Melissa Wyman is an interdisciplinary artist who investigates interpersonal exchanges and alternative means of negotiation. Her work is often participatory and incorporates performance, video, installation, drawing, painting, fighting and social practice based projects. She occasionally makes objects.
Melissa has created and presented work in the US, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, and Chile. Her book, Fight Therapy: A Discussion about Agency, Art and the Reverse Triangle Choke is available through select booksellers. She received an MFA from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, where she was a recipient of the Barclay Simpson Award, and a BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz. After spending many years overseas, she now lives and works in Northern California.
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