Education

2012     MFA,The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

1992     BFA, Painting, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

1993     Instituto de Allende, Small Metals, San Miguel De Allende, México

Awards, Grants, Fellowships

2017

Greater Columbus Arts Council Supplies Grant

Greater Columbus Arts Council Professional Development Grant

Jurors Choice, ImageOHIO, Juror Drew Sawyer, Associate Curator, Columbus Museum of Art  

10th Annual Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry Juried Show Juror's choice Award, juror Migiwa Orimo

2016     

Greater Columbus Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship Award, Painting

Wexner Center for the Arts Film and Video Residency Program Project Commission

Greater Columbus Arts Council Supplies Grant   

2015     

Finalist, Greater Columbus Art Council Individual Artist Award

2014     

Greater Columbus Arts Council Materials Award

2013     

Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award - 3D

Honorarium, Grammatical Errors, Alice F. Harris K. Weston Art Gallery Cincinnati, OH

2012    

Honorarium, Belle Isle Public Art Exhibition, Access Arts, Detroit, MI

2011     

Ohio Arts Council Award Exhibition Award, Ohio State Fine Arts Exhibition

Greater Columbus Arts Council Exhibition Award, Ohio State Fine Arts Exhibition     

2010    

Franklin County Neighborhood Arts, Artists in the Community Grant (Rooms to Let)

2008  

Greater Columbus Arts Council, International Artist Residency, Dresden, Germany

2007  

Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award  - Craft

Franklin County Neighborhood Arts, Artists in the Community Grant

2006  

 Franklin County Neighborhood Arts, Artists in the Community Grant

Juror’s Choice Award, National Small Art Quilt Works, Groton, New York

1993    

Louise Shepard Hengst Memorial Award for the Ohio Art League Spring Exhibition

Roberta Kuhn Gallery Award, Ohio Art League Fall Juried Exhibition

Funded Residencies

2017    

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, 1 month Artist Residency at the Studios at  MASS MoCA, North Adams. MA

2008    

Greater Columbus Arts Council 3 month International Artist Residency to Dresden Germany Fully funded   

Solo - Two Person Exhibitions

2016     

Solos Video Exhibition, Boxed, The Box, video screening space at the Wexner Center for the Arts Columbus Ohio

Two- person Exhibition, Girls in Pantyhose Angela Meleca Gallery, Columbus OH

Solo Exhibition, Solo video exhibition BOXED, The Box, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus OH

2015   

Solo Exhibition, Opaque, Denison Museum, Denison University,  Granville, Ohio

2013-14    

Solo Exhibition, Grammatical Errors, Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2012

Solo Exhibition, Negotiating Pre-Existing Conditions, Bryant Art Center, Denison University, Granville, OH

Solo Exhibition, House Works, Pomerene Art Center, Coshocton, OH

2011    

Solo Exhibition, White-Wash, public site-specific light installation, Columbus, OH

2010    

Solo Exhibition, Nachbarschaft Verlasse, Raskolnikow Galerie e.V., Dresden, Germany

Two- person Exhibition, Openhouse, Melissa Vogley Woods / Tina Beifuss, Mastul e.V. Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany  

2009

Solo Exhibition, Needle and Paint,Wehrle Gallery, Ohio Dominican U, Columbus, OH   

Solo Exhibition, Softwork, McGraw-Hill Exhibition Space, McGraw-Hill, Columbus, OH

2008

Solo Exhibition, Sunbonnet Sue in Dresden, Gehe 8 Kunstraum und Ateliers, Dresden, Germany

Two Person Exhibition, Melissa Vogley Woods / Linda Gall, Kent State University Downtown Gallery, Kent, OH

Solo Exhibition, Sunbonnet Sue in Trouble, Ohio Art League Columbus, OH  

Solo Exhibition, Melissa Vogley Woods, Massillon Museum, Studio M space, Massillon, OH

2007    

Solo Exhibition, Melissa Vogley Woods, Roy G Biv Gallery, Columbus, OH

 

Select Group Exhibitions

2017

Greater Columbus Arts Council Fellowship Exhibition, Columbus Museum of Art, Exhibition Curator Tyler Cann,   Columbus OH  

