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 University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee in 2011 as well as studied at the Bauhaus Universtät in Weimar, Germany. Pankau’s work has been shown in regional and national exhibitions at venues including: McCormick Gallery, Chicago, IL; Thomas Barry Fine Arts, Minneapolis, MN; Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN; South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, IN; Charles Allis Museum, Milwaukee, WI; Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA; and art fairs Art Miami, FL, and EXPO Chicago, IL. She has participated in several artist residency programs including the Vermont Studio Center, the Ragdale Foundation, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Pankau is a recipient of a Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs Community Arts Assistance Program Grant and most recently, a 2018 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant. Her work is represented by McCormick Gallery in Chicago.
- Art File Gallery, The Painting Center, New York, NY
- Exhibition publication for Thresholds
- Exhibition Review in Newcity
- An interview with Inside/Within
- A feature in Luxe. Interior + Design
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