Rooted in traditions of craft and the formal elements of abstract expressionism, Melissa Delprete’s work combines organic atmospheric color fields and intuitive calligraphic mark-making. Her process is heavily informed by the archetypal qualities of chaos, and her compositions mimic the rhythmic patterns and currents of animate energy that span the natural world, metropolises, and the human psyche. Ultimately, she seeks to capture the totality that is innate to these forces.
Originally from Long Island, Delprete received her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. After traveling extensively, she received her MS in Art Education from LIU Post and began teaching and deepening her art practice. She is currently based in Lake Worth Beach, FL.