Straight From the Studio, Angela Meleca Gallery Columbus OH

 ImageOhio`17, Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery, Columbus OH, Juror, Drew Sawyer, Associate Curator, Columbus Museum  of Art

2016    

10th Annual Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry Juried Show, Carnegie Gallery, Columbus OH

Femmes’ Video Arts Festival pt 1, The Situation Room, Los Angeles, California  

Femmes’ Video Arts Festival pt 2, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California

Nikisi Project, Front Range Community College and The center for Visual Arts, Denver Colorado

Gallery Tally Project, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Hollywood CA  

Torrance Exhibition, in an Offsite performance space, Clintonville, OH (curated by Rashana Smith)

2015  

Discord and Discourse Exhibition, Ease Gallery, Columbus Ohio

Metamorphosis of Boarders, Museum of Sisters, Aslamazyan, Guimri, Armenian Republic      

Ohio Shorts competitive showcase, Wexner Center for the Arts Columbus, OH

Gallery Tally Project, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago Il

2014    

Niche Print Portfolio MAPC Print conference Detroit, Michigan

Stripped, Sam Francis Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Average Path Length, Plymouth State University, New Hampshire

2013    

Kentucky National 2013, Eagle Gallery, Murray State University, Murray, KY (juror, Jill Dawsey, Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego)

NAKED, Hammond Harkin Gallery, Columbus, OH (curated by Char Norman) (catalogue) Book + Art, Denison Museum, Granville, OH (curator Heather Lyle)            

 I Forgot to Forget, Urban Art Space Columbus, OH (curator Danielle Julian Norton)

THIS IS on the subject of art, Ohio Dominican University. Columbus, OH (curator, Julie Abijanac)

Average Path Length, Southern Graphics Council Conference, Milwaukee, MI (curator, Fawn Atenco)    

Trade-o-mat, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH (curator, Mary Jo Bole)

2012    

Brot & Salz, Kunstraum Peripherie, Coburg, Germany (curators: Kathrin Krahl, Lena Krahl and Stefanie Busch)

Next Wave I, MFA exhibition, Urban Art Space, Columbus, OH (curator Sarah Rogers) (catalogue

Object Imprint, Urban Art Space, Columbus, OH

Belle Isle Public Art Exhibition, Access Arts, Detroit, MI (juror Louis Casinelle)

2011

Rooms to Let II, Temporary Art Space, site-specific installation work, Col, OH

Für die mit der Sehnsucht / For whom with the desire, Kunstraum Peripherie, Coburg, Germany (curator Stefanie Busch)                               

Rooms to Let I Temporary Art Space, site-specific installation work, Col, OH

Hauserwärmung, geh8 Kunstraum und Ateliers, Dresden, Germany

“Image - Self” Exhibition, Hopkins Hall Gallery, Columbus OH and Concourse Gallery, Upper Arlington OH, (curator Ardine Nelson)

Recent Arrivals, Hopkins Hall Gallery and Corridor, OSU, Columbus, OH

Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, Columbus, OH (juror Eric Week)

Printed Matters, Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery, Columbus, OH (curator Ian Ruffino and Blake McAdow)

2010    

Unter Oberflachen, Delikatessenhaus, Leipzig, Germany (curator Stefanie Busch)

Housewarming, Hopkins Hall Gallery, Columbus, OH

OOVAR Juried Art Exhibition, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Columbus, OH (juried

Paper Moon, Ohio Dominican University, Wehrle Gallery, Columbus, OH (curator Janette Knowles)

Definition of Character, Carnegie Gallery, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Columbus, OH

2009   

 Here and Beyond, Riffe Center Gallery, Columbus, OH (curator Margo Crutchfield) (catalogue)

 Phoenix Print Collective Exhibition, High Roads Gallery, Worthington, OH

2008   

Craftism, Reclaiming Craft and Creating Community, Lawton Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, WI (curator Faythe Levine)  (catalogue)

Devotion To Threads, Woodland Pattern Gallery, Milwaukee, WI (curator Faythe Levine)

International Fiber Collaborative, Cooperative project, participant, Syracuse,

Ohio Art League juried Exhibition, Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH (juror, Migiwa Orimo)

2007    

Ohio Visual Juried Art Exhibition, Columbus Metro Library, Columbus, OH (committee Juried)

Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, Columbus, OH (juror Nancy Crow)

