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Artist Melissa Dorn

Melissa Dorn

Milwaukee, WI, USA


Melissa Dorn works between painting and sculpture. She's had a five-year obsession with industrial mop heads. This obsession has urged her to explore herself and the issues of labor, craft and feminism. A practicing artist for over 20 years, Dorn lives and works in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and holds a BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. Most recently, she has had the great fortune to be an artist in residence at the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts. Her work can be found in many corporate collections including Littler Mendelson, Mandel Group, Marcus Corporation’s Saint Kate Arts Hotel, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Northwestern Mutual, Tax-Air and West Bend Mutual Insurance Company. Select exhibitions include: The Sarah Ball Allis Art Museum, Charles Allis Art Museum; Body of Work, Brooks Stevens Gallery; The Everyday Feminist: Fine China, Plock Art Gallery; The Everyday Feminist: Doing the Dishes, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Mopping Up, Frank Juarez Gallery; The Jump Off, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art; Detroit Biennale, Museum of New Art; Wisconsin Artists Biennial, Museum of Wisconsin Art; Preservatif, Stockholm Gallery; Forward 2014, Charles Allis Art Museum; Up, Down!, River Edge Gallery; Moving Mountains, Frank Juarez Gallery; Schematic, UW-Sheboygan; Eight Counties, John Michael Kohler Arts Center; Art Chicago and Aqua Art Miami, Hotcakes Gallery.

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VarWest Studios-Melissa Dorn Studio
423 West Pierce Street Studio #9 , Milwaukee, WI 53204

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