Represented by Elizabeth Leach Gallery


Education:

MFA in Electronic Integrated Art . The New York State College of Ceramics . Alfred, NY . 2007

plus one year in MFA program . School of Visual Arts . NYC . 1998-99

BA in Photography . University of Oregon . 1997

Studied abroad in Szeged, Hungary at József Attila University with Portland State University . 1994

            

Awards and Honors:                                        

Visiting Scholar Grant from Oregon State University Library Archives . 2015

Regional Arts & Culture Council . Project Grant . Portland, Oregon . 2010

Gaestatelier Krone . Residency . Aarau, Switzerland . 2009

Oregon Arts Commission . Career Development Grant . 2008

Institute for Electronic Arts . Residency . NYSCC . Alfred, NY . 2008

Cite Internationale des Arts . Residency . Paris, France . 2007

Est-Nord-Est . Residency . Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec . 2007

The Gil-Society . Residency . Akureyri, Iceland . 2007

Mayor’s Creative/Cultural Economic Initiative and Worksystems Professional Development Grant . 2005

Caldera . Residency . Eastern Oregon . 2004

Oregon Arts Commission . Individual Artist Fellowship . 2002

Juror’s Award . Oregon Biennial . Portland Art Museum . 2001

Young Poets Award . Oregon Arts Foundation . 1987


Solo Shows:

Everything is Water . Elizabeth Leach Gallery . 2015

Looking Glass Book . Carlos Gallery, University of the South . Sewanee, Tennessee . October 2011

So Close to the Glass and Shivering . Marylhurst University Art Gym . Lake Oswego, Oregon

curator Terri Hopkins . catalog with essay by Jon Raymond . 2010

Letters from Switzerland . Elizabeth Leach Gallery . Portland, Oregon . 2010

Alexandria, I’m Waiting . Elizabeth Leach Gallery . Portland, Oregon . 2008

useless, incorruptible, secret . Caseworks . Douglas F Cooley Gallery .  2008

the weight of a tiny bird . The Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art . Alfred, NY . 2007

Torch Song . Elizabeth Leach Gallery . Portland, Oregon . 2004

6 of one, a half-dozen of the other . Nine Gallery at Blue Sky Gallery . Portland, Oregon . 2004

Pressed . Fugitive Art Center . Nashville, Tennessee . 2002

Car Crash Chandelier . PDX Gallery Window Project . 2002


Selected Group Shows:

Words, Words, Words . Elizabeth Leach Gallery . 2015

PNW Photo Drawers . Blue Sky Gallery . 2013

Remembering is Everything . Alter Space Gallery . San Francisco, CA . 2013

The Turtle Salon . Hardy Tree Gallery . London, UK / The Meter Room . Coventry, UK /

Galerie Ivana de Gavardie & Arnaud Lefebvre Galerie . Paris, France 2011 - 2012

The Paper Quilt Project . Berkeley Art Center . Berkeley, California . October - December 2011

Visitors, group show . Traywick Contemporary . Berkeley, California . October - December 2011

The Shape of the Problem . Elizabeth Leach Gallery . Portland, Oregon . August 2011

Special Edition . PrintRoom . Rotterdam, The Netherlands . curator Serge Onnen . 2011

Walking on Ice . Soil Gallery . Seattle / White Box Gallery . Portland . curator Jack Ryan . 2010

Still-Life . 533 Gallery in Los Angeles / Milepost 5 in Portland . curator Anna Fidler . 2009

The Animal Gaze . London Metropolitan University . London, UK & Centre for Contemporary Art

and the Natural World (Exeter) . curator Rosemarie McGoldrick . 2009

The Butterfly Effect . Leftbank . Portland Institute for Contemporary Art . Portland, Oregon . 2008

Aqua Art Fair . Miami, Florida . 2007

NYSCC MFA Show . J. Cacciola Gallery . NYC . 2007

Usufruct . Linfield College . McMinnville, Or . curator Seth Nehil . 2007

Pressing Pause . Zeitgeist Gallery . Nashville, Tennessee . 2007

_scope . Vitrine Gallery . St. Jean Port Joli, Quebec . 2007

On Others . Rhodes College Memphis, Tennessee / Iron Gate Studios . Austin, Texas . 2005 – 2006

25 Years of Drawing in The Art Gym . Marylhurst University . curator Terri Hopkins . 2005

Closer In . Contemporary Arts Center . North Adams, Massachusetts

curators Ven Voisey and Heather Phillips . 2004

Empire Builders . Zeitgeist / Ruby Green Galleries . Nashville, Tennessee . 2004

Intense Focus . Elizabeth Leach Gallery . Portland . Oregon 2004

Core Sample . Portland, Oregon . curators Stephanie Snyder and MK Guth . 2003

Outdoor Sculpture Invitational . Maryhill Museum of Art . Goldendale, Wa . curator Lee Musgrave . 2003

Bibliocosmos . Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery . Reed College . curator Stephanie Snyder . 2003

Modern Zoo . PCAC . Cathedral Park Place . Portland, Oregon . 2003

Blood and Guts Forever . Marylhurst University Art Gym . Portland, Oregon . curator Brad Adkins . 2003

