Melanie Dorson

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Joined Artfinder: Dec. 2016

Artworks for sale: 8

United States

About Melanie Dorson

 
 
  • Biography
    As a printmaker, I am oriented in my artwork toward the surprising, the accidental and the unreachable. My recent prints offer episodic depictions of explorers pursuing mysterious and uncertain objects and destinations. My working process is designed to build on the subtle workings of the unconscious and the power of widely shared myths and archetypes. Each print begins as a scribble drawing within a circle (or mandala); I search for an image within the scribble that I develop into a completed drawing before transferring to a zinc plate for etching. My current projects express the childlike hope that secrets might be both mysterious and yet within our grasp, combined with an adult recognition of both the power and the artifice in the act of interpreting sequences of events and images.

     


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  • Education

    2000 - 2002

    University of Michigan School of Art & Design

    1997 - 2001

    University of Georgia, Lamarr Dodd School of Art in Cortona, Italy

    1994 - 1998

    Carleton College

  • Upcoming Events

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    Previous events

    Event: San Francisco/Yokohama

    Dates: Sept. 16, 2016 - Sept. 29, 2016

    Venue: Launch Pad Gallery, Yokohama, Japan

    Print exchange between members of Graphic Arts Workshop (San Francisco) and Launch Pad Gallery artists (Yokohama)

    Event: Portfolio Exchange

    Dates: Sept. 2, 2016 - Sept. 25, 2016

    Venue: Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) Lab Space, Rochester, NY USA

    Portfolio exchange between members of Graphic Arts Workshop and Print Club of Rochester

    Event: Too Strange to Believe

    Dates: Aug. 7, 2015 - Aug. 29, 2015

    Venue: Graphic Arts Workshop, San Francisco, California USA

    Four Bay Area printmakers explore the porous boundary between the magical and the rational world

    Event: Little Worlds Alchemy

    Dates: July 18, 2015 - Sept. 24, 2015

    Venue: Window Treat Gallery, San Francisco, California USA

    A show of etchings/aquatints charting the course of explorers pursuing that which is hidden, secret & forever just out of reach

    Event: New Members Show

    Dates: July 31, 2014 - Aug. 2, 2014

    Venue: Graphic Arts Workshop, San Francisco, California USA

    Group show by new members of Graphic Arts Workshop printshop cooperative

    Event: Exquisite Corpse Art Collaboration

    Dates: July 12, 2014 - Aug. 9, 2014

    Venue: ARC Project Gallery, San Francisco, California USA

    Contributor to Exquisite Corpse sculpture collaboration

    Event: Prints from the Graphic Arts Workshop

    Dates: March 29, 2014 - March 30, 2014

    Venue: Alley Cat Gallery, San Francisco, California USA

    Group show by Graphic Arts Workshop cooperative printshop members during 2014 Southern Graphics Council International conference in San Francisco, California

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Education

2000 - 2002

University of Michigan School of Art & Design

1997 - 2001

University of Georgia, Lamarr Dodd School of Art in Cortona, Italy

1994 - 1998

Carleton College


There are no upcoming events

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: San Francisco/Yokohama

Dates: Sept. 16, 2016 - Sept. 29, 2016

Venue: Launch Pad Gallery, Yokohama, Japan

Print exchange between members of Graphic Arts Workshop (San Francisco) and Launch Pad Gallery artists (Yokohama)

Event: Portfolio Exchange

Dates: Sept. 2, 2016 - Sept. 25, 2016

Venue: Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) Lab Space, Rochester, NY USA

Portfolio exchange between members of Graphic Arts Workshop and Print Club of Rochester

Event: Too Strange to Believe

Dates: Aug. 7, 2015 - Aug. 29, 2015

Venue: Graphic Arts Workshop, San Francisco, California USA

Four Bay Area printmakers explore the porous boundary between the magical and the rational world

Event: Little Worlds Alchemy

Dates: July 18, 2015 - Sept. 24, 2015

Venue: Window Treat Gallery, San Francisco, California USA

A show of etchings/aquatints charting the course of explorers pursuing that which is hidden, secret & forever just out of reach

Event: New Members Show

Dates: July 31, 2014 - Aug. 2, 2014

Venue: Graphic Arts Workshop, San Francisco, California USA

Group show by new members of Graphic Arts Workshop printshop cooperative

Event: Exquisite Corpse Art Collaboration

Dates: July 12, 2014 - Aug. 9, 2014

Venue: ARC Project Gallery, San Francisco, California USA

Contributor to Exquisite Corpse sculpture collaboration

Event: Prints from the Graphic Arts Workshop

Dates: March 29, 2014 - March 30, 2014

Venue: Alley Cat Gallery, San Francisco, California USA

Group show by Graphic Arts Workshop cooperative printshop members during 2014 Southern Graphics Council International conference in San Francisco, California


 

Biography

As a printmaker, I am oriented in my artwork toward the surprising, the accidental and the unreachable. My recent prints offer episodic depictions of explorers pursuing mysterious and uncertain objects and destinations. My working process is designed to build on the subtle workings of the unconscious and the power of widely shared myths and archetypes. Each print begins as a scribble drawing within a circle (or mandala); I search for an image within the scribble that I develop into a completed drawing before transferring to a zinc plate for etching. My current projects express the childlike hope that secrets might be both mysterious and yet within our grasp, combined with an adult recognition of both the power and the artifice in the act of interpreting sequences of events and images.

 


 
 
 
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