Melissa Rian

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About the artist

Melissa Rian earned a BFA in Fibers/Printmaking in 2005, but she did not pursue a career in art after college. Instead she went into Information Technology working as a programmer and more recently transitioning to IT management. In recent years, Melissa has returned to art and begun to focus on her development as an artist. She has moved away from printmaking and fibers into the areas of mixed media and encaustic painting.


  • Wax in the D - The Village Theatre Canton, MI
    ("Commitment Ceremony", "Dem Bones","The Egg Came First","No Fly Zone", "Making the Most of it", "Weight of Memory" )
  • Wax in the D Online Show
    ("Commitment Ceremony", "Dem Bones","Dark Epiphany","Sweet Nothings","Wife", "No Fly Zone", "Making the Most of it", "Weight of Memory" )
  • Northville Member Exhibition - Northville, MI
    ("Dark Epiphany")
  • Brighton Art Guild Holiday Show - Brighton, MI
    ("London Calling", "Lavender Dreams" )
  • Northville Small Works - Northville, MI
    ("Moth", "Sum of Parts", "Trois")
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