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I am a figurative ceramic artist living in the South Florida area, currently looking for others to share studio space in a large warehouse.

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figurative culptor Pompano Beach, FL
Classical Pianist and Composer Pompano Beach, FL
Performance Artist Pompano Beach, FL
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Ceramic arts, Music, playing on grand or baby grands, long boarding, animals, furthering my career
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Education:
Appalachian State University
BFA Studio Art Sculpture / Ceramics
 
Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2007 Acceptance: A Showing of Oblivious Figurative Content, The Looking Glass Gallery, Boone, NC
 
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2008 Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design: 2008 Windgate Fellowship Finalist
2008 Figures and Forms, Albertini Arts, Miami, Florida
2008 Decadence and Decay, Albertini Arts, Miami, Florida
2008 19th Annual Juried Exhibition, Viridian Artists, NY, NY
2007 ASU Art Expo, Faculty Best Clay: Catherine Smith Gallery
2007 Found Object, Looking Glass Gallery, Boone, NC
2007 America, Altered Esthetics Gallery, Mpls, MN
Best in Category: Ceramics,
2007 Strange Figuration '07 Exhibit, Limner Gallery,
Hudson NY,
2007 Shape + Form + Texture, Associated Artists at Winston
Salem, Inc., Winston Salem, N.C.,
2007 BFA Senior Show, Catherine Smith Gallery, Boone, NC,
2006 Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design-Jun Baba and ASU Glass Students
2006 Turchin Center Student Show, 2006
2005 Nth Gallery Boone, NC
2005 Looking Glass Gallery, Found Object Exhibition
2005 Tri-State Sculptors Annual Conference Student Exhibition
 
Selected Awards:
2007 Talent Scholarship Recipient for College of Fine and Applied Arts
2007 Cheap Joes Scholarship
2007 Best in Show, Juried Student Exhibition, Catherine Smith Gallery
2006 Talent Scholarship Recipient for College of Fine and Applied Arts
2004 Talent Scholarship Recipient for College of Fine and Applied Arts
2003 Congressman E. Clay Shaw, Second Place, Palm Beach, Florida 
 
Workshops / Lectures:

2007 Lecture and Demo / Amy Stantoferraro
2007 Lecture and Demo / Tom Kerrigan
2007 Intern / Cristina Cordova
2007 Metal and Clay workshop assistant
Lisa Clague, Cristina Cordova
2006 Lecture and Demo / Keith Wallace Smith
2006 Lecture and Demo / Nina Hole
2005 Jun Baba Glass Workshop
Penland School of Crafts
2005 Lecture and Demo /
Education:
Education:
Appalachian State University
BFA Studio Art Sculpture / Ceramics
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melissa Markowitz is located in Pompano Beach, FL and has the following skills: figurative culptor, Classical Pianist and Composer, Performance Artist
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figurative culptor

Category: Art / Creative
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Melissa Markowitz

Mtmarkowitz@gmail.com

Statement and Biography
 
Born and raised in South Florida, educated in private schools where I was the victim of social privilege, I was always aware that, for some reason, I had a different kind of social consciousness from my peers. 

Unlike a social conscience, which relates to economic and political awareness, social consciousness relates to the manner in which people relate to themselves and each other.  As a high school student, I didn’t frame that thought consciously; I merely knew that I was “way” different from the people around me.  Once I escaped from the privileged environment of the private school milieu, and landed in a liberal college campus, I realized that I perceived social relationships from a completely different perspective:  the outsider looking in.

I am something of a comedian, with a droll, dry sense of humor that is often expressed through personal rebellion, which often creates a wonderful cognitive dissonance when the audience contrasts my youthful, ugh, innocent appearance with the blatantly sexual themes with which I work.  I am a comedian who expresses her humor about sex situations in clay.
 
We comedian often extract the content for our subject matter from the circumstances of our lives.  We compile sets of rivaling lyrics to metaphorically and humorously compare our personal lives with the lives of the people around us, comparing the internal “I”  with the outside “they”.  
 
Over the past six years, I have a developed a body of work, a technique and an approach that revolves around my reactions to my social encounters, concentrating on smaller pieces, which I call “bookshelf sculpture.”   Fairly innocuous looking at first glance, a closer inspection reveals images that reflect the terrible emotional carnage that the characters I’ve created have gone through in their lives.  I have been told that my work grows on the observer the way a vague suspicion becomes a full-blown con
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Years Experience: 6

Classical Pianist and Composer

Category: Music
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http://www.youtube.com/melissamarkowitz

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Classically Trained
Years Experience: 16

Performance Artist

Category: Movies / Film
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http://www.youtube.com/melissamarkowitz

WATCH MY MUSIC AND PERFORMANCE ART ON YOUTUBE.COM
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Years Experience: 1