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Melissa Bolger
Oakland, CA

About the Artist

Melissa Bolger creates worlds of focused 'mark making' and patterns that strive to process thoughts and emotions from her past. Bolger uses animal portraiture to put the viewer right in the face of nature. The animals are symbols and metaphorical exploration of other worlds beyond the top of the food chain. These works are part of an incessant quest to find beauty in the abstract and natural world. They seek to communicate the more subtle, intimate, and unique acts of nature, hinting at narratives as well as connecting with cosmic and/or temporal ideas.

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About the Artist

Melissa Bolger creates worlds of focused ‘mark making’ and patterns that strive to process thoughts and emotions from her past. Bolger uses animal portraiture to put the viewer right in the face of nature. The animals are symbols and metaphorical exploration of other worlds beyond the top of the food chain. These works are part of an incessant quest to find beauty in the abstract and natural world. They seek to communicate the more subtle, intimate, and unique acts of nature, hinting at narratives as well as connecting with cosmic and/or temporal ideas.

Artist’s Work

Mouse
Melissa bolger

mouse

By Melissa Bolger

Brains trailing behind
Melissa bolger

Brains Trailing Behind

By Melissa Bolger

Whiteheadedmousebird
Melissa bolger

whiteheadedmousebird

By Melissa Bolger

Armadillo
Melissa bolger

armadillo

By Melissa Bolger

Hawkwind
Melissa bolger

Hawkwind

By Melissa Bolger

Selected Exhibitions

  • Crimson Horticultural Rarities
    Oakland, CA, 2012
  • Village Theater Art Gallery
    Danville, CA, 2012
  • Bedford Gallery
    Walnut Creek, CA, 2011
  • Bioneers
    Marin, CA, 2010
  • Artist-Xchange
    San Francisco, CA, 2010

Education

  • California College of Art, B.F.A.
    San Francisco, CA,2003