Melanie Paterson

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Melanie
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Artist's Statement

It is my feeling that art brings to consciousness the deeper layers
 of our life experience. It can show us what is within ourselves that we may not 
have been consciously aware of before we do the work. It can transmit the hidden qualities of our existence and of our experience into communicable form,
 allowing us to extend our essential nature right out there in front of our noses, where we can see it, shape it, and share it with others.

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Melanie Paterson (painter, puppeteer, etc.)

Education Cooper Union. 2010-Present
The Art Institute of Chicago. 2005-2007
UC Berkeley, 2004-2005

Group Shows/ Performances
Puppeteer and co-builder for "Savage Radio Plays" at The Brick. July 2011

Brooklyn Artists Gym: "Process" January, 2011

Wrote, created, and performed Becoming Wolf (an original puppet show) as opening for The Land Of Shadow/ Puppeteer in The Land of Shadow (created by Daniel Fay) Chattanooga, TN July 2010

Puppeteer in The Land of Shadow (created by Daniel Fay) Brooklyn, NY January 2010.

Co-wrote and Performed (with Chloe Tietjen, Rachel Tietjen, and Erika Tietjen) A Murmured Tale (an original musical) Baltimore MD 2008

Solo Shows Solo Show of paintings and drawings at Kristine Mann Library June 2010-August 2010.