melissa k mursch / melissakmursch@gmail.com

 

Education

2018 – Bachelor of Fine Arts (Studio Arts, Fibers), Peck School of the Arts, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2018 – Minor (Art History), College of Letters & Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2017 – study abroad, santa reparata international school of the arts, florence, italy

 

Experience

present-2019 – admissions counselor, milwaukee institute of art & design, Milwaukee, WI

present-2018 – curatorial coordinator, facilitating situations, Milwaukee, WI

2019 – sharp literacy classroom guide, sharp literacy, milwaukee, wi

2019-2018 – youth & family programming assistant, milwaukee art museum, milwaukee, wi

2018-2017 – Gallery Assistant, Terry McCormick Contemporary Fine and Folk Art Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2018-2016 – Program Manager, UWM Studio Arts & Craft Centre, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2018-2016 – Event Coordinator, Panthers Against Sexual Assault, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2018-2016 – Outreach Coordinator, Tactile, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2018-2016 – Instructor, "trendy stitching: embroidery" & "stitching sampler", UWM Studio Arts & Craft Centre, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2017 – art restoration assistant, union art gallery, university of wisconsin-milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2016 – Communication Intern, Alaska State Council on the Arts, Anchorage, AK

2016 – Founder & Mentor, ArtReach, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2016-2015 – Program assistant, UWM Peck School of the Arts First Year Art & Design Program, Milwaukee, WI

2016-2015 – Marketing Coordinator – Print, UWM Studio Arts & Craft Centre, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2016-2016 – Communication Coordinator, UWM LGBT Resource Center, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2014 – Classroom Assistant, O.W. Holmes School, Milwaukee, WI

 

Exhibitions

2019 – riverwest femfest gallery day 2019, group exhibition, real tinsel, milwaukee, wi

2019 – 30 x 30 x 30, juried group exhibition, var gallery, milwaukee, wi

2019 – swan day mke 2019, group exhibition, support women artists now!, milwaukee, wi

2019 - emerging artists exhibition, group exhibition, var gallery, milwaukee, wi

2019 – alternative love, curator, facilitating situations, milwaukee, w

2019 – femfest fundraiser, curator, the farmhouse paint bar, milwaukee, wi

2018 – quilt show, group exhibition, yours truly, milwaukee, wi

2018 – 2018 ba/bfa spring exhibition, group exhibition, UWM kenilworth square east, Milwaukee, WI

2018 – 45th annual juried art exhibition, juried group exhibition, UWM Union Art Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2018 – fiber/form ii, group exhibition, UWM Kenilworth Square East, Milwaukee, WI

2017 – Object + Image Exhibition, group exhibition, UWM Kenilworth Square East, Milwaukee, WI

2017 – Warped Milwaukee’s 9th Annual Fiber Art Exhibition: Rhythm, juried group exhibition, Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI

2017 – Woven Images 2017, juried group exhibition, UWM Kenilworth Square East, Milwaukee, WI

2017 – Incontri: Student Show, group exhibition, Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence, Italy

2017 – 44th annual juried art exhibition, juried group exhibition, UWM Union Art Gallery, Milwaukee WI

2017 – Peck School of the Arts Department of Art & Design Junior Scholarship Exhibition, group exhibition, UWM Arts Center Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2016 – Arts & Tech Night, juried group exhibition, UWM Kenilworth Square East, Milwaukee, WI

2016 – Peck School of the Arts Department of Art & Design Sophomore Scholarship Exhibition, group exhibition, UWM Arts Center Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2015 – peck school of the arts Department of Art & Design First Year Exhibition, group exhibition, UWM Union Art Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Publications

2019 – alternative love letters, self-published

2019 – golddust magazine, curated & published by madison goldbeck

2018 – marn salons 2018 vol. 3 nate pyper, milwaukee artist resource network, co-editor

2018 – marn salons 2018 vol. 2 jeffreen hayes, milwaukee artist resource network, co-editor

2018 – marn salons 2018 vol. 1 t.j. dedeaux-norris, milwaukee artist resource network, co-editor

2018 – duomo v, Juried by Club of UWM Peck School of the Arts

2017 – Free Lit Magazine Vol. 3 Issue 6: The Magic Issue, Edited by Ashley Newton

2017 – Pink Things Vol. III, Curated by Anika Kowalik and Gabriela Riveros & Edited by Sarah Sickles

