Melissa Benedek

Melissa Benedek is a contemporary artist who finds beauty, solace and magic in abstract creations. Born and raised in New York City, she was introduced to art at a very early age. Her father owned a gallery in Soho and her mother, an Interior Designer, curated various shows. Given this combination, it was only natural that Melissa developed a true passion for art and design as well as an intimate understanding of how they influence and inspire us.

 

Melissa studied at The Arts Students League and Parsons School of Design. Following her studies, she started a career as a Buyer of jewelry and accessories. She was always drawn to anything unique and beautiful and enjoyed seeking out new and talented designers.

 

After having great success as a Buyer, she decided to start her own business. Her love for color combinations, textures and design led her to become a Jewelry Designer. She created her own jewelry line and had a following amongst celebrities and high-profile businesswomen.

 

Melissa’s direction today is based solely on her artwork. Her portfolio demonstrates her vision and passion for colors and textures. Her art features fluid brushstrokes that intersect, overlap, and react with one another. This technique makes her pieces pop and come alive. She believes abstract art has no standard interpretation allowing the onlooker to create their own thoughts and feelings about a piece.