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Melissa Haviland

Associate Professor of Printmaking

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Melissa Haviland

Associate Professor of Printmaking

Though I am, by nature, a printmaker (i.e. I crave the multiple and pattern, process and the repeated task), my studio work owns a rhythm between printmaking, drawing, sculptural objects, and performance. I have an intense attraction to objects that have been historically thought of as tokens of wealth. Corsage pins, china teacups, silver flatware, hoop shirts, and hankies possess specific qualities in regards to etiquette, practice, and their use. Within my artistic research, I look at class structure, family upbringing, and the formation of our societal roles in conjunction with these stereotypical 'upper class' objects and their associated etiquette rituals.

I received my MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and BFA from Illinois State University. Currently, I teach printmaking, drawing, and papermaking at Ohio University. I have been an art educator for eight years, also teaching at: the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill in Truro, Massachusetts; University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska; Metropolitan Community College in Elkhorn, Nebraska; and Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois.

My work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally.