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  • Melissa Lyn- Akuamoah
  • Joined: Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:15 pm
  • Last visited: Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:07 pm
  • Member Type: Artist/Photographer
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  • My Real Name Melissa Lyn
  • Location: Kingston
  • Age: 27
  • Occupation: Illustrator- Figurative/ Conceptual Art
  • Interests: African history, mysticism, philosophy,
  • About Me: Melissa Lyn- Akuamoah's unique illustrations primarily consist of graphite, ink, colored pastels and occasionally incorporating photographs to create mixed-media pieces using an intricate collage technique.
    Each art piece contains evidence of the extensive research which focuses on the origin of the muse Melissa selects, which often employs bold colors and emotive tableau in a stylized manner. More popularly recognized for celebrity and notable figure portraits on social media, her collections of work include research in ancient African history, mysticism and philosophy.
    In 2016, Melissa embarked on a journey of spiritual enlightenment, while searching for answers throughout her history.​ Since discovering her Ghanaian Jamaican roots, Melissa now expresses her new found passion and knowledge about her heritage through her art. Recent pieces beautifully transform celebrity pop media icons into primitive tribes native to West and South Africa.

    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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