“Broken Heart Full of Love (potion)” / 2018 / from “Love Exchange”

“About a Disco” / 2018 

“Hanging #1” / 2017

“Orange Flattened” / 2017

“Yellow Flattened” / 2017


“Red Still Life” / 2018 

“Dolly Parton Still Life” / 2017 

“Fairy Skirt” from Sunshine Exchange

“Hanging 1, 2, 3, 4”  / 2018


Melanie McCarthy is an interdisciplinary artist whose work is generated though her practice,“object poetry” where objects are synchronistically assembled.

Her work seeks to dissolve the boundaries between 

still-life and altar,

environment and self,

mundane and sacred,

everyday and sublime.

 Her work is formed in intuitive pathways with routes and destinations that surprise the artist herself. Melanie investigates her subjects using devotional painting practices and playful, collaborative performance. Currently, she is engaging the genre of "magical realism" to research the lines between fake news and fantasy in a conceptual, other-worldly magazine.

BFA from Parsons the New School for Design

Previously, at The Musuem of Fine Arts, Houston (Learning and Interpertation)

Currently, Melanie is an elementary Art Teacher at KIPP.


Melanie McCarthy

Houston, Texas

2021 - present / Art Teacher at KIPP Public Charter Schools

2020 / Teaching Artist for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

2019 / private viewing at The Union, Houston

2019 / KFEC Assistant for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

2018 / Exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Staff Art Show

2018 / Family Programs Guide for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 

2018 / BFA from Parsons the New School for Design in Fine Arts, NYC


Fall (noun, verb) / charcoal and gauche / 2020

Soul Anchored / pastel / 2020

Mutable Earth / charcoal / 2020

8th House, Darling (2020) / acrylic, ink, pastel / 10 x 10 in.