Artist bio: Melissa Cameron is an Australian artist with Anglo-Celtic ancestry. Born and raised in Perth, she has lived in Melbourne and Seattle, in the USA. Trained in Interior Architecture for her BFA and switching to jewellery/metalsmithing as her MFA, her aesthetic sensibility references her twin interests.
Her practice alternates between heavily researched socially aware / protest art, and technology and materials-based investigations to expand her capabilities and knowledge. Both arenas of her practice centre the human body – in a political or physical sense.
She exhibits worldwide and her works are in many public collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, the University of Iowa Museum of Art, and Cheongju City Collection in South Korea.
Her writing appears on Art Jewelry Forum and Garland Magazine. She has presented papers in Australia, Europe and North America, had residencies in Europe and the US and received grants in the USA and Australia.