1972 Born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Lives and works in Grand Rapids & Tel Aviv
2020 (forthcoming) Grand Valley State University
2019 Only Four Degrees, GRAM Grand Rapids Art Museum
2018 Untitled Miami. Solo booth Chelouche Gallery.
Late Bloomers, Asya Geisberg Gallery, NY
2016 Cabin Fever, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv.
2015 Piecemaker, Shulamit Nazarian Gallery, Venice Beach, LA
2014 Lotus Eaters, Asya Geisberg Gallery, NY
Raven and the Leftover Men, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv
2012 Echo Shield, Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York
Busted, Kelowna Art Gallery, British Columbia
2011 Captivity Tales, Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York
2010 Evergreen, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
2009 After, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
2007 New Works, Angelika Knapper Gallery, Stockholm
Second Shift, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv
2005 Dove Song, Physics Room, Christchurch, New Zealand
2003 A.W.O.L., Artists House, Tel Aviv
Pleasantvale, Grandforks Art Gallery, British Columbia
Pleasantvale, OUC North Campus Gallery, Kelowna, British Columbia
Pleasantvale, Jerusalem Artists’ House, Israel
2002 Migration of a Bad Conscience, Kibbutz Gallery, Tel Aviv
Blind Spot, Tel Aviv Artists’ Studios, Israel
2020 (forthcoming) Kelowna Art Gallery
2019 Oakland University Gallery
Offering (curated by Melanie Daniel), Padnos Art Gallery, GVSU, Allendale
Untitled Miami, Asya Geisberg
Summertime‘19, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen
Vortex, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv
Arts Elysees, Paris
2018 "70/70/70" at the Bronfman Centre, Santa Barbara, Opens March 4 - May 8
Annual Winter Show, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen
Untitled Miami, Asya Geisberg Gallery
Exposition Collective, Galerie des Tuiliers, Lyon
2017 Arts Elysees, with Galerie des Tuiliers
Recent Acquisitions for Permanent Collection - Ashdod Museum of Contemporary Art (January)
2017 Tel Aviv Museum of Art (March)
2016 Untitled, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv.
Exquisite Porch, Morean Arts Center, St Petersburg, Florida.
2015 Art Brussels Fair, Represented by Chelouche Gallery.
2014 The Moment. The Backdrop. The Persona., Girls' Club, Ft Lauderdale.
2013 TOTEM, Asya Geisberg Gallery, NY
Mythographies, Yaffo Twenty Three, Jerusalem
2012 Untitled Art Fair, Miami Beach
Terra Icognita, NARS Foundation for the International Artist Residency, NY
2011 NADA Art Fair, Miami Beach
GLAAD Auction, The Metropolitan Pavilion, NY
Art Los Angeles Contemporary Fair, Asya Geisberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Terror: Artists Respond, Dershowitz Gallery at Industry City, Brooklyn
The Woods are Lovely, Dark and Deep, Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York
2009 Painting Camp2, Ramla – Ofakim, Stations for Contemporary Art, Ramla,
Fresh Paint, The Old Station, Tel Aviv
Cockeye: Male Nude in Contemporary Israeli Art, Gal-On Art Space, Tel Aviv
2008 Howling Taxidermies, Beit Shturman Museum, Ein Harod
Mermaid, Inga Gallery, Tel Aviv
Layla, Inga Gallery, NY
TwoSidedness, Kulturhuset, Stockholm
Stop Street Violence, Stockholm City Hall
2007 Shades between Black and White, Gilit Fisher Gallery, Tel Aviv
Group Show, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv
Cry of the Cicada, Hagra Studios, Tel Aviv
Street Space, The Artists Residence, Herzliya
Pornography My Love, The Artists’ House, Tel Aviv
Volta Show, Basel Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
100 Years of Bezalel, Sotheby's House, Tel Aviv
2006 Disruptions, Petach Tikva Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel
Goods to Declare - MFA International Terminal 1, Tel Aviv
Salame 60:06, MFA Graduate Show, Tel Aviv
Uniform, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya
Eclipse, Julie M Gallery, Tel Aviv
2005 New Faces, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
For Haim, Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan
2004 Digitalis – New Forms Festival, Vancouver, Canada
Tagteam, Tank Gallery, New York
2002 4th Happening, Salamanca Group, Old Central Prison Museum, Jerusalem
Artic 4, The Genia Schreiber Art Gallery, Tel Aviv University
Not Home, New Gallery, Jerusalem
2001 Biennial of Contemporary Drawing in Israel, Ticho House, Israel Museum
Artic 3, The Genia Schreiber Art Gallery, Tel Aviv University
2009 Tattoo, KG45 Tel Aviv
2008 Jerome, Hazira, Jerusalem
2007 Jerome, Tungsten, Tel Aviv
2006 High Noon, Jerusalem Cinematheque
High Noon, Barbur Gallery, Jerusalem
High Noon, Digital Art Center, Holon
2005 High Noon, 22nd Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Germany
High Noon, Video Night without Video Art, Tal Esther Gallery, Tel Aviv
Dove Song, International Film Festival, MONA, Detroit
2004 Dove Song, Rencontres Paris/Berlin International Film Festival, Halle de la Villette, Paris
2004-2006 MFA, Bezalel, Tel Aviv / Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
1995-1999 BFA, Fine Arts Department, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem,
1994-1995 Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec
1992-1993 University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
1991 External Studies in Italy via Langara College, Vancouver, British Columbia
1989-1991 Okanagan University College, Kelowna, British Columbia
2017-present Drawing, Papermaking, Painting, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan
2008-2011 Painting, Printing and Drawing, Art Department, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem.
2008 Series of Lectures, Art History Department, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
2009 Painting Lectures, Midrasha School of Art at Beit Berl Teachers Training College, Cfar Saba.
2010 Guest Speaker at The Center for Contemporary Art , Tel Aviv.
2000-2003 Private painting lessons.
1999 Digital Graphic Design and Typography, Ministry of Labour, Jerusalem.
1998 Drawing Courses, Studio A, Jerusalem.
English, French and Hebrew written and spoken fluently. Conversational Arabic.
Awards and Grants
2017 to present - Padnos Distinguished Visiting Artist/Professor at Grand Valley State University, Michigan
2012 NARS - New York Art Residency and Studio Foundation, NY
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant recipient
New York Foundation for the Arts grant recipient
2010 Creative Capital, NYC
2009 Rappaport Prize for a Young Israeli Painter, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
2006-2007 The Sharett Scholarship, America-Israel Cultural Foundation
2006 The Smith Academic Excellence Scholarship, History of Art
Department, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
2001-2003 The Sharett Scholarship, America-Israel Cultural Foundation
Recent Events and Panels
Evening with Melanie Daniel, Padnos Distinguished Artist-in-Residence on Wednesday, March 28, at 6:00 PM.
Richard M. DeVos Center, Rapids, Michigan.
evening with Padnos Distinguished Visiting Artist: GVSU Pew Campus, Grand Rapids, March 2018.
Panel on Painting, February 28, 2018.
Art Gallery of the Haas Center for Performing Arts
Grand Valley State University
Selected Reviews and Publications
Strandell, Mary Ann, Delicious Line, Melanie Daniel: Late Bloomers, June 19, 2018.
Burns, Emily, MAAKE Magazine, Melanie Daniel Late Bloomers, June 18, 2018.
Cascone, Sarah, ARTNET, Editors' Pick: 15 Art-World Attractions to Seek Out in New York This Week, May 14, 2018.
Makowski, Matthew, GVSU News, Interview with Melanie Daniel, March 20, 2018.
Roberts, Alison, Preview of 'Cabin Fever' in TelAvivian, April 15, 2016.
Tzur, Ouzi, Melanie Daniel - Cabin Fever, Haaretz, May 20, 2016.
Beilin, Lotte, Tel Aviv Art Spotlight: 'Cabin Fever' at Chelouche Gallery, Culture Trip June 16, 2016.
Abrahams, Megan, Piecemaker - Melanie Daniel. ArtPulse, Issue 24, November 2015.
Weinberg, Michelle. "The Moment. The Backdrop. The Persona", Schrift & Farbe Design Group, catalogue essay. August 2015.
Seed, John. Huffington Post - Melanie Daniel: 'Piecemaker' at Shulamit Gallery, Venice Beach, 15/31/2015.
Rhinohornartists, MUST SEE Shows Edition, June 10, 2015.