2017 – Duomo IV, Juried by Club of UWM Peck School of the Arts

Sales

2019 – milwaukee zine fest after-fest-showcase, facilitating situations, milwaukee, wi

2018 – vendor pop-up holiday art & design baazar, facilitating situations, milwaukee, wi

2017-2018 – Artist Shop, Studio Arts & Craft Centre, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2018 – Spring 2018 Artist Fair hosted by Studio Arts & Craft Centre, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2017 – holiday sale, yours truly, Milwaukee, WI

2017 – Object + Image Sale, UWM Kenilworth Square East, Milwaukee, WI

2017 – Fall 2017 Artist Fair hosted by Studio Arts & Craft Centre, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2017 – Wild Haven Fiber Company, Milwaukee, WI

2017 – Spring 2017 Artist Fair hosted by Studio Arts & Craft Centre, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2016 – Fall 2016 Artist Fair hosted by Studio Arts & Craft Centre, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

 

cultural & curatorial work

2019 – rudy medina & film front residency assistant, facilitating situations, milwaukee, wi

2019 – riverwest femfest gallery day 2019, facilitating situations, genesis, gluon gallery, real tinsel, walker’s point center for the arts, yours truly, milwaukee, wi

2019 – alternative love, facilitating situations, milwaukee, wi

2018 – thanks for the memories, uwm studio art & craft centre, university of wisconsin-milwaukee, milwaukee, wi

2018 – build your own terrarium, uwm studio art & craft centre, university of wisconsin-milwaukee, milwaukee, wi

2018 – geek week lego keychain making, uwm studio art & craft centre, university of wisconsin-milwaukee, milwaukee, wi

2018 – spring 2018 artist fair & bake sale, uwm studio art & craft centre, university of wisconsin-milwaukee, milwaukee, wi

017 – ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Discussion Panel, Panthers Against Sexual Assault, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2017 – Día de los Muertos Altar Workshops, UWM Studio Art & Craft Centre, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2017 – Fall 2017 Artist Fair, UWM Studio Art & Craft Centre, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2017 – Tie Dyeing T-Shirts, UWM Studio Art & Craft Centre, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2017 – De-Stress at the SACC, UWM Studio Art & Craft Centre, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2017 – Consent Is Not A Game, Panthers Against Sexual Assault, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2017 – Build Your Own Terrarium, UWM Studio Art & Craft Centre, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2017 – Kisses Are Consensual, Panthers Against Sexual Assault, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2017 – Make & Donate Card Making, UWM Studio Art & Craft Centre, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2017 – Geek Week Lego Keychain Making, UWM Studio Art & Craft Centre, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2017 – How to Heal This Valentine’s Day, Panthers Against Sexual Assault, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2017 – Spring 2017 Artist Fair & Bake Sale, UWM Studio Art & Craft Centre, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2017 – Spring 2017 Make a Pot, Take a Pot, UWM Studio Art & Craft Centre, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2016 – Día de los Muertos Altar Workshops, UWM Studio Art & Craft Centre, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2016 – Fall 2016 Artist Fair & Farmer’s Market, UWM Studio Art & Craft Centre, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2016 – Fall 2017 Make a Pot, Take a Pot, UWM Studio Art & Craft Centre, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2016 – Tailgate Tie Dye, UWM Studio Art & Craft Centre, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2016 – UW-Milwaukee Annual Drag Show, UWM LGBT Resource Center, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2015 – All-In Arts Week, UWM LGBT Resource Center, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

awards & honors

2018 – semi-finalist for fellowship.art 2019 milwaukee program, fellowship.art, milwaukee, wi

2018 – surface design association outstanding student award, surface design association

2018 – 45th annual juried art exhibition 1st runner up, UWM Union Art Gallery, Milwaukee WI

2018 – uw-milwaukee union student staff leadership award, UWM student union, Milwaukee WI

2017 – uw-milwaukee union student staff groundbreaker award, UWM student union, Milwaukee WI

2016-2018 – rath merit foundation scholarship recipient, uwm peck school of the arts, milwaukee, wi

2014-2018 – chancellor’s scholar for diversity & leadership, university of wisconsin-milwaukee, milwaukee, wi

2014-2017 – dean’s high honor list, university of wisconsin-milwaukee, milwaukee, wi