EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

2017    MFA, Visual Studies.  Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR.

2001    BA, Political Science.  Yale University, New Haven, CT.

 

 

LECTURES & PANELS

2017    Anti-Racist Teach-In:  Media Literacy Workshop, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR.

             Siren Nation: Activism In Art, McMenamins Kennedy School, Portland, OR.

             Nat Turner Project: Unveiling the Untold, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR.

             Nat Turner Project: from the bathroom to the walls, Reed College, Portland, OR.

             Graphic Interference:  The Comics Art of Melanie Stevens, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR.

            Voices From the Front Lines:  The State of Community Driven Media in Portland, Taborspace, Portland, OR.

            Visiting Curators:  Nat Turner Project at Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR.

            BLACK (Working Title), Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR.

            PDX Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon, Portland Institute For Contemporary Art, Portland, OR.

             A Deeper Black:  A Discussion on Ta-Nehisi Coates, University of Oregon: White Stag, Portland, OR.

2016    Adrian Piper's Cornered:  A Conversation.  PNCA, Portland, OR.

 

Residencies & Awards

2017    Caldera AiR CARE Artist Retreat Sisters, OR.

            Centrum Emerging Artist,  Port Townsend, WA.

            c3:Initiative Spring Residency-Miss Anthology,  Portland, OR.

             c3:Initiative Summer Residency-Nat Turner Project, Portland, OR.

2016    Precipice Grant, Portland, OR.

             Caldera MFA Artist Residency, Sisters, OR.

2015    PNCA Global Studios Program, Mexico City, MX and Oaxaca, MX.

 

EXHIBITIONS/SOLO

2016    Present Tense, Holt Gallery, Portland, OR.

             Oral (Ex)Traditions, Compliance Division, Portland, OR.

             Black Table, PNCA Atrium, Portland, OR.

2010    Inside Out, DeFoor Centre Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

2008    My View of You, DeFoor Centre Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

             Color Shock, Urban Grind Café, Atlanta, GA.

             Marietta Art Stroll, Marietta Trolley Company, Marietta, GA.

 

CURATORIAL

2016-Present   Nat Turner Project, Co-Curator with Maxx Martinez, Portland, OR   

 

EXHIBITIONS/GROUP

2017    Projects for the Page, Center for Contemporary Art & Culture, Portland, OR.

            This Is A Black Spatial Imaginary, Paragon Gallery, Portland, OR.

            Outside of the Lines, Littman and White Gallery, Portland, OR.

            Sites of Resistance, Soft Space PDX, Portland, OR.

            Four, Gallery 114, Portland, OR.

            Dirty Laundry, s1, Portland, OR.

2016    BLVCK MATTER, Indivisible Gallery, Portland, OR.

            Dys U, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

            Portrait of the Artist, Holt Gallery, Portland, OR.

            TgBA 2016!, Bronco Gallery, Portland, OR.

            Seeing Ourselves, Lodge Gallery, Portland, OR.

            Dialogue Discourse Reading Center, Holt Gallery, Portland, OR.

            Momentum, PNCA Innovation Studios, Portland, OR.

            Chromophobia, Stall Gallery, Portland, OR.

2015    Ninety-Three Percent Invisible, Lodge Gallery, Portland, OR.

2014    OnyxCon Comics Convention, Southwest Arts Center, Atlanta, GA.

2013    Postcard Pin-Up Show, MINT Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

2010    Hands On Atlanta 20th Anniverary Celebration, DeFoor Centre, Atlanta, GA.

             Starving Artist Project, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY.

             The Color Project, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY.

             Self-Portrait Project, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY.

            Femme Fatale, WonderRoot Community Arts Center, Atlanta, GA.

             The Sketchbook Project, Art House Co-op, Atlanta, GA.    

 2009   Sunday Brunch Live Painting, DeFoor Centre Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

              Finding Purpose In the Arts: Benefit Concert, Paschal's Restaurant, Live Painting, Atlanta, GA.

              I Love Atlanta, WonderRoot Community Arts Center, Atlanta, GA.

              The Sketchbook Project, Art House Co-op, Atlanta, GA.

 2008    Postcard Pinup Show, MINT Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

             Off the Wall - 200 x 200, DeFoor Centre Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

             The Sketchbook Project, Art House Co-op, Atlanta, GA.

             College Hill: Atlanta, BET Cable Network, Atlanta, GA.

             Through Our Eyes, Gallery One Eleven, Atlanta, GA.

             Diverse Roots, Atlanta-Fulton Central Library Gallery, Atlanta, GA.  

 

PUBLICATIONS

2017    Miss Anthology, Ka-Blam Publishing

2008    Dirty 7up Zine, Self-Published

2015      Anthology, Artists Against Police Brutality, Rosarium Publishing

2013      Black Picket Fences, Graphic Novel, Ka-Blam Printing, Amazon Digital Printing

2011      Anthology, FORM:  Artistic Independence, WE Design

 

Press

2017    Prado, Emily. "Miss Anthology is using comics to create change." Street Roots. 9/08/17.

             XRay In The Media. “Interview:  Melanie Stevens and maxx martinez for Nat Turner Project”. X-Ray FM

             savage pdx.  "young texas interviews Miss Anthology".  Freeform Portland Radio

             Krafcik, Hannah. “Miss Anthology Teaches the Power of Comics”. Oregon Arts

             Watch. 4/05/2017.

              KBOO Radio, Andre Middleton interviews Melanie Stevens; discuss art as messenger, 3/21/2017.

              Rabin, Jennifer.   "."The Five Art Shows We're Most Excited to See This Month 1/31/17.   

2016     Radon, Lisa.  "Nat Turner Project".  11/09/16   

              Giddens, Thom. “Melanie Stevens Interview:  Artists Against Police Brutality”.  7/21/16.

              The Blerd Gurl, “Review:  APB Graphic Anthology Uses Art as a Voice for Protest and Healing”. 2/15/16.

2015     Georgia Public Radio, Artists Against Police Brutality, 12/16/2015