Upholstry Fabrics and Artwork by Melissa Leandro!

Upholstry Fabrics and Artwork by Melissa Leandro!

It’s always a pleasure to see what the TC2 users are creating! And that’s why we were thrilled when Fiber Artist Melissa Leandro recently shared some pictures of her works with us, a few of them show fabrics upholstered on furniture and the others are Jacquard woven wall hangings.

Melissa is currently exhibiting her works in a Solo Exhibition, “AfterGlow“, that opened on November 2, 2018. The Exhibition is on until November 20 at the Chicago Artists Coalition. So, if you are around, do drop by! In the meantime, lets ogle at her works digitally:



About Melissa….

Melissa Leandro (b. 1989, Miami, FL) is an artist who works between the media of drawing, painting, and textiles. Leandro’s woven and embroidered surfaces explore her composite cultural identity through means of intuitive mark-making. Reflecting on her family memories, past and present travels, she considers how her environments fragment identity and place.

Leandro was awarded the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship (2017) and the EAGER Grant for research and collaboration (2016, Shapiro Center), both for her studio work at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). She was awarded the Luminarts Fellowship (2017) from the Luminarts Cultural Foundation, Union League of Chicago. Leandro was a BOLT resident at the Chicago Artist Coalition for 2017-18, and was named one of Chicago’s Break Out Artists of the year for 2018. Her studio work is featured in LUXE, Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine as part of their Chicago Style Maker edition (June 2018).

Leandro has attended ACRE Residency,Wisconsin, Roger Brown House Residency, Michigan, The Weaving Mill, Chicago and TextielLab, The Netherlands and the Jacquard Center, North Carolina. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, is currently represented by Andrew Rafacz Gallery in Chicago. She holds a BFA and MFA from SAIC and is currently teaching at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as Lecturer and is the Assistant Director title of the Fiber Material Studies department.

You can also view her works on Instagram .