greenhouses . 2018
Everything is Water . Elizabeth Leach Gallery . 2015
Looking Glass Book . Carlos Gallery, University of the SouthSewanee, Tennessee . curated by Greg Pond . 2011
So Close to the Glass and Shivering . Marylhurst University Art Gymcurator Terri Hopkins . 2010
Letters from Switzerland . Elizabeth Leach Gallery . Portland . 2010
Alexandria, I’m Waiting . Elizabeth Leach Gallery . Portland . 2008
useless, incorruptible, secret . Caseworks . Douglas F Cooley Gallery .Reed College . curated by Stephanie Snyder . 2008
the weight of a tiny bird . MFA thesis show . The Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art . Alfred, NY . 2007
Torch Song . Elizabeth Leach Gallery . Portland, Oregon . 2004
6 of one, a half-dozen of the other . Nine Gallery at Blue Sky Gallery . Portland . 2004
Pressed . Fugitive Art Center . Nashville, Tennessee . 2002
Car Crash Chandelier . PDX Gallery Window Project . 2002
Wallpaper . Reading Frenzy . Portland . 1998
Selected Group Shows:
natureculture . Elizabeth Leach Gallery . 2020
Ticket to the Moon . Kunsthalle Krems . 2019
Assemblage and Collage . Elizabeth Leach Gallery . Feb and March . 2018
Mapping the Remains with Lisa Temple-Cox at Cuckoo Farm Studios . UK . 2017
Functionally United . curated by Cris Moss . White Box Gallery . Portland . 2017
Words, Words, Words . Elizabeth Leach Gallery . 2015
PNW Photo Drawers . Blue Sky Gallery . 2013
Remembering is Everything . Alter Space Gallery . San Francisco, CA . 2013
The Turtle Salon . Hardy Tree Gallery . London, UK & The Meter Room . Coventry, UK &
Galerie Ivana de Gavardie & Arnaud Lefebvre Galerie . Paris, France . 2011 - 2012
The Paper Quilt Project . Berkeley Art Center . Berkeley, California . 2011
Visitors . Traywick Contemporary . Berkeley, California . 2011
The Shape of the Problem . Elizabeth Leach Gallery . Portland, Oregon . August 2011
Special Edition . PrintRoom . Rotterdam, The Netherlands . curator Serge Onnen . 2011
Of Walking on Ice . Soil Gallery . Seattle & White Box Gallery . Portland . curator Jack Ryan . 2010
Oregon Biennial 2010 . Disjecta . curator Cris Moss . Portland . 2010
threshold . Ditch Projects . Springfield, Or . curator Mike Bray . 2009
Still-Life . 533 Gallery in Los Angeles & Milepost 5 in Portland . curator Anna Fidler . 2009
The Animal Gaze . London Metropolitan University . London, UK &
Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (Exeter) . curator Rosemarie McGoldrick . 2009
The Butterfly Effect . Leftbank . Portland Institute for Contemporary Art Portland, Oregon . 2008
Aqua Art Fair . Miami, Florida . 2007
NYSCC MFA Show . J. Cacciola Gallery . NYC . 2007
Usufruct . Linfield College . McMinnville, Or . curator Seth Nehil . 2007
Pressing Pause . Zeitgeist Gallery . Nashville, Tennessee . 2007
_scope . Vitrine Gallery . St. Jean Port Joli, Quebec . 2007
On Others . Rhodes College Memphis, Tennessee & Iron Gate Studios . Austin, Texas . 2005 – 2006
25 Years of Drawing in The Art Gym . Marylhurst Universitycurator Terri Hopkins . 2005
Closer In . Contemporary Arts Center . North Adams, Massachusetts . curators Ven Voisey and Heather Phillips . 2004
Empire Builders . Zeitgeist & Ruby Green Galleries . Nashville, Tennessee . 2004
Intense Focus . Elizabeth Leach Gallery . Portland . Oregon 2004
Core Sample . Portland, Oregon . curators Stephanie Snyder and MK Guth . 2003
