Collection: Melissa Benedek

Melissa Benedek is a native New Yorker, who grew up amongst the art scene in NYC. She was introduced to art at a young age. Her father owned an art gallery in Soho, New York, and her mother was an Interior Designer who also curated art 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 went to the University of Hartford, CT where she received her BA. She also studied at the Art's Students League and Parsons School of Design in New York City. Following her studies, she began a career as a Buyer for women's jewelry and accessories. After great success as a Buyer, she decided to start her own business. Her love for color combinations, textures and design, led her into becoming a Jewelry Designer. She created her own jewelry designs and an array of collections of unique and desirable jewelry. She had a following amongst celebrities and high-profile businesswomen.

Melissa's direction today is based solely on her artwork. She is a Contemporary Artist whose work is focused on Abstract Expressionism. Her portfolio demonstrates her vision and passion for colors and textures. She is guided by her intuition and considered an intuitive painter. Her art features an array of beautiful color combinations and fluid brushstrokes that intersect, overlap and react with one another. She feels that her artwork speaks a language all its own, through color and movement. Each color reacts to the next, until they unite into a wonderful rhythm. This technique makes her pieces pop and come alive.

Melissa has been featured in magazines and has done many commissions, including a commission by an ABC News Anchor. She exhibits in numerous galleries, and exhibits, including The Hamptons Fine Art Fair.