Melissa Gordon

°1981, Boston (US) – lives and works in London (UK)

Melissa Gordon’s work is laden with the weight of history, an abundance of factual information and powerful media imagery reproduced to the point of exhaustion. Selecting iconic media images from significant moments in Western history, she collects and layers one image on top of the next in a gesture of simultaneous reproduction and erasure. In other works, Gordon focuses on the systems through which we receive information themselves, reducing text and image to pure pattern, denying communication, and leaving only the familiar dot-matrix and grid structures from the printed page.


Melissa Gordon
Melissa Gordon (Photo by M Gordon Goldsmiths)

Melissa Gordon has had numerous solo exhibitions, including shows at Spike Island, Bristol and Cosar HMT, Düsseldorf. Her work has been shown in several group exhibitions at venues such as Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin; Raven Row, London; The Temporary Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and MMKA, Arnhem.

Her work is present in several public collections such as Kunstverein, Amsterdam; ABN AMRO, Amsterdam; and MMKA, Arnhem.

Melissa Gordon is represented by the following galleries;
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Keteleer Gallery, Antwerp

Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York

Deweer Gallery, Otegem

Or discover more of Melissa Gordon’s work on her own website.

works by Melissa Gordon

Melissa Gordon - Moiré - 2012

Melissa Gordon



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