May 18 – July 7, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, May 18th from 5 – 8PM
But we are not unalike.
When we look at someone, we are seeing
someone else. When we listen
we hear something taking place
in the past. When I talk to her
I know what I will be saying
twenty years from now.
– Carolyn Forche
PATRON is proud to present our first solo exhibition with Los Angeles based artist, Melanie Schiff. The exhibition titled, Lay Lie Lay will open with a reception for the artist on May 18th, from 5-8PM, and will continue through July 7, 2018.
MELANIE SCHIFF (b. 1977, Chicago IL) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Schiff received her MFA in 2002 from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her BFA from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts in 1999. Selected solo and two person exhibitions include Fair is Foul, and Foul is Fair, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY (2016); Pains, LAXART, Hollywood, CA (2015); Sarah Conaway and Melanie Schiff, Taka Ishii Gallery Modern, Tokyo (2014); Run, Falls, Kate Werble Gallery, New York , NY (2014); The stars are not wanted now, CAM Raleigh, Raleigh, NC (2013); The stars are not wanted now, University Galleries of Illinois State University, Normal, IL (2012); Sun Land, Kavi Gupta CHICAGO, Chicago, IL (2012); Stones, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA (2009); UBS 12×12: New Artists/New Work: Melanie Schiff, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (2007). Schiff has also been featured in group exhibitions including Eternal Youth, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL (2017); Flowers in Your Hair, curated by Night Gallery at FUSED Space, San Francisco (2016);SEXTING, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY (2016); Mine. Yours. Ours, Woodstock Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY (2015); Photography Sees the Surface (curated by Aspen Mays), Higher Pictures, New York, NY (2015); Six Doors, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York, NY (2015); Remake/Remodel, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY (2014); TRAINS curated by Sterling Ruby, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2014); Lens Drawings, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France (2013); To Pack and Wear, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY (2013); Mouthing (The Sentient Limb), Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago, IL.. (2011); Between Spaces, MoMA PS1,Long Island City, NY (2009); Elements of Photography, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (2009); Klat+Melanie Schiff+HsiaFei Chang, Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris, France (2009); Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art,New York, NY (2008); Foreclosed, The Print Center Philadelphia, PA (2008) and Unknown Pleasures, Aspen Art Museum, CO (2008). Her awards and residencies include The Chinati Foundation, Artist in Residence, Marfa, Texas (2010); The Arts Residency, Atlantic Center, New Smyrna Beach, Florida (2006); Professional Artist in Residence, OxBow, Saugatuck, Michigan (2006) and Artadia Award Grant Recipient, Chicago (2006). Her work is in the public collections of Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, VERBUND Collection, Vienna, Austria, Miami MOCA, Miami, FL and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY