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  • Melissa Lyn- Akuamoah
  • Joined: Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:15 pm
  • Last visited: Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:13 pm
  • Member Type: Artist/Photographer
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  • My Real Name Melissa Lyn
  • Location: Kingston
  • Age: 27
  • Occupation: Illustrator/ Mixed Media Artist
  • Interests: Cultural history, mysticism, philosophy,
  • About Me: Melissa Lyn (b.1992) is a Jamaican Illustrator and Mixed Media Artist.
    She has exhibited locally and internationally and has been featured in television, newspaper and blogs upon her first years of ending studies at The Edna Manley College Visual Arts School.
    Her work consist of graphite, ink, colored pastels and occasionally incorporating photographs to create mixed-media pieces using an intricate collage technique.
    Works often employs bold colors, symbolism and emotive tableaux in a stylized manner. Recent collages transforms the artist into avatars of Contemporary Occult and African inspired Goddesses.

    SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    (2018) Adult Showcase, a juried exhibition (with master ink artist, Patrick Hitson).
    Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (J.C.D.C) at The Jamaica
    Conference Centre, Kingston, Jamaica.

    HONORS AND AWARDS

    (2018) Four Merit Certificates (drawing and collage), Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s Visual Arts Competition (Adult Category). Kingston, Jamaica.

    (2010) 3rd Place, Energy Conservation Poster Competition for High Schools.
    Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica. Kingston, Jamaica.

    Melissa has also been featured in television, social media, newspaper and online blogs in recent years. Two popularly listed includes "Weekend Smile Show"- Television Jamaica 2017 and "Outlook Magazine"- The Sunday Gleaner Jamaica 2019. Melissa has also been recognized and appreciated by local and international celebrities whom have shared her artworks on Instagram. Some noted are 'Grownish' and 'Superfly' actor Trevor Jackson, Dance hall artiste Yanique 'Curvy Diva' Barrett and American rapper Dave East.

    Kindly see links below!
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BZwmkhahLxo ... hare_sheet

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BlGqsD8j61M ... hare_sheet

    http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/outl ... hrough-art

    https://youtu.be/gwgNJIJAev8

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