Melanie Carr is a Connecticut based artist who received her MFA from the College of Art and Design at Lesley University in 2011. Carr enjoyed a 10-year career at the New Britain Museum of American Art as the Director of Visitor Experience & Curator of New Media before joining the visual art faculty at The Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, CT where she teaches drawing and sculpture. Additionally, Carr has been teaching a variety of studio art and arts administration courses at the University of Connecticut, Central Connecticut State University, University of New Haven, and Albertus Magnus College.
Carr’s work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Mercy Gallery, Windsor CT; Soapbox Gallery, NYC; MoCA Westport, CT; and Pegasus Gallery, Middletown CT. In addition, Carr’s work was included in numerous exhibits that include The Point, UK; Gibney Dance, NYC; Gallery Aferro; New Jersey; The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts in Wilmington; Mattatuck Museum, CT; Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery, CT; and Herter Gallery, MA.
From 2017 to 2020, Carr opened and directed an artist-run hybrid project space dedicated to presenting thoughtfully curated work from emerging to mid-career artists. With Carr’s studio in the back of the gallery, over 150 artists from across the country and abroad participated in solo and group exhibitions, performances, and educational programming at MCG.