Douglas Melini

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Artwork
Untitled, acrylic on canvas and wood, 53.5 x 45.4 inches, 2009
Strigi-Form, acrylic on canvas and wood, 71.5 inches x 45.5 inches, 2009-2010
Untitled (AP#13), acrylic on canvas and wood, 23.5 x 19.5 inches, 2009
Untitled (AP#16), acrylic on canvas and wood, 23.5 x 19.5 inches, 2009
Untitled (AP#14), acrylic on canvas and wood, 23.5 x 19.5 inches, 2009
Douglas
Melini
Artist's Statement

"My studio practice has always been about letting personal events and experiences filter into my work in one way or another and I liked the idea of an abstract painting having talismanic powers. I know that the idea of a painting as a talisman may seem like a leap of faith or something, but making paintings requires a belief in something that’s not necessarily tangible. One has to have faith in the practice, a kind of focus or trust in the act of painting, hoping that it will all eventually lead somewhere. To be truthful things were happening in a very organic way and I was just trying to pay attention to everything. It all seemed to make sense to me."

excerpt from interview with Matthew Deleget /Minus Space 2009

Bio/Resume

MFA 1997 California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

BA 1994 University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Solo Exhibitions:

2009 It Flows Over Us Without Meaning, Minus Space, Brooklyn, NY

2005 Beyond the Dirty Light, Ursula Werz, Tubingen, Germany

2004 Positively Do Not Block the Gate, Rocket Gallery, London, England

2003 White Room, White Columns, New York City, NY

NYFA Grant in Painitng 2008

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