Melissa Resch is an international artist with roots in Lafayette. While primarily known for her painting, Resch is inspired by everyday objects and a plethora of mediums that range from watercolors, candleholders, key chains, and her newest genre, pottery!
She is the first Visiting Artist at the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, and is featured in a solo show, Homecoming, at ART of Framing. Music Director John Clare spoke with Melissa about her art, teaching, and traveling.
Resch presents her art and a gallery talk Thursday, July 28th at noon at the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette. Her exhibit Homecoming opens the same night, July 28th from 6 to 8pm at ART of Framing. Both events are free and open to the public.
Artists biography: Melissa Resch was born in 1965 into a US Navy family and lived in several US states until her family settled in Indiana in 1975. As a child and teenager Melissa expressed herself creatively through music: voice and cello. After four years of teaching elementary school in Lafayette, Indiana, and after residing briefly in the UK, Massachusetts and Korea, Melissa began her creative pursuits. She moved to Boston to attend Massachusetts College of Art and earned a BFA with Distinctive Honors in Painting in 1999.
In 2002 Melissa relocated to Provincetown, Massachusetts, and established herself as an artist of several mediums: oils, watercolors, encaustics, printmaking, textiles and found objects. Between 2003 and 2008, Melissa split her time between Provincetown and Australia. While in Australia she was an artist in residence in two Western Australia museums and held three solo exhibitions. In 2008 Melissa graduated with a master's degree in painting from University of Tasmania.