Melissa Weinman received her A.B., summa cum laude from Bowdoin College in Chinese Studies and Creative Visual Arts in 1982. Her M.F.A. is from the University of Southern California in Two-Dimensional Media, 1984. She has 17 years of college teaching experience. She began her career at the University of Richmond, VA, then taught at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, and at the University of Puget Sound where she achieved Full Professor. She is now teaching adults solvent-free oil painting in her own studio. She has been represented by Tortue Gallery in Santa Monica, Soma Gallery in San Diego, Linda Hodges Gallery in Seattle, Tatistcheff Gallery in NYC, Ventana Fine Art, Joe Wade Fine Art, and Masterpiece Gallery in Santa Fe, NM, and is currently represented by Gail Severn Gallery in Ketchum, ID, and Maya Gallery in Santa Fe, NM. Her solo museum exhibitions include the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick, Maine, and the Arnot Art Museum in Elmira, NY. Her 1999 solo show at Tatistcheff Gallery was reviewed by Eleanor Heartney in Art in America magazine.