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Melissa Furness’ work has been most influenced by her experiences of travel, which have included artist’s residencies around the world, such as those with Jentel in Wyoming, Yaddo in New York, the Laznia Center of Contemporary Art in Poland, Shankill Castle in Ireland, Red Gate Gallery in Beijing, the Hungarian Multicultural Center outside of Budapest; and Kala Art Institute in Berkeley. Furness has participated in numerous international exhibitions, and was invited to exhibit work at the 2016 Kochi-Muziris Biennial in Kerala, India through A.I.R. Gallery of New York. The artist was awarded a competitive fellowship to participate in the 2015 Biennial of the Americans, through which she resided in Mexico City as an Art Ambassador and exhibited a major project produced based on these experiences.
Through her various residency experiences, the artist has exhibited major works in Berkeley, California at the Vizivarosi and Keki Galleries and The Drawing Room HU in Budapest, Hungary and developed site specific projects in Mexico, Ireland, Italy and China. Furness’ work has been represented in the past by galleries in New York, Seattle, Palm Springs and Zurich leading up to her current representation with K Contemporary Art in Denver. Her work has been featured in numerous group and solo exhibitions as well and international art fairs in Seoul , Zurich, Cologne, Los Angeles, and Aspen. She has been featured in New American Paintings, Studio Visit Magazine, SeeAllThis Magazine, Klassik Magazine International, 303 Magazine and others. Furness received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Iowa and is currently a Professor of Art Practices and Illustration at the University of Colorado Denver.

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