Outdoor Sculpture Invitational . Maryhill Museum of Art . Goldendale, Wacurator Lee Musgrave . 2003
Bibliocosmos . Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery . Reed Collegecurator Stephanie Snyder . 2003
Modern Zoo . PCAC . Cathedral Park Place . Portland, Oregon . 2003
Blood and Guts Forever . Marylhurst University Art Gym . Portland, Oregoncurator Brad Adkins . 2003
Beamsplitters . Machine Works, Portland, Oregon . curators Bill Danieland Vanessa Renwick . 2002
Pacific Northwest Annual . Bellevue Art Museum . Washington . curator Sue Spaid . 2001
2001 Oregon Biennial . Portland Art Museum . curator Bruce Guenther . 2001
Snow . Good/Bad Gallery . Brooklyn, NY . 1999
Commissions:
Wieden and Kennedy holiday installation . Ever Drifting . Portland . 2015
Trimet: Portland’s public transportation system . collage representing train line . 2010
Bird Song Chandelier . The Nines Hotel in Portland . 30 foot chandelier designed for interior of spiral stairwell . 2008
12 gifts . Leslie Durst . exhibited with PICA Butterfly Effect show . 2006
Selected Reviews:
Brackish Reports . Oregon Coast Council for the Arts . 2018
Blurring Boundaries interview with Carly Lettero of Spring Creek Projects . 2018
Melody Owen Makes Waves . The Corvallis Advocate . Stevie Beisswanger . 2017
The Community, Writings About Art in and Around Portland . Jon RaymondPublication Studio . 2016
Artforum Critic’s Pick . Stephanie Snyder . December 2015
RADAR Productions . An Interview with Melody Owen . Myriam Gurba . April 5 2013
Oregon Arts Watch . Melody Owen Makes a Book . Bob Hicks . 2011
The Oregonian . Melody Owen’s art gets multiple Portland appearances . Bob Hicks . March 19 2010
ARTslant (online) . Melody Owen’s Dada-damaged Collage . John Motley . March 2010
ArtUS (Los Angeles) . Melody Owen . Jacquelyn Davis . Fall/Winter 2008
Portland Mercury . Melody Owen . John Motley . 2007
Art Papers (Atlanta, Ga) . On Others . Julie Roberts . March/April 2006
Number 54: an independent journal of the arts . On Others . Joe Nolan . Fall 2005
PSU Daily Vanguard . The Unrequited Love of Melody Owen . Eva Lake . 2004
The Organ . Camela RaymondWillamette Week . Queen Bee . Lisa Lambert . 2002
Publication:
Nature_Culture - Writing and collage - ecomedia . ecocriticismo . ecocinema - online journal out of Portugal - Oct 12, 2020
Curator and Critic Tours . Connective Conversations . Inside Oregon Art 2011 - 2014
published by The Ford Foundation and University of Oregon . 2015
When I Was Nineteen, I Was an Old Man (Dream Journals)published by Scout Books and Future Tense . 2013
Looking Glass Book . published by Publication Studio . 2012
album . Artist Portraits of Artists (PDF) . Art Gym 30th Anniversary Exhibition . 2010
The Disappearing Book . published by Container Corps . 2010
bear Deluxe #28 . Orlo . Melody Owen . 2008
So Close to the Glass and Shivering (PDF)published by Marylhurst University . essay by Jon Raymond . Art Gym . 2010
Spork Press . Issue 4.3 . editor Kevin Sampsell . 2006
Core Sample Catalogue . Clear Cut Press . essays by Stephanie Snyderand Lawrence Rinder . 2004
Eye-Rhyme literary journal . issue 7: Roses Are Red. Pinball Publishing . 2004

Selected Screenings:
High Zero Festival of Experimental Music - September 27, 2020
