In the Flowers | Oil on canvas | 24" x 18" | 2014


Artist Statement: My oil paintings are intentionally soft and feminine with melancholy undercurrents. Broken dolls and figures intertwine with bright and colorful flowers that could represent new life, or possibly death. We are intruders, viewing these figures from an intimate perspective.


Born in Chicago, IL, Melissa Huang received her BFA in Fine Arts Studio from Rochester Institute of Technology. She is a naturalistic, figurative oil painter whose work focuses on themes of gender, sexuality, and childhood. Melissa has had work in a number of shows, including Emanation, a group portrait exhibition at Dacia Gallery and Self: An International Juried Exhibit of Women’s Self Portraiture at Martha Gault Art Gallery. Melissa interned with the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the American Art Museum, and currently works as a gallery assistant at Main Street Arts in the Rochester, NY area. Her paintings will be included in Issue Six of Fresh Paint Magazine. Visit to see more of Melissa’s artwork.