Kathleen Melian Meet

Kathleen Melian

Los Angeles, CA

About Kathleen Melian

Los Angeles, CA

Katheen Melian is a Los Angeles based painter. Her paintings employ varying degrees of representational and figurative images culled from her own photography and found imagery. Her imaginary worlds could readily pass as real, questioning how subjective our perceptions really are. Her own experience is that so much is driven by emotions surrounding an event and one's imagination, interpretation and understanding of the world, which is highly individual and varied from person to person.
Her paintings are depictions of some of her responses to and perceptions of spaces she encountered in reality or how they manifested themselves later in her memory.

Melian's paintings use lush paint and color to describe these spaces that vary from idyllic and opulent to mysterious and almost horrific. She is currently featured in New American Paintings magazine and in an artist interview at CDsavoia.com.

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Selected Exhibitions

  • "Dr. Lau Office Show"
    Torrance, CA, 2013
  • "Summer Soul Sis", Jaus Gallery
    Los Angeles, CA, 2012
  • "Lalaland", Thesis Exhibition
    CGU East Gallery, Claremont, CA, 2012
  • "BOOM", Pacific Design Center
    West Hollywood, CA, 2012
  • Annenberg Beach House Art Gallery
    Santa Monica, CA, 2011

Press and Accolades

  • New American Paintings
    December/January 2013
  • CDSavoia
    September, 2013
  • Artslant Showcase
    June/July, 2012


  • Claremont Graduate University, MFA
    Claremont, CA,2012 
  • Santa Monica College Art Mentor Program,
    Santa Monica, CA,2009 
  • Arizona State University, BS, Design Sciences
    Tempe, AZ,1986 

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