Melanie Pankau is an artist and a bit of a Midwestern nomad who has lived in Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis.  She received her BFA from Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 1999, her MFA from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee in 2011 as well as studied at the Bauhaus Universtät in Weimar, Germany.  Pankau’s paintings and drawings have been shown in regional and national exhibitions.  Her work has been featured in New American Paintings.  She has participated in several artist residency programs including the Vermont Studio Center, the Ragdale Foundation, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.  Her work is represented by McCormick Gallery, Chicago.

Resume (pdf)

Upcoming Exhibition:
Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN
September 8–October 20, 2018
Reception: Saturday, September 8, 4–6 p.m.

The exhibition includes a publication with an essay by Nicole Nfonoyim-Hara. (click to view)


Exhibition Review in Newcity
- An interview with Inside/Within 
- A feature in Luxe. Interior + Design

All Images: Copyright © 2018 Melanie Pankau. All Rights Reserved.