Melissa is a figurative oil painter currently working on a series of faceless, crystalline portraits. She won Best in Show in the 2015 Women Artists of the Finger Lakes exhibition and has shown in group exhibitions at Dacia Gallery, Zeitgeist Gallery, and The Yards. Melissa interned with the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum and worked as a gallery assistant at Main Street Arts. Her paintings were included in Fresh Paint Magazine, Art House Press, and Emboss Magazine.
Currently, Melissa is an appraiser of fine art in Rochester, NY.