Melissa Maddonni Haims


Contact Information

melissahaims@gmail.com

http://www.melissamaddonnihaims.com/

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Fiber Art/ Sculpture & 3D

Artist's Biography

Melissa Maddonni Haims is a fiber artist based in Philadelphia. She creates knit graffiti, soft sculpture, and large-scale knit + crocheted installations using recycled, reclaimed and rescued textiles.

Her career in the arts began in New York City in the mid 1990’s, and life led her back home to Philadelphia in 2004, where she lives with her husband and young daughter.

Ms. Haims has been exhibiting at contemporary art fairs in Miami and Chicago since 2010. She was awarded the Tomorrow Stars prize at Verge Fair in 2011, and was invited to show public installations at Select Fair in 2012 and 2013.

Her work has been shown in galleries and museums on the East Coast and Midwest and is held in private collections throughout the United States. She has been yarn bombing internationally since 2010.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2014
in retrospect, A Decade of Fiber Arts by Melissa Maddonni Haims, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

2013
Offering, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Melissa Maddonni Haims: cake!, Terminal D, Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, PA

2012
strings + things (purge series), 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Cold Comfort, The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Philadelphia, PA

2010
do you sea, Milkboy Acoustic Cafe, Bryn Mawr, PA

2009
heaven. and hell., Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2008
Short Stories, The cARpeT Showroom @ Constantine, Philadelphia, PA

1997 - 1998
Recent Work from the Memory Project, Kavehaz Courtesy of Sai Gallery, New York, NY

1997
Live it down, Gallery Alexie, New York, NY

1996
Finding Family, The Fine Arts Gallery, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

Group
2014
Art of the Quilt, The Mt. Airy Art Garage, Philadelphia, PA

Four Corners, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

Eco + Fashion, Art in City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

Select Fair, Miami, FL

RENEGADE: The Mavericks of Fabericks, Rockwell Art Galleries, Ridgefield, CT

2012
Select Fair, Miami, FL

2011
The Journey, Gallery at B543, Philadelphia, PA

Give Shelter, Nichols Berg Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Community Exhibition, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2010
Members Exhibit, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Art for the Urban Collector, Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Summer Selections: Member Show, Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

New Visions 4: Banks, Bleicher, Haims, Odiorne, The GoggleWorks Center for the Arts,
Reading, PA

The Tide Pool Project, Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, Kodiak, AK

Letters to Allens Lane, Allens Lane Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

Devotion, Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Works on Paper Rejects, little berlin, Philadelphia, PA

Side By Side, Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2009
Artists Equity 60th Anniversary Exhibition, Berman Museum of Art, Collegeville, PA
Juried Exhibition

Summer Squash: Member Show, Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Gone Fishin’: Northwest Artists Collective 4th Annual Member Show, Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

The Sketchbook Project 3 Courtesy of Art House Gallery in Atlanta, Chris's Jazz Cafe, Philadelphia, PA

On the Fringe of Fiber, Art in City Hall, Philadelphia, PA
Juried Exhibition

Looking for Love, Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Juried Exhibition

Small Works Exhibition, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2008 - 2009
The Green Exhibition, Art in City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

2008
Northwest Artist’s Collective 3rd Annual Membership Show, Community Audio, Philadelphia, PA

Breaststrokes, The Cheltenham Arts Center, Cheltenham, PA

Musings on Nature
, The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2007 - 2008
Northwest Artist’s Collective 2nd Annual Membership Show, Community Audio, Philadelphia, PA

2006
Small Works Exhibition, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1996 – 1999
Various Multi Media installations and exhibitions, Stephen Gang Gallery, New York, NY

Various Multi Media installations and exhibitions, SAI Gallery, New York, NY

Professional Experience

2011
Social Media Coordinator, FiberPhiladelphia 2012, Philadelphia, PA

New Courtland Fellow, Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA

2008 - present
Curriculum Writer and Project Designer, The Handwork Studio, Narberth, PA

2007, 2008
Art Director, Day Jams, Philadelphia, PA

Professional Affiliations

2010 - present
Member, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2008 - present
Member, Artist Equity, Philadelphia, PA

2009 - 2011
Member, Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2007 - 2010
Member, Northwest Artists Collective, Philadelphia, PA

Education

1994 - 1996
University Of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
BFA, Painting; BA, Marine Affairs

1992 - 1993
Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA
Environmental Sciences And Marine Affairs

1991 - 1992
Tyler School Of Art, Temple University, Elkins Park, PA
Painting & Ceramics

1990 - 1991
Parsons School Of Design And The New School For Social Research, New York, NY
Foundation Year Program