Jacob Melchi

Lives and works in Los Angeles


MFA, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, 2003
BFA, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 2000


2014   nothing is plural, George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco
2012   new paintings, George Lawson Gallery, Los Angeles
2009   Untitled, (with Ethan Ayer), Light & Wire Gallery, Los Angeles
2006   The Verdant Trance Lay Far and Wide, Another Year In LA, Los Angeles


2013   5 New Artists: On the Map, California Heritage Museum, Santa Monica, CA
2012   Paper, George Lawson Gallery, Los Angeles
           Seven Young Los Angeles Painters I Like, George Lawson Gallery
           Painting, Another Year in LA
2011   Young Collector Show, Ochi Gallery, Sun Valley, ID
2010   NEW!, Another Year in LA, Los Angeles
           Workshop: With Trinie Dalton, Las Cienagas Projects
2009   Intellectual Abstraction, Another Year in LA, Los Angeles
2008   Ethan Ayer - Jacob Melchi - Brian Sharp, MASON, Los Angeles
           E-flux Video Rental, Centro de Arte Moderna José de Azeredo Perdigão - Fundação
           Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon
           Material Launch Exhibition, Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles
           LA, a select survey of contemporary art, Center For Contemporary Art, Sacramento
2007   Reading at MOCA PDC for the Nothing Moments Book Release
2006   Draw and Line and Follow It, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
           I See Fluxus Wherever I Go (Performance/Party), Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
           Telling, Torrance Art Museum, curated by Kristina Newhouse
           Delusionarium 3, Cal State Fullerton, Grand Central Arts Center, curated by Jesse Benson
2005   Imaginary Is Potential, Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art, Helsinki
           Everything In Particular, ACME gallery, Los Angeles, curated by Kevin Hanley and Michael Krebber
           Having Differences, I-20 gallery, New York, NY, curated by Kevin Hanley, Steve Hanson, Paul Judelson
           Constructed Worlds, fa projects gallery, London
           Idiolects, Angels Gate Cultural Center, curated by Annetta Kapon and Roy Dowell, San Pedro, CA
2004   De Een Minuten (the one minutes), Sandberg Instituut & Nederlands Institut voor mediakunst Montevideo,
           also airs on Dutch television
           Fly By Night, Mandarin gallery, Los Angeles
           Delusionarium 1, curated by Jesse Benson, Santa Ana, CA
           Terpicooniteen (Please give until gone), 16:1 gallery, Santa Monica
2003   Graduate Exchange Show, University of California, Irvine, Curated by Daniel J. Martinez and Andrea Bowers
           Stories For Projection, Marios Furniture, Los Angeles, 2003 Experimental Animation
           Show I & II, Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles
           MFA Thesis Exhibition, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles
           7th Annual Short Film and Video Festival, Arizona State University Art Museum, Santa
           Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, curated by John Spiak
2002   Making, LacmaLab, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
           Nooks and Crannies, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ


Visiting Faculty, UCLA, New Genres 2006
Visiting Faculty, Otis College of Art and Design, Painting, 2006-07
Visiting Faculty, Otis College of Art and Design, Graduate Studies, 2005


Lari Pittman Award, Otis College of Art and Design, 2003


Benson, Jesse, Delusionarium Catalog, 2006 Nys-Dembroot, Shana, “The Verdant
Trance Lay Far and Wide”, Flavorpill website, 2006 Johnson, “Having Differences”, The
New York Times Critics picks, 2005 Holland, Charles, “Constructed Worlds” Modern
Painters Magazine, 2005