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Represented by Elizabeth Leach Gallery

Upcoming Events:
Zoomorphic Interlace . Curiosity Club . September 12, 2017
Boathouse Microcinema . Screening . September 24, 2017
Lone Pine Studio & Farm Residency . 2018

Education:
MFA in Electronic Integrated Art . Alfred University . Alfred, NY . 2007
BA in Photography . University of Oregon . 1997
Studied abroad in Szeged, Hungary at József Attila University
with Portland State University . 1994

Awards and Residencies:
Playa Residency . 2017
Djerassi Residency and 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 . 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:
Everything is Water . Elizabeth Leach Gallery . 2015
Looking Glass Book . Carlos Gallery, University of the South
Sewanee, Tennessee . curated by Greg Pond . 2011
So Close to the Glass and Shivering . Marylhurst University Art Gym
curator 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 . 2008 . curated by Stephanie Snyder
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:
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 University
curator 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, Wa
curator Lee Musgrave . 2003
Bibliocosmos . Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery . Reed College
curator Stephanie Snyder . 2003
Modern Zoo . PCAC . Cathedral Park Place . Portland, Oregon . 2003
Blood and Guts Forever . Marylhurst University Art Gym . Portland, Oregon
curator Brad Adkins . 2003
Beamsplitters . Machine Works, Portland, Oregon . curators Bill Daniel
and 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

Selected Screenings:
Tree Farm (video from Oregon) . Human Resources LA . Los Angeles
curator 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, Switzerland
Mantua, 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, UK
curator Claire Fowler . 2006
Sound + Vision . ZKM Germany . curator Alexandria Lakin . 2005
PDX Film Festival Invitationals . Portland, Oregon . curator Matt McCormick . 2004

Publication:
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 (PDF) . 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 (catalog) (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 Snyder
and Lawrence Rinder . 2004
Eye-Rhyme literary journal . issue 7: Roses Are Red. Pinball Publishing . 2004

Selected Commissions:
Wieden and Kennedy holiday installation . Portland . 2015
Trimet; Portland’s public transportation system . collage representing train line . 2010
The Nines Hotel in Portland . 30 foot chandelier designed for interior of stairwell . 2008

Selected Reviews:
Melody Owen Makes Waves . The Corvallis Advocate . Stevie Beisswanger . 2017
The Community, Writings About Art in and Around Portland . Jon Raymond
Publication 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 Raymond
Willamette Week . Queen Bee . Lisa Lambert . 2002

Lectures and Readings:
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
Artist talk . Sewanee University . 2012
Artist talk . Reed College . 2008
Artist talk . Pacific Northwest College of Art . 2008
Artist talk . Rhodes College . 2006
Artist talk . Portland State University . 2004
Artist talk . Watkins College of Design . 2002
Artist talk . Sewanee University . 2002, 2012

Curating:
Optic Gallery . 2017
Circles and Spinning Wheels . PICA TBA Festival . 2009
& 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