born 1985

Melissa Godoy Nieto is a multidisciplinary artist exploring painting, drawing, ceramics, printmaking, performance, installation, and video. Born and raised in Mexico, based in Brooklyn, New York.


2005 Painting, Accademia D’Arte, Firenze, Italia

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

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

2019           Fact and Fiction, Spring Break Art Show, NYC (March)

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


2019         Threefold, Black Mountain College Museum, North Carolina (Fall)

2019         BAND PRACTICE, Bayonne, France (Spring)

2018         Live Drawing, NeueHouse, NYC

2018         Drink & Draw, 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         Drink & Draw, Espronceda, Barcelona

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

2017         BAND PRACTICE, Planeta, NYC

2017         BAND PRACTICE, hosted by TOMS, NYC

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

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


2018          Waaw Residency. Saint-Louis Senegal (December)

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                       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


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

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

Lynch, Scott, "Inside Spring/Break, The Best Armory Arts Week Fair Inside A Time Square Office Building," Gothamist, March 1
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

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

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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