Melanie Willhide
Melanie Willhide was born in Manchester, Connecticut in 1975. She received her undergraduate degree from Rhode Island School of Design in 1999 and earned her MFA from Yale School of Art in 2002. After working in New York as a Production Manager for artist/photographer Gregory Crewdson, she moved, in 2004, to Los Angeles, where she currently works as an Assistant Professor of Photography at Cal State Fullerton. She had her first solo exhibition at the AOV Gallery, in San Francisco. Since then she has been exhibited in Boston at the Bernard Toale Gallery, in San Francisco at SF Camerawork, and in New York City at Wallspace Gallery. She is in the collection at Yale University’s Davenport College and The Paul and Barbara Kaben Collection in Boston, Massachusetts. She was nominated by Philip Lorca DiCorcia for V Magazine’s Exposure 14 photographers to watch. Her work has been published in PDN, SF Camerawork, Details Magazine, Photo Metro, and The Boston Globe. Her most recent body of work, THE BOX UNDER THE BED, mines the boxes under our beds filled with the tokens of our lives greatest loves.