On View:  October 20 – October 20, 2022

Creative Industries Discussion:
Mel Prest

On Thursday, October 20, 2022 the Schneider Museum of Art held a virtual Creative Industries Discussion with Artist Mel Prest.

About Mel Prest

Mel Prest is an American abstract artist whose work is focused on color and perceptual visual relationships. Prest’s work has been exhibited internationally including: The Drawing Center, New York; The Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Durham, NC; IS Projects, Leiden, The Netherlands; McKenzie Fine Art, New York; Saturation Point, London, UK; Nakaochiai Gallery, Tokyo. Prest has been awarded residencies at: Ragdale, The Sam and Adele Golden Artist Foundation, Willapa Bay, The Wassaic Project, The MH deYoung Museum, Vermont Studio Center. Her work is held in collections at Apple; The Berkeley Art Museum, The Crocker Museum of Art; Kaiser Permanente; Marin General Hospital, The Mills College Art Museum, among others. She is represented by Galleri Urbane, Dallas, TX and K.Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco, CA. Prest received her BFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design and MFA from Mills College in Oakland. Prest has taught at Mills College, San Francisco State University, San Francisco Art Institute and adult education courses at: San Francisco City College, San Francisco Art Institute, California College of the Arts and Root Division. A longtime adjunct arts instructor, she is now a program developer for City College of San Francisco Extension. Mel is an advisory board member of Root Division, a non-profit arts organization in San Francisco and served as a board member from 2012-2014. Prest served on the advisory board of The Art Monastery Project, Calvi della Umbria and Labro, Italy from 2007-2010 and on the artist advisory board of Trestle Gallery in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York from 2012-2021. As an independent curator, Prest has organized shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco and the Bay Area, New York, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Berlin, Munich and Zagreb. She is also a founding member of Transmitter, a collaborative curatorial gallery initiative in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Mel Prest lives and works in San Francisco, CA.

More Information at https://www.melprest.com/


Related Exhibitions

Mel Prest: The Golden Hour

Sensate Objects
curated by Mel Prest