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Mela M. "Green House with White Fireplace", Acrylic on panel
 Artist Mela M.
Mela M. "Untitled",  Acrylic on Panel, 95x130"

NEWS: 

Mela M painting "Green House with White Fireplace" and two 'Untitled" paintings was added to Long Beach Museum of Art's permanent  collection. 

Mela M. showing her painting at Long Beach Museum of Art!  "Abundant, Bountiful, & Beautiful" Exhibit. From November 10, 2016 – March 19, 2017 .

Mela M. showing 3 of her
painting at Citrus College, 
Citrus Art Gallery, “The 
Only Way OutIs In”, 
Group Exhibit, 
Curated by Rochelle
Botello, Glendora, Ca 
From March 1-May 12 

Mela M. "Floating Stairs Into Blue Nirvana", Diptych. Acrylic & Bees Wax on Panel, 52x81x4"

Mela M. "Against The Corner", Diptych. Acrylic & Bees Wax on Panel, Fragment
Mela M. "Inside Out", Acrylic & Bees Wax on Panel
Mela M. "Downtown Homless Camp", Diptych, Acrylic on Panel, 36x92x3x7"​

Mela M., " Kama Shastra 2", Acrylic on panel, ~57x65",.2016
" Kama Shastra 2" conjures up the idea of two planets, lovers, or souls sharing their worlds and merging. The interconnectedness appears playful and improvisational, while the arrangement of shapes brings to mind the movement of dance...
 Mela M. "Flying Angles" Acrylic on panel and mixed media, 44x61"
 Mela M. "Wacky Angles Dance 25", Acrylic & Mix Media on Panels, 51x72"
I am expressing my love of the joyful movement of dance, and a sense of freedom, through an intense palette, and angles that seem to be without restriction..
Mela M. "Green House With White Fireplace". Actylic on panel
Transporting my work to Long Beach Museum of Art, 2016
1272017 I've spent 5 hours cutting wood panels at CGU wood shop today! Love this place!
Mela M. " Pink Sun Over The City", Diptych, Acrylic on panel, 10×13×2×4" I dedicate this work to Judy Chicago!
Cutting & sanding my wood panels at CGU wood shop! 
At the LB Museum or Art. With my painting & Long Beach Museum of Art director R. Nelson.
 "..Artist who styles herself Mela M. relys on strong geometric frameworks for her architecture-based abstractions.. . Mela M.'s large panels are cool and elegant, highly formalized but reminiscent of aerial views of urban grids. "The New York Times, L I, "Whose Paradise Is It Anyway?", By Helen A. Harrison

Mela M. received here M.F.A. at Claremont Graduate University. Her work has been seen nationally and internationally and included in
public and private collections, such as Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach Ca, Southwestern Oregon Community College, Coos Bay, OR and the Museum of Contemporary Art Minsk Belarus. She is the recipient of many prizes and awards: such 1st Award Prize Winner, CAM, Coos Art Museum (04), Honorable Mention Prize Winner at Alexandria Museum of Art, 26th September Competition Durfee Foundation Individual Artist Gran and more.
Her work was at New American Painting, ArtScene, The New York Times, Long Island Weekly Desk, Artweek and othes
Melas’ work has been seen nationally and internationally: at the Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, Ca., Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, Ca., Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria LA, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, Ca., Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA, Colony Gallery, Birmingham, UK, Urban Museum of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Duke University Durham NC, University of Redlands, Sacred Voice Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Museum of Contemporary Art Minsk, Belarus, Viridian Artist and Chelsea, New York, NY, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, Ca, Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, Ca. Marc Chagall Museum, Vitebsk, Belaris Kobe Design University Art, Kobe, Japan and other exhibition spaces. She has taught Art atUniversity of Redlands, Redlands, Ca, Norco College, Norco, Ca, Chaffey College Rancho Cucamonga, Ca and other places.
Mela M. "Inside Out", Acrylic & Bees Wax on Panel