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Melaney Ann Mitchell

EDUCATION:

2013 Bachelor of Fine Arts – Painting Kansas City Art Institute


PROJECTS:

2018- We’re Definitely Not Getting Our Security Deposit Back : A Book of Kansas City’s Artist-Run History Co-Editor and Writer Kansas City, MO

2018- PDF Club @ H&R Block Artspace Founder + Facilitator Kansas City, MO

2013-2018 Informality Blog Founder + Editor In Chief Kansas City, MO

2016-2017 PLUG Projects Co-Director/Curator Kansas City, MO

2013-2016 Subterranean Gallery Director Kansas City, MO                                                        

GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 

2019 Strata - Layered Meaning SPIVA Art Center, Joplin, MO

2018 Run Riot PLUG Projects, Kansas City, MO 

Cruel Optimism Gallery 115 at the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO

Reality Leedy Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, MO

2018 Kansas City Flatfile H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO

2017 25th Annual Drawing Show — The Gig Economy Boston Center for The Arts, Boston, MA

Open House 3402 Harrison St, Kansas City, MO

Paintbrush Ball: Fundraising Exhibition Marwen, Chicago, IL

Impact: Alumni Exhibition Marwen, Chicago, IL 

Attach Files 50/50, Kansas City, MO

2016 trans_late PLUG Projects, Kansas City, MO

2016 Kansas City Flatfile H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO

Made Fresh All Day The Drugstore, Kansas City, MO 

2015 What Am I Looking At? Kiosk Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2013 Year Zero Parallel Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2013 Annual BFA Exhibition H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO

Senior Thesis Exhibition Dodge Painting Gallery, Kansas City, MO

Undergraduate College Exhibition Kansas City Artist Coalition, Kansas City, MO

CURATORIAL WORK:

2017 Lactobacillus Amongus: S.E.Nash PLUG Projects, Kansas City, MO TerraForm: Alexandra Phillips, Gillian Tobin and, Caleb Taylor    PLUG Projects, Kansas City, MO The Models Origin: Beyond the Core KCAI Center for Contemporary Practice, Kansas City, MO

Future Human: Shelby Burchett , Kevin Heckart, Thad Kellstadt, Anne Vieux, and Angela Washko PLUG Projects, Kansas City, MO 

UN_Earthed: Sarabeth Dunton PLUG Projects, Kansas City, MO

2016 You'll Never Be Younger Than You Are Today: Frank Abruzzese, Jonathan Apgar, Lyndon Barrois Jr.,  Matt Bollinger, Kathy Liao, and Vera Iliatova PLUG Projects, Kansas City, MO Teaching and Learning: Jessica Kincaid PLUG Projects, Kansas City, MO Say I Am: Lauren Frances Adams, Caroline Wells Chandler, Pixy Liao, and Yvonne Osei PLUG Projects, Kansas City, MO            

Yoonmi Nam: Momentarily PLUG Projects, Kansas City, MO Traces and Trajectories La Esquina, Kansas City, MO

The Glory Days Will Not Last Forever an installation by Amy Kligman Subterranean Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2015 Somebody’s Home:  Juliana Noelle Lynn and Erin Dodson Subterranean Gallery, Kansas City, MO                                                             

Z-SPEC Michael Rose Subterranean Gallery, Kansas City, MO ENTERFACE work by Justin Beachler Subterranean Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2014 [refresh] + [redraw] New Work by Eric Scrivner and Eric Fickes    Subterranean Gallery, Kansas City, MO                  

Kansas City FlatFile August Salon Wall H&R Block Artspace at the KCAI , Kansas City, MO

HOME // SPACE : New Work by R. Shrum Subterranean Gallery, Kansas City, MO

Barred Meadows:  New Paintings by Rachel Gregor Subterranean Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2013 Project 22:  An Exhibition Examining Community and Progression in a Digital Age Dodge Painting Gallery, Kansas City, MO



PUBLISHED WRITING:

2018 Informality: From Fleetwood Mac to BDE: Angela Dufresne Makes a Scene

Informality: Meditation for Your Computer

Informality: A love letter to a pillow

Informality: Three Local Shows on Intention Setting in Late Capitalism

Informality: Such Great Heights: The Potentials in Well Loved Ones and All Tomorrow’s Parties

Informality: Home & Away: Diverging Approaches to Landscape with Philip Bakala and Emily Wilker 

2017 Informality: A Conversation with Sean Starowitz About Artist-Run Community Catalysts 

Informality: Dylan Mortimer on The Drugstore Studios and Connecting Faith Communities to the Arts 

Informality: Glenn North on Verbal Attack, and the History & Collaboration in Kansas City’s Spoken Word Community 

Informality: A Conversation with Caleb Taylor on the Polish and Perseverance of PLUG Projects

Informality: Artist-Run KC: An Introduction Remembering Beginnings with Garry Noland 

VICE The Creators Project: Essay: Open Space, Easy Living Creates Space for Thought in Kansas City 

2016 Informality: Keys and Codes: Corey Antis’ Works and Days 

Informality: Surprise Ceramics in A Tisket A Tasket at Front/Space

Informality: Guerrilla Docents: Shifting the Carnival (edited) 

Art Focus Oklahoma: Guerrilla Docents: Subverting the Carnival 

2015 Informality: All is Fair on the Flipside: a Conversation with Peregrine Honig

Informality: Revisiting Past Through Drawing: an Interview with Jonah Criswell

Informality: Art Hidden Beneath the Sugar Sweat: KC First Fridays 

Informality: Blanket Undercover Uncovered: an Interview with Megan Mantia and Leone Anne Reeves 

