Born in New York City

 

SELECT ONE PERSON SHOWS

2019       Melora Griffis

2018       behind closed doors, 571 Projects, Stowe, VT

               pink swords, The Re Institute, Millerton, NY

2017       beyond all walking, 571 Projects, Stowe, VT

2011       wings and murmurs, 571 Projects, NYC

2008     things that last forever, Pamela Williams Gallery, Amagansett, NY

2007     Saints and Maidens, Pamela Williams Gallery, Amagansett, NY

2006     Collapse, Pamela Williams Gallery, Amagansett, NY

2005     The Babies, Pamela Williams Gallery, Amagansett, NY

2002     People, The Boylan Gallery, Rhinebeck, NY

              Legends, Blue Heron Arts Center, NYC

2001     Portraits, AE Gallery, East Hampton, NY

1999     Heads, Here Art Gallery, New York, NY

 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2019      Unreliable

 

 

2017     #friendswithboats, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Sag Harbour, NY

2016     Portraits, Ille Arts, Amagansett, NY

             Spaced, Edward Thorpe Gallery, NYC

2015     Bowery Gallery Competition 2015, Steven Westfall, curator, NYC

2013     Immerse Yourself, Grenning Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY

             In Memoriam, Neoteric Fine Art, Amagansett, NY

             The Big Show, Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY

             MOBY-DICK, Neoteric Fine Art, Amagansett, NY

2012     Pillow Talk, Ille Arts, Amagansett, NY

             Love and Heartbreak, Piermont Straus, Piermont, NY

2011     Water, The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, NYC

             Oceans, Rivers, and the Fish That Swim, Piermont Straus, Piermont, NY

             Small Works, Boltax Gallery, Shelter Island, NY / 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2011

œ             On the Waterfront; Visions of Redhook, The Waterfront Museum, Brooklyn, NY

2010     Recent Work, Pamela Williams Gallery, Amgansett, NY

2009     Collection Of..., White Columns, NYC

             Portrait and Presence, Pamela Williams Gallery, Amagansett, NY

             Artist Secret Society, Christys Art Center, Sag Harbor, NY

             Watching the Water, Pamela Williams Gallery, Amagansett, NY

             Art and Desire, Pamela Williams Gallery, Amagansett, NY

             Spring 09, Pamela Williams Gallery, Amagansett, NY

2008    The Beast In Me, Bowman / Bloom Gallery, NYC

             The Big Show, Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY

2007     High Above the High Line, Gotham Art, NYC

2005     Every Day is Different, Michael Steinberg Fine Art, NYC

              Anderson Ranch Art Auction, Aspen, Colorado

2004     Flowers, Lizan Tops Gallery, East Hampton, NY

2003     Pulp, Curated by NURTUREart non-profit, inc. NYC

2002     Go Figure, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Water Mill, NY

              Works on Paper, Whitney Art works, Greenport, NY

             Portraits, Lizan Tops Gallery, East Hampton, NY

1996     Scales, Hello Artichoke, Santa Monica, CA

1996     Art 5.5.96, Bergamont Station, Santa Monica, CA

 

AWARDS

2017     Le Moulin à Nef, Auvillar, France

2017     Oberfälzer Künstlerhaus Residency, Schwandorf, Germany

2011     Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Ithaca, NY

2011     Schloß Plüschow Residency, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

2009/10     VCCA, Amherst, VA

2008     The Edward F. Albee Foundation, Montauk, NY

 

EDUCATION

2015     MFA Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT

1997     BA Santa Monica College of Art, Architecture, and Design, S.M., CA

1988     The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre (two year certification), NYC

1987     The Chautauqua Theatre Conservatory

1986     BFA Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

1983     Pre-College Program, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

1982     Colorado College Dance Institute with Hanya Helm, Colorado Springs, CO

 

SELECTED PERFORMANCE ART

conception, script, design, choreography, direction, costumes, performance - Melora Griffis

2018 "light box," The Re Institute, Millerton, NY

2012 "Against the Wall," 571 Projects, NYC

2011 "Hurricaine Baby," The Blackbird Studio Theatre, NYC

2007 "Veils - a Reality Show," with Brian Dewan (host), The Culture Project, Women's Center Stage/ Dixon Place, NYC

2006 "Fault," Dixon Place, NYC

1993 "Shook," Manhattan Class Company, NYC

1992 "Hunting Accident," NADA, NYC

1990 "SOON," RAPP Arts Center, NYC

         "On the Bed," with Peter Davis/JD Salinger audio, RAPP Arts Center, NYC

 

COLLABORATIONS

2016 "The Form Things Take," Tal Halevi Dance, Jeanette Stoner Studio, NYC

2007 "Obsession of the Other," by Frank Schroeder, Roger Smith Gallery, NYC

1992 "In the Orange Grove," The Israel Festival, Jerusalem, Nimrod Fried Co.

1987 "The Housing Project," with Yoshiko Chuma, Art Park, Lewiston, NY