Irina Melsom

Born 1972 in Norway
Lives and works in London

2001 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1999 Statens Håndverks-og Kunstindustriskole, Oslo, Norway

Solo exhibitions
2010 Share the Fantasy, Gavlak, Palm Beach, FL
2006 Askheim/Melsom, Galleri LNM, Oslo
2005 Askheim/Melsom, Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø

Group exhibitions
2009 Dilettantes, Dandies and Divas, Gavlak, West Palm Beach, FL
2008 Shoes!, Gavlak, West Palm Beach, FL
40/40, Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway
REAL, Haugar Museum, Norway
2007 Pilot:3, ARCO, Madrid
2005 GAVLAK, West Palm Beach
Pilot:2, London
2004 Gaylen Gerber, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago
Lexmark Painting Prize Finalist Exhibition, A.I.R. Gallery, London
State Fall Exhibition, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
2003 Exhibit 001/Nth Art, OLS&CO, London
2002 Suburban Gallery, Chicago
2001 Subject Matters, Standard Gallery, Chicago
Mixer, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago
Painting(s), Century900 Gallery, Chicago
2000 Electraslip Knife, Division Street, Chicago
Østlandsutstillingen, Norway
SubjectPicture, Optimistic Gallery, Chicago

2005-8 National grant for artists, Norway
2004 Kem's debut prize, State Fall Exhibition, Norway
2003 National grant for artists, Norway
2000 Norway-American Association Scholarship
1998 Fulbright Scholarship

2008 40/40, exhibition catalogue, Stenersen Museum, Norway
REAL, exhibition catalogue, Haugar Museum, Norway
2006 Kveldsbilder, Aftenposten, (Feb)

2004 White Columns' Curated Artist Registry (
"Debutantrekord på Høstutstillingen", Aftenposten (Sept)
"Jurykrangel før Høstutstillingen", Adresseavisen (Sept)
2002 Suburban Gallery, (catalog, July)
2001 "Subject Matters", Hot Commodities #7
"Subject Matters", Catalogue, Standard Gallery, Chicago (July)
2000 "Electraslip Knife", New Art Examiner (Nov) p.51
2000 "New American Paintings", MFA annual (June)