As a visual artist, I am in a constant state of creation, whether through painting, illustration or graphic design. My illustrative work is characterized by organized clusters of colorful cells juxtaposed with technically lined pencil drawings of people, places and things that intrigue me. I enjoy forcing these visual elements together within my clusters, thus creating a new whole. Within my work I encourage chance associations of disparate visual elements.

I am a California native and studied graphic design at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. 

 

Current Exhibitions

TBA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017   ALONE TOGETHER, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016   WINDOWS, Roll Up Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

2016   100 UNDER 100 – WAL Public Market, Sacramento, CA

2016   THE ART AUCTION – Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento, CA

2016   FREE ARTS AUCTION – Fort Gansevoort, New York City, NY

2016   IF YOU DO ME, I'LL DO YOU – Warehouse Artist Lofts, Sacramento, CA

2015   FREE ARTS AUCTION – D&F Contemporary, New York City, NY

2015   ENORMOUS TINY ART SHOW #18 – Nahcotta Gallery, Portsmouth, NH

2015   IF YOU DO ME, I'LL DO YOU – Warehouse Artist Lofts, Sacramento, CA

2015   AFFORDABLE ART FAIR, New York City, NY

2015   THE ART OF BEER INVITATIONAL, McClellan Conference Center, Sacramento, CA

2014   TECTONIC ARRAY, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014   LESS IS MORE, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013   TAROT SHOW, Bows & Arrows, Sacramento, CA

2013   APPROPRIATION, The W Hall, Lawrence, KS

2012  CORPOREAL CLUSTERS, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011   PRESCRIPTION FOR A HEALTHY ART SCENE, Bows & Arrows, Sacramento, CA

2011   WAYFARER, Roll Up Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

2011   CLUSTERFUCKS & COUNTRYFOLKS, Bows & Arrows, Sacramento, CA

2011   GREATEST HITS, Bows & Arrows, Sacramento, CA

 

Solo Exhibitions

2010   2ND SATURDAY, Clubhouse 24 Gallery, Sacramento, CA

 

Press

"111 Minna Gallery: Alone Together"  /  Art Business  /  January 2017

"5 Young Female Artists Who Should Definitely Be On Your Radar"  /  Bustle.com  /  November 2015

"17 Finalists for the Golden 1 Center Public Art Program Announced"  /  Sacramento City Express  /  August 2015

"Affordable Art Fair Spring 2015 Highlights"  /  Lofty Blog  /  March 2015

"Illustrazione: Nello strano mondo di Melissa Arendt"  /  Osso Magazine  /  March 2015

"Tectonic Array by Melissa Arendt"  /  Notorious Mag  /  February 2015

"Melissa Arendt"  /  The Jealous Curator  /  February 2015

"Tectonic Array at 111 Minna"  /  Art Business  /  September 2014

"50 California Artists You Should Know"  /  California Contemporary Art Journal  /  July 2013

"Interview with Micah LeBrun from 111 Minna"  /  SFAQ  /  February 2013

"Corporeal Clusters at 111 Minna"  /  Art Business  /  October 2012

"Corporeal Clusters"  /  Fecal Face Dot Com  /  October 2012

"Corporeal Clusters @ 111 Minna" /  Hi-Fructose.com  /  October 2012

"Hand Draw Competition 2012"  /  Print Magazine  /  June 2012 

"Twin Visions"  /  Sacramento News & Review  /  June 2011

 

Illustration & design client list

20th Century Fox

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

TBD Fest

Fandango.com 

Telestream, Inc.

Ruhstaller Beer

Comstock's Magazine

Spirituality & Health Magazine

Edible Magazine

Green Restaurants Alliance Sacramento

Castle Dance Project

City College of San Francisco

Jazz Heritage Center

Bluebeard Productions

{You} Creative 

Concerts 4 Charity