Melanie Pankau is an artist and a bit of a Midwestern nomad living in Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, 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 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 and the Ragdale Foundation.  Her work is represented by McCormick Gallery, Chicago.

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