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Selected Exhibitions


  • 05/16/16  Brutus Magazine, (feature) Momoko Ikeda, "Kleren als bouwstenen"
  • 05/09/15  Rijswijkj Textiel Biennial, 2015, (catalogue) Frank van der Ploeg
  • 05/01/15  Textiel Plus, (feature) Dorothé Swinkels, "Kleren als bouwstenen"
  • 08/19/15  Artlyst, (review) Joe Lewis "Playing With Space in Time"
  • 08/20/12  The River Reporter, (feature), "Above the Fold: A Conversation with Artist Derick Melander"
  • 02/07/12  Coolture Magazine, (feature), "Moda Al Servicio Del Arte, Art a Porter"
  • 02/09/12 Star Ledger, (review), Dan Bischoff "On Art: 'Textility' weaves it's magic through VACNJ"
  • 01/01/12  Visual Arts Center of NJ, (catalogue), "Textility"
  • 12/13/11  Source4Style, (review), "Waste-less Fashion, an exploration in zero waste design philosophy"
  • 05/03/11  Complex Magazine, (feature), "Show Stoppers"
  • 03/16/11  Textile Arts Center, (feature) Owyn Ruck, “Zero-Waste Goes Installation : Derick Melander”
  • 03/04/11  ABC7 Chicago, (video/review) Hosea Sanders, “Columbia College teaches sustainable fashion”
  • 03/01/11  Vogue, Korea, (feature), Info to come..
  • 03/01/11  Ruby – Otherworldliness, (book), Irana Douer, Gestalten
    "Ruby presents captivating work at the nexus of contemporary visual culture and art that is connected by the underlying theme of otherworldliness. Whether in the form of fantastically realistic photography, alluring illustration and painting, impossible spaces, or bizarre sculpture, the 65 featured artists explore the direction of visual expression for the time to come."
  • 03/01/11  Derick Melander - Selected Works 2005 - 2010, (catalogue), University of Maryland, Stamp Gallery
  • 09/02/10  GQ Style, (feature), Russia, Autumn-Winter 2010/11, with a photo by David Rinella
  • 05/14/10  Ruby Magazine, (feature), Issue #43
  • 05/03/10  Juxtapoz Magazine, (feature), Katie Zuppann, "Recycling Clothes with Derick Melander"
  • 01/20/10  Trend Hunter Magazine, (feature), Megan Young, "Old Clothes as Art"
  • 09/04/09  Brooklyn Daily Eagle, (interview), Sarah Tobol, "Creating Sculpture Out of Old Clothes"
  • 08/21/09  The New York Times, (review), Benjamin Genocchio, "All Dressed Up at the Katonah Museum of Art"
  • 08/12/09  The Huffington Post, (review), Barbara Bloemink, "Dress Codes: Clothing as Metaphor"
  • 08/09/09  WNET, (review), Christina Ha, "SundayArts News for 8/9/09", "Dress Codes"
  • 08/03/09  The New York Times, (review), Maura Egan, Style, "One Size Doesn't Fit All", "Dress Codes"
  • 07/12/09  Katonah Museum of Art, (catalogue), Barbara Bloemink, "Dress Codes: Clothing as Metaphor"
  • 03/04/09  Saatchi Online, (review), Will Corwin, "Will Corwin's Top 10 Shows in NY", "Flesh of My Flesh" at QI4
  • 01/27/09  The New York Times, (review), Holland Cotter, Art in Review, "Queens International 4"
  • 01/27/09  The New Yorker, (review), Goings on about town, "Queens International 4"
  • 01/27/09  NPR/WNYC, (review), WNYC Newsroom, "Queens International", with Carolina Miranda from
  • 01/23/09  New York 1, Stephanie Simon, "Queens Museum Of Art Unveils Its Fourth Biennial",
                   review and video interview for "Queens International 4"
  • 01/01/09  "Queens International 4", (catalogue), Queens Museum of Art
  • 01/20/09  Starved Magazine, (review), "Noteworthy Openings", "imMATERIAL"
  • 01/11/09, Alison Levy, (review),"Clothes Encounter", "imMATERIAL"
  • 12/10/08  ArtCal: The Zine/Culture Pundits, (review), Brent Burket, "...on Miami 2008, Part I", Scope Miami
  • 12/04/08  Riptide2.0, The Miami New Times Blog, (review), Natalie O'Neill, "Scope International", Scope Miami
  • 01/15/08  Harriet, The Poetry Foundation, (feature), Kenneth Goldsmith, "Designer Label Poetry", "Nomad"
  • 11/07/07  Soap Factory, (interview), Bob Fagerhaugh, video created in conjunction with "Host" exhibition
  • 09/15/07  Art Review & Preview, (review), Colleen Maynard, "A Short History of Twin Cities Art", "Host"
  • 02/28/07, (review), "Fair Report: The Good, the Bad and the Armory", "Nomad" at Red Dot, NY
  • 12/13/06  Baltimore City Paper, (review), Deborah McLeod, "The Layers Club", "Laminae"
  • 01/01/06  The New York Times, (review), Benjamin Genocchio, "Exploring the Circle From Every Angle", "O"
  • 12/23/05  Two River Times, (review), Geraldine E. Vincent, "An Ode to the O", "O"
  • 12/08/05, (review), F. Pavlov-Andreevich, "Main new in art of New York", "(t)here New York"
  • 08/20/05, (review), James Wagner, "Diamonds and Oranges in the East Village",
                   at "Diamonds & Oranges"
  • 08/19/05  Bloggy, (featured listing), Barry Hogard, "Diamonds & Oranges",
  • 09/01/04  NY Arts Magazine, (review of show organized for TAG Projects), Christina Vassallo, "All’s Fair in Art
                   and Politics", "Death to the Fascist Insect that Preys on the Life of the People"
  • 06/25/04  The New York Times, (review of show organized for TAG Projects), Holland Cotter, “Death to the Fascist
                   Insect that Preys on the Life of the People”
  • 08/01/02  Art Center Waco, (catalogue), “Visions International”
  • 08/04/99  The Village Voice, (feature on "Record Club"), Sarah Schmidt, "Studio Recording", Story about Record Club,
                   a listening club I have co-organized with since 03/98

