EDUCATION:
2011   
MFA, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
1999   
BFA, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
1998   
Bauhaus Universität, Weimar, Germany (study abroad) 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2014   
Passing Through, McCormick Gallery, Chicago, IL
2012   
Accumulations, McCormick Gallery Chicago, IL & 
New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony, IN
2008  
Collections, Thomas Barry Fine Arts, Minneapolis, MN
2006   
New Paintings, Joseph Gazzuolo Fine Arts Gallery, N. Hennepin Community College, Minneapolis, MN
2002   
Recent Paintings, Winona Arts Center, Winona, MN 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2017
On View - Paintings by Glenn Grafelman, James Kielkopf, and Melanie Pankau, Thomas Barry Fine Art, Minneapolis, MN
2016   
EXPO CHICAGO, McCormick Gallery, Chicago, IL
On Edge: Hard Edge Abstraction, McCormick Gallery, Chicago, IL
2015   
EXPO CHICAGO, McCormick Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Auction @ MCAD, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, MN
2014   
EXPO CHICAGO, McCormick Gallery, Chicago, IL
Power Lines II, Thomas Barry Fine Arts, Minneapolis, MN
2013
Drawing Connections, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
Summer Selections, McCormick Gallery, Chicago, IL
2012   
Continuum 2012, Union Art Gallery, U of WI, Milwaukee, WI
2011   
New American Paintings, Exhibition in Print, Midwestern Edition No. 95          
Drawing Resurfaced, Purdue University Galleries, West Lafayette, IN
Summer Invitational, Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Quiet, Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI
Chunks, SKYDIVE, Houston, TX
Between Spaces, Institute of Visual Arts, University of WI, Milwaukee, WI
2010   
Great Lakes Drawing Biennial, University Gallery, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
Forward: A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now 2010, Charles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Fluctuations, Institute of Visual Arts, University of WI, Milwaukee, WI
2009   
Biennial 25, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, IN
2008   
Enormous Tiny Show IV, Nahcotta Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
The Artist Project, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL
2007
The Artist ProjectMerchandise Mart, Chicago, IL
2005   
Art Expo, Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN
Minnesota Biennial: 2D II, Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN
Paths & Patterns, Thomas Barry Fine Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Art of the Frame, Gallery 360, Minneapolis, MN
ENCORE !, Thomas Barry Fine Arts, Minneapolis, MN
2004
Gems, Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN
Move, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN
5 Foot Show, Gallery 360, Minneapolis, MN
2003
Taking Form/Taking Shape, Thomas Barry Fine Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Boutique Gallery, Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN
2002
Interior Sensations, Black Dog Gallery, St. Paul, MN
1999  
Commencement Exhibition, MCAD Main Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Visual Language, Calhoun Square Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
1998   
Been There, Done That, Calhoun Square Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Press, Pulled, and Bound, Calhoun Square Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Hello Dolly, e-werk, Weimar, Germany

GALLERY REPRESENTATION:
McCormick Gallery, Chicago, IL 

ARTIST RESIDENCIES:
2017
Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL
2015   
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2014   
Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO
2010   
Artist-in-Resident, Letterpress 77, Düsseldorf, Germany
2002   
Grand Marais Art Colony, (The Women’s Art Institute), Grand Marais, MN
2001   
The Women’s Art Institute, Minneapolis, MN 

FELLOWSHIPS|GRANTS|AWARDS:
2017
Ragdale Foundation Award
2015   
Vermont Studio Center Fellowship
2014   
Anderson Ranch Arts Center Scholarship
2012   
Community Arts Assistance Program Grant (CAAP), Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs
2010   
Graduate School Travel Award, U of WI-Milwaukee
Frederick R. Layton Fellowship, U of WI-Milwaukee
2009
Layton Graduate Travel Award, U of WI-Milwaukee
2001    
The Women’s Art Institute Scholarship, Minneapolis, MN 

BIBLIOGRAPHY|PUBLICATIONS:
Miller, Chris, Review: On Edge: Hard Edge Abstraction/McCormick Gallery, Newcity Art, February 2016
Sierzputowski, Kate, Melanie Pankau's Geometric Meditations, Inside/Within, April 2014
McQuaid, Cate, What’s up at Boston-area art galleries, The Boston Globe, August 6, 2013
Pantiel, Mindy, Right Angle : Melanie Pankau, Luxe Interiors + Design, Volume 11, Issue 3, Summer 2013
Bonney, Grace, Melanie Pankau, Design Sponge, January 8, 2013
Open Press Studios, New American Paintings, Midwestern Edition, No. 95, 2011
Dunigan, Peggy Sue, Quiet Speaks Volumes at Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Shepherd Express, August 25-31, 2011
Murrell, Kat, A Powerful "Quiet" At Walker's Point Center for the Arts, Third Coast Digest, July 29, 2011
Cream City Review, Issue 34.2, Fall/Winter 2010/2011
Gillespie, Evan, Size Matters at SBMA, South Bend Tribune, July 5, 2009
White, Collier, Winter Apples-3 New Openings in the Low Digits, www.mplsart.com, February 17, 2008
Abbe, Mary, Minnesota Mavericks, Star Tribune, December, 2005
Tomfohrde, Cameron, Patient Assertion, www.mnartists.org, March 21, 2005
Brittain, Steven, Pankau Exhibit at Winona Arts Center, Winona Daily News, July 20, 2002 

COLLECTIONS:
BMO Corporate Art Collection
Boston Scientific Corporation
Faegre & Benson
The Langham Collection, Chicago
Private Collections

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