Biography

Melissa Mitchell (b. 1996) is a visual artist from Johnstone, working across Glasgow and Renfrewshire. She graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 2018 with a BA (Hons) in Communication Design, where her practice became increasingly lens-based. She is interested in commercial work and engaging with local community groups and arts organisations in addition to pursing her own fine art practice. She is also a member of both Fresh Focus at Stills Centre for Photography and the New Photographer's Guild based at Streetlevel Photoworks.


Awards


2020, Shortlisted, The John Byrne Award for a Connection to Something Greater

2018, Selected International Winner, From Helsinki with Love, Helsinki Photo Festival


Exhibitions

2020, Embody without Burden: A Celebration of Motherhood, RGI Kelly Gallery, Glasgow

2019, Men’s Shed: Portraits from Shelter Scotland’s Foxbar Men’s Shed by Melissa Mitchell, POP Community Arts & Events Space, Paisley ­

2019, Working Title II, Fresh Focus at Stills, Stills Centre for Photography, Edinburgh

2019, Shelter Scotland 50th Anniversary Photography Exhibition, The Central Library, Edinburgh

2019, Shelter Scotland 50th Anniversary Photography Exhibition, The Steeple Church, Dundee

2019, Shelter Scotland 50th Anniversary Photography Exhibition, The Usual Place, Dumfries

2019, Shelter Scotland 50th Anniversary Photography Exhibition, The Central Library, Aberdeen

2018, Shelter Scotland 50th Anniversary Photography Exhibition, The Mitchell Library, Glasgow

2018, Helsinki Photo Festival, Galleria Futura, Helsinki

2018, Glasgow School of Art Degree Show, The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow­

2017, Work in Progress, Reid Building, The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow 

2017, Epilogue, 3/4, The Barra’s Art and Design Centre, Glasgow  

2017, Disciplined, An Exhibition, The Old Hairdresser’s, Glasgow

2016, Comma, The Old Hairdresser’s, Glasgow 

2015, Pinhole Peepshow, Bourdon Building, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow  

2013, Inspired, Paisley Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow



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