Hunter College, New York, NY, MFA, 1995
University of Pennsylvania, graduate course work, 1991
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, BFA with honors, 1991
Rhode Island School of Design, Pre-College Art Program, 1986
Senior Painting Award, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, 1991
Visiting Artist, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy, 2000
Residency Award, Cité Internationale des Artes, The American Center in Paris, France, 1999
Art and Photography Teacher, The Dwight School | New York, NY | 09.94 - 06.96
International Baccalaureate Eleventh and Twelfth Grade Art and Design Instructor
Designed and implemented an IB Art curriculum to prepare students for the highly
advanced end-of-the-year IB examination.
Included: painting and color theory techniques and concepts, figure drawing, collage,
mural design, and history of art.
As well as: assisting in set design of school plays and primary school art classes.
-The IB Program is a demanding pre-university course of study
that leads to an official examination. It is designed for highly
motivated secondary school students aged 16 to 19.
The Students may receive college credit upon completion. The IB
level is similar to an AP curriculum and is recognized internationally.
Photography and Eighth Grade Art Teacher
Created the Dwight Photography Department and curriculum.
Included: camera use, black and white darkroom technique, and history of photography.
2004 Awakening, Holland Tunnel Art, Brooklyn, New York
2003 Imagine, Vinicio: Spazio Progetto, Ansedonia, Italy
2001 New Video, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
1999 Yesterday Yes a Day, Cité des Arts, Paris, France
1996 Kitty, VOID Video Space, New York
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2003 Benefit Exhibition, WhiteColumns and Momenta Galleries, New York
2002 20/20, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
1998 Spliced, New Video Work, VOID Video Space, New York
Dreams, Online Project, baubo on-line art journal, www.immerflow.org/baubo
1996 123 Nothing Happened..., Chamber Fine Arts, New York
Armenian Artists Project, Gorky Gallery, New York
Photon, Two person show with Paul Johnson, Spring Gallery, New York
Constructions, Painting, Process, Armenian Museum of America, Boston, MA
1995 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Vorhees Gallery, Hunter College, New York
Double Diamonds, Two person show with Daniel Bozkov, Chamber Fine Arts, New York
Reproductive Technologies, Hunter College, New York
2004 Shaw, Leslie, "Melissa Dadourian at Holland Tunnel," Greenline, April 8-20, 2004
Vartanian, Hrag, "Three Artists," Ararat, Vol. XLIV, No. 176, Spring 2004
1996 "An Itinerant Gallery Gives a Temporary Home to 15 Artists", Tribeca Tribune, October 1996
RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Director/Curator, Chamber Fine Arts | New York, NY | 08.93 - 02.99
Established an alternative exhibition space focusing on local emerging artists. Curated group and
solo shows for monthly exhibitions. Worked directly with artists on installation of works. Raised and
budgeted funds for gallery operation. Responsible for writing the press releases for all gallery
exhibitions and events, and for the design and production of all graphic and promotional materials.
Art Director, ReVive Skin Care | New York, NY | 03.99 - present
Photographer and Videographer for luxury skin care line. Still-life photographer for print advertising
and promotional materials with ad placement in national magazines including: ArtForum, Bergdorf
Goodman Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Neiman Marcus Catalog, Vogue and W. Director and editor of
sales promotional videos. Special event photography for editorial publication in Allure, Harper’s
Bazaar, In Style, Paris Vogue, Quest, Town and Country, W and WWD.
Special Projects Manager/Fine Art Handler, Boxart, Inc. | Brooklyn, NY | 04.92 - 09.03
Fine art handling and packing for international museums, galleries, and other art institutions. Work
with clients to manage all projects involving special circumstances, such as antiquities and 3-
dimensional objects. Clients include: American Museum of Natural History, Brooklyn Museum,
Cooper Hewitt, Guggenheim Museum, J.P. Getty Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of
Modern Art, MOCA Los Angeles , SFMOMA, Whitney Museum and others.
Media Designer, DADOURIAN STUDIO | New York, NY | 03.98 - present
Created innovative web-sites for galleries, artists and businesses. Includes: web design and
interface design, preparing and manipulating photographs for the web, animation and video, and
designing of all promotional material. Web sites: www.rodland.net, www.lapierce.com,
www.41elizabeth.com, www.95canal.com, www.chinatownnyc.com, www.duncanjohnson.net,
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Pagemaker and Premiere, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, Macromedia
Dreaweaver, Fireworks and Flash, Quark Xpress.
English and Italian
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