Melissa Fleming, artist




Master of Fine Arts, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

Master Naturalist Certifciate, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Bachelor of Arts, Boston University, Boston, MA 



Honors & Awards

Juror Award, South Shore Art Center,  Cohasset, MA, 2012

Artist in ResidenceByrdcliffe Arts Colony, Woodstock, NY, 2007

Showcase Award, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, 2007 

Juror Award, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ, 2007

Juror Award, Positive Focus, Brooklyn, NY, 2005 


Speaking Events

Speaker, The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Desgin, New York, NY, 2015

Speaker, The New York Photo Salon, NY, NY, 2015

Speaker, Human Impacts Institute, Brooklyn, NY, 2015

Speaker, Professional Women Photographers, New York, NY, 2015

Speaker, SPE National Conference, New Orleans, LA, 2015

Guest Lecturer, CIIS, San Francisco, CA, 2011

Speaker, SPE National Conference, Atlanta, GA, 2011

Guest Lecturer, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY 2008

Guest Lecturer, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 2006 

Speaker, Sierra Club Photo Committee, New York, NY 2004


Solo Exhibitions


Melissa Fleming: Sea Change, The Arts at CIIS, San Francisco, CA 


Melissa Fleming: Sentient, SFO Museum, San Francisco, CA


Melissa Fleming: Wax Flora, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY



Select Group Exhibitions



Visualizing Climate Change, The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Desgin, New York, NY

Whims of Weather, The National Arts Club, New York, NY



Modern Alchemy: Experiments in Photography, The Heckscher Museum of Art,  Huntington, NY



Encounters with Nature, Calumet Gallery, New York, NY

Nature: Inspired Moments, MBPO, New York, NY

All Natural, Markeim Arts Center, Haddonfield, NJ




Regarding the Third Dimension, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA

Put a Tree on It, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX




The Travel + Leisure Global Bazaar, Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY

Photography: Alternative Processes, Mills Pond Gallery, St. James, NY




Inspired by Nature, Calumet Gallery, New York, NY

Urban Utopia, Pop Up Space, New York, NY



Kaunas Photo Festival: Recycled,  Kaunas, Lithuania

Objective Affection, BOFFO Gallery, Brooklyn Heights, NY

It's Still Life, RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, CA

Figment Arts Festival, Governors Island, NY

Science Rocks, The Art Gallery at the Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Sleepy Hollow, NY



Collectible, Wall Space Gallery, Seattle, WA

Landscape, Other: Views Outside Convention, RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, CA

Descubrimientos PHE08, Photo España, Madrid, Spain

Science Rocks, New York Hall of Science, Queens, NY

Topography of Nature, Taste of Art Gallery at Kaufmann Arcade, NYC

Grace, Peer Gallery, NY, NY



Woodstock Biennial, Kleinert-James Arts Center, Woodstock, NY

Kaunas Photo Festival 2007, Kaunas, Lithuania

Abstractions, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO

Photography 26, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ



(t)here, Peer Gallery, NY, NY

Florida Gold, Capitol Gallery, Florida State House, Tallahassee, FL

Photo NY (Art Fair), Peer Gallery Booth, NY, NY

How to Love a Ready-Made, A Temporary Space, Williamsburg, NY

Parsons MFA Thesis Exhibition, Peer Gallery, NY, NY

Experimental, Dam-Stuhltrager Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

Photography 25, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ



Eye Witness, Lobby Gallery, Durst Corporation, NY, NY

Vernissage, Cornell Museum of Art, Delray Beach, FL

The Secret Garden, Steinhardt Gallery, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, NY

The Handmade Print, Cork Gallery at Lincoln Center, NY, NY

Luxe, Owen Lawrence Gallery, Atlanta, GA



De Norte a Sur, Museo de la Fotografia, Rafaela, Argentina

Point of View, Poughkeepsie Art Museum, Poughkeepsie, NY

NY in Motion, Chelsea Market Gallery, NY, NY



Contemporary Women Artists, The Gallery, Stamford, NY

I Love Manhattan, Lobby Gallery, Equity Building, NY, NY

All Photography Invitational, Atlantic Gallery, NY, NY



Point of View, Westbeth Gallery, NY, NY

Emerging Artists, Savacou Gallery, NY, NY



Permanent Collections

University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO

The James Hotel Collection, New York City, NY

Museo de la Fotografia, Rafaela, Argentina

Federal Reserve Bank of New York, NY, NY




Julia Buntaine, "A Year of Featured Artists in Review", SciArt in AmericaAugust 2015

Catalogue, "Whims of Weather", PWP, May 2015

Danielle McCloskey, “Straight Talk with Melissa Fleming", SciArt in America, December 2014

Catalogue, "Regarding the Third Dimension", SSAC, November 2012 

Randall Babtkis, "Double Helix", Mission at Tenth, CIIS Inter-Arts Journal, Spring 2012

Catalogue, "Recycled", Kaunas Photo Festival, September 2010

Catalogue, Objective Affection, BOFFO, September 2009

Juan Caller, "Melissa Fleming: La Visibilidad de lo Intangible”, Tertulias Fotograficas, October 2008

Jim Casper, "Beyond the Visible: Two Works with Water", Lens Culture, September 2008

Elizabeth Randolph, “Faculty Notes: Melissa Fleming”, Pratt Gateway, September 2008

Robert A. Schaefer, Jr., “Beyond the Visible in Nature: An Interview with Melissa Fleming", Double-Exposure, August 2008

Catalogue, Descubrimientos PHE, Photo Espana, June 2008

Robert A. Schaefer, Jr., “FotoFest”, Double-Exposure, May 2008

Robert Baxter, “Worth Another Look”, Courier-Post, January 2007  

Catalogue, Point of View, Poughkeepsie Art Museum, March 2004