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Gallery With A Cause • Located in the New Mexico Cancer Center • Benefitting the NMCC Foundation

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Melissa Moloney, a native of the Northern Florida panhandle, took her first art class as a fun elective during her senior year in high school. That class was the catalyst of a life-long path of creativity. She studied Art and Art History at the local community college.

In 1999 she moved to Albuquerque, NM where she was fortunate to find the perfect artist occupation which was designing and curating events for Framing Concepts Gallery. In 2012 she graduated UNM with a Bachelor’s of Studio Art alongside Manga cum laude, 4.0 and the Dean’s list while raising her two young children. Awards and shows include Masterworks of New Mexico receiving “Honorable Mention”, Encantada, Placitas Artist Series, and the art exhibition at New Mexico Expo.


Artist Statement

Painting has always been a way for me to relate to my surroundings, to make myself feel at home by exploring the beauty around me. I also love the buttery texture of oil pants. I grew up in the soggy southland where color is not as intense, striking or as saturated. When moving to New Mexico the landscape offered itself as a carnival for my senses. Capturing the light is everything! I am fascinated by how it interacts with the southwest landscape. Exploring the relations between vast space, color and light is my inspiration. It is the tension within those forces that continues to compel me to pick up the paintbrush.

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