Based in Mobile, Alabama, Melly is currently working in arts administration as the Communications + Development Fellow for the Alabama Contemporary Art Center. She previously worked for The Coca-Cola Company, archiving their private fine art collection, and for Mercy Care Atlanta, teaching art therapy classes in a volunteer capacity. 



2017 | Bachelor of Fine Arts, magna cum laude — Savannah College of Art and Design; Atlanta, Georgia

2014 | BFA credits earned — School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Chicago, Illinois

2013 | Residency — Studio Art Centers International; Florence, Italy

2013 | Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, with Distinction — London College of Art and Design; London, England

2012 | High School Diploma, Highest Honors with Distinction — Interlochen Arts Academy; Interlochen, Michigan



2017 | 19:56: Studies in Endurance + The Metrics of Time — Sycamore Gallery; Decatur, Georgia

2017 | Something, Anything, Whatever: A happening in three parts — ACA Gallery; Atlanta, Georgia

2017 | Small Works Exhibition — Gutstein Gallery; Savannah, Georgia

2016 | Pop-Up Installation Series I, II, & III — ACA Gallery; Atlanta, Georgia

2016 | SCAD Open Studio Night — 1600 Peachtree; Atlanta, Georgia

2013 | “Best Sculpture with Use of Recycled Materials” in Final Major Project Exhibition — Upper Street Gallery at LCC; London, England

2012 | Senior Thesis Exhibition — Dow Center for Visual Arts; Interlochen, Michigan

2012 | IAA 50th Anniversary Traveling Exhibition — Helen Mills Theatre and Event Space; New York, New York

2012 | 15 x 4 Traveling Exhibition — Interlochen Arts Academy, Designs and Architecture Senior High, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, and New Orleans Center for Creative Art

2011 | “Best Sculpture” in Juried Student Exhibition — Dow Center for Visual Arts; Interlochen, Michigan 

2010 | “Presidential Choice Recognition” in Juried Student Exhibition — Dow Center for Visual Arts; Interlochen, Michigan