Melissa Venne ARTIST RÉSUMÉ

 Education

1998-2002 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN B.F.A. Photography

1995-1998     Central Lakes College, Brainerd, MN A.A. General Education

Related Employment

2004-present Digital Photographer, converted studio and Canon EOS equipment to compliment digital photography practices to exceed customer satisfaction

1998-present Conventional Photographer, use Canon EOS equipment with traditional photo techniques to capture representations of events, people and objects on location and in studio for clients

2002-present Photographic consultant, assist photographers in post-production ideas, prior to presentation 

2002 Assistant Photographer, facilitated photo shoots by setting up strobes, loading cameras, and organizing subjects

2002 Katherine E. Nash Gallery Intern, designed Senior show as a team, installed/de-installed exhibitions, assisted artists and guests

1997-1998 Teaching Assistant, produced Art History slide library, photographed reproductions of artwork, labeled and organized slides

1997 Photography Assistant, assisted event photographer, organized photographer's equipment to facilitate shoot, worked with clients to create the most ideal photographs for their wedding

Relevent Teaching Experience

   2001-2002 Video-Editing Consultant, assisted student in creation of digital video, using Adobe Photoshop and Premiere  

   2001 Teaching Assistant, assisted students with Photoshop and printing digital media in an Electronic Art courses

Selected Exhibitions/Installations/Publications

   2004 "Spoonface Steinberg," publicity postcard photo for Catherine E.Johnson's performance, 2004 Fringe Festival

2004 “Saint Paul's Ice Palace” cover,Total Production, US,Leander, TX

   2003-2004 "Left," East Side Arts Council and Gallery, Saint Paul,MN

   2003 "Emma Goldman," publicity shot for Catherine E. Johnson's performance, 2003 Fringe Festival published-http://www.womenspress.com/newspaper/2003/1910fest.html

   2003 "Empty or Full," published in ache literary & visual arts magazine pg. 22, Vol. 003,

   2002 “From the Roots,” Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

   2002 “…” B.F.A Thesis Show, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2001 “Her-story of a Car,” video installation, Ivy Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2001 “Weight in Words,” Ivy Arts, Minneapolis, MN

Private Collections

Mr. Justin Williams, Minneapolis, MN

Ms. Jennifer Thumann, Saint Paul, MN

Mr. John Schneider, Saint Paul, MN

Mr. and Mrs. Colby Mattson, Minneapolis, MN