Melissa Cameron is an Australian jeweller and artist with Anglo-Celtic and Canadian ancestry. Born and raised in Perth, she has recently returned after living in Melbourne and Seattle. She holds a BA in Interior Architecture and a Postgraduate Diploma in Jewellery Production from Curtin University and a Master of Fine Arts from Monash University.

Melissa makes socially conscious work. She has exhibited extensively with solo exhibitions in Australia, Japan and the USA. Her works are in public collections including the National Gallery of Australia and the University of Iowa Museum of Art. In Australia she is represented by Bilk Gallery, Canberra.

She has participated in residencies in Europe and the USA and received grants in Australia and the USA. She has presented papers at conferences and symposia in Australia, Europe and North America, her writing appears in several online journals and she is the former chair of Metalsmith Magazine’s Editorial Advisory Committee. In 2018 she won the Raphael Prize for her work 1.1.2017 at Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, and in 2019 she won Contemporary Wearables ’19 at Toowoomba regional Art Gallery.

Main Image
A/US 01. 2020
Found coat hanger (USA), found steel (Australia), vitreous enamel, steel
Photo: Rob Frith