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Melissa’s paintings and drawings are rooted in her long standing interest in art and design; staunchly walking the line between timelessness and trend. Informed by a dedicated doodle practice, her works are composed of lines, energetic orbs, and symbols set within layered atmospheric colors fields. Created within an intuitive flow, the various compositions are meant to mimic the rhythmic patterns and cycles of the human psyche.

Melissa DelPrete grew up on Long Island and studied at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Upon graduating with a BFA in 2009, she was awarded the excellence in painting distinction. In 2015 Melissa earned an M.S. in art education and began teaching freelance art courses while simultaneously deepening her art making practice. Melissa is currently living in Lake Worth Beach and in addition to maintaining her painting practice, is immersed in establishing mtn space, an art gallery and residency program dedicated to exhibiting emerging and established artists.



LIU Post, MS Art Education 2015

Massachusetts College of Art, BFA Painting 2009

Group Shows


CommUnity Art show, Hatch Gallery 2112, Lake Worth FL March 2019

Holiday Art Fair, Steve Gilbert Studio, Seattle, WA December 2018

Cash For Gold, Steve Gilbert Studio, Seattle, WA June 2018

True Love Art Gallery Seattle, WA September 2017

Abington Studios Group Show, August, 2010

Solo Shows

Fresh Flours, Seattle, WA March—April 2018

Graduate Show, LIU POST Art Department, February 2016


Residencies and Focused Art Making Opportunities

Lost coast Trail, YO-YO 50 mi of walking and doodling, August 2018

Burning Man, Black Rock city, NV August 2013

Yellowstone National Park, June-September 2011

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT February 2011


Excellence in Painting, 2D department Massachusetts College of Art, 2008