Melina Michael

Multidiciplinary Artist & Professional

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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  • Multidiciplinary Artist & Professional
  • Multidiciplinary Artist & Professional
  • Multidiciplinary Artist & Professional
    Multi disciplinary fine art & photography professional
  • Multidiciplinary Artist & Professional
  • Multidiciplinary Artist & Professional
  • Multidiciplinary Artist & Professional
    Multi disciplinary fine art & photography professional
  • Multidiciplinary Artist & Professional
  • Multidiciplinary Artist & Professional
  • Multidiciplinary Artist & Professional
    Multi disciplinary fine art & photography professional
  • Multidiciplinary Artist & Professional

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About me

I WORK CLOSELY WITH ARTISTS WHO USE PHOTOGRAPHY, FILM, SCULPTURE, PAINTING AND PERFORMANCE. MY INTERESTS COVER ALL ASPECTS OF THE CREATIVE PROCESS, FROM ASSISTING ARTISTS IN THE MAKING THROUGH TO EXHIBITING THEIR WORK, OFTEN INVOLVING THE PRODUCTION OF PROJECTS, ARCHIVING AND THE SALE OF WORKS. MY PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND IS IN PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEO AND INSTALLATION. I HAVE WORKED WITH I-D MAGAZINE AS THEIR ART PHOTOGRAPHER AND CONTRIBUTOR ALONGSIDE RUNNING A PHOTOGRAPHIC AND LOCATIONS STUDIO. I AM THE FOUNDER AND CURATOR OF OBLONG GALLERY, AN INDEPENDENT CONTEMPORARY ART SPACE WHICH EXHIBITED THE WORK OF REPRESENTED ARTISTS. OBLONG ARTISTS AS THE EMBODIMENT OF OBLONG GALLERY HAS BECOME AN INTIMATE PLATFORM SHOWCASING ARTISTS WITHIN A VISUAL VIEWING ROOM AS WELL AS OFFERING SPECIALIST SERVICES FOCUSING ON THE PREPARATION AND PROMOTION FOR FINE ART, EDITORIAL AND EXHIBITION. I AM PRIVILEGED TO HAVE WORKED WITH GREAT PHOTOGRAPHERS AND ARTISTS; ANNA KYRIACOU/AUDREY ROGER/JULIAN OPIE/MATT JONES/SIMON INGS/GARETH WILLIAMS/EBONY ANDREWS/JULIA MARISCAL/JIM RACINE/RICHARD DUCKER/ELLIE DAVIES/JOHN RENSTON/LOIS ANDERSON/PETER KINDERSLEY/WILL KENDRICK/O.B.DE ALESSI/OLIVER MANZI/FERNANDO MANOSO-BORGAS/LAURA HYND/TEREZA ZELENCOVA/JH ENGSTROM/MICHAEL GRIEVE/DOMINIC BELL/VANYA BALOUGH/JAMES ANDERSON/MARY-JANE OPIE/STEVEN GREGORY/ADAM LAYCOCK... I HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH THE PHOTOGRAPHY ARTIST RICHARD LEAROYD SINCE 2012... ….AND I CONTINUE TO ADORE AND ENDURE THE ART WORLD.

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Skills

  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Fine Art
  • Photography
  • Education
  • Portfolio Management
  • Mentoring
  • Research
  • Curating
  • Gallery Education

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Arts University Bournemouth

    Arts University Bournemouth

    • Arts and Culture
  • The Vinyl Factory

    The Vinyl Factory

    • Music
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    i-D magazine

    • O

      Oblong Gallery

      Work history

      Currently

      Art Advisory & Services

      Oblong Artists

      Mar 2013
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • www.oblongartists.com

      Currently

      Artists assistant and studio manager

      Richard Learoyd Ltd.

      Feb 2012
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Artists assistant and Studio Manager

      2018

      Feb 2017 - Apr 2018
      • Poole, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Visiting Tutor for BA Photography 3rd Year Students

      2012

      Photography Assistant

      Adam Laycock

      Sep 2011 - Oct 2012
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance

      2011

      Gallery Manager

      The Vinyl Factory

      Apr 2011 - Jun 2011
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Gallery Manager and curator of The Vinyl Factory concept Store, St Martins Lane Hotel

      2011

      Director & Founder

      Oblong Gallery

      Sep 2008 - Mar 2011
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Director and Founder of Oblong Gallery, a contemporary art space for represented artists.

      2007

      Online & Meetings Administrator

      The constant gardner charity

      Jan 2006 - Dec 2007
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance

      2005

      Creative Manager, Photographic and Locations Hire Studio

      Micromomo

      Sep 2002 - Mar 2005
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time

      2003

      Art Photographer & Contributor

      i-D magazine

      Mar 2002 - Apr 2003
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Art Photographer

      Education

      Currently

      Aug 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Arts & Learning with Visual Anthropology

      2001

      Fine Art Photography

      Arts Institue at Bournemouth

      Sep 1998 - Jul 2001
      • Poole, United Kingdom
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