Mel1 is a Queens-based artist who’s from Staten Island and lived in Rockland County, Buffalo, Madrid, Manhattan, Queens and Los Angeles. As a graffiti artist, her work explores re-appropriation of spaces and ideas. She draws on the DIY ethos of punk and hip hop by using visual language to convey strong, multi-layered messages, focused on feminist rhetoric and institutional critique.

Her work has been featured in galleries and on the streets of New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Santa Fe and Albuquerque.