Melanie Gonzalez is an interdisciplinary Photographer and Video/Film Production Artist. Gonzalez is from The Bronx, New York of Puerto Rican and Dominican background. She acquired a Bachelor’s in Studio Art and Italian language from The City College of New York in 2014. For the past ten years, Gonzalez has been creating and directing photographic narratives, shooting and editing conceptual visuals, live performances, cultural documentation and interviews, and art directing for interactive installations, music events and art exhibitions. She has given talks and original presentations on art photography and video to groups at ICP, NYC Parks, DreamYard Project, The Old Bronx Borough Courthouse, Mott Hall V, Baychester Middle School, and ICP @ The Point. She is an actor on the stage and occasionally on the screen. Gonzalez has shown works at Concourse House, Museo Centro de Leon, Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos, Wave Hill SunroomProjectSpace, The American Museum of Natural History, Medianoche New Media Gallery & Digital Film Studio, The Andrew Freedman Home, The Clemente Gallery, The Sampler, Rio III Gallery, Temporary Storage Gallery, DROM, Kinfolk 94, The Werehouse, Mosaic Gallery, and B.C.A.D. Gallery. She was a 2016 recipient of the Arts Fund grant from the Bronx Council on the Arts. She is a 2019 En Foco Photography Fellow. Melanie creates work in NYC and beyond, as a traveler shooting landscapes and architectural portraits on analog film.
Space to Connect Programming
Gonzalez is currently hosting a biweekly photography workshop for the senior residents of Serviam Gardens located at 323 E 198th St, Bronx, NY.