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Melissa Haviland

Melissa Haviland


Art + Design

Melissa Haviland

Area Chair, Professor of Printmaking

Melissa Haviland’s print installations are inspired by the economics of the objects and materials that build our everyday lives, evaluating them as totems and commodities. Haviland uses domestic objects as a cultural lens to explore relationships: personal and socio-political, evaluating Western culture’s colonial history and its effects on class divisions and struggles. Haviland’s artwork twines together screen print, handmade paper, pattern, and the multiple. She received a BFA from Illinois State University in 1998 and an MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2002. Currently, Haviland is a professor at Ohio University where she teaches printmaking and papermaking and is the chair of the print area and the director of study of the Honors Tutorial College Studio Art program.

Educational Background:

2002 M.F.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
1998 B.F.A., Illinois State University

Lab Space:

Seigfred 206