Melee's multi-media practice finds its psychological analogues in the blurring of beauty and the grotesque, nostalgia and critique. In so doing, Melee's work suggests an underground or alternative narrative of how and why visual ideas develop Because Melee's language draws in such a large part from the private realm of domestic environments, his work elicits emotional responses that are both uncannily familiar and disarmingly strange.
He studied at the School of Visual Arts, New York and currently lives and works in New York.
Solo exhibitions include- Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, White Cube, London, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; The Milwaukee Art Museum, David Kordansky, California, City Hall Park, New York, Arena Mexico, Guadalajara, Mexico, Art Statements, Art 34 Basel, Switzerland.
His work has been included in numerous exhibitions internationally - including Greater New York, PS 1, NYC, Adaptive Behavior, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, I am a Camera. The Saatchi Collection, Family, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, Make It Now, The Sculpture Center, New York City, Portugal Arte 10, Portugal Biennial, Lisbon Portugal,, Wild Exaggeration, The Grotesque Body in Contemporary Art, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel,