John Melvin

  • Melvin_John_1
  • Melvin_John_2
  • Melvin_John_3
  • Melvin_John_7

John Kenneth Melvin is an American born multi-disciplinary artist producing work in the public realm.  Melvin has a strong commitment to a material investigation guided by conceptual practice.  Centered in this investigation is his intent to distill a meaning of ecology relevant to culture. Melvin inspires cross-cultural exchange and his work takes him all over the world.  He manifests his work in the form of commissions, residencies, and exhibitions nationally in the United States, as well as internationally in Scotland, France, Italy, Greece, and Ukraine. With nearly 14 years of international exhibitions, Melvin’s work connects communities from all over the world and engages them in contemporary dialogue. Notable examples include EvoCrawler, MountainTop, KYDA, Alpha Omega, Wonderland, and the Aven Project, and all are documented online. Melvin earned his BFA from Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts, a Post-Baccalaureate from the Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art in France, and received his MFA in 2009 from the San Francisco Art Institute.


Art and Research Interest
John Melvin is researching across multiple discplines from ground breaking science discoveriers to contemporary art explorations.  He welcomes the oppourtunity to work with students who are equally engaged in a true cross-disciplinary methodologies and appreciate the conceptual relationships that can be empolyed in hybrid thinking.


community, collaboration, inter-disciplinary, installation, intervention, public art, site-specific