Melissa Gordon

BIOGRAPHY
Born 1981 in Boston, MA, USA 
Lives and works in London and Brussels 

EDUCATION
1999-2003
BFA Painting/Printmaking, RISD, Providence RI 
2002
Cooper Union School of Art, New York, USA
2003-2005
Post-Graduate Fine Art Participant, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL

AWARDS
2013
Cove Park, International Artist in Residence, Cove, Scotland, GB
Artist in Residence, Spike Print and Spike Island, Bristol, GB
2010
Artist in Residence, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA 
2008
WIELS Contemporary Art Center, Artist in Residence, Brussels, B 
2007
ABN AMRO Kunstprijs, The Netherlands 
2006
Koninklijke Prijs voor Vrije Schilderkunst, The Netherlands
2003
The Florence-Leif Peers Grant for Painters, RISD, Providence, USA 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016
Routine Pleasures, Overbeck Gesellschaft, Lübeck, D (Cat.)
Routine Pleasures, The Vleeshal, Middleburg, NL (Cat.)
The Gesture is a Joke, Deweer Gallery, Ottegem, BE
Liverpool, The Bluecoat, UK 
2014
New York, BOESKY EAST, Mimetic Pleasures, New York, USA
Confusion Condition, COSAR HMT, Düsseldorf, D 
ZOOOOOM, Galerie Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam, NL
Modern Surfaces, Deweer Gallery, Otegem, B
2013
Material Evidence, Spike Island, Bristol, UK (Cat.)
Blow Up Modernists, Cosar HMT, Düsseldorf, D
Specific Collisions, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA
2012
Structures for Viewing, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA
2010
Collisions (with Jessica Wiesner), Galerie Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam, NL
2009
A Lonely Crowd, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA
Two-Dimensional Men, Ancient & Modern, London, UK
2008
Dirty Tricks of an Age of Moral Turpitude, COSAR HMT, Düsseldorf, D
War of the Ghosts, Galerie Juliette Jongma Amsterdam, NL
2007
Exquisite Corps, Ancient and Modern, London, UK
ABN AMRO Kunstprijs, ABN AMRO, Amsterdam, NL (Cat.)
2006
The Only Man in There, Galerie Michael Cosar, Düsseldorf, D (Cat.)
Genealogies Part I, Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam, NL (Cat.)
2005
What you can't see could kill you, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL (Cat.)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015
as it seems, COSAR HMT, Düsseldorf, D
WE (Not I), Artists Space, New York, USA
WE (Not I), South London Gallery, GB
Salon Hang, Kunstverein Amsterdam, NL
Making Sense, Galerie Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam, NL
2014
Machelen-aan-de-Leie, Belgium, Roger Raveelmuseum, Biennale van der Schilderkunst
Residency Exhibition, curated by Lorenzo Benedetti, WIELS, Brussels, B
2013
Specific Collisions, Marianne Boesky Uptown Gallery, New York, USA
Yellowing the Lunar Conciousness, Galleria Massimodeluca, Venice, IT
… beyond painting, COSAR HMT, Düsseldorf, D
2012
Drop Out, S1, Sheffield, UK
Art & Press, ZKM Karlsruhe, D
Re-Opening, Deweer Gallery, Ottigem, B
Sieben Blicke, Sammlung Philara im Kunstverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf, D
Fact Mystic, Galerie Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam, NL
Lost in Translation, Tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam, NL
The Parallax Curtain, S1 Artspace, Sheffield, UK
with Emily Musgrave and Jessica Warboys
Art & Press, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin , D
Art in the Parking Space, LAX Art, Los Angeles, USA
Ethical Mop, Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam, NL
No Comment, LABOUR launch and performance, Kunsthall Oslo, NO
2011
Future Forward, The Temporary Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL
5x5, Espai d’art contemporani de Castelló, S
Group Velocity, Märkisches Museum Witten, D
Specific Collisions, curated by Melissa Gordon, COSAR HMT, Düsseldorf, D
with Germaine Kruip, Camilla Løw, Rita McBride, Willem Oorebeek, Lisa Oppenheim,
Dexter Sinister, Marien Schouten, Mungo Thomson, Jessica Wiesner
Madame Realism, Marres, Maastricht, NL
2010
Monumentalism: History and National Identity in Modern Art, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL
Dorothea von Stetten Kunstpreis, Kunstmuseum Bonn, D
Melissa Gordon und Jen Ray, Philara Collection, Düsseldorf, D
Lush Life, Scaramouche Gallery, New York, USA
The Library of Babel/In and Out of Place, 176 Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
Precarity and the Butter Tower, curated by Jackie Gendel & Tom McGrath, CTRL Gallery, Houston, USA
Paying A Visit to Mary, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CN, USA
AIR Biennale, Ewing Gallery, Knoxville, TN, USA
2009
All Cretans Are Liars, Said the Cretan’, Galerie Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam, NL
Mental Puberty, STORE Gallery, London, UK
Rebell, Art and Feminsm 1969-2009, MMKA, Arnhem, NL
True Lies, Kunsthaus Essen, D
Privat - Wuppertaler Sammler der Gegenwart, Von der Heydt-Museum Wuppertal, D
I Love the BeNELux, Virgil de Voldere Gallery, New York, USA
2008
Prague Triennale, National Gallery, Prague, CZ
Something and Something Else, Museum Van Bommel Van Dam, Venlo, NL
DUMA, Wiels Contemporary Art Center, Brussels, B
Black Bile, Red Humour, b05 Art and Design Center, Montabaur, D
Early Bird, Kunstverein Dorsten, D
Melancholie, b-05 Kunst- und Designzentrum, Montabaur, D
2007
Dealing with Reality, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Arnheim, NL
Ballet Mecanique, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK
Painted Objects, Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York, USA
Compilation III, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, D
Die Kunst zu Sammeln, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, D
Lost & Found, Shedhalle, Zürich, CH
2006
Among the Ash Heaps and Millionaires’, Ancient and Modern, London, UK
Wild At Heart, De Atliers, Amsterdam, NL
Pictorial Research, art agents gallery, Hamburg, D
Things we have seen in Holland, Kravets Wehby, New York, USA
2005
GEM, Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Den Haag, NL
Terra non Firma, Howard House Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA
Voices, Rotermann's Salt Storage Contemporary Art Museum, Tallinn, EST
2004
Everything World, Kravets Wehby, New York, USA
Mars on Earth, RKL Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA
86, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL
2003
Senior Painting Show, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, USA
Risk, Red Door Gallery, Providence, USA
Our Friends, Our Foes, Benson Gallery, Providence, USA
Cash in on Your Fashion Passion, Firehouse 5, Providence, USA
2002
Movies with Live Soundtracks, Cable Car Cinema,Providence, USA
End of the Year Invitational, Cooper Union, New York, USA