Melanie Reese is a Brooklyn-based observational painter inspired by formalism. A complex layering of abstract elements allows her work to echo the representational through symbolic formalism. Her most recent work focuses on the increasingly tethered connection between bodily autonomy and the global climate crisis.
Embracing the body as the vessel and nature as the foundation of human existence, Reese seeks to generate conversations of sustainable choice through the lens of bodily autonomy and landscape.
Utilizing her entirely unique painting through mono-printing, Reese’s observations are a particular confluence of quiet distilled down forms and loud symbolic patterning that, when thoughtfully constructed, her paintings become narrative.