Born in Chicago, IL, Melissa Huang is currently working towards her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting with a minor in Women and Gender Studies at Rochester Institute of Technology. She is a naturalistic, figurative oil painter whose images focus on themes of gender, sexuality, and childhood. Melissa won second place in Union Street Gallery’s 2012 national juried exhibition Wanna Play?, has had work in a number of university student shows including Between Two Worlds and the RIT Honors Show, and has published book and magazine illustrations. She is an art museum enthusiast, and interned with the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the American Art Museum where she designed exhibition material and researched works in the collections. Her work can be seen at:
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