Melissa Farley
Oakland, CA


Art Institute of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA | September 2005 – June 2008
BS Photography— Honors, Photography

School of Visual Arts, New York City, NY | September 2004 – June 2005

Digital: Macintosh and Windows Platforms, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom), Basic HTML, Aperture, MS Office (Word, Excel) Quickbooks, Large format printing, Color Management, Final Cut Pro

Photographic: 35mm, medium and large format cameras; digital SLR cameras, B&W analog printing, studio and location lighting


The Art Institutes Scholarship Competition recipient - 2001
Awarded Best Portfolio upon graduation - 2008
Women in Photography International: The Portrait Competition - Winner 2006-2007


Wolhide Spring/Summer 2015 Lookbook - Photographer Clothing line, September 2015
“A Sturdy Swiss Hiker” - Director and VideographerFlesh World music video, May 2013
“Cherry Outline” - Director and VideographerPet Milk music video, August 2010
“Heavier Than Heaven, Lonelier Than God”- Photographer, Blacklisted album cover and inserts - Deathwish Inc, February 2008
“Deathbeds” Book photography - cover and inserts, Wesley Eisold, Heartworm Press, July 2007
“I Offered Myself As The Sea” - Book photography, Eric Paul, Heartworm Press, July 2007
Swindle Magazine - Contributing Photographer, Issues #2, 3, 4 and 5 2006 - 2006
Work Magazine - Co-creator and co-editor, Online Art Journal, 2003 - 2005

Dissolving Into Gray’s blog: Interview, May 2010
Free News Project: Featured video “Rain” May 2009
Juxtapoz: “12x36” review, April 2008
Megawords Magazine: Interview Issue, June 2007
Philadelphia City Paper: Feature photograph, January 2007
Megawords Magazine: Issue #8 2006
Philadelphia City Paper: Work Magazine, June 2004
The Art Work Magazine, May 2004

“C’est Tout, C’est Fini” March 5th - March 31st, 2010, Part Time Gallery - 2031 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA
“Like A Walk In The Park, Like A Hole In The Head” September 12th - October 10th, 2009, B2 Cafe - 1500 East Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia PA
“Best of Benna’s” April 10 - April 30th, 2009, Benna’s Cafe - 1236 South 8th St, Philadelphia PA
“Je Suis Mal A La Tete” February 2nd - February 30, 2009, The Ugly American - 1100 Front St, Philadelphia PA
“12x36: A Local Lens” September 5th - September 30, 2008 - 222 Gallery - 222 Vine St, Philadelphia PA
“That’s What She Said” July 5th - July 31st, 2008, B2 Cafe, 1500 East Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia PA 
Solo Exhibition - March 2006, Milkboy Cafe, 2 East Lancaster Ave, Ardmore PA
Solo Exhibition - December 2006, Last Drop Coffee House, 1300 Pine St, Philadelphia PA
“The Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign” August 12 - August 30th, 2004, Dactyl Gallery, 64 Grand Street, Soho NY 

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