John K. Melvin

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Author: John K Melvin
Credits: Chateau de la Napoule, France

John K. Melvin is a multi-disciplinary artist working primarily with sculptural installations intended or situated in the public realm. Throughout all of his work there is a strong commitment to an investigation of material guided by conceptual practice.

In the process of this investigation, connections are made between themes of absence and presence -- and material movements through time, place, identity, order, and change. The material response to these environments tends to be of an industrial nature, as that history and reference is a nostalgic component of Melvin's perspective. Centered in this investigation is the intent to distill a meaning of ecology relevant to culture.

His work has been widely exhibited nationally, as well as internationally in Scotland, France, Italy, Greece, and Ukraine. Melvin earned his BFA from Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts, a Post-Baccalaureate from the Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art in France, and received his MFA in 2009 from the San Francisco Art Institute.