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Selected Exhibitions

  • 4/2020 Artist in Residence, Fashion Institute of Technology, Pomerantz Center, 227 W 27th St, New York, NY
  • 10/2019 Solo Show, Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY
  • 10/2019 Solo Show, Callicoon Art Walk, Pip-Squeak Chapeau, 35 lower Main Street, Callicoon, NY
  • 09/2019 Pop-up Open Studio/Exhibition with The Queens Council on the Arts, 35-59 82nd Street, Jackson Heights, NY
  • 07/2019 Public Art Commission, Central and Western District Council,
    30號 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
  • 06/2019 Solo Show, Love, Henry (now Public Swim), 105 Henry Street, NY, NY
  • 03/2019 Public Art Commission, Swire Properties,
    Wing Fung Street, 3 Pacific Place, Starstreet Precinct, Hong Kong
  • 11/2018 Commission, Chapman Perelman Foundation, Change Fashion, Urban Zen 705 Greenwich Street, New York, NY
  • 9/2018 3 Part Commission, Eileen Fisher, Brooklyn, Seattle & Detroit
  • 10/2017 Commission, Diesel, YIA Art Fair, Paris, France
  • 09/2016  “Window Installation” David Klein Gallery, 1520 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI
  • 09/2016  “Derick Melander” Tyler School of Art, Temple University 2001 North 13th Street Philadelphia, PA
  • 12/2015  “The Lost Mitten” The Left Bank Gallery, 24 Linden St., Geneva, NY, Curated by Gabriella D’Angelo
  • 05/2015 “Rijswijk Textile Biennial 2015” Museum Rijswijk, Herenstraat 67, Rijswijk, The Hague, Netherlands, Curated by Anne Kloosterboer
  • 03/2015 “Aandacht! Aandacht!”, de Warande, Warandestraat 42, Turnhout, Belgium, Curated by Annelies Nagels
  • 03/2014 “Soft”, The Center for Contemporary Art, 2020 Burnt Mills Road, Bedminster, NJ, Curated by Wes Sherman
  • 01/2014 “Zero Waste”, American Eagle Outfitters/I:CO/City of San Francisco (press event and store installation), 865 Market St #148, San Francisco, CA
  • 09/2013 ”Debris Field”, Castle Gallery at The College of New Rochelle,
    29 Castle Place, New Rochelle, NY, Curated by Lisa Dahl
  • 12/2012 “Flux Factory’s 2012 Not-So-Silent Auction” 79 Walker Street, New York, NY, curated by Christina Vassallo
  • 01/2012 “Textility”, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St., Summit, NJ, Curated by Mary Birmingham and Joanne Mattera
  • 04/2011 ”Greening the Fashion Industry”, NRDC, (commission),
    The Colonial Club, 564 Park Avenue, New York, NY
  • 03/2011 ”Zero Waste”, Columbia College, (special project), A & D Gallery, 615 S. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL, Curated by Arti Sandhu
  • 02/2011 ”Derick Melander”, The Show, (comission with PAI & Tom’s Shoes), Mandaly Bay, Las Vegas, NV
  • 10/2010 “Derick Melander”, University of Maryland, (solo),
    Campus Dr & Union Ln, College Park, MD, curated by Jackie Milad
  • 02/2010 Friends Seminary School, (commission), 222 East 16th St., New York, NY
  • 02/2010 ”Scope, Miami”, with ADA Gallery, 228 West Broad St., Richmond, VA
  • 12/2009 ”Homesick”, Carnegie Art Museum, 424 South C Street, Oxnard, CA, Curated by Trujillo/Paumier
  • 10/2009 ”System:System”, Saint Cecilia Parish, 21 Monitor St., Brooklyn, NY, Curated by Adam Henry and Christina Vassallo
  • 10/2009 ”October”, Vox Populi Gallery, (solo, guest artist gallery),
    319 North 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA, Curated by Sam Farnsworth
  • 07/2009 “Green Brooklyn…Green City”, Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St, Brooklyn, NY, Special project with Council on Environment of New York City
  • 07/2009 “Dress Codes: Clothing as Metaphor in Contemporary Art”,
    Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay Street, Katonah, NY, Curated by Barbara Bloemink
  • 05/2009 ”Derick Melander & Sarah Trigg”, ADA Gallery, 228 West Broad St., Richmond, VA