Beam Splitters . Machine Works, Portland, Oregon . curators Bill Daniel and Vanessa Renwick . 2002

Pacific Northwest Annual . Bellevue Art Museum . Washington . curator Sue Spaid . 2001

2001 Oregon Biennial . Portland Art Museum . curator Bruce Guenther . 2001

Snow . Good/Bad Gallery . Brooklyn, NY . 1999

               

Selected Screenings:            

Tree Farm (video from Oregon) . Human Resources LA . Los Angeles . curator Jesse Sugarmann . 2011

A Natural Selection . NW Film Forum in Seattle . curator Vanessa Renwick . 2009

PDX Film Festival . Clinton Street Theater . Portland, Oregon . May 9 . 2009

For Robert . National Gallery of Art, DC . curator Michael H. Shamberg . 2009

Local Sightings . Northwest Film Forum Seattle, Wa . curator Karl Lind . 2008

Turtle in The Tank . The Tank . NYC . curator Michael Shamberg . 2008

Team Spirit Animal Squad . The Zipper Factory . NYC . curator Tanya Gagne . 2008

Monkeytown Semiennial . Brooklyn, NY . November 30 . 2007

Loop Festival . Barcelona, Spain . 2007

The 60 second southern video festival tour. Harmony Landing in Nashville / Powerhouse in Memphis /

Boathouse Cinema in Portland / Basel, Switzerland / Mantua, Ireland / Cairo, Egypt . 2007

stumptown girls . The Empty Vessel . Brooklyn, NY . curator Gretchen Hogue . 2006

Film and Video from Portland, Oregon . Royal College of Art . London, UK . curator Claire Fowler . 2006

Sound + Vision . ZKM Germany . curator Alex Lakin . 2005

PDX Film Festival Invitationals . Portland, Oregon . curator Matt McCormick . 2004


Publication:

Curator and Critic Tours . Connective Conversations . Inside Oregon Art 2011 - 2014

published by The Ford Foundation and University of Oregon . 2015

When I Was Nineteen, I Was an Old Man (Dream Journals) . published by Scout Books and Future Tense . 2013

Looking Glass Book . published by Publication Studio . 2012

album . Artist Portraits of Artists . Art Gym 30th Anniversary Exhibition . 2010

The Disappearing Book . published by Container Corps . 2010

bear Deluxe #28 . Melody Owen  . 2008

So Close to the Glass and Shivering (catalog) . published by Marylhurst University

essay by Jon Raymond . Art Gym . 2010

Spork Press . Issue 4.3 . editor Kevin Sampsell . 2006

Core Sample Catalogue . Clear Cut Press . essays by Stephanie Snyder and Lawrence Rinder . 2004

Eye-Rhyme literary journal . issue 7: Roses Are Red. Pinball Publishing . 2004


Commissions:

Wieden and Kennedy holiday installation . Portland . 2015

Trimet; Portland’s public transportation system . collage representing train line . 2010

The Nines Hotel in Portland . 30 foot chandelier designed for interior of stairwell . 2008

Leslie Durst . 12 individual porcelain hand shaped objects as gifts . 2007


Selected Bibliography:

Artforum Critic’s Pick . Stephanie Snyder . December 2015

RADAR Productions . An Interview with Melody Owen . Myriam Gurba . April 5 2013

Oregon Arts Watch . Melody Owen Makes a Book . Bob Hicks . 2011

The Oregonian . Melody Owen’s art gets multiple Portland appearances . Bob Hicks . March 19 2010

ARTslant (online) . Melody Owen’s Dada-damaged Collage . John Motley . March 2010

ArtUS (Los Angeles) . Melody Owen . Jacquelyn Davis . Fall/Winter 2008

Portland Mercury . Alexandria, I’m waiting . John Motley . 2007

Art Papers (Atlanta, Ga) . On Others . Julie Roberts . March/April 2006

Number 54: an independent journal of the arts . On Others . Joe Nolan . Fall 2005

PSU Daily Vanguard . The unrequited love of Melody Owen . Eva Lake . 2004

Willamette Week . Queen Bee . Lisa Lambert . 2002


Lectures and Readings:

Curiosity Club 2015 / Powell’s Books 2014 / IPRC 2014 / Reed College 2008

Pacific Northwest College of Art 2008 / Rhodes College 2006 / Portland State University 2004, 2014

Watkins College of Design 2002 / Sewanee University 2002, 2012


Curating:

Circles and Spinning Wheels . PICA TBA Festival . 2009 / Echo Park Film Center . Los Angeles, CA . 2011

The Disappearing Book . exhibited at Reading Frenzy . 2008

The 60 Second Southern Video Festival at Harmony Landing . Nashville, Tennessee . 2007

Dissecting Portland . Hallwalls . Buffalo, NY / Cornell University Theater . Ithaca, NY / Alfred University . 2006

SmartWall . Alfred University Student Video Gallery . 2006 - 2007                    

Sleeping in the Woods . Modern Zoo . Portland, Oregon . 2003