Sum of the Parts, Surface Design Association, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO (jurors Jan Myers-Newbury & Kyoung Ae Cho)

Fiberarts International Exhibition, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA,traveled to Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, NC; The Clay Center for the Arts, Charleston, WV (juror Dorothy Caldwell) (catalogue)

Domesticate Me, Habitats Natural and Unnatural, Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery,     Columbus, OH

 National Small Art Quilt Works, The Main St. Gallery, Groton, NY (juried)(catalogue)

Collaborative Projects

2016     

airbnb (blue/blue) Cudelice Brazelton 2 channel video. Publication and digital paintings

2014     

Ten Tiny Performances,  “Why don’t you do something to help me” Performance collaboration with Danielle                  Julian Norton, Columbus, OH

Visiting Artist, Lecture, Critiques, and Presentations, Workshops

2017    Visiting Artist, lecture, workshop, Stockton University, Galloway,  NJ

2015    Visiting Artist, lecture, workshop, Stockton University, Galloway,  NJ

2014    Tenure Track candidate Artist Presentation, University of Dayton, Dayton, O

            Visiting Artist talk and Demo, Printmaking Dept. Wright State University  Dayton, OH

            Artists Lecture Grammatical Errors, Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2013    Visiting Artist Speaker, Miami University Department of Art, Oxford, OH  

Guest speaker, Senior Seminar, Columbus College of Art and Design, “The Space Between: explorations of 2/3 Dimensionality” Columbus, OH

           Visiting Artist, “ Social Practice” at Wright State University Dayton, OH

2012    Guest Speaker, Columbus College of Art & Design, Studio Professions Columbus, OH

            Guest Speaker, Senior Seminar, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Lecture “Working within the Schema” Bryant Art Center, Denison University, Granville, OH

2011    

           Visiting Artist Series, Pomerene Art Center, Artist in Residence, week long Public Workshops, Artist Talk

2010

            Teen Workshop, Wexner Center for the Arts, “College to Paint and the Art of Mark Bradford”

Guest Speaker, Columbus College of Art & Design, Studio Professions Topic; “Artist as Curator” Columbus, OH

2009    

Workshop, Ongoing series (Contemporary Quilt and Drawing teen workshop) Columbus Public Library, Columbus, OH

            Quilt workshop and talk, Quilt National, The Riffe Center Gallery, Columbus, OH

Presentation, Public Art Workshop, American Association of Community Gardeners, Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus, OH

Workshop, Fort Hayes Fine Arts Program with GCAC, Columbus, OH “Layered Imagery Workshop”

2008    

Visiting Artist, Kent State University, Lecture, and Graduate, Undergraduate Critiques Kent, OH

Guest Speaker, Columbus College of Art & Design, Studio Professions. Topic; “The M.F.A.” Columbus, OH

2007    

Artist’s talk and Demonstration, Fiberarts International Exhibition, Fiberarts Guild, Pittsburgh, PA

Artist’s talk and Quilt Workshop, Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery, in association with Exhibition, Columbus, OH

           Artists talk, Roy G Biv, Columbus, OH

 

Curatorial Projects: Exhibition Curation, Administrative

2015

Director Rooms to Let Temporary Art Space: (Director, Creator, Curator) Room to Let III, Exhibition Series exhibiting 27 artists in 6 houses as Temporary Art Space, set in donated houses in King/Lincoln District, Columbus, OH. 

2013

Rooms To Let II, Exhibiting a total of 30 artists in three  installations utilizing two empty donated houses, Franklinton, OH. (Director-Creator, Curator) 

2012   

Adoration, ArtPrize, Co-cutator with Ian Ruffino and Clare Fox, Curating Calder Plaza, and Grand Rapids Department Building, Grand Rapids, MI

11@ 400, Curator, Group exhibition, 400 W Rich St. Gallery, Columbus, OH

Public Lighting, Co-Curator with Ry Wharton Light based exhibition Farrow Building, Franklinton, OH

Object/Imprint, Co-Curator with Josh Foy,  Urban Art Space, Columbus, OH

2011

Rooms To Let I, Exhibiting a total of 16 artists in one house installations utilizing one empty donated houses, Franklinton, OH   

