History

BornJanuary 30Virginia, USA
Education2006BFA Corcoran College of Art and Design

Amor De Dios, Madrid

Shakespeare Theatre , DC

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, NY

Duke Ellington School for the Arts, DC

Museum Exhibitions2016“Make You Love Me”
Katzen Arts Center at American University Museum D.C.Poupees et Tabous – Le Double Jeu De L’artiste Contemporain
la Maison de la Culture de la Province de Namur
2015“Engagements”
Musee Sainte Croix, Poitiers, France
2011Tous Cannibales, La Masion Rouge, Paris, France
Solo Exhibitions2016“Make You Love Me”, Katzen Arts Center at American University Museum, Washington DC
2015Venus Envy, Irmingard Beck Presents, Munich Germany
2014Inside Out, (with Hans Bellmer) Galerie Sophie Scheidecker, Paris
2013In the Flesh, Schmucker Gallery, Gettysburg College, PA
2012Fair Game (Election Collection), Galerie Lareuse, Washington DC
2011Everything to Lose, Special performance, Artfair, Washington DC
2009Lesser Madonnas, Irvine Contemporary, Washington DC
2007Nasty Nice, Irvine Contemporary, Washington DC
2005STRIPPED, a 36-hour non-performance, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Selected Group Exhibitions2016Poupees et Tabous – Le Double Jeu De L’artiste Contemporain
la Maison de la Culture de la Province de Namur
2015
Engagements
Museum Sainte Croix, Poitiers, France
2014la part animale; hybrids, chimeres et mutants, Galerie Sophie Scheidecker, Paris
2013Art Brussels, Gallerie Sophie Scheidecker, Paris
2012
Broken Ground: a Radical Wonderland, Wonderground Studios. NYC
FIAC, Paris France. Galerie Sophie Sheidecker.
Empowered. Marolborough Gallery. Prince Georges College, Washington DC
2011
Femininity 0.1, Maison Particuliere art center, Brussels
Tous Cannibales, Me Collectors Room, Berlin, Germany
Tous Cannibales, La Masion Rouge, Paris, France
Saturnalia, Irvine Contemporary, Washington, DC.
2010ARCADE, Sculpture installation at The Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Commissioned by WPA and the DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities Irvine Contemporary, SCOPE-Miami Dec 2010

2008ID, Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA
2007Alumni exhibition curated by Molly Donovan, Corcoran Gallery of Art Washington DC
2006Introductions 2, Irvine Contemporary, Washington DC
Irvine Contemporary, Aqua Art Fair, Miami, FL
Irvine Contemporary, Art 212, NY
2005DC- Knew, Cutting-edge up and coming, Knew Gallery, Washington DC

7×7, Washington Ballet, Set design
SEVEN, curated by Lenny Campello, WPA/C, Washington DC

Media/Publications2017Fall Arts Preview 2017, in Montgomery Magazine October/November 2017 (PDF)
2016CLASHING DOLLS AND TABOOS, in the MuCity
2016Sculpture Magazine, On Guise and Dolls: a Conversation with Melissa Ichiuji , by John Anderson April 2016
2015Collector Alain Servais On Why The Venice Biennale Is The Best Art Fair. May 2015

2014Art Investor Magazine, Dream and Trauma, by Annegret Erhard December 2014
2013WeWomen, Interview with American Artist Melissa Ichiuji
2013Art: Reflection of The Times by Joseph and Barrie Ann George, The Sentinel, Cumberlink Sept. 11, 2013
2012
The Washington Times, Inside The Beltway, Low and Lower by Jennifer Harper Sept 16, 2012
The City Paper Arts Desk. Melissa ichiuji at Galerie l Laureuse by John Anderson. sept 2012
FOX KVVU Las Vegas, featured on MORE morning show.with Election Collection
2011La libre.be. Artistic Explorations of Femininity. Claud Laurent. October 26, 2011

The New York Times. Belgian Artists Making an Impact, at Home and Beyond. by Nazanin Lankarani. October 2011
ARTFORUM, “All Cannibals?”. June, 2011. Jurriaan Benschop

100 Washington Artists by F. Lennox Campello. Schiffer Publishing

The Washington Post, (Jan. 28, Washington DC) Familiar favorites: Once more, with feeling, Jessica Dawson

2008Contemporary Textiles, The fabric of fine art. Black Dog Publishing
2007Art in America, (Oct.) Review by Sidney Lawrence

The Washington Post (Feb. 3, Washington DC) The Yin and Yang of Feminine Critique, Jessica Dawson

NY Arts Magazine, (Jan.) Interview by Steven Psyllos

2005The Washington Post, (May 11, Washington DC) The Art of Nothing, Lonnae O’Neal Parker

The Washington Post, (May 12, Washington DC) Calling a Halt to Suffering for her Art, Richard Leiby

The GW Hatchet, (May 23, Washington DC) The Bare Necessities, Maura Judkis

The Washington Post, (May 30, Washington DC) Peeling Back the Layers of Meaning in STRIPPED, Melissa Ichiuji