1985. Born in Tijuana, grew up in Culiacan Sinaloa, Mexico

Based in Brooklyn NY and Oaxaca

Solo Exhibitions

2023 Biophilia, NN Galeria, Oaxaca City, Mexico 

2021 Waters Change, Colors Fade, Lilac Preservation Project, NYC 

2018 I Had A Flashback, Espronceda, Barcelona

2016 Ut Pictura Poesis, Platform Gallery, Baltimore USA

2014 Melissa Godoy Nieto, BRIC House, Brooklyn NY

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

Selected Group Exhibitions / Art Fairs / Collaborative Projects 

2024 Material Art Fair, with Beverly's, Mexico City 

            Spring Break Art Show, with Clara Claus ,  Los Angeles 

2023 Spring Break Art Show, solo exhibition, NYC and Los Angeles

             Las Voces de lo Ajeno, Black Brick Project, Brooklyn

2022 Can water be thirsty?, S T O R M studio, Brooklyn NY

            Underwater love, with Zeevonk, Spreefeld Genossenschaft, Berlin Germany

            BAM Gala Art Auction, NYC

2021 An Ode, Spring Break Art Show, NYC

2020 Band Practice, Spring Break Art Show, Los Angeles

             Rainforests of the Sea, Spring Break Art Show, NYC

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

            BAM Gala Art Auction, NYC

            Fact and Fiction, Spring Break Art Show, NYC

            Band Practice, Salon ACME, Mexico City

2018 Fire Island Artist in Residence Exhibition, Fire Island NY

           Dream Journals, Spring Break Art Show, NYC

2017 Underwater, BKLYN Immersive, Brooklyn NY

            Black Mirror, Spring Break Art Show, New York City

2016 Mare, Art Mora, New York City

            Transaction, Spring Break Art Show , New York City

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

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

            The Pictoplasma Portrait Gallery, Berlin, Germany

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


2023 Buscando Caminos, Ex Hacienda San José Espacio Cultural, Oaxaca Mexico 

            Refractional Projections, Hanes Gallery, North Carolina 

            Buscando lo Incierto, NN Galeria, Oaxaca City, Mexico 

2022 Refractional Projections, Black Mountain College Museum, Asheville NC

            Buscando el Silencio, Salon ACME, Mexico City

2021 Analog Projections w/ Peter Zummo, Lilac Preservation Project, NYC

2020 Hasta Perderse, Jardin Botanico, Culiacan Sinaloa Mexico

2019 BAND PRACTICE, Salon ACME, Mexico City

           Analog Projections w/ Sofia Bolt

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

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

            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/ musician Topu Lyo, Brooklyn NY


2024 Domus Residency, Galatina, Italy (forthcoming)

            Cento55, Maglie, Italy (forthcoming)

2023 La Maquina Lithography Studio, Oaxaca, Mexico

2022 Ellipsis Open School, Tavira, Portugal

2019 Almendro Residencia, Sinaloa, Mexico

2018 Waaw Residency, Guet Ndar, Saint-Louis, Senegal

            La Sierra Artist Residency, Colombia

            Comuna Serigrafíca Quito, Ecuador

            Espronceda Center for Art & Culture, Barcelona

2017 Fire Island National Park Artist Residency, Fire Island NY

           Canal Street Mkt Artist Incubator, NYC

2011  Pictoplasma Residency, Berlin Germany

Work in Arts / Education /  Community Programs

2023 Drawing with Ink w/ Raul Herrera, NN Galeria, Oaxaca Mexico

2022 Workshop, Cochinilla Experiments, Portugal

2018 Open Studios, Guet Ndar, Senegal

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

           Community Mural, Puerto Nuevo elementary school, La Sierra Colombia

2013-2015 Art Teacher at Artshack Brooklyn, NY

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


2023 Guest Speaker, Glasgow Caledonian New York College

2021 Guest Artist, The Artist's Voice Podcast by Jerry Hardesty

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


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

Selected Bibliography and Press

Perfiles: Melissa Godoy Nieto, Indie Rocks Magazine Mx, 2024

A View from the Easel, Hyperallergic, 2024

Meet Melissa Godoy Nieto , Bold Journey, 2024

Melissa Godoy Nieto in Hanes Art Gallery, Wake Forest University, 2023

"Waters Change, Colors Fade" interview with Gabriela Müller and Robbin Remers  Zeevonk, March 2022

"Waters Change, Colors Fade" Climate Week NYC, Atmos, September 2021

The Artist's Voice Podcast - Melissa Godoy Nieto Interview, November 20, 2021

"The Always Bizarre NYC Spring Break Art Show", Gothamist, March 2019

“Esta es la Semana del Arte en México y te decimos qué puedes encontrar,” El Heraldo de Mexico, February 2019

"Lo mejor de la Semana del Arte 2019,"  Cultura Colectiva, February 2019

"Smaller sales platforms spotlight artists without gallery representation during Mexico City’s fair week,"  The Art Newspaper, Feb  2019

"Our 21 Favorite Moments From SPRING/BREAK Art Show"  Art Zealous, March 2018

"The Best of Spring/Break, the Outré Art Fair in an Abandoned Times Square Office Building" Bedford + Bowery, March 2018

“10 Things I Learned Working a Booth at SPRING/BREAK Art Fair”  Art Zealous, March 2018

"Inside Spring/Break, The Best Armory Arts Week Fair Inside A Time Square Office Building"  Gothamist, March 2017

“Inside Bklyn Immersive, Spring/Break’s First-Ever Brooklyn Edition”  W Magazine, May 2017

"Scenes of Madness High Above Times Square at Spring/Break Art Fair"  W Magazine, March 2017

"We Went to Baltimore Part II: Platform, Springsteen, First Continent,"  ArtFCity, July 2016

"Spring/Break Art Show Trades Labyrinthine Rooms for Immersive Installations" 

"Back to School with the New Mysticism at SPRING/BREAK"  Hyperallergic, March 2013

 "Preview of Spring Break- An Art Fair in a Schoolhouse"  Papermag March, 2013

"Spring/Break Arrives Early in Soho for Curator-Driven Fair's Opening Night"  Blouin Art info, March 2013

" 'School Nite' Opens 'Wish Me,' curated by Ambre Kelly & Andrew Gori"  Art Observed, May 2013

"Melissa Godoy Nieto" CoolHunter Mx, July  2013

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