Melanie Vote, born in 1973 originates from Iowa and is a painter and multimedia artist based in New York. She received a BFA from Iowa State University and an MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 1998. Her work has been exhibited nation-wide and internationally in solo and group exhibitions at Flowers Gallery (New York), The Lodge Gallery (New York), Sloan Fine Art (New York) and DFN Gallery (New York). Her work has been shown at the Indiana Contemporary Art Center, Jenkins-Johnson Gallery, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, The Hangaram Art Museum and ADAH Abu Dhabi. Most recent solo exhibitions have been at Galleria Farina (Miami) and Hionas Gallery (New York). She is a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2006) and has been awarded numerous artist residencies, including Jentel in Banner Wyoming, KHNC for the Arts and the Vermont Studio Center with a full fellowship from the Dodge Foundation (2003). She teaches painting at the New York Academy of Art and has also taught at Pratt Institute and The New School.