1. BIOGRAPHY

2. PRINTS AND DESIGNS FOR SALE

3. CV

Melanie La May, 1992, Nevada, U.S.

Lives and works in Nevada and California. 

Melanie La May is an award winning, published artist, specializing in painting, illustration, and sculpture. She has been creating digital and traditional artwork for 15 years, with a love for portraiture, spirituality, and nature. Herartwork is on public display as part of Clark County, Nevada’spublic works Zap! Project, and in numerous private residential collections. She earned BFA from Laguna College of Art and Design in 2021 in Drawing and Painting with Illustration emphasis, summa cum laude. Melanie placed second in the Laguna Plein Air Painter Association’s Next Gen competition in 2018, and was awarded a Plotkin Scholarship in 2019. She has participated in many group exhibitions, and is currently the secretary of the board of the Las Vegas Artist's Guild. 


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CV

Melanie La May


Las Vegas, NV
702 761 9391
melanie.lamay@gmail.com

Education

2021  Bachelors of Fine Art with Illustration Emphasis
             Laguna College of Art and Design, Laguna Beach, CA

2018  Associates of Art, College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

Exhibitions

2022, Group Exhibition, National Sculpture Society's Young Sculptor's Exhibit, New York, NY

2021, Group Exhibition, "2021 BFA Fine Arts Exhibit," LCAD Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

2021, Group Exhibition, "Blooming Fruition," Las Laguna Art Gallery, Online exhibition

2021, Solo Exhibition, Avran Gallery, Laguna Beach CA

2021, Group Exhibition, "Small Works Big Talent," Donna Beam Gallery, Online exhibition

2020, Group Exhibition, #6feetofart, Donna Beam Gallery, Online exhibition

2019, Group Exhibition, Laguna Plein Air Painter's Association Invitational Collectors Gala, Laguna Beach, CA

2018, Group Exhibition, Laguna Plein Air Painter's Association Invitational Collectors Gala, Laguna Beach, CA

2010  Two-Person ExhibitionEnnui, Lowden Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

2009 Group Exhibition, Dante’s Inferno, Lowden Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

2009 Group Exhibition, Social Justice, Lowden Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

2008 Group ExhibitionMedical Curiosity, Lowden Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

Commissions


2021 Public Art Commission, Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve commissioned an original 30"x30" Oil Painting to be hung in the Bird Preserve's educational center

2021 Corporate Commission, Created over 300 digital illustrations for a book awaiting publishing

2018  Public Art Commission, Zap! 10, a project from the Clark County Public Art Program, commissioned Four Power Box paintings, Acrylic and Spray paint on metal, on Cheyenne and Walnut.

Awards


2021 Graduated Summa Cum Laude

2021 Grapes for Grads Scholarship

2020 Post Foundation Endowed Scholarship

2019 Plotkin Scholarhip

2019  Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Next Generation 3rd Place Scholarship Award  

2018  Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Next Generation 2nd Place Scholarship Award

Featured In


2016 Idea Channel

2018 Munch Squad FanZine Cover

2019 Pizzamas Calendar


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