Paper Moon II, Curator, Ohio Dominican University, Columbus, OH

2010   

HousewarningCo-Curator with Tina Beifuss, Hopkins Hall Gallery, The Ohio State University, Columbus,

Shared SpacesCurator, Faculty Biennial, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, O

2006-8

Co-Director, Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, Ohio State Fair, Columbus, OH 95-2008

1995-2008 Owner,  Muralist and furniture and gallery (1995-2002) The Painted  Monkey, Short North, Columbus, OH

 

Social Practice Projects- public Art

2016

Tracers Takes Over

Organized by Melissa Vogley Woods and Jennifer Reeder. Tracers/Ohio Feminist Book Club and Tracers Exhibition, lecture series, workshops occurred at Hopkins Hall Gallery from August 25-October 4th with a collection of revolutionary artifacts, a feminist reading room and an interactive timeline of the history of women’s experiences among other radical ephemera. Associated events include a series of panel conversations about feminism and intersectionality and a youth poetry day camp at the Hopkins Hall Gallery on the campus of OSU and a grrrl rock show at Ace of Cups. 

Participating groups, speakers and collectives: Micol Hebron’s Gallery Tally: Equality in the Art world Poster Project,  Mytheli Sreenivas, Tracy Zollinger Turner, Macrorie Dean, Maria K DiFranco, Lisa McClymont, Laura Larson, Cathy Waggoner, Dr. Treva Lindsey, Dionne Edwards , Krista Benson, Gretel Young, Erin Fletcher, Susan Saltzburg; the bands “Katherine” ,  “The Girls”   “DIdi”, DJ Chris Conti, Jenna Rochelle, Capitol Crushers; Poets, Hannah Stephenson, Colleen Morrissey, Kim Leddy and Students from Mosaic,  with assistance provided by Hopkins Hall Gallery and curator Merijn Van der Heijden.

2010

Urban Quilting Bee I Collaborative Public Quilt Project and  book over 350   participants, traveled to In Columbus. Short North, Junctionview Studios, the Columbus Arts Festival, and the Ohio Art League, Kent State University, Downtown Gallery,Duration 3 mo.

Urban Quilting Bee II 10’ x 5’ collaborative quilt with over 500 participants, Cox Fair Fine Arts Center, Ohio State Fair, Fine Arts Exhibition, Columbus, OH – Duration 2 weeks

 

Select Bibliography

2017     Lisa Vople, Essay, "The Force of Ambiguity, the videos and paintings of Melissa Vogley Woods" Peripheral Vision Issue 2, Peripheral Vision Arts

2016     Jennifer Lange, "Feet First, Melissa Vogley Woods talks Boxed", interview with film Curator Jennifer Lange, Wexner Center for the Arts Events, Columbus Ohio  

            "Best of the Wex 2016", Wex Pics, Melissa Starker, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus Ohio

2015    Jim Fischer, "Arts Preview: "Boxed"  at the Wex, Columbus Alive, Columbus OH

Denise Blough, “Exhibition aims to frame feminism in different angle” The Lantern, Columbus Ohio, August 25.

Jesse Tigges, “Tracers Takes Over, aims to foster conversation about gender justice”, Jesse Tigges, The

Columbus Alive, August 21

Jesse Tigges, “Tracers takes Over, connects feminism’s past with its present” Columbus Alive,  Sept 4  

            Jane Durrell, “A Lesson in Grammar”, CityBeat, Cincinnati, OH Jan 8

2014    "Mi Casa Es Su Arte" Jackie Mantey, Columbus Monthly, Columbus, OH Feb 6

2013    Jim Weiker, “Three Abandoned Houses to Serve as Galleries for Latest “Rooms To Let” Exhibition,     Columbus Dispatch, Col. OH

Marc Lefkowitz, “Giving Vacancy Another Look”, CAN, Collective Arts Network Journal, Cleveland, OH 2013, May 17

Christopher Yates, “Innovators on display in Ohio Art League exhibition” (Curator) Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH Oct. 27  

2012     

Melissa Starker, “Concepts of Home Reside in Empty House” Columbus Dispatch, Columbus,OH Oct. 2

Caitlyn Wasmundt, “Urban Arts Space Exhibit Explores New Art Medium” The  Lantern, Columbus, OH Jan. 16

