Kathleen Melian's paintings explore human connection through ritual, the reinvention of myths and the places where the magical exists. Melian draws imagery from photo documentation of her life long travels throughout the Southwestern wilderness.
- The First History Man. George Miller, Mad Max:Fury Road
“Where must we go, we who wander this wasteland in search of our better selves?"
Garden Goddess
60” x 72”, oil on Canvas, 2022
Tent City Sunset
20" x 16", oil on canvas
Somewhere Out There
14" x 12" oil on wood
East Jesus
67" x 53", oil on canvas
16" x 20", oil on canvas
At the Gulch
24" x 20", oil on canvas, 2019
August 2021
Window Art Project
Elisa Johns Studio
June, 2020
Ordinary Life in Unusual Times
Studio Tours
March 2022
No Man's Land
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Claremont Graduate University
October 2021
Contemporary Narratives
London Paint Club
August 2021
Torrance Art Museum Advocates
“Melian’s abstracted paintings focus on the experience and memory of these harsh and magical places their inhabitants.“
Claremont Graduate University MFA, 2012
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, BS Design
Los Angeles, California
September, 2012
Artslant Round #5 Showcase
August, 2012
Artslant Round #3 Showcase
New American Paintings, Issue #103, Dec 2012/Jan 2013
MFAde in La: Boom Los Angeles 2012, Los Angeles, I'm Yours
Ely Center of Contemporary Art, Ordinary Life in Unusual Times
Arte Para Informarte, The Views: Bric-a-Brac to Superflat
Santa Monica Artists Highlight the Figurative and the Abstract
Within the Cave at Durden and Ray
Huffington Post Arts and Culture Imageblog, March, 2013