Samantha Melfi

smelfi603@gmail.com

3621 State St Drive, New Orleans, LA 70125 • (603) 205-4669

www.samanthamelfi.com

EDUCATION:

Art Institute of Boston

Graduated May 2013    

B.F.A In Photography & Minor in Art History              

GPA 3.88

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE:

Gallery Assistant - January 2014 – Present

Scott Edwards Photography Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana

I work one on one with Scott as his right hand to whatever he may need

Maintain gallery, including installation and disassembly of exhibitions

Run framing workshop and frame for all exhibitions

Create pricelists, show cards, and marketing material

Pack and ship artworks

Assistant to Cornelia Lauf - June 2014 – August 2014

Curator and Art Historian, Rome, Italy 

Work in curation and assistance to artists

Archive and digitalize the “Not So Ephemeral: Classic Artists Invitations”

 Wrote and produced materials of research based projects

Gallery Internship - May 2012 –August 2013

Samson Projects, Boston, Massachusetts, owner Camilo Alvarez

Review artist submissions

Attend gallery openings

Maintain exhibitions, including: installation, removal, packaging and shipping.

Teachers Assistant for Color Darkroom Printing - September 2012 – August 2013       

At the Art Institute of Boston, Massachusetts, with Brian Unwinn                      

  Assist with teaching, lecturing and preparing class activities

  Individual assistance to students 

Photography Lab Technician - June 2011 – August 2013

At the Art Institute of Boston, Massachusetts, Manager Josh Winer

Manage the lab: prepare dark room chemicals, open and close lab, work in a fast paced environment

Ability to print in both black & white and color darkrooms

Manage equipment (cameras and lighting): schedule, check out, clean, and fix

AIB MFA Residency Assistant - July 2013, January 2013, June 2012

At the Art Institute of Boston, Massachusetts, Department head Judith Barry

   Met with visiting artists

   Gave general support to students and program by problem solving and controlling situations easily 

   Prioritize, multitask and delegate tasks by effective communication with others

Artist Assistant and Studio Intern - Jan 2012 – August 2013

Ben Sloat, Boston, Massachusetts. 

Create installations, paintings, mock ups, scan negatives, print photographs, research and creative problem solve

Use power tools and diverse mediums; such as, wood, gold leaf, paint, computer programs (Adobe Suites and Microsoft Office), and photography 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

2014      Solo exhibition at ñew Avarvarei gallery, Sabina Italy

2013      Group exhibition and book with Taking In, at the Art Institute of Boston, Boston Ma

              Senior Thesis Group Exhibition, 601 Newbury St Gallery, Boston Ma

              Group exhibition at The Photographic Resource Center, Boston Ma

2012      Group exhibition at the Harvard Medical Library, Boston Ma

              Group exhibition at the Gallery South Pin-Up Show, Boston Ma

              Group exhibition at Wellesley College, Visual Texts, Wellesley Ma

              Group exhibition at the Centro Fotografico Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Oaxaca, Mexico

2011      Group exhibition at the Gallery South, Oaxaca Families, Boston Ma

2010      Gallery South Exhibition at the Art Institute of Boston

              Solo exhibition at Espresso Royale Café, Boston MA

2009      Group exhibition and book with Taking In, at the Art Institute of Boston