About Melissa Sclafani:
Melissa Sclafani grew up on Long Island (pronounced Lawn-Guyland), New York in an Italian-American family where each Sunday dinner was at 3 pm with just her immediate family - 30 some-odd-people. Her large, loud family has triggered her desire to work with communities and her dancing background made her very aware of the human body and its limits. She received her BFA in sculpture from SUNY New Paltz in 2009. She's participated in residencies and exhibitions across the US including Wayfarers in Brooklyn, NY; Franconia Sculpture Park in Franconia, MN; Salem Art Works in Salem, NY; The Contemporary Artists Center in Troy, NY; and Elsewhere Studios in Paonia, CO. She currently resides in a small town outside of Boulder, CO where she is an MFA candidate in Sculpture and Post Studio Practices at the University of Colorado at Boulder.