Selected Work




  • 1991 Rhode Island School of Design, B.F.A. with Honors

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2015Constellation. Public Art Project, Hudson River, NY. June 2015 – Fall 2017
  • 2014Palmas, Manitoga, Russel Wright Center, Garrison, NY
  • 2012Recent Projects, Mad Dooley Gallery, Beacon, NY
  • 2006 Slip Side, Skestos Gabriele Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 2004 Melissa McGill: Otherside, Power House, Memphis, TN
  • The Othersiders, Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, OH
  • Shadows and Othersiders, Galleria Marabini, Bologna, Italy
  • 2003 Melissa McGill: Antipodes, White Cube, London, UK (publication) (Press Release)
  • Melissa McGill, CRG Gallery, New York, NY (booklet)
  • 2000 Melissa McGill, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan
  • 1999 Melissa McGill, CRG Gallery, New York, NY
  • Melissa McGill, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
  • Melissa McGill Sculpture, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan
  • 1997 Myths, Inflections and Innuendoes, CRG Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1996 Melissa McGill, Boesky & Callery Fine Art, New York, NY
  • 1995 Melissa McGill, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
  • 1993 Melissa McGill, Palazzo Capello, Venice, Italy
  • 1990 Melissa McGill, Ox-Bow Gallery, Saugatuck, Michigan

Group Exhibitions

  • 2015Partial PresenceZabludowicz Collection, London, UK
  • 2012Permanent Collection, Nancy Margolis Gallery, NY
  • Some Girls of Beacon, Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, NY
  • 2011Summer Sculpture Show, CRG Gallery, NY
  • 2010 The Ins and the Outs, The Catherine Konner Sculpture Park at ROCA, Nyack, NY
  • The Library of Babel, In and Out of Place at 176, Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
  • 2005 Only Make-Believe: Ways of Playing, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, UK
  • Fabulous, Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, OH
  • 2004 Parakeet Salon, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2003 Breathless, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
  • 2002 Re-Cast: Postmodern Classical, The Olympic Tower, CUNY, New York, NY
  • Group Show, CRG Gallery, New York, NY
  • Parakeet Salon, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2001 Material Whirled, Art In General, curated by Laura Lobdell, New York, NY
  • Reflection, Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, OH
  • 2000 Se Stacera Sono Qui…, Norrtalje Konsthall, Norrtalje, Sweden
  • 1999 The Sea / The Sea, Murray Guy, New York, NY
  • 1998 Rubber, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1997 Invited, Helman Gallery, New York, NY
  • Summer Group Show, CRG Gallery, New York, NY
  • Laying Low, Kunstnernes Hus, Olso, Norway
  • 1996 Adicere Animos, Cesena-Cesenatico, Bologna, Italy
  • La Toilette de Venus: Women and Mirrors, CRG, New York, NY
  • 1995 Delving and Tinkering, E. F. Vandam, New York, NY
  • 1993 Rendez(-)Vous, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent, Belgium


  • 2006 The Drawing Book: A Survey of Drawing: The Primary Means Of Expression, Edited by Tania Kovats, Black Dog Press, 2006
  • Artner, Alan. Reviews, Chicago Tribune, March 3, 2006
  • 2004 Koeppel, Fredric, “Grace and serenity, inside-out,” Memphis Playbook, Nov. 19, p. 30
  • Yates, Christopher A., “Unlikely Pairing Results In Strong, Divergent Shows,” The Columbus Dispatch, p. F3, June 27
  • 2003 Baker, Simon. “Hands Holding the Void,” Antipodes: Inside the White Cube, Edited by Louise Neri.
  • Goddard, Donald. New York Art World. April.Nylon, April Issue, p.81
  • 2002 Lapidus, Rachel. “Concentrating on Air: Melissa McGill’s Instances (The Three Graces) Exhibition Catalog.
  • 2001 Starker, Melissa. “Here’s Looking at You…’, Columbus Alive, May 10.
  • 1999 Heartney, Eleanor. Melissa McGill-Review, Art in America, Sept. Issue
  • Cohen, Keri Guten. Melissa McGill-Review, Detroit Free Press, June 20
  • Tysh, George. “Two Cool”, MetroTimes, Aug. 4.
  • Johnson, Ken. Melissa McGill-Review, New York Times, March 5.
  • Spaid, Sue. “Slugs and Fuzz,” Village Voice, March 9, p.133
  • Bonetti, David. “Boomerang”, Gallery Watch/San Francisco Examiner, February 5.
  • 1998 Glueck, Grace. “The Antithesis of Minimalism’s Cool Geometry: Fleshy Rubber”, The New York Times, Feb. 13.
  • Whitney, Scott. “Rubber”, New York Post, February 7.
  • Kino, Carol. “Rubber”, Time Out, New York, February 26.
  • Levin, Kim. “Rubber”, The Village Voice, Feb. 17
  • Nahas, Dominique. “Rubber”, Review, February Issue.
  • Thorkildsen, Asmund, Laying Low, Kunstnernes Hus Olso, Norway (catalogue)
  • 1997 Arning, Bill. Review, Art in America, September Issue
  • 1996 McClure, Lissa. “La Toilette de Venus:Women and Mirrors”, Review Art, Sept. 15.
  • Stevens, Mark. “Shining Stars,” New York Magazine, Sept. 23.
  • Rubbini, Alice. Adicere Animos, Bologna, Italy (exhibition catalogue)
  • 1995 Rosoff, Patricia. “Take the Real Art Ways Plunge”, Hartford Advocate, April 6.
  • Zoilkowski, Thad. “The Via Via,” Real Art Ways, Hartford, March (exhibition essay)


  • 2003 Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, Adjunct Faculty
  • 2002 New York University, New York. Department of Art and Art Professions, Adjunct Faculty

Grants, Awards, and Residencies

  • 2015“Art Works” Grant from The National Endowment for the Arts
  • 2014Artist Residency Program, Manitoga, Russel Wright Center, Garrison, NY
  • 2013Boomerang Fund for Artists, Rockville, MD
  • 2004Arts/Industry Residency, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Kohler, WI
  • Wheaton Studio Residency, Wheaton Village, New Jersey
  • 2003Residency, Fundacion Valparaiso, Almeria, Spain
  • 2002Arts/Industry Residency, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Kohler, WI
  • 1999The CAC/Guggenheim Artist Residency Grant
  • 1996Art Matters
  • 1990Ox-Bow Fellowship, The Art Institute of Chicago, Saugatuck, Michigan
  • Sylvie Leslie Young Herman Scholarship


Melissa McGill
Melissa McGill