Melissa McCloud Artist · Sculpture · Contemporary Art
Melissa McCloud is a visual artist and academic living and working in the tri — state division of WV, OH, and KY. Born in 1977 in Seattle, WA, McCloud is surely an instructor at both Marshall University in Huntington, WV and Ohio University Southern in Ironton, OH. McCloud completed an MFA in Sculpture and Expanded Practices in 2013 from Ohio University along with a BFA in the Photography and Sculpture during 2009 from Marshall University.
Through Sculpture, Installations, and video, Melissa McCloud’s work seeks to highlight the interconnectedness and fragility of life. Using bees as a literal and symbolic metaphor of life’s passages, McCloud’s work contains nuanced notions of both poisons and cures with an ethereal a sense spirit connecting all this.