Melissa Gamez-Herrera


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Education



2017 - 2020

M.F.A. Candidate in Studio Art Photography, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

2009 - 2014

B.A. Art & Art History, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

Awards



2020

The Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund Coronavirus Relief Award, Dallas Museum of Art

2019

J. Robert Egar Photography Scholarship



Society of Photographic Education Portfolio Throwdown Winner



Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas Fund Project Winner

2018

College of Visual Arts and Design Student Project Award



J. Robert Egar Photography Scholarship



University of North Texas, Toulhouse Graduate School Tuition Award

2017

Joann Elliott Bond Memorial Scholarship, University of North Texas

Exhibitions



2019

here, they think it's a desert: solo exhibition, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX



Social Landscapes, Oak Cliff Cultural Center, Dallas, TX



The Art of Resilience: Latinx Public Witness in Troubled Times, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX



Pernicious Blue: A Group Exhibition, Dallas Public Library, Dallas, TX



The Book as Art v7.0: Wonders Exhibition, Decatur Library, Decatur, GA



Aquí / Ahora, Fort Worth Cultural Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX

2018

Family Reunion with Latino Hustle: Brindis, Fort Worth Cultural Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX



Ink in Common, UNT Union Gallery, Denton, TX



Graduate Pathways Exhibition, Tarrant County College Northwest Campus, Fort Worth, TX

2017

Society for Photographic Education Exhibition, Cultivate 7twelve, Waco, TX



Sculpture Graduate Show, Lightwell Gallery, University of North Texas



Field Notes, Lightwell Gallery, University of North Texas

Juried Exhibitions



2020

TEXAS NOW: 2020 Texas Juried Exhibition, Artspace III, Fort Worth, TX and online exhibition

2019

Excavations; Sanctuary (Best in Show), Juried by Alex Ebstein, Mantle Art Space, San Antonio, TX

2017

Uncertain Times: Borders, Refuge, Community, Nationhood, Juried by Deborah Willis, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA



#tpsNewVisions, Juried by Kenda North, Tammy Cromer Gallery, Dallas, TX

Bibliography





Roth, Jordan, “Ep 43. Melissa Gamez-Herrera.” (Video interview). Dallaesthetic Podcast, https://youtu.be/Zeq0V-hTrUQ. January 30, 2020.



Rodriguez, Raúl. “Melissa Gamez-Herrera: Work From the Border.” Deep Red Press,  https://www.deepredpress.com/interviews/2019/melissagamezherrera. August 29, 2019.



Wright, Charles. “Check Out Melissa Gamez’s Artwork.” (online interview). Voyage Dallas,  http://voyagedallas.com/interview/check-melissa-gamezs-artwork/. September 19, 2018.

Professional Experience



2018-Present

Graduate Student Photographer for Portal to Texas History, Digital Projects Unit, Willis Library, University of North Texas

2018

Photo Documentation Assistant, College of Visual Arts and Design, University of North Texas



Teaching Assistant Design 2, College of Visual Arts and Design, University of North Texas

Presentations



2019

“Women Workers of the Borderlands.” Melissa Gamez-Herrera, Contemporary Arts Dealers of Dallas Fund, Dallas, TX, March, 24.

2018

Graduate Pathways Exhibition Artist Talk. Melissa Gamez-Herrera, Tarrant County College, Fort Worth, TX, January

Publications





Gamez-Herrera, Melissa and Willis, Shannon. “Hidden Gems: A Partnership between the Digitization Lab and Photography Studio Art at UNT.” Presented for the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries. May 22, 2019.
Melissa Gamez-Herrera © 2020