Curatorial Projects

  • 01/2007  "Alter & Circulate", (produced & curated), Mickey's Blue Room, 171 Avenue C, New York, NY,
                   with TAG Projects
  • 09/2006  "Growing Up in Public", (produced with TAG Projects), Repetti, 44-02 23rd Street, 4th Floor,
                   Long island City, NY
  • 06/2004  "Death to the Fascist Insect that Preys on the Life of the People", (produced & co-curated), TAG Projects,
                   70 Washington St., Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY
  • 12/2003  "What The Whitney Don't Know"(produced & co-curated), TAG Projects, 70 Washington St., Dumbo,
                   Brooklyn, NY
  • 10/2003  "Dumbo Paper Show", (marketing & sales), Mettle, 70 Washington St., Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY

Grants/Awards/Speaking Engagements

  • 11/2015  “The Lost Mitten” Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 300 Pulteney St, Geneva, NY,
                    visiting artist project and lecture

  • 06/2010  "Babel", Artists Talk, Space 37, 86-08 37th Avenue, Jackson Heights, NY
  • 11/2008  Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Artist Residency, 801 Third Corso, Nebraska City, NE
  • 09/2006  "Queens Artist Collectives", (presentation regarding TAG Projects), Hells Gate Social,
                    12-21 Astoria Blvd, Queens, NY
  • 08/2002   Third Place Award, Visions International, Art Center Waco, Waco TX
  • 11/1991   Recipient of Chairman's Grant, School of Visual Arts, N.Y., NY


  • 1991-94   Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, N.Y., NY
                   Majored in sculpture. Studied Under: Roni Horn, Peter Halley, Alice Aycock,
                   Jackie Winsor, Paul Waldman, Stephen Westfall and Donald Kuspit.
  • 1983-85   Associate Degree in Communications, Seton College, Westchester, NY.
                   Majored in film and radio. Also: acting and music programming.
                   © Derick Melander, 2015