“I remember making and flying kites with my father when I was quite young. He was a flight-training pilot during WWII and enjoyed making box kites from paper and dowels. My interest in kites as an art form developed more fully after collaborating with George Peters on installations and kite making ventures starting back in the mid-nineties. I now combine photographic imagery with kites to extend the range of photography into works for the gallery of the sky.”
Melanie Walker has an exhibition history that spans more than fifty years. She received a BA from San Francisco State University and an MFA from Florida State University. She is a mixed media artist invested in ideas. Her approach to materials includes photographic media, digital art, sculpture, installation, fiber art, printmaking, costume design and public art. She has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally and has work in a number of permanent collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson. She has received numerous grants and fellowships including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. She is presently a professor of Art in the Integrated Media Area where she teaches analog, digital and historical photographic processes at the University of Colorado, Boulder.