Melissa Potter - Columbia College Chicago

Melissa Potter

Associate Professor

mpotter@colum.edu

Biography

Melissa Potter is a multi-media artist specializing in hand papermaking and printmaking exhibiting nationally and internationally at venues including White Columns, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and film festivals including the VideoDumbo Festival and the Reeling International LGBT Film Festival. She is a three-time Fulbright recipient to Serbia and Bosnia and Hercegovina, and has been the recipient of other awards and residencies including the Soros Fund for Arts and Culture, ArtsLink and the Trust for Mutual Understanding. She curated exhibitions including Social Paper, the first exhibition considering hand papermaking in a socially engaged art context, and Among Tender Roots, the first retrospective featuring Mexican artist, Laura Anderson Barbata’s work. Her critical essays have been printed in BOMB, Art Papers, Flash Art, Metropolis M, Hand Papermaking, and AfterImage among others. Her website is www.melpotter.com.

Degrees

B.F.A., Painting and Printmaking Virginia Commonwealth Unversity 1992
M.F.A., Visual Arts Rutgers University 1997