Melissa Gamez Herrera | Visual Artist

Projects
Color Code
Women Workers of the Borderlands
Unskilled Labor

Ofrecimientos Curativos

Video Work

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CV

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
2023

Working Artist Award, Luminaria San Antonio.

Individual Artist Grant toward completion of an artistic project, City of San Antonio.

2022

Scholarship from La Luz Workshops to attend the "The Photobook: An Overview of Traditional Publishing, Limited Editions, & The Artist’s Book" Symposium

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




2023

Soy de Tejas, Centro de Artes Gallery, San Antonio, TX. Curated by Rigo Luna.




Picking at Scabs, Michael and Noémi Neidorff Art Gallery, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX. Curated by Gil Rocha.




Aquí y Allá, Presa Art Gallery, San Antonio, TX. Nuestra Collective curated show.

2022

Fronteriza : Nuestra Artist Collective Show, Oak Cliff Cultural Center, Dallas, TX

2021

Te Digo Que Lo Llevo En La Sangre, Fort Worth Community Art Center, Fort Worth, TX

2020

How-To, TCU Art Galleries, Online Exhibition and Artist Conversation with David Blandy

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







Gamez-Herrera, Melissa, “Preserving Cultural Heritage as an Artist and Graduate Student in Photography.” https://blogs.library.unt.edu/scholar-speak/2020/02/18/preserving-cultural-heritage-as-an-artist-and-graduate-student-in-photography/. Posted February 18, 2020.




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.



Collections
“En Sus Propias Palabras” (In Her Own Words), University Special Collections, University of North Texas



Melissa Gamez-Herrera © 2023