Informality: Why Are We Just Standing Here? Dean Levin at Bill Brady KC

Informality: Hotel Art: An Interview with Madeline Gallucci 

2014 Informality: #Awkward Addressing Discomfort thru a Social Media Lens

Informality: Alongside The Outside of the Left Side of the Inside: An Interview with James Woodfill 

Informality: More on its way in The West Bottoms from 50/50 KC

Informality: Emily Kenyon and the American Dream Informality: Take Stock: The Artistic Dichotomy Forming in the West Bottoms

Informality:  Short Review: Farstad and Donner Powerful Storytellers at Plug Projects 

Informality:  A Conversation With Jessica Borusky

Informality:  First Friday Informal// Inform Review 

8&1/2 x 11: Can Artists Using Tumblr Learn Something from the Music Industry? 

Informality: Write Now

2013 Informality: Tumblr Reblogging: We Can Own an Experience of Objects

Informality: The Last Time I Made a Sim of Myself: Finding Ourselves Through Fictional Worlds 

Informality: iPhone Mementos: How the Camera Roll is Changing How We Recollect

Alt Crit: How The Attention Economy of MySpace Fostered Scene Hair

KCAI PNTG: OK| KC : An Exploration of Midwestern Regionalism 

KCAI PNTG:  Alumni Feature: Molly Kaderka 

KCAI PNTG: A Strenuous Nonbeing: The Cat Video and Accessibility 

KCAI PNTG: If Only a Fool: Exhibition at City Ice Arts Building and Interview with Chris Daharsh 

2012 Subterranean Gallery: Studio Visit With Amanda Gehin

Subterranean Gallery:  A Night With Archie Scott Gobber & Mike Erickson

Subterranean Gallery:  An Evening with Kate Hackman & Raechell Smith

Subterranean Gallery:  A Night with Hesse McGraw & Josh Shelton


EDITORIAL PROJECTS:

2017 Managing Editor: ARTIST RUN KC         Catalog Editor: Against the Screen an Exhibition by Lynnette Miranda at La Esquina                    

2016 Catalog Editor: Sensible Disobedience an Exhibition by Lynnette Miranda at La Esquina        

Catalog Editor: Que Pasa, USA an Exhibition by Lynnette Miranda  at La Esquina       Copy Editor: 8 ½ x 11” ISSUE 3        

2013-2018 Senior Editor: Informality Blog                     


AWARDS | GRANTS | RESIDENCIES: 

2015- Drugstore Studios Resident

2016 Charlotte Street Foundation Rocket Grant Recipient 2015 Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition Art Writing and Curatorial Fellowship           

2015 Charlotte Street Foundation Rocket Grant Editorial Program                        2013 Arts KC Inspiration Grant Recipient            2013 Chicago Artist Coalition Launch Invitational Residency                    


VISITING ARTIST LECTURES | PRESENTATIONS | CRITIQUES:

2018 Undergraduate Critiques, Fiber Department, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO, November

2018 Lecture and Panel Discussion, University of Central Missouri, October

2018 Visiting Artist, Lecture, Critiques, Printmaking Department, Kansas City Art Institute, February

2017 Undergraduate Studio Visits, Exhibition Juror, University of Central Missouri, April

2017 Undergraduate Critiques, Ceramics Department, Kansas City Art Institute, May

2016 Lecture, Professional Practice Writing Workshop, Kansas City Art Institute, April

2015 Lecture, Professional Practice Alternative Spaces, Kansas City Art Institute, October


TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

2017-   Instructor Kansas City Art Institute School of Continuing and Professional Studies

2017 Instructor Kansas City Art Institute Pre-College Art Lab — Life Drawing                    

2013-2014 Instructor Kansas City Art Institute School of Continuing and Professional Studies

2013-2014 Instructor Ford Learning Center - Nelson Atkins Museum of Art


PERFORMANCE:

2018 Shelf Life: Ritual Live Storytelling— Sleep/Home a Story of Falling Through the Phone       2015-2018 Guerrilla Docents: Art Tours collaboration with Blair Schulman


PRESS:

2018 Julie Denesha, KCUR, Amid Kansas City’s First Friday Festivities, Guerrilla Docents Try To Actually Talk About Art, June 1, 2018 

2016 Cindy Hoedel, Kansas City Star, Rocket Grant winner Melaney Mitchell wants to bring informality to art, June 11, 2016

Cindy Hoedel, Kansas City Star, Winners of Rocket Grants include projects about queer space, a socialist salon, May 17, 2016

Liz Cook, The Pitch, Subterranean Gallery’s Melaney Mitchell prepares to move up and out, January 12,2016

2015 Tracy Abeln, The Pitch, Justin Beachler’s Enterface with the recent past at Subterranean, February 17, 2014 Tracy Abeln, The Pitch, There’s still plenty of First Friday in November, November 6, 2014

ArtSpeak Radio Chats with Subterranean Gallery and The Hown’s Den

Blair Schulman, Cupcakes in Regalia, Young Women in Full, Across the Universe; Two Artists in Counterpoint, March 2014

Tracy Abeln, The Pitch, Layers, lairs and lords: your First Friday hit list, March 7, 2014

2013 Scott Wilson, The Pitch,  Subterranean Gallery's Ayla Rexroth: the exit interview, August 22, 2013