Class of 2019
Melanie Klimjack hails from Buffalo, NY where she earned a BA in Fine Art with a concentration in print media from Buffalo State College. Prior to attending Buffalo State, she earned an associate’s degree at The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Melanie has exhibited her work throughout both the Western New York and the New York metropolitan area, including showings at The Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, NY and Rogue Gallery Space in Manhattan.
Through her work in printmaking and sculpture/performance, Klimjack’s work seeks to create an alternate environment/plain via staged furniture scenarios and psychological landscapes. Often devoid of figurative representation, the viewer is forced to create a narrative reflective of either the furniture arrangement or ritualistic mark making, suggesting themes of pair bonding, abnormal psychology and the significance of place.
In addition to her work in printmaking and sculpture, Klimjack’s installation and performance work offers a critique of consumerism and modern american life through the use of participation, humor and photo documentation.