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Select Awards and Grants

2018     Nominee for United States Artists Fellowship

2018 Greater Columbus Arts Council AITC Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson Grant and Supply Grant

2017     Greater Columbus Arts Council AITC Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson Research 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

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


2019 Vermont Studio Center Residency, Johnson VT.

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


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

Select Exhibitions


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


Solo Exhibition, “Distance Loop” William J and Pearl L Lemmon Visiting Artist Gallery, Kent State University

Two- Person Exhibition “Muscle to a Bone” with Bianca Beck, Hammond Harkins Gallery, Columbus OH

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


From Her Perspective, Firehouse Art Center, Longmont, CO

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

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

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


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

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

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

Resonator TV, Resonator Art Space Norman, OK

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


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

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

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

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

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


Solo Exhibition, “Opaque” Denison Museum, Granville, OH

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

Ohio Shorts, Wexner Center for the Arts Columbus, OH


Stripped, Sam Francis Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Niche Print Portfolio MAPC Print conference Detroit, MI

Average Path Length, Plymouth State University, NH


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

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

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


Solo Exhibition, “Negotiating Pre-Existing Condition” Bryant Art Center, Granville, OH

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Solo Exhibition, “Melissa Vogley Woods” Massillon Museum, Massillon, OH

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

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


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

Fiberarts International Exhibition, (juror Dorothy Caldwell) (catalogue)

Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA, The Clay Center for the Arts, Charleston, WV, Museum of Craft+Design,Charlotte, NC

Collaborative Art 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)

2016-18 “Mint Collective” curating group, 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” at 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

2019 Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine, feature

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


2012 MFA, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

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

Teaching 2010-2019

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 2008-2019

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