Melissa Van Deventer - CV


BA in Fine Arts - University of Colorado, Boulder Colorado

Double Major: Studio Art and Art History

Emphasis in Drawing and Painting

Studied under Artists/Professors Sally Elliott and Chuck Forsman for Painting 1 - 4


Fluid Art Show at Hazel’s Art Bar - Wash Park - Denver, CO

May 2019

Liquid Art Show at Infinite Monkey Theorem - RiNo - Denver, CO

February 2019

Go With the Flow Show at Core New Arts Gallery Annex - Denver, CO

August 2018



March 2018 - Colfax: Past, Present, and Future Juried Exhibition, Participating Artist - 40 West Arts - Denver, CO - Award of Excellence

2017 - Bibelot Show Juried Exhibition, Participating ArtistKanon Art - Denver, CO

2016 - Present - House Artist at Sparrow Salon - Denver, CO

2012 - Guilty Pleasures Show Juried Exhibition, Participating Artist - Spark Gallery - Denver, CO - Honorable Mention

2011 - Small Works Juried Exhibition, Participating Artist - Core New Art - Denver, CO



2018 - Present - Member of the RiNo Artists - RiNo Arts District - Denver, CO

A Little More About Mel...

One of the few Colorado Natives, I live on the outskirts of downtown Denver in the flourishing River North District. Drawing at an early age and falling in love with painting in college, I ended up graduating from the University of Colorado Boulder with a double major in both Studio Arts and Art History - with an emphasis in Drawing and Painting.  

Abstract painting with elements of urban landscapes is a common theme in my work. 

As it turns out, I haven't made it as a full-time Studio Artist, yet so I haven't quit my day job as a Business Development Manager. I paint any moment I have some free time and list my favorites here for you all to see.

Please email me or contact me directly for special requests or any questions at all at

Also, most pieces are available in canvas and glicee prints - ask me about pricing and sizes.