An Apple for my Teacher (Dana Reason Ensemble) . Live Second Life . Improvisation Summit of Portland . Disjecta Contemporary Art Center . 2018
Newport Art Center . Newport . Brackish Reports . May, 2018
Boathouse Microcinema . Screening . September 24, 2017
Tree Farm (video from Oregon) . Human Resources LA . Los Angelescurator Jesse Sugarmann . 2011
A Natural Selection . NW Film Forum in Seattle . curator Vanessa Renwick . 2009
PDX Film Festival . Clinton Street Theater . Portland, Oregon . May 9 . 2009
For Robert . National Gallery of Art, DC . curator Michael H. Shamberg . 2009
Local Sightings . Northwest Film Forum Seattle, Wa . curator Karl Lind . 2008
Turtle in The Tank . The Tank . NYC . curator Michael Shamberg . 2008
Team Spirit Animal Squad . The Zipper Factory . NYC . curator Tanya Gagne . 2008
Monkeytown Semiannual . Brooklyn, NY . November 30 . 2007
Loop Festival . Barcelona, Spain . 2007
The 60 second southern video festival tour. Harmony Landing in Nashville &
Powerhouse in Memphis & Boathouse Cinema in Portland & Basel, SwitzerlandMantua, Ireland & Cairo, Egypt . 2007
stumptown girls . The Empty Vessel . Brooklyn, NY . curator Gretchen Hogue . 2006
Film and Video from Portland, Oregon . Royal College of Art . London, UKcurator . Clair Fowler . 2006
Sound + Vision . ZKM Germany . curator Alexandria Lakin . 2005
PDX Film Festival Invitationals . Portland, Oregon . curator Matt McCormick . 2004

Lectures, Readings, and Conversations:
Perspectives 2021 Symposium . University of Dundee . June 24, 2021
Conversation with DADA NYC . 2021
UNSW HDR Conference . 2021
Metaverse Report & What is Like to Be an Avatar Being a Bat . VRTO . 2020
Brackish Report . Environmental Humanities Conference . OSU . 2018
Zoomorphic Interlace . Minding Animals . Mexico City . 2018
Zoomorphic Interlace . Curiosity Club . September 12, 2017
Artist talk . Oregon State University . 2017
Tree Rings . Lane County Historical Museum . 2017
Avatar Identity . OSU Identity Conference . 2017
Tree Rings . Valley Library . OSU . 2016
Cutaway World . Curiosity Club . 2015
Artist talk . Portland State University . 2014
River Report . Powell’s Books . 2014
When I was 19, I was an Old Man . IPRC . 2014
Sewanee University . 2012
Reed College . 2008
Pacific Northwest College of Art . 2008
Rhodes College . 2006
Portland State University . 2004
Watkins College of Design . 2002
Sewanee University . 2002, 2012

Curation:
Venus of the Metaverse . Cryptovoxels and Decentraland with WOCA . 2021
Flora/Fauna Earth Day Exhibit . Cryptovoxels . 2021
Translating the Animal . Thesis Show . OSU . 2018
Reimagining Sustainability: Communication and Media Research in a Changing World
Ecomedia Arts Festival . IAMCR 2018 . University of Oregon . 2018
International Tribunal on Fracking . Prints by Justseeds . 2018
Optic Gallery . 2017
Circles and Spinning Wheels . PICA TBA Festival . Portland . 2009
Circles and Spinning Wheels . Echo Park Film Center . Los Angeles, CA . 2011
The Disappearing Book . exhibited at Reading Frenzy . 2008
The 60 Second Southern Video Festival at Harmony Landing . Nashville, Tennessee . 2007
Dissecting Portland . Hallwalls in Buffalo, NY &
Cornell University Theater in Ithaca, NY & Alfred University . 2006
SmartWall . Alfred University Student Video Gallery . 2006 - 2007
Sleeping in the Woods . Modern Zoo . Portland, Oregon . 2003

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