Image  ©  Kenneth Anger 1949

Image © Kenneth Anger 1949

Born in Singapore and raised in Hawaii, Melissa Woods has been drawing and painting for most of her life. She is interested in texture, ambiguity, theatricality and phantasmagoria, eroticism, organic forms and the intersection of the sensuous, the intriguing, and the grotesque. Film stills are a strong influence, inspiring images that imply motion, expectation, tension or aftermath.


BA, Studio Art and Philosophy
Wellesley College (2008)

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2010)

MBA, Public and Non-Profit Program, Marketing Concentration
Boston University Questrom School of Business (2016)