Art for the Situation

Melissa Smedley is an artist, writer, and educator currently based in Salinas, California. Whether designing public sculpture, inventing performances, blogging, video-making, or teaching, her goal is to engage art through the performance of everyday life: to create, discover and transmit art, in a great variety of forms.

She received her undergraduate education at Brown University and continued with her MFA at UCSD in 1993.

Smedley served as a lecturer at CSU Monterey Bay, UCSD, and SouthWestern College in the San Diego region.

A large head of cabbage with feet poking out from beneath its leaves