Art for the Situation

Melissa Smedley is an artist, writer and educator currently based in Salinas, California. Whether designing public sculpture, inventing performances, blogging, video-making or teaching, her goal is to engage art through the performance of everyday life: to create, discover and transmit art, in a great variety of forms.

She received her undergraduate education at Brown University, and continued with her MFA at UCSD in 1993.

Smedley served as lecturer at CSU Monterey Bay, UCSD, and SouthWestern College in the San Diego region.