Melissa Huang (born 1992) is a painter living and working in Atlanta, Georgia. Melissa attended the Rochester Institute of Technology for her BFA in Fine Arts Studio (2014) and currently attends Georgia State University for her MFA in Drawing and Painting (expected May 2021). Her oil painting and video self-portraiture studies the desire, failure, and dissonance associated with portraying an idealized self for a digital audience. Melissa has exhibited nationally and abroad with a recent solo exhibition at the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art. Melissa has a background working in galleries, museums, archives, and art appraisal, and has been featured in publications including Fresh Paint Magazine, Art House Press, and Stone Canoe. Melissa is a founding member of the Politits Art Coalition: a feminist art group that exhibits collaboratively and curates an annual exhibition focused on social justice. She is represented by Stay Home Gallery in Paris, TN. You can see more of Melissa’s artwork on Instagram (@melissahuangart) or her website (

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