Melissa Button

School of Art
TEMPE
Asst Prog Dir (ACD) + Lecturer
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1505
Asst Prog Dir (ACD) + Lecturer
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1505
Asst Prog Dir (ACD) + Lecturer
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1505
Asst Prog Dir (ACD) + Lecturer
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1505

Biography

Melissa M Button is a visual artist and Lecutrer in Painting/Drawing at the Herberger Institute of Art and Design at Arizona State University. Button received her B.S in Architecture from Arizona State University in 1994 and an MFA in Drawing in 2001. Her research has always been rooted in the collaboration of opposing ideas and has revealed unique discoveries whereupon the amalgamation of these oppositions manifested something that is greater and more infinite than the sum of its parts. Early studies in architecture became the foundation for her interest in space and an awareness of constructed realities.  The observation of something as real, is tenuous at best, as the perceptions from which we gather information are so easily coerced. Her recent work not only uses the collaboration of these conceptual ideas, but it also brings together a mix of processes that seeks to blur the boundaries beyond traditional labels.  The final works become both image and object collaborating to continually reinvent the viewer’s observed reality.  Recently, she was awarded the Glenfiddich Artist in Residence in Banffshire, Scotland to pursue 3 months of research during in 2018.   She received 2 project grants that provided funding for collaborative exhibitions in China.  Her work has been published in the Superstition Review, American Artist, and New American Paintings.  She has shown her work in the Micro Museum in Brooklyn, NY, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Fort Collins, CO, Mesa Contemporary Art Museum in Mesa, AZ, and the Bridge Gallery 798 District in Beijing, China among others.

 

Education

  • M.F.A. Drawing and Painting, Arizona State University 2001 
  • B.S. Architecture, Arizona State University 1994

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
ARA 101 ASU: The Art Experience
ART 110 Drawing as Seeing and Thinking
ARA 240 Encounters with Art
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 592 Research
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
ART 110 Drawing as Seeing and Thinking
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
ART 110 Drawing as Seeing and Thinking
ART 311 Drawing III
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 592 Research
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ART 110 Drawing as Seeing and Thinking
ART 112 2-D Design
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 592 Research
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
ART 110 Drawing as Seeing and Thinking
ART 394 Special Topics
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
ART 110 Drawing as Seeing and Thinking
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 592 Research
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
ART 110 Drawing as Seeing and Thinking
ART 411 Drawing IV
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
ART 110 Drawing as Seeing and Thinking
ART 394 Special Topics
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
ART 110 Drawing as Seeing and Thinking
ART 459 Monoprinting
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 559 Monoprinting
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
ART 110 Drawing as Seeing and Thinking
ART 311 Drawing III
ART 498 Pro-Seminar
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
ART 110 Drawing as Seeing and Thinking
ART 394 Special Topics
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
ART 110 Drawing as Seeing and Thinking
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
ART 110 Drawing as Seeing and Thinking
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
ART 110 Drawing as Seeing and Thinking
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
ART 110 Drawing as Seeing and Thinking

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