Location:London, United Kingdom
Schools Attended:Central Saint Martins, London, United KingdomLeeds College of Art
Melanie King is a multi-disciplinary artist, currently studying an MPhil in Printmaking at the Royal College of Art. Melanie is a recent graduate of the Masters in Art and Science at Central Saint Martins. Her current research is focused on the philosophy of science, particularly in the field of astronomy.
Melanie is Director of the London Alternative Photography Collective, and has hosted monthly artist talks from contemporary artists using experimental analogue photography techniques since July 2013. As part of the London Alternative Photography Collective, Melanie has curated the London Pinhole Festival, a number of exhibitions and convened the Shadows symposium at Camberwell College of Art.
In May 2015, members of the London Alternative Photography Collective (Melanie King, Constanza Martinez, Andres Pantoja) were commissioned to create a world-record sized cyanotype by The Wellcome Trust for the On Light series of events.
Melanie is Co-Director of Lumen Studios, an art collective focused on themes of astronomy and light. Lumen recently hosted a residency with 20 artists in Atina, Italy, and has exhibited in a variety of church based locations in London.
Melanie is co-Director of super/collider, a creative agency working in the field of art and science. With super/collider, Melanie has organised trips to Kielder Observatory in the North of England, a cyanotype workshop on the island of Sandhornoya in Norway and collaborated with on a workshop with light and prisms at TATE Britain.
Alongside Louise Beer, Melanie has curated Aether at UAL Showroom Gallery in 2015. Aether was an exhibition at UAL Showroom Gallery themed on the subject of the Earth as a fragile organism. This exhibition was inspired by The Overview Effect documentary by The Planetary Collective where astronauts report a shift in their perception after seeing the Earth surrounded by an expanse of black nothingness.