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Melinda Hajdin

Joined Artfinder: Feb. 2014

Artworks for sale: 8

United States

About Melinda Hajdin

 
 
  • Biography
    I am a painter and sculptor who is transitioning from abstract to more realistic work.

    I currently live and work in central Europe, and am focusing on drawing/painting a series of landscapes of a small Slovenian mining town, in an impressionistic manner.

    Background for my sculptural work: When I was a child, everyone around me was a stranger. I could not recognize faces. Drawing/sculpting them helped me learn and remember, and became an obsession that has never waned. Over time, my facial recognition skills have improved, but I still compulsively express myself by making faces, whether they are masks, heads, or busts. It’s something my hands automatically do whenever they are idle.
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  • Education

    2017 - 2019

    San Jose State University

    2015 - 2017

    Mission College

  • Awards

    2019

    Jeannette F. Rankin Fellowship

    Awarded to women scholars of academic excellence.

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    2019

    Maria D.L.C. Academic Achievement Award

    Awarded in recognition of academic achievement, social engagement and outstanding research.

    2018

    Madge Congdon Memorial Scholarship

    Awarded for academic achievement.

    2017

    Osher Transfer Student Scholarship

    Awarded for transferring to SJSU from Mission College with 4.0 GPA.

    2016

    ASG Scholarship

    Awarded for academic excellence and leadership.
  • Upcoming Events

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    Previous events

    Event: Topics in Figure Painting: Naturalism

    Dates: May 6, 2019 - May 10, 2019

    Venue: Herbert Sanders Gallery, San Jose, California

    Student show of figure paintings in oil.

    Event: Deadly Valentine

    Dates: March 11, 2019 - March 15, 2019

    Venue: Gallery Five, San Jose, California

    My culminating show for my BFA degree, "Deadly Valentine" was an installation on the topic of domestic violence.

    Event: Visage

    Dates: Jan. 7, 2019 - Jan. 11, 2019

    Venue: Herbert Sanders Gallery, San Jose, California

    A collection of bronze heads and faces.

    Event: Chasing

    Dates: Dec. 10, 2018 - Dec. 14, 2018

    Venue: Herbert Sanders Gallery, San Jose, California

    Group show of metal sculpture

    Event: Broken Icon

    Dates: May 1, 2018 - May 4, 2018

    Venue: Black Gallery, San Jose, California

    Three heads cast in aluminum

    Event: The Moth Migration Project

    Dates: April 1, 2018 - Aug. 10, 2019

    Venue: San Jose State University, San Jose, California

    Collaboration with Hilary Lorenz

    Event: Annual Student Art Show

    Dates: May 1, 2017 - May 5, 2017

    Venue: Michael P. Vargas Gallery, Santa Clara, California

    Ceramic heads

Links


Education

2017 - 2019

San Jose State University

2015 - 2017

Mission College


Awards

2019

Jeannette F. Rankin Fellowship

Awarded to women scholars of academic excellence.

Show more awards Hide

2019

Maria D.L.C. Academic Achievement Award

Awarded in recognition of academic achievement, social engagement and outstanding research.

2018

Madge Congdon Memorial Scholarship

Awarded for academic achievement.

2017

Osher Transfer Student Scholarship

Awarded for transferring to SJSU from Mission College with 4.0 GPA.

2016

ASG Scholarship

Awarded for academic excellence and leadership.

There are no upcoming events

Show previous events Hide previous events

Previous events

Event: Topics in Figure Painting: Naturalism

Dates: May 6, 2019 - May 10, 2019

Venue: Herbert Sanders Gallery, San Jose, California

Student show of figure paintings in oil.

Event: Deadly Valentine

Dates: March 11, 2019 - March 15, 2019

Venue: Gallery Five, San Jose, California

My culminating show for my BFA degree, "Deadly Valentine" was an installation on the topic of domestic violence.

Event: Visage

Dates: Jan. 7, 2019 - Jan. 11, 2019

Venue: Herbert Sanders Gallery, San Jose, California

A collection of bronze heads and faces.

Event: Chasing

Dates: Dec. 10, 2018 - Dec. 14, 2018

Venue: Herbert Sanders Gallery, San Jose, California

Group show of metal sculpture

Event: Broken Icon

Dates: May 1, 2018 - May 4, 2018

Venue: Black Gallery, San Jose, California

Three heads cast in aluminum

Event: The Moth Migration Project

Dates: April 1, 2018 - Aug. 10, 2019

Venue: San Jose State University, San Jose, California

Collaboration with Hilary Lorenz

Event: Annual Student Art Show

Dates: May 1, 2017 - May 5, 2017

Venue: Michael P. Vargas Gallery, Santa Clara, California

Ceramic heads


 

Biography

I am a painter and sculptor who is transitioning from abstract to more realistic work.

I currently live and work in central Europe, and am focusing on drawing/painting a series of landscapes of a small Slovenian mining town, in an impressionistic manner.

Background for my sculptural work: When I was a child, everyone around me was a stranger. I could not recognize faces. Drawing/sculpting them helped me learn and remember, and became an obsession that has never waned. Over time, my facial recognition skills have improved, but I still compulsively express myself by making faces, whether they are masks, heads, or busts. It’s something my hands automatically do whenever they are idle.