Carr, Chris., LA Art Party, June 1, 2015.
Zucker, Adam. rhinohornartists.wordpress.com "Connecting Figures: New Humanism in Recent Figurative Painting", April 24, 2015.
Shoub, Moran. Lady Globes, Melanie Daniel at Shulamit Gallery, April-May 2015.
Maidman, Daniel. Huffington Post, The Unclenched Jaw: Melanie Daniel's "Lotus Eaters' at Asya Geisberg Gallery, September, 15, 2014.
New York Village Voice, Recommends Melanie Daniel's 'Lotus Eaters', September 2014.
Artsy, Featured Show: Melanie Daniel's Lotus Eaters', September 2014.
Artsy, Follow Friday: Emerging Practices Edition, "Five Emerging Galleries to Follow", August 2014.
Maidman, Daniel. Poets and Artists, Celebration. 56th Issue, June 2014.
Zur, Ouzi. Haaretz, January 31, 2104.
Korpel, Hana. Meeting the Raven's Spirit, Jokopost.com Feb 1, 2014.
Perrine. Forrest. Beautiful Decay, "Melanie Daniel's Apocalyptic Landscapes, October 18, 2012.
Priegert, Portia. The Daily Courier, "Busted at KAG", April 17, 2012.
CBC/Radio-Canada, "Busted: an Art Exhibit Examining Kelowna's Drug Scene", April 13, 2012.
Hayes, Kelly. Kelowna Castanet, radio interview, "Busted: ALook at the Kelowna Drug Subculture Through Lens of Artist Melanie Daniel", April 10, 2012.
Meyer, Ruth, The Artists Magazine, "The Hybrid Landscape of the Heart", March issue, pp. 50 2011.
Omer, Mordechai, Evergreen, "Foreword", catalog essay, 2010.
Reddy, Sammer, Newsweek, "New York's New Works", January 10, 2011.
Shapira, Sarit, Evergreen: "North of the South", catalogue essay.
Sagi Refael, Evergreen: "Horror Vacui", catalogue essay.
Matzkel, Yehudit, Disruptions: "Life in a Threatened Space", catalogue essay.
Melzer, Gilead, Hamidrasha: "Feminism and Israeli Art", catalogue essay.
Klein, Steven, Haaretz, "Weaving Memory and Environment, Canadian-Israeli Artist Turns Heads", August 2010.
Tal, Omer, At, "Ten Women who have Made Israel a Better Place", April 2010.
Scholnik Berner, Hila, Haaretz, "Melanie Daniel : Much Memory, No Nostalgia", May 9, 2010.
Armon Azoulai, Eli, Haaretz, "Daniel's Vision", June 18, 2009.
Yahav, Galia, Time Out Tel Aviv," After Effect", July 16, 2009.
Jones, Ronald, Frieze, "Melanie Daniel", November 29, 2007.
Sloor, Susanna, Omkonst, "Det Frammande I Det Bekanta", November 21, 2007.
Sheffi, Smadar, Haaretz, "Is Restraint Fashionable? " , June 1, 2006.
Tzur, Uzi, Haaretz, "Shutting One Eye", November 15, 2006.
Avudi, Lili, Melabbes - Petah Tikva News, "War's Tent", November 27, 2006.
Haoman 17, City Mouse Tel Aviv, "Melanie Daniel Talks about her Latest Show", June 2006.
Goldfine, Gil, The Jerusalem Post, "The Less You Know", June 29, 2006.
Sheffi, Smadar, Haaretz, "Painting is not Dead", August 5, 2005.
Yahav, Yehuda, Yediot Aharonot, "Missing", April 6, 2006.
Griffin, Kevin, Vancouver Sun, "Probing Everyday Facades", October 21, 2004.
Grewal, Preet, Grand Forks Gazette, "Trio Opens Exhibit at Gallery", September 10, 2003.
Ronnen, Meir, Jerusalem Post, "Back to the Past", March 21, 2003.
Glenna, Turnbull, Kelowna Capital News, "Finding Calm in Established Roots", September 10th, 2003.
Souisa, Albert, Col Ha Ir, "Bomb Shelter City", March 7, 2003.
LeSalle, Mike, Capital News, " Former OUC Student Comes Home to 'Pleasantvale' ", September 9, 2003.