Melanie Kozol
Medium: Painting and Drawing

Studio Location:
Strong Rope Brewery 574 President Street 11215
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Phone: 347-528-5857



Artist Bio:
Melanie Kozol received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts and her BFA from Connecticut College. Kozol is a recipient of an NEA Visual Artist Fellowship in painting and a Skowhegan scholarship for drawing at the New York Studio School. She has been awarded residencies at the Clipperton Project, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the Constance Saltonstall Foundation and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Solo shows include 350 Bleecker Gallery: Courthouse Gallery, Lake George Arts Project; Teatown Lake Reservation; and Weber Fine Arts. Her work has been included in exhibitions at The Painting Center, Galerie Protege, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Project Room 88, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, Alexander Gallery, DFN and Weill Art Gallery. Kozol's paintings were featured in the movies Damsels in Distress, 2011, and A Birders Guide to Everything, 2013. Her paintings are in numerous public and private collections including the OCC at the Department of the Treasury, the Pfizer Corporation, Deutsche Bank and the Bellagio Hotel. Kozol is a visiting assistant professor at Pratt Institute, and a faculty member at the School of the Arts, 92nd ST Y. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Artist Statement:
Melanie Kozol is an American landscape painter known for her evocative paintings of the natural world. In recent years, she has focused her gaze on remote destinations where the landscape is barren and devoid of man's touch. Kozol looks for archetypal formations to explore light, color and atmosphere. She consistently plays with the boundaries between representation and abstraction while remaining firmly rooted in the natural world. Working from plein air studies, photographic documentation and memory, Kozol re-imagines the environment through the painting process. Her landscape paintings and drawings are infused with memory and the experience of being in nature.

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