Melina Michael-Ings

Artists Assistant & Advisory Services

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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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/RICHARD LEAROYD ….AND I CONTINUE TO ADORE AND ENDURE THE ART WORLD.

Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Events
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Fine Art
  • Office

Work history

Currently

Artists Assistant & PA

Richard Learoyd

Mar 2012
  • Photography Artists Assistant and PA to Richard Learoyd. www.richardlearoyd.com

Currently

Art Advisory & Services

Oblong Artists

Mar 2013
  • www.oblongartists.com

2012

Photography Assistant

Adam Laycock

Aug 2011 - Sep 2012

2011

Gallery Manager

The Vinyl Factory

Mar 2011 - May 2011
  • Gallery Manager and curator of The Vinyl Factory concept Store, St Martins Lane Hotel

2011

Director & Founder

Oblong Gallery

Aug 2008 - Mar 2011
  • Director and Founder of Oblong Gallery, a contemporary art space for represented artists.

2007

Online & Meetings Administrator

The Constant Gardner Charity/simon Channing Williams /thin Man Films

Jan 2006 - Dec 2007

2005

Creative Manager, Photographic and Locations Hire Studio

Micro Mono Studio

Aug 2002 - Mar 2005

2003

Art Photographer & Contributor

I-D Magazine

Mar 2002 - Mar 2003
  • Art Photographer

Education

2001

Fine Art Photography

The Bournemouth and Poole College

Aug 1998 - Jun 2001