            Erin G. Edwards, “Winter Exhibits at Urban Art Space” Columbus Alive, Columbus OH Jan. 9

2011    Chris Yates, Exhibition Review, Ohio Dominican University, Best pieces form paper hold realms of meaning,

           Columbus Dispatch, columbus OH March 6

           "Making Hay while the Sun Shines", Associated Press, June 6

              Hannah Stepherson, “Video Poem: Light House” Huffpost Arts National, Oct. 10

            Staff, “Year in Review, Best in the Arts 2011” Columbus Alive, Columbus OH Dec. 22

Christopher Yates, “Dream Dissected, Works focus on Downside of American Notion of Homeownership”

Columbus Dispatch, Columbus OH Aug. 15

2010    

Andrea Rook, “Das Haus Das jetzt der Bank Gehort -The House the Bank Owns” Kultur Buhne, Dresden, Germany 2010

Christopher Yates, “Show Demonstrates Versatility of Paper” Columbus Dispatch, Arts Section, Columbus OH Feb. 28

Staff, Display showcases talented faculty at Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus Dispatch, Columbus OH Sep. 2010

            CCAD show has more Breadth than Depth, Col. Dispatch, Col. OH, Sep. 1

            Photo.dresden.de, “Melissa Vogley Woods in Kunsthaus Raskolnikow:  Dresden, Germany, Jan.

2009     

Christopher A. Yates, “Fiber Pieces Explore Notions of Feminine Identity” Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH Mar. 29

            Melissa Starker, Pulse: Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, Col. Alive Jul. 1

2008    

Bill Mayr, “Creative Projects include Fresh Look” The Columbus Dispatch, Weekender Columbus OH Oct. 1  

Betty Biexrud-Strigens, “Commentary Forms Fabric of Textiles”, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Milwaukee WI Jun. 3

2007     

Best Art Events, 2007  (Domesticate me Habitats Natural and Unnatural) The Columbus Dispatch, Dec. 27

Bill Mayr, “Works by Two Woman Defy Easy Interpretations”, Weekender, The Columbus Dispatch

Christopher A. Yates,  “Medium, Messages Combine for Compelling Statement” Columbus Dispatch, Feb. 26

             Tracy Zollinger Turner, “Home Bodies” The Columbus Alive, Oct. 1    

Catalogues, Published Interviews

2013     

Studio Visit Magazine, International Juried Catalogue, 172-3 (juror, Dina Deitsch)(National forum)

NAKED, Hammond Harkin Gallery, Columbus, OH (Curated by Char Norman) (Exhibition Catalogue)

2012     

Recent Arrivals, Urban Art Space, Columbus OH, Curator Sarah Rogers, (Exhibition Catalogue)

2011    

“Image - Self”  Exhibition essay by Guisela LaTorre, Curated by Ardine Nelson 71, 30 (Exhibition Catalogue)

2009

“Here and Beyond” Ohio Art League, 62, 30, 19, 52-53 (Exhibition Catalogue)

Daniel Shellenbarger, “Here and Beyond”, featured on The Ohio Channel, The Ohio Art League’s 100 Anniversary juried exhibition ( video Interview)  

2008    

Faithe Levine “Devotion To Thread” Woodland Pattern Book Gallery, Milwaukee,  WI (Exhibition Catalogue)

Craftism: Reclaiming Craft and Creating Community, Lawton Gallery University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, WI (Exhibition Catalogue)

Nicole Wydra, Art Strings, Director, “Documentary on Contemporary Craft”, Rara  Avis Pictures (Documentary)

2007    

Fiberarts International 2007, Fiber Arts Guild of Pittsburgh Inc.128, 92 (Exhibition Catalogue)

 

Publications as Author

2013     

Lost in E Minor, online Culture Publication, Guest Contributor – Arts Section, 8 articles in 2013

2012    

Temporary Art Review Interview –  Ry Wharton- Ohio Project Spaces, COR&P Dec. 2012

Artprize Catalogue, Adoration Detroit, Grand Rapids MI Exhibition, Calder Plaza, and Grand Rapids Department Building, Grand Rapids MI 38 pp. Catalogue

2011    

The Artist Interview online publication, (interview database of artists working in  the Mid-West) – Interview with Dale Johnson, Stephanie Rond, Paul Volker