Melissa Kreider |


2018                University of Iowa, MFA Photography, Minor in Graphic Design, Iowa City, Iowa (forthcoming)

2017                University of Iowa, MA Photography, Minor in Printmaking, Iowa City, Iowa

2015                University of Akron, BFA Photography, Minor in Art History, Akron, Ohio 

2014                Florence University of the Arts, Gallery Curating Internship, Florence, Italy  

2012                Florence University of the Arts, Primary Photography Courses, Florence, Italy

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017                Remnants: an investigation of the realities of sexual assault, Drewelowe Gallery, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

                        Remnants, Fair Grounds, Iowa City, Iowa

2015                You Can’t Go Home Again, WE Gallery, Akron, Ohio

2014                Royale With Cheese, Palladium Palette, Akron, Ohio

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017             SPE Midwest Image-maker Exhibition, Peoria, IL (forthcoming)

                     It Happened, curated by Katina Bitsicas, Caleb Bingham Gallery, Columbia, MO (forthcoming)

                     Strength & Beauty: The Women's Show, curated by Molly Roberts, SouthxSoutheast Photogallery,

                     Molena, Georgia (forthcoming)

                     MA Student Group Exhibition, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

2016             We're A Graceful Bunch, Above the Deadwood, Iowa City, Iowa

                     Five, Drewelowe Gallery, University of Iowa, Iowa

                     America, Light Leaked, Curated by Roger May, November 2016

                    7th Annual Art in Response to Violence Exhibition, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois  

                     I Witness: Activist Art and Social Movement Politics, curated by Margaret LeJuene and Krista Wortendyke, Bradley                                       University Galleries, Peoria, IL

                       SPE Combined Caucus Show, Curated by Aline Smithson, Living Arts, Tulsa, Oklahoma

                       The Curated Fridge, May/June 2016, Curated by Greer Muldowney and        

                                    Matthew Gamber, Boston, Massachusetts

                        4x5x10, Above the Deadwood, Iowa City, Iowa

                        We Are Survivors, Curated by Jessica Plyel, Public Space One, Iowa City, Iowa

                        American Vices, Non-Fiction Gallery, Savannah, Georgia

                        SPE Combined Caucus Show, curated by Aline Smithson, Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada

2015                Command+P, Levitt Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa

                        Sense of Place: A Mixed Media Invitational, curated by Claudia Berlinski, Brockport SUNY, New York

                        79th Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Myers School of Art, Akron, Ohio

 2012                Florence University of the Arts, Ganzo, Florence, Italy


2016               Remnants, Lenscratch, December 10, 2016    

                       You Can't Go Home Again, Lenscratch, December 2, 2016

                        Q&A: Melissa Kreider, Strange Fire Collective, November 25, 2016

                        In Her Own Home, Cheese, November 27, 2016

                        In Her Own Home, Ain't Bad Magazine, September 9, 2016

                       4th Annual SPE Combined Caucus Show, Society of Photographic Education 

2015                You Can’t Go Home Again: Foreward by Derek Kreider, Self-published

2014                Royale With Cheese: An Exploration of Florence, Italy, and Americana, Self-Published

2013                Spaces In Between, Self-published


2016-present Don’t Smile, Founder, Online Space for Women Photographers, don’

2015                Provincial Field Notes, Group Exhibition, Emily Davis Gallery, Akron, Ohio 

2014                Pole Star, Francesca Armand, GANZO, Florence, Italy


2017                Remnants: an investigation of the realities of sexual and domestic assault, Midwest SPE,

                       October 13, Peoria, IL  (forthcoming)

                        Visiting Artist, August 28-29, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO (forthcoming)

                        Social Justice in Photography, July 8-9, Stitches&Pics, Sackets Harbor, NY (forthcoming)

                        Online Publications, May 2, Western Washington University, remote artist talk

Scholarships, Grants, Awards

2017                2017 PDN Photo Annual, Student Work

                        2017 SPE Student Award for Innovations in Imaging

2016                Travel to PhotoLondon, University of Iowa, Iowa

                        Strategic Initiative Fund, University of Iowa, Iowa

2015                Outstanding Service Award, University of Akron, Ohio

                        Student Success Scholarship, University of Akron, Ohio

                        Honors College Scholarship, University of Akron, Ohio 

2014                Dashiell Tools and Materials Grant, University of Akron, Ohio

2013                Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences Student Research Grant, University of Akron, Ohio 

2012                Dashiell Travel Grant, University of Akron, Ohio


2017                Lending Library, Akron Art Library Program, Akron, Ohio

Professional Experience

2015-2018       Primary Instructor, Elements of Digital Photography, University of Iowa, Iowa

                        Primary Instructor, Beginning Digital Photography, University of Iowa, Iowa

2014-2015       Photographing and cataloguing private art collection of 2D and 3D works, Akron, Ohio 

2014                F_AIR Florence Gallery Internship, Florence, Italy

2013                Presentation at SAGES Society Conference, “Bondage and Liberation”