kathleen melian@instagram

Lives and works in Los Angeles, California


Claremont Graduate University MFA, 2012

Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, BS Design Science

Solo Exhibitions:

“In Dreams”, Fresno City College Art Space Gallery, Fresno, 2014

“Lalaland”, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Claremont Graduate University, April 2012

Group Exhibitions:

“A Little Art Goes a Long Way”, Citizen of the World Charter School Auction, May 2017

“Within the Cave”, Durden and Ray, September 2015

“MAS Attack 7”, Santa Monica Art Studios, December 2014

“ICA Fall Auction”, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, October 2014

“LA in CV”, Coachella Valley Art Center, Indio, February 2014

“Cat Art Show LA”, 101/Exhibit, West Hollywood, January 2014

“C Note”, a Fundraiser for Syrian Children, JAUS Gallery, Los Angeles, January 2014

“MAS Attack II”, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, October 2013

“City and Self”, Red Pipe Gallery, Chinatown, Los Angeles, September 2013

“Forest From The Trees”, White Box Contemporary Gallery, San Diego, August 2013

“Renegades at the Ranch”, Rising Star Ranch, Malibu, July 2013

“Seance”, Coagula Curatorial, Los Angeles, May-June 2013

“Dr. Lau Office Show”, Torrance, California, September 2013

“BOOM LA 2012”, Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, July 2012

“Split Second Split”, MFA Exhibition, Bergamot Station F2 Gallery, Santa Monica, Ca, 2011

“Cultural Abstraction, Contemporary Figuration”, Annenberg Community Beach House Gallery, Santa Monica, July 2011.

“Chain Letter”, Summer Group Exhibition, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, July 2011

“Summer Soul Sis”, Jaus Gallery, group show, Los Angeles, July, 2011

“Thirteen By Thirteen”, DAC Gallery group show, Los Angeles, May, 2011

“Vex Again”, dA center for the Arts Pomona, Ca., group show,  April, 2011

“Traces”, Claremont Graduate University, group show,  November, 2010

Friction”, First Year MFA Group Show, Claremont Graduate University,  Oct., 2010 

Santa Monica Art Mentor Program Juried Art Show, Barrett Gallery, 2010, curated by Meg Linton, Director of Galleries and Exhibitions, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles.

117”, Art Mentor Show, Barrett Gallery, 2009, curated by Pilar Tompkins, Director of Latin American branch, Artist Pension Trust, Mexico

Small Wonders”, Pfarmaka Gallery, Los Angeles,2007, juried by Holly Meyers, 2008

Tracks, Traces, Folds”, 418 Bamboo Lane Gallery, three person show, 2007

Three Marks”, Upstairs at the Market Gallery, three person show, 2006

Eighteen by Fourteen”, Upstairs at the Market Gallery, 2006

Under the Radar”, Art Mentor Program show, Santa Monica Art Studios, 2006


Huffington Post  Arts and Culture Imageblog, March, 2013

New American Paintings, Issue #103, Dec 2012/Jan 2013,

MFAde in La: Boom Los Angeles 2012, Los Angeles, I’m Yours

Arte Para Informarte, The Views: Bric-a-Brac to Superflat

Santa Monica Artists Highlight the Figurative and the Abstract


Artslant Round #5 Showcase Winner, painting, September,2012

Artslant Round #3 Showcase Winner, painting, August, 2012

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