Melissa Carey is an established Contemporary Artist born in Perth WA, and currently resides on the East Coast of Australia. After completing her visual art studies after high school, she worked in Project Management, Quality Assurance and Training in several industries for 12 years, while she continued her art practice part time. In 2013, she took the plunge to follow her art career full time, successfully undertaking art commissions and art projects within the community.
Her style is intricate, detailed & contemporary in it's various forms of sculpture & installation art, balancing her feminine elements of rope & textiles with her masculine elements of timber & metal, and encompasses themes of connection. She has a strong focus on managing all elements of her projects from design concepts, fabrication and installation, and has a hands-on approach to making her artwork. She is passionate about sharing knowledge and encouraging creativity through teaching, and has taught thousands of people at her art & modern craft workshops in her studio & events Australia-wide.
Melissa’s work has been showcased internationally, and some highlights of her art career are: completing an art residency in Berlin, Germany, being an invited artist for Strand Ephemera sculpture exhibition in Queensland, designing 2 key artworks for award-winning restaurant 6HEAD in Sydney Harbour, and working with leading brands & locations, such as Google, Ikea, Seafolly Australia & US Swimwear brand, Salvation Army, Atlassian, Market City Shopping Centre, and more.
Melissa regularly volunteers within the community - she recently volunteered at the Sydney Children's Hospital teaching craft in the Mental Health Ward, and a past highlight was working in the art room at Princess Margaret Children’s Hospital in Perth, WA.
Melissa is passionate about the environment, reducing plastic waste, living sustainably (she is currently building a tiny house!), recycling, healthy eating, taking reflective moments, smiles, watching the waves, philosophy, documentaries, giggles, wandering through forests, and encouraging creativity through her Art Workshops.
She grew up in the neighbourhoods of Perth, Australia. She is an adventurer, travelling wherever the wind blows, and has lived abroad in London and Holland, and now resides on the east coast of Australia.
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