Melinda YaleBrooklyn, NY
Melinda Yale is a book artist with a practice that also includes work in printmaking, papermaking and drawing. Her projects explore the interconnections between the physiological and the psychological. Informed by social observation and the subconscious, her work comments on how we respond to the tensions and anxieties of a complex world. A recent installation, Pipes and Bursts, layers screen-printed elements into a large scale and site-specific wall composition.
Melinda’s hand-printed and bound books are included in library collections at the University of Washington, Carnegie Mellon University, Yale University and Vassar College among others. Her work has been seen in New York City at Proteus Gowanus, RARE Gallery, Artists Space, the Lower East Side Printshop and the International Print Center New York. Yale’s work has been selected for national exhibitions as well as international print shows in China, Egypt, France and Australia. Melinda has received grants and fellowships from the Women Studio Workshop and the National Endowment for the Arts, Lower East Side Printshop, Anderson Ranch Art Center and Washington State Arts Council. Yale earned her MFA as a Hixson-Lied Fellow at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her BA from Carleton College, both with an emphasis in printmaking.