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Parallel Lines

Artist Statement:

My goal as an artist is to encourage folks to seek joy and remind them that there are small bits of beauty in the everyday. In my abstract pieces, I strive to tell a story through color and texture. In my collages and mosaics, I take apart intentional images and designs and use the pieces to tell a new narrative. I am motivated by the process–layering upon layer, pulling back and pushing forward, constantly trying new things. I think in triptychs, my ideal way to express different sides of a subject, be it self-portraits, abstract images, or color explorations.   


Melissa Mansfield (she/her) takes art apart to create new works. Experimenting with mixed media allows her to explore new ways to approach something beautiful and reframe its message. A former journalist and lifelong communicator, Melissa is dedicated to connecting through storytelling. If a picture is worth 1,000 words, artworks offer the opportunity to reshape narratives – and Melissa is dedicated to trying various artforms to tell stories to new audiences. 


Melissa is also a potter, fiber artist, and writer. She is a member of the Albany Art Room, Albany Center Gallery and the Upstate Artists Guild. She lives in the City of Albany with her husband and two sons.


Please reach out via msmelissamansfield (at) gmail (dot) com or through Instagram @MelissaGetsArtsy

Exhibitions and Events:  

Historic Albany Foundation 
Albany, NY 
November 2023
BUILT. "Grove (past),"  mixed media collage, "Grove (present), mixed media collage.
R Gallery
Albany, NY
October 2023-August 2024
Flat Files. "Adirondack," mixed media collage; "Chandelier," encaustic and oil pastel.
Maple Ridge
Cambridge, NY
October  2023
Landscapes for Landsake. "Salem Flowers," "Salem Tree," "Lost in Hoosick," "Argyle Wander," "Hillside Travels," and "Easton Adventure," abstract collages celebrating Washington and Rennselaer Counties.

Art Associates Gallery
Albany, NY 
May 2023

Until We Meet Again. "Self #1," monoprint collage; "W," acrylic; "Broken Spring," mosaic
Altamont Fair
Altamont, NY
August 2023
1st Place Blue Ribbon: "Roadside Attraction" mixed media mosaic. Also shown: 'Clutch' mixed media collage and 'Unexpected' mixed media mosaic. 

Axis Gallery
Sacramento, CA
February 2023

Many Hands and the Marks We Make: Case for Making Collaborative Quilts (assorted watercolor sketches)

R Gallery
Albany, NY
December 2022

Small Works Juried Show. "Plaza," encaustic

Albany Center Gallery
Albany, NY 
December 2022

Member Show. "Three Graces," tryptic monoprint collages

Historic Albany Foundation  Albany, NY 
November 2022

BUILT. "383-387 State Street," tryptic monoprints; "Cul de Sac," monoprint collage on wood; "Helderbergs," monoprint collage

Lark Hall
Albany, NY 
September 2022

Poetic License. "Woman in the Dark," monoprint collage

Art Associates Gallary
Albany, NY 
August 2022

Upstate Artists Guild Member Showcase. "Self 3," monoprint collage; "Self 5," monoprint collage; "Bounce," encaustic; "Grove," encaustic; "Morning," monoprint collage

Historic Albany Foundation Albany, NY 
November 2021

BUILT. "Lakehouse Sun," mosaic; "Springtime Walk," mosaic; "Scenes of Washington Park," ceramic bowl 

R Gallery
Albany, NY 
October 2021

Creative Interpretations. "Underwater exploration," oil pastel and collage
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