MELISSA GODOY NIETO

Born in Tijuana, raised in Sinaloa, Mexico.

Based in Brooklyn, NY

Education

2011 Bachelor of Industrial Design, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York

2005 Painting, Accademia D’Arte, Firenze, Italia

Solo Exhibitions

2018 I Had A Flashback, Espronceda, Barcelona

2016 Ut Pictura Poesis, Platform Gallery, Baltimore MD

2014 Melissa Godoy Nieto, BRIC House, Brooklyn NY

2012 Criaturas, Galería Vértigo, Mexico City

2012 Creatures of 2012, General Public Project Space. Pictoplasma, Berlin Germany


Selected Group Exhibitions

2020 Spring Break Art Show, Los Angeles (forthcoming)

2020 Spring Break Art Show, NYC (forthcoming)

2019 Sanctuary Cities and the Politics of the American Dream, New Haven CT

2019 BAM Gala Art Auction, NYC

2019 Fact and Fiction, Spring Break Art Show, NYC

2019 Salon ACME, Mexico City

2018 Fire Island Artist in Residence Exhibition, Fire Island NY

2018 Stranger Comes to Town, Spring Break Art Show, NYC

2017 BKLYN Immersive, Brooklyn NY

2017 Black Mirror, Spring Break Art Show, New York City

2016 Mare, Art Mora, New York City

2016 Transaction, Spring Break Art Show , New York City

2016 The Dreams That I Gave Her, NARS Foundation Gallery, Brooklyn

2014 Character Portraits, Museum for Contemporary Art MARCO, Monterrey, Mexico

2014 The Pictoplasma Portrait Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2013 Templo, New Mysticism at Spring Break Art Show, New York City


Performances

2020 Threefold, Black Mountain College Museum, North Carolina (forthcoming)

2019 BAND PRACTICE, Salon ACME, Mexico City

2018 Live Drawing, NeueHouse, NYC

2018 Silhouette Drawing, Signs and Symbols, NYC

2018 Live Drawing, BRIC House, Brooklyn NY

2018 BAND PRACTICE w/ musician Pedro Soler, Musée Régional d'Art Contemporain, Sérignan France

2018 BAND PRACTICE w/ musician Amedeo Pace, Signs and Symbols, NYC

2018 Silhouette Drawing, Espronceda, Barcelona

2018 BAND PRACTICE w/ musician Joakim, Spring Break Art Show, NYC

2017 BAND PRACTICE, Planeta, NYC

2016 Paraiso, Paradiso w/ musician Amedeo Pace, Spring Break Art Show, NYC

2013 20:02 w/ cellist Topu Lyo, Brooklyn NY


Residencies

2018 Waaw Residency. Saint-Louis Senegal

2018 La Sierra Artist Residency, Colombia

2018 Comuna Serigrafíca Quito, Ecuador

2018 Espronceda Center for Art & Culture, Barcelona

2017 Fire Island National Park Artist Residency, Fire Island NY

2017 Doing/Living MarketPlace Artist-in-Residence, NYC

2017 Canal Street Market Artist Incubator, NYC

2011 Pictoplasma Residency, Berlin Germany


Work in Arts Education / Community Programs

2018 Open Studios, St. Louis, Senegal

2018 Workshop "Painting Watch Hill", Fire Island National Seashore, NY

2018 Community Mural at Puerto Nuevo elementary school, La Sierra, Colombia

2013-2015 Art Educator at Artshack Brooklyn, NY

2012 Workshop "Illustration in Jewelry", Centro de las Artes, SLP, Mexico

2008-2011 Spanish Educator at America Reads Counts, Brooklyn, NY


Presentations

2018 Live Drawing, Open House/Open Studios, BRIC, NYC

2014 Artist Talk, BRIC House Gallery Talks of Art Education Program, Brooklyn, NY

2013 Artist Talk, “Borderless” at Flux Factory, Queens, NYC

2011 Artist Talk, Pictoplasma Berlin, Germany


Selected Bibliography and Press
2019
Lynch, Scott, “The Always-Bizarre Spring/Break Takes over An Office Building in UN Plaza,” Gothamist, March 6
Barrientos, Marimar, “Esta es la Semana del Arte en México y te decimos qué puedes encontrar,” El Heraldo de Mexico, Feb
Lomeli Bautista, Natalia, "Lo mejor de la Semana del Arte 2019," Cultura Colectiva, Feb 11
Fernandez, Mariana, "Smaller sales platforms spotlight artists without gallery representation during Mexico City’s fair week," The Art Newspaper, Feb 11


2018
Adduci, Kristina, "Our 21 Favorite Moments From SPRING/BREAK Art Show," Art Zealous, March 7
Lynch, Scott, "The Best of Spring/Break, the Outré Art Fair in an Abandoned Times Square Office Building," Bedford + Bowery, March 7 Dreux, Peter, “10 Things I Learned Working a Booth at SPRING/BREAK Art Fair,” Art Zealous, March 15

2017
Lynch, Scott, "Inside Spring/Break, The Best Armory Arts Week Fair Inside A Time Square Office Building," Gothamist, March 1
Eckhard, Stephanie, “Inside Bklyn Immersive, Spring/Break’s First-Ever Brooklyn Edition,” W Magazine, May 9

Voon, Claire, "Spring/Break Art Show Trades Labyrinthine Rooms for Immersive Installations," Hyperallergic, May 9

Eckhardt, Stephanie, "Scenes of Madness High Above Times Square at Spring/Break Art Fair," W Magazine

2016
Farley, Michael Anthony and Molly Rhinestones, "We Went to Baltimore Part II: Platform, Springsteen, First Continent," July 14

2013
Meier, Allison, "Back to School with the New Mysticism at SPRING/BREAK," Hyperallergic, March 5
Paper Mag, "Preview of Spring Break- An Art Fair in a Schoolhouse," Papermag March 6
Sutton, Benjamin, "Spring/Break Arrives Early in Soho for Curator-Driven Fair's Opening Night," Blouin Art info, March 7
Egan, H.P., " 'School Nite' Opens 'Wish Me,' curated by Ambre Kelly & Andrew Gori, running through May 12," Art Observed, May 7
Enriquez, Rene, "Melissa Godoy Nieto," CoolHunter Mx, July 11


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