From wall-sized mythical creatures to portraits that take on a life of their own, Melissa Carmon (b. 1984) explores the realities and possibilities of life through the practice of art.
Her work includes large-scale portraits in oil and immersive installation work that transforms spaces. Carmon's shows often incorporate interdisciplinary elements, drawing from her studies in philosophy, literature, and psychology.
A vibrant teacher and leader, Carmon leads courses, lectures, and creates workshops to equip other artists and creative professionals to achieve greater artistic productivity.
Carmon's work was recently commissioned for HID Global and has been shown in Denver and Washington, D.C.
Carmon studied printmaking and illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and holds a degree with honors in Philosophy from Colorado State University.
Melissa Carmon currently resides in Fort Collins, Colorado, with her husband, Jonathan Myers.