Heidi Melamed



Born in South Africa, Heidi Melamed currently lives and works in Sydney. Encompassing painting and sculpture, her practice constitutes an investigation and elaboration of form, especially colour, as well as the optical properties of light. Making use of innovative materials and methods, Melamed’s approach sees her enact a dialogue between geometric and organic forms, surface and luminous colour, and artificial and natural light. Melamed holds Master’s degrees in visual art from UNSW Art & Design and the National Art School.

Previously Melamed has exhibited in multiple solo exhibitions at Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert. Other group shows include (re)arrangements at Grace Cossington Smith Gallery (2019), EMANATE at New England Regional Art Museum (2019), 1919 Salon at Galerie Pompom (2019), and the Postgraduate Exhibition at the National Art School (2018).

Selected for an artist residency at Bundanon, Illaroo in 2022, Melamed was also artist in residence at Moriah College, Queens Park in 2016.

Melamed has been a finalist in the Waverley Art Prize (2018, 2016, 2015), Mosman Art Prize (2022, 2020, 2015), Blacktown City Art Prize (2020, 2012) and Fisher Ghost Art Award (2023, 2022).

Heidi Melamed, Twenty Two Pencils, 2022, pencil pigment and shavings, glue on plywood, 89 x 38.5cm.

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