2019-2020| Upturned Roots, Tazi Designs, Inc., 2660 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA

2019 | Upturned Roots, FarmHouseUrban Home Store, Mill Valley, CA 

2017–2018 | Tracks and Echos, DZINE Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

2017 | Solo Exhibition, The Tiburon Peninsula Club, Tiburon, CA

2017 | MOS, Marin Open Studios, New Village School, Sausalito, CA

2016 | Kress Jack At Home, Solo Exhibit, “Light”, Mill Valley, CA 

2016 | Revelation Gallery, Design District Opening, Mill Valley, CA 

2015 | Composing Chaos, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA 

2013 | Luminous Worlds, Art of the Spirit,  O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA

2003 | Thomas Moser, San Francisco, CA

2001 | Eastern Shore Art Center,  Fairhope, AL

1996 | Strands Salon, New York, NY

1992 | Ragnarpers Gallery, Garsnas, SWEDEN

1992 | Musee de Montague, FRANCE

1992 | Joint Exhibition with sculptor Alexus Hubert

1990 | LOWE, The Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1990 | The Gallery At City Market, Savannah, GA

1989 | The World Market Enterprises Gallery, Atlanta, GA



2009 | SVMA Biennial 2009 Exhibition, The Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

2002 | Stark Gallery, Orcas Island, WA

1997 | Sundance Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY (Curator: Diane Marxe)

1996 | The National Academy of Design School of Fine Arts, New York, NY

1995–1996 | Annual Combined Exhibition, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

1994–1995 | Spring Studio Gallery, New York, NY

1994 | Chateau de Vihiers, Vihiers, FRANCE

1992–1993 | Saint Pierre Montlimart, FRANCE

1989 | The Dekalb Council of the Arts Annual Exhibition, Georgia Artists '89, Atlanta, GA

1988 | The Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA



2019 | Upturned Roots  Reflections on the California Droughts and Fires, video

2018 | Tracks and Echoes, San Francisco Magazine, DZINE Gallery, Jan 2018

2018 | Artists in Conversation, DZINE Gallery video production

2018 | Tracks and Echoes, Silicon Valley Magazine, DZINE Gallery Jan/Feb 2018

2015 | Featured artist, pg.80, C Magazine, Oct 2015

2010 | San Juan Sunflowers, oil on canvas, featured in The New Village School
    mini-documentary, producer, Natasha Giraudie

2001 | Mobile Register, Feb 2001, Mobile, AL, 

1997 | Dan’s Papers, Hampton’s, NY June and Nov 1997

1997 | Spring/Summer, 1997, Gallery Guide, NY, New York, NY

1987 | The Savannah College of Art and Design Magazine, Savannah, GA



2001 | Best Short Animated Film, Cannes Film Festival, Assistant Camera, Mutant
    Aliens, created by Bill Plympton

1997 |  Winner of the Sundance Gallery's National Juried Figurative Painting Exhibition,
    Bridge Hampton, NY

1996 | Ernest and Helen Adams Scholarship, The National Academy Design, School of
    Fine Arts, New York, NY
1995 | Valerie Delacorte Scholarship, The National Academy of Design School of Fine
    Arts, NY

1995–1996 | Junis Allen Memorial Award, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
1994 | NAD Friends Scholarship, The National Academy Design, School of Fine Arts,
    New York, NY

1994 | Sponsored member of the Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

1986 | PSI CHI, Voted into The International Honor Society in Psychology         

1992 | Artist in Residence, Ragnarpers Residence and Artist Space, Garsnas,
    Skane, SWEDEN


2018 | Artists in Conversation, Tracks and Echoes, Melissa Parhm  | Feb. 28, 2018, Rapt Productions, DZINE Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Videos produced for DZINE Gallery’s main website, social media, and artist’s page on DZINE  gallery’s website. 

2015 | Artist Roundtable, The O’Hanlon Center For the Arts, Mill Valley, CA



Yoga of Sausalito, CA

Opalesce, Glen Ellen, CA 

Ragnarpers Gallery, Garsnas,Skane, SWEDEN

Private Collections



2019 | Illustrations for Prenatal Yoga Book

2017 | Assistant Set Dresser: Client: Sirio, China, location: Healdsburg, CA

2016 | Artist and Designer for a three-panel glass wall Installation and glass sink for a
    private home in San Francisco, CA

2016 | Artistic Collaborator, Early Earth Bean Bag Toss, California Academy of
    Sciences, San Francisco, CA

2015 | Artistic Collaborator,  Restoration of the Three Dolphin Mosaic for California
    Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA (On display in the Steinhart Aquarium)

2001 | Illustrator, “I’ll Have To Remember That,” written by Lester Hoel 

2000 | Assistant Camera: Oxberry Animation Operator for the animated feature created
    by Bill Plympton, Mutant Aliens. Director of Photography John Donnelly.  Winner
    Best Short Film, Cannes Film Festival, FRANCE

1999 | Fine Art and Decorative Painting, The Union Club, New York, NY

1998 | Storyboard Artist, NYC

          Letters From A Wayward Son, (feature), Directed by Randall Harris

          Donegal Patriots, (feature), directed by Sean Claffey

          Just and Honorable, (feature), directed by Vincent Stassiolo

          Commercial Pilots, directed by Franchesco Ghinni

1998 | Associate Producer, Wildhearts, (television pilot), Manor Film Productions,
    Executive Producers Wayne Chesler and Dawn Van Zan, New York, NY

1995-1998 | Scenic Artist, NYC

          Creative Engineering, NY, NY (various projects for television)

          ACME Productions, New York.NY

          Vouyer Productions, New York, NY

          Mougin Henry Productions, New York, NY

1990 | Restoration of the frescos,  Duomo di Otranto, Otranto, Italy

1994–1998 | Studio assistant, background painter,  and occasional model for Don
    Perlis, Manhattan, NY

1996 | The Painted Image Studio and Joseph Zeman Inc., New York, NY (faux finishes,
    murals, trompe l’oeil, and finishing)

1996 | Illustrator, The Adventures of Tommy & Tina The Termites, (Children’s book
    series), Dan Miller Design, New York, NY
FarmHouseUrban Home Store @farmhouseurban


1990 | MFA, Illustration, Savannah College of Art and Design University, Savannah, GA
1987 | BA, Psychology, Furman University, Greenville, SC



2014–2019 | Painting and Drawing based on Goethe’s theory of color. Pigment making
    and sourcing in the tradition of Medieval art practices, Mill Valley, CA

2017–2018 | BACWTT | Bay Area Center for Waldorf Teacher Training, El Sobrante, CA 2001 | VANarts, Vancouver, BC: Summer intensive, classical animation
1997–1998 | New York University, New York, NY: filmmaking, acting, French
1997 | The Sculpture Center, New York, NY: Bronze casting and mold making
1995 –1996 | The National Academy Design School of Fine Arts, New York, NY: Figure
    drawing, painting, and sculpting
1991–1994 | Ecole Des Beaux Arts Albert Defois, Vihiers, FRANCE: Classical drawing
    and painting
1991 | The Art Students League of New York, New York, NY: Figure drawing and
    painting, anatomy
1990 | MUSA—School for Fresco Restoration: Restoration of the frescos in the Duomo
    di Otranto, Otranto, ITALY        melissaparhm@instagram

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