  • 01/2009 ”Queens International”, Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY, Curated by Jose Ruiz and Erin Sickler
  • 01/2009 “Immaterial”, Black and White Gallery, 636 West 28th St., Ground Floor, New York, NY
  • 11/2008 ”Scope, Miami”, (special project), with ADA Gallery, 228 West Broad St., Richmond, VA
  • 11/2008 “Silent Auction & Project Space Finalists”, Black and White Project Space, 483 Driggs Ave., Brooklyn, NY
  • 07/2008 ”Of the Cloth”, The Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts, 20 3rd Ave., Long Branch, NJ, Curated by Douglas Ferrari
  • 05/2008 ”The One and the Many”, Repetti Gallery, 44-02 23rd St., L.I.C.,
    New York, NY
  • 12/2007 ”Art Now, Miami”, with Repetti Gallery,44-02 23rd St., L.I.C.,
    New York, NY
  • 12/2007 ”Shift (re-mix)”, Gallery Aferro, 73 Market Street, Newark, NJ,
    Curated by Erik Guzman
  • 11/2007 ”Site Matters: Brooklyn Represents” (film program),
    Brooklyn Arts Council, 55 Washington St., Brooklyn, NY,
    Curated by Lauren Schell & Julie McKim
  • 09/2007 ”Host”, The Soap Factory, 518 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis, MN,
    Curated by Elizabeth Grady, the Whitney Museum
  • 03/2007 ”Imagined Worlds” (w/ Smudge Studio), LMCC, 125 Maiden Lane, New York, NY., Curated by Jeanne Gerrity
  • 02/2007 ”Red Dot, New York”, with Repetti Gallery, 44-02 23rd St., L.I.C.,
    New York, NY
  • 01/2007 ”Alter & Circulate”, Mickey’s Blue Room, 171 Avenue C, New York, NY
  • 11/2006 Commission for large-scale cut paper mural, Jack (restaurant),
    80 University Place, New York, NY
  • 10/2006 ”Laminae”, Rosenberg Gallery, Goucher College,
    1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD, Curated by Jackie Milad
  • 09/2006 ”Growing Up in Public”, Repetti Gallery, 44-02 23rd Street,
    Long island City, NY, Curated by Rossana Martinez
  • 03/2006 ”O”, The Berrie Center, Ramapo College, 505 Ramapo Valley Rd., Mahwah, NJ, Curated by Christina Vassallo and Matt Fisher
  • 12/2005 ”(t)here. New York”, Solyanka Gallery, Solyanka Ulitsa ½, Moscow, Russia, Curated by Alexandra Lerman
  • 11/2005 ”O”, The Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts, 20 3rd Ave.,
    Long Branch, NJ, Curated by MatCh-Art
  • 08/2005 ”Derick Melander / Lyon Smith”, Diamonds & Oranges, 156 1st Ave., New York, NY
  • 02/2005 ”Bound_less” The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway, a conceptual group show created by Jan Christensen
  • 12/2004 ”Spectra”, Project Creo, The Pier, 3rd Fl., 800 2nd Ave. N.E.,
    St. Petersburg, Fl
  • 12/2004 ”Postcards From the Edge”, Visual AIDS, (at Brent Sikkema)
    526 W. 26th St., New York, NY
  • 04/2004 ”Art Star/Sausage Factory”, Debs & Co, 525 W. 26th St., New York, NY
  • 12/2003 ”Night of 1,000 Drawings”, Artists Space, 38 Greene St., New York, NY
  • 12/2003 ”What The Whitney Don’t Know”, TAG Projects, 70 Washington St., Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY
  • 10/2003 ”Works On Paper”, 800 Gallery, 70 Washington St., Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY
  • 10/2003 ”Small Works”, Jason Silva, 163 Carlton Ave., Brooklyn, NY
  • 08/2002 ”Visions International”, Art Center Waco, Waco, TX, Juror: Peter Frank
  • 10/1996 ”Leaves of Grass” (performance): 8 evenings at Theater on Three, New York, NY
  • 10/1995 Group Show, The Living Arts Gallery, Chrystie St., New York, NY, Curated by Gina Campinella
  • 07/1995 Group Show, Campenella Gallery, Berry St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
  • 05/1994 ”Leda the Swan” – Survey, School of Visual Arts Gallery, 17th St., New York, NY
  • 05/1993 ”Product Poems” – Survey, School of Visual Arts Gallery, 17th St., New York, NY
  • 05/1991 ”The Small Works Show”, Washington Square East Galleries, New York, NY, Curated by Arnie Glimcher

Publications

2019, English
  • 03/20/19 RTHK Radio (live radio interview), James Ross, “Derick Melander – Central & Western District Festival”
  • 03/21/19 Hive Life (feature), Christy C, “Fashioning Art from Old Clothes”
  • 03/22/19 Home Journal (feature), Cherry Lai, “New York Artist Derick Melander Turns Old Clothing Into Stunning Towers of Art”
  • 03/27/19  Hong Kong Heartbeat (round up), Keilem Ng, “Eco Art Basel”
2019 Chinese
  • 03/20/19 Fine Door (feature), Lin Guocai, “當藝術家在堆疊這些布料時,喚醒公眾對於廢棄紡織品及世界事物「可持續性」的反省”
  • 03/27/19 ULifestyle, (feature) Deng Dazhi, “太古星街藝展民生”
  • 04/08/19 Position News (feature), Zeng Jiahui, “觀中環街頭的回收衣物藝術品 知否知否香港現時氣氛如何”
  • 03/18/19 Near Snake (feature), Editorial Desk, “星街小區:”You Are My Other Me” 大型環保藝術裝置”
  • 12/02/18 Textielplus.nl, Dorothé Swinkels, “Blikvangers”
  • 10/23/18 Visual Arts Journal, (feature) Diana McClure, “Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose: Making Sculpture with Nontraditional Materials”
  • 08/22/18  The Bridge, (feature) Sara Lieberman, “Eileen Fisher Opens Her First Brooklyn Shop: Making Space..”
  • 08/22/18  The Current, Daily, (feature) Bia Bezamataugust, “Eileen Fisher Concept Store..”
  • 08/21/18  WWD, (feature) Sharon Edelson, “Experience Matters..”
  • 10/20/17  Technikart Magazine, (feature) Gilles Petipas, “Diesel Auction..”
  • 09/24/16  Detroit Art Review, (feature) Sarah Rose Sharp, “Domestic Transcendence”
  • 06/16/16  Brutus Magazine, (feature) Momoko Ikeda
  • 05/09/15  Rijswijkj Textiel Biennial, 2015, (catalogue) Frank van der Ploeg
  • 05/01/15  Textielplus.nl, (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”
  • 09/01/12 Surface Design Journal (review) Patricia Malarcher, “Textility”
  • 02/07/12  Coolture Magazine, (feature), “Moda Al Servicio Del Arte, Art a Porter”
  • 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)
  • 03/01/11  Ruby – Otherworldliness, (book), Irana Douer, Gestalten
  • 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 C-Monster.net
  • 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  ArtSlant.com, 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  Artinfo.com, (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”
  • 08/20/05  JamesWagner.com, (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

  • 11/2018 “Reservoir” (curated), The Apple Barn, 51 Creamery Road, Callicoon, New York 
  • 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

  • 07/2019 “Spend The Night” (artist talk), The Great Room, 23/F, One Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
  • 05/2017 “JH Artist Talks: Jennifer Williams and Derick Melander”, Espresso 77, Jackson Heights, NY
  • 11/2015 “The Lost Mitten” Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 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),
    Hell 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

Education

  • 1991-94 Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, New York, 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.