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EDUCATION

International Center of Photography-Bard College, Master of Fine Arts in Advanced Photographic Studies, 2016

Syracuse University, Bachelor of Arts in Art Photography, magna cum laude, 2006

 

SELECTED SOLO & TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2017        Perdidos: En Foco’s Apartment Gallery Series Series at AAA3A Project Space, Bronx, NY

2016        El Nombre Mío, Ajeno, ICP-Bard MFA Studios, Long Island City, NY

2013        Ni Aquí, Ni Allá: Neither Here, Nor There, CUNY Center for Worker Education. New York, NY

2010        Family Work, New York Public Library, Aguilar Branch, New York, NY

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018        Daybreak: New Affirmations in Queer Photography, Leslie Lohman Museum, New York, NY

2018        Bordering the Imaginary: Art from Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and their Diasporas, BRIC Arts. Brooklyn, NY

2017        The Eclipse Show, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR

2017        Notas al Futuro/ Notes to the Future, Espacio el Pasajero, Bogotá, Colombia, Galeriá Breve, Juarez, Mexico City

2017        The Live Out Loud Lecture Series, The Metropolitan Community Church of New York, New York, NY

2016        The 2016 Annual Juried Competition, Honorable Mention, Baxter Strett at the Camera Club
                of New York

2016        Fotofest’s 2016 Meeting Place Portfolio Review, Scholarship Artist, Houston, TX

2016        The Ties that Bind curated by Charlotte Cotton, Baxter Street at the Camera Club of New York. New York, NY

2016        All at Once, Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery, International Center of Photography, New York, NY

2015        Territories, Projecto ‘Ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2015        Alternate Currents: New Art from the Diaspora, L’Artocarpe, Le Moule, Guadeloupe

2013        On Photography: Culture, History, and the Narrative curated by LaToya Ruby Frazier, Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers University,                    New Brunswick, NJ

2013        Converging Cultures: Works by Latino Artists, University of Mary Washington Galleries, Fredericksburg, VA

2013        En Foco/In Focus: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection, Venice Arts, Venice, CA, Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art,                  Newark, NJ, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC, Light Work, Syracuse, NY

2013        Portraits 2013 curated by Charles Guice, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO

2013        Dreamers, Roy C. Moore Gallery, University of North Georgia, Oakwood, GA

2013        Otros Soñadores, Oconee Campus Gallery, University of North Georgia, Oakwood, GA

2013        NYT Lens Blog Portfolio Review, One of the 160 selected out of 2,700 entries, New York, NY

2012        Art in Embassies, US Department of State, Montevideo, Uruguay

2011        Women in the Heights, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, New York, NY

2010        BETA Spaces: As Seen on TV, Arts in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY

2009        Fotógrafee, John Jay College Gallery, New York, NY

2008        Basin Art Barn, Brooklyn, NY

2008        The Society for Photographic Education Multicultural Caucus Exhibition, Denver, CO

2006        Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China.

2006        Soho Photo National Photography Competition, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY

2006        Family Work, Spark Contemporary Art Space, Syracuse, NY

 

RESIDENCIES AND AWARS

2016        The 2016 Annual Juried Competition. Honorable Mention. Baxter St at the Camera Club
                of New York

2016        Fotofest’s 2016 Meeting Place Portfolio Review. Scholarship Artist. Houston, TX

2013        NYT Lens Blog Portfolio Review, 1 of the 160 selected out of 2,700 entries. New York, NY

2015        International Artist Exchange between Diaspora Vibe Arts Incubator and L’Artocarpe, Le Moule, Guadeloupe

2011        Proyecto ‘Ace Artist in Residence International Program, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

ARTIST TALKS & LECTURES

2018       Daybreak: New Affirmations in Queer Photography Artist Walkthrough. Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New                           York, NY

2017       The Live Out Loud Lecture Series. The Metropolitan Community Church of New York, New York, NY

2011        Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, New York, NY

2010       New York Public Library, Aguilar Branch, New York, NY

2009      SPE Northeast Conference. Introduced Doug DuBois.

2007      Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

2006      Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.

 

PROJECTS

2016        Martha + Groana Collaboration. New York, NY.

                Guest blogger for Baxter Street at the Camera Club of New York from October to December.

2016        Mexican Tertulia. Martha + Groana Collaboration at Baxter St at CCNY, New York, NY

2016        After the Fact. New York, NY

2015        ICP-Bard MFA Slidefest. New York, NY

 

PUBLICATIONS & EXHIBITION CATALOGUES

The Archive, Cover, Issue 63, Spring 2018

Lapin Dardashti. “Bordering the Imaginary: Art from Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and their Diasporas.” Brooklyn: 2018.

Latina Magazine. “Temples of Beauty”. October 2010

Nueva Luz Photographic Journal. “Groana Melendez.” Volume 14 #3.

Romais, M, & Schmichler, D. “En Foco/In Focus: Selected works from the Permanent Collection.” Bronx: 2012.

Romais, Miriam. “Groana Melendez.” Nueva Luz Photographic Journal, Volume 14 #3, 2010. En Foco Inc. Bronx, NY.

Tse, Ka-Man and Matt Jensen. “Daybreak: New Affirmations in Queer Photography.” The Archive, Issue 62, Winter 2017.

 

PRESS

Berman, John S. "Art Roundup: Brooklyn." The Woven Tale Press, 22 June 2018.

Eckardt, Stephanie. "21 Queer Photographers Illustrate What 'Pride' Really Means." W Magazine, 22 June 2018.

DAYBREAK: New Affirmations in Queer Photography.” Leslie-Lohman Museum, 15 June 2018.

Olesen, Ivy, and Victoria Stapley-Brown. “Three to See: New York.” The Art Newspaper, The Art Newspaper, 8 June 2018.

Walsh, Brienne. “An Exhibition Presents the Work of 12 Emerging New York-Based Artists.” PDNedu, 7 June 2018.

Cascone, Sarah. “Editors' Picks: 16 Things Not to Miss in New York's Art World This Week.” Artnet News, Artnet News, 5 June 2018.

Rodríguez, Xuxa. “Bordering the Imaginary: Art from the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Their Diasporas / Xuxa Rodríguez.” ASAP Journal,                 16 April 2018.

Wilson-Goldie, Kaelen. “Bordering the Imaginary: Art from the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Their Diasporas’ at BRIC.” Artforum, 4 Apr.                 2018.

Recinos, Eva. "11 Latina Photographers You Need To Know Now." Good Magazine, 14 March 2018.

López, Clara. “Fotógrafos Que Exploran La Distopía Contemporánea.” Infobae, 04 November 2017.

Kauffman, Aubrey. “Frazier on Culture, History, and Personal Narrative.” U.S.1. October 9, 2013.

Nuñez, Ramon. “Photographer Groana Melendez Discusses ‘Ni Aquí Ni Allá’ & Her Education.” Latinos Behind the Lens. June 10, 2013.

Gallant, Andre. “Hispanic and Latino Art Show in Oconee.” Athens Banner-Herald. January 14, 2013.

Bynoe, Holly. “En Foco/In Focus: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection at Aljira.” ARC Magazine Contemporary Caribbean Visual                 Art Culture, 28 June 2012.

En Foco (In Focus) | AMA | Art Museum of the Americas.” Art Museum of the Americas, 2011.

Black, Led. “Groana Melendez – It’s a Family Affair.” The Uptown Collective, 2010.

Meyers, William. “Families in Focus, Harlem at Night.” The Wall Street Journal, 2010.

Sohn, Elaine. “Literacy in the Arts: Portraits & Dreams.” NYPL, 2010.

Zanoni. Carla. “Washington Heights Artist Shares Family Album Highlighting Immigrant Experience.” DNAinfo, 19 August 2010.

 

COLLECTIONS

CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Library, New York, NY

En Foco Inc. Contemporary Photography Collection, Bronx, NY

Proyecto ‘Ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The ICP Library. The International Center of Photography, New York, N.Y

The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.