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2012 MFA, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

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

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Awards, Grants

2018     Nominee for United States Artists Fellowship

2018 Greater Columbus Arts Council AITC Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson Grant

2018 Greater Columbus Arts Council Supplies Grant

2017     Greater Columbus Arts Council AITC Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson Research Grant

2017 Greater Columbus Arts Council Supplies Grant

2017 Juror's choice Award, Image OHIO, Juror Drew Sawyer 

2017 Juror's choice Award, 10th Annual Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry

2016     Greater Columbus Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship Award, Painting

2014     Greater Columbus Arts Council Supplies Grant

2013     Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award - 3D

2011     Ohio Arts Council Exhibition Award

2011 Greater Columbus Arts Council Exhibition Award

2010     GCAC, Franklin County Neighborhood Arts, Artists in the Community Grant

2007     GCAC, Franklin County Neighborhood Arts, Artists in the Community Grant

2007     Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award  - Craft

2006     GCAC, Franklin County Neighborhood Arts, Artists in the Community Grant

2006 Juror’s Choice Award, National Small Art Quilt Works, Groton, New York


2016 Wexner Center for the Arts Film and Video Residency Program Project Commission

2013 Honorarium, Grammatical Errors, Alice F. Harris K. Weston Art Gallery Cincinnati, OH

2012 Honorarium, Belle Isle Public Art Exhibition, Access Arts, Detroit, MI


2017 Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, 1 month Asset for Artists International Artist Residency, MASS MoCA

North Adams, MA, partially funded.

2008 Greater Columbus Arts Council 3 month International Artist Residency to Dresden Germany, fully funded

Select Solo Exhibitions

2016 Solos Exhibition,Boxed, video screening space at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus OH

2015 Solo Exhibition, Opaque, Denison Museum, Granville, OH

2013 Solo Exhibition, Grammatical Errors, Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2012 Solo Exhibition, Negotiating Pre-Existing Conditions, Bryant Art Center, Granville, OH

2012 Solo Exhibition, House Works, Pomerene Art Center, Coshocton, OH

2010 Solo Exhibition, Nachbarschaft Verlasse, Raskolnikow Galerie e.V., Dresden, Germany

2009 Solo Exhibition, Needle and Paint, Wehrle Gallery, Ohio Dominican U, Columbus, OH

2009 Solo Exhibition, Softwork, McGraw-Hill Exhibition Space, McGraw-Hill, Columbus, OH

2008 Solo Exhibition, Sunbonnet Sue in Trouble, Gehe 8 Kunstraum und Ateliers, Dresden, Germany

2008 Solo Exhibition, Melissa Vogley Woods, Massillon Museum, Massillon, OH

2007 Solo Exhibition, Melissa Vogley Woods, Roy G Biv Gallery, Columbus, OH

Select Two Person Exhibitions

2020 Two-person with Leeza Meksin, Hammond Harkins Gallery, Columbus OH

2019 Two- person with Bianca Beck, Hammond Harkins Gallery, Columbus OH

2016 Two-person Girls in Pantyhose with Danielle Julian Norton Angela Meleca Gallery, Columbus OH

2010 Two-person Openhouse with Tina Beifuss, Mastul e.V. Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany 

2008 Two-person Melissa Vogley Woods / Linda Gall, Kent State University Downtown Gallery, Kent, OH

Select Group Exhibitions

2019 Duo Trio, Riffe Center for the Arts, (Curator, Christine Shearer Fowler) Columbus OH

2018 From Her Perspective, Firehouse Art Center, Longmont, CO

2018 KCAI Biennial, The Epsten Gallery,(Curator Quang Bao) Kansas City MO

2018 OH+5 Juried Exhibition, The Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens OH

2018 Objectified 2018, at the CICA Museum, Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

2017 Meatball, with the Mint Collective, Spring Break, Brooklyn immersive Brooklyn, NYC

2017 Ohio Arts Council Riffe Gallery Biennial Juried Exhibition, Riffe Gallery, Columbus OH

2017 Greater Columbus, GCAC Fellows exhibition, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH

2017 Resonator TV, Resonator Art Space Norman, OK

2017 ImageOHIO 17 the Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery, Columbus OH, Juror, Drew Sawyer

2016 Femmes’ Video Arts Festival pt 1, The Situation Room, Los Angeles, CA

2016 pt 2, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

2016 Nikisi Project, Front Range Community College and The Center for Visual Arts, Denver CO

2015 Metamorphosis of Boarders, Museum of Sisters Aslamazyan, Guimri, Armenian Republic

2015 Ohio Shorts, Wexner Center for the Arts Columbus, OH

2014 Stripped, Sam Francis Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2014 Niche Print Portfolio MAPC Print conference Detroit, MI

2014 Average Path Length, Plymouth State University, NH

2013 Kentucky National 2013, Eagle Gallery, (juror Jill Dawsey) Murray State University, Murray, KY

2013 Average Path Length, SGC Conference, (curator Fawn Atenco) Milwaukee, MI

2012 Brot & Salz, Kunstraum Peripherie, (curators Kathrin, Lena Krahl and Stefanie Busch) Coburg, Germany

2012 Belle Isle Public Art Exhibition, Access Arts, (juror, Louis Casinelle) Detroit, MI

2011 Für die mit der Sehnsucht /For whom with the desire, Kunstraum Peripherie, Coburg, Germany

2010 Unter Oberflachen, Delikatessenhaus,(curator Stefanie Busch) Leipzig, Germany

2009 Here and Beyond, Riffe Center Gallery,(curator Margo Crutchfield) (catalogue) Columbus, OH

2008 Craftism, Reclaiming Craft and Creating Community, Lawton Gallery,(curator Faythe Levine) (catalogue),Green Bay, WI

2008 Devotion To Threads, Woodland Pattern Gallery, (curator Faythe Levine) Milwaukee, WI

2008 Ohio Art League juried Exhibition, Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH

2007 Sum of the Parts, Surface Design Association, Kansas City Art Institute,(jurors Jan Myers-Newbury & Kyoung Ae Cho) Kansas City, MO

2007 Fiberarts International Exhibition, (juror Dorothy Caldwell) (catalogue) Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA, Museum of Craft + Design,Charlotte, NC; The Clay Center for the Arts, Charleston, WV

2007 Domesticate Me, Habitats Natural and Unnatural, Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery, Columbus, OH

2007 National Small Art Quilt Works, The Main St. Gallery,(juried) (catalogue) Groton, NY

Collaborative Projects

2016 Airbnb (blue/blue), Cudelice Brazelton 2 channel video, Publication, and 3 digital paintings

2015 Torrance, collaborative off-site performance space, Clintonville, OH (curated by Rashana Smith)

2014 Ten Tiny Performances, “Why don’t you do something to help me” Performance collaboration with Danielle Julian Norton, Columbus, OH

Select Curatorial Activities

2018-    Middlechild, curating collective centered in Columbus, OH (founding member)

2016-    Mint Collective, national curating group former exhibition space and studios (artist member) 

2014     Tracers Takes Over, organized by Melissa Vogley Woods and Jennifer Reeder – exhibition, panel series on race, LGBTQIA, and feminism now, Workshops at Hopkins Hall Gallery and Grrrrl rock concert at Ace of Cups, Columbus OH (Co-Organizer)

2013     Room to Let III, exhibiting 27 artists in 4 houses King-Lincoln Columbus, OH, (Director, Curator)   

2012     Rooms To Let II, exhibiting 30 artists in two empty donated houses, Franklinton, OH (Director, Curator) 

2012     Adoration, ArtPrize, Curating Calder Plaza, and Grand Rapids, Department Building, Grand Rapids, MI (Curatorial Team member)

2012     Public Lighting, Light based exhibition with Ry Wharton, Farrow Building, Franklinton, OH (Co-Curator)

2012     Object/Imprint, Urban Art Space, with Josh Foy, Columbus, OH, (Co-Curator)

2011     Paper Moon II, Ohio Dominican University, Columbus, OH, (Curator)

2010     Rooms To Let I, exhibiting 16 artists in one house, Franklinton, OH (Director, Curator)  

2010     Housewarning, Hopkins Hall Gallery, with Tina Biefuss, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, (Co-Curator)

2010     Shared Spaces, Faculty Biennial, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH, (Curator)

Select Bibliography

2018 Youngspace, artwork and interview with Kate Mothes, Curator

2018 OyG Projects, artwork feature as finalist

2018 “Artist combines Architectural, Human images in Works”, Peter Touguette, Columbus Dispatch

2017 "The Force of Ambiguity, the videos and paintings of Melissa Vogley Woods" Lisa Volpe (Essay)

2017 Video database Archive, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles CA

2017 Peripheral Vision Issue 2, Peripheral Vision Arts

2017 “Melissa Vogley Woods” Hiss Magazine, Print publication, Issue 1

2017 “Exhibition Preview, Greater Columbus Arts Council at the CMA”, Jim Fisher, Columbus Alive

2016 "Feet First, Melissa Vogley Woods talks Boxed", Jennifer Lange, film Curator Wexner Center for the Arts

2015  "Best of 2016: "Boxed" Jim Fischer, Columbus Alive

2014 “A Lesson in Grammar” Jane Durrell, CityBeat, Cincinnati, OH

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

2013 Studio Visit Magazine, International Juried Catalogue, (juror, Dina Deitsch)

2013 “Giving Vacancy Another Look”, Marc Lefkowiitz, CAN: Collective Arts Network Journal, Cleveland

2012 “Concepts of Home Reside in Empty House” Melissa Starker, Col. Dispatch

2011 “Dream Dissected, Works focus on Downside of American Notion of Homeownership” Christopher Yates, Columbus Dispatch

2011 “Das Haus Das jetzt der Bank Gehort” Andrea Rook, Kultur Buhne, Dresden, Germany 2010 `

2009 “Here and Beyond”, Daniel Shellenbarger, The Ohio Channel

2008 “Commentary Forms Fabric of Textiles”, Betty Biexrud-Strigens, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


2010-2017 Visiting and Adjunct Faculty at Kenyon College, Denison University, Columbus College of Art and Design, Ohio State University and Columbus State Community College, Kenyon College.

Visiting Artist or Artist talk 2008-2017

Stockton University Galloway NJ, University of Dayton, Dayton OH, Wright State University Dayton OH, Denison Museum Granville, OH, Weston Art Gallery Cincinnati OH, Miami University Department of Art Oxford OH, Columbus College of Art & Design Columbus OH, Ohio State University Columbus OH, Pomerene Art Center Coshocton OH, Kent State University, Kent OH, Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery, Columbus OH, Roy G Biv Gallery, Columbus, OH