About Melissa Arostegui

Melissa Arostegui recalls having a strong interest in shape and color as a child. She spent a lot of time looking at the shapes and outlines of ordinary objects, which shows up in her work. Much of her inspiration came from studying the work of David Hockney and Elizabeth Murray while attending SAIC. This is evident in her large paintings, primarily of bold still life objects and portraits. 

 

Since receiving her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Melissa has participated in several art shows in Illinois including a solo show at the Mission Gallery in Elgin called “A Place She Calls Her Own.” In addition, Melissa participated at Bare Walls, a live event at the Art Institute of Chicago and has been involved in other exhibitions across the country. In 2018, Melissa Arostegui’s work was featured in the magazine Art & Beyond. 

 

Recent group exhibitions include Refreshing Feminism, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois; and Evolve.Women.Wisdom, Long Hall Gallery, West Hollywood, California.

Melissa Arostegui recalls having a strong interest in shape and color as a child. She spent a lot of time looking at the shapes and outlines of ordinary objects, which shows up in her work. Much of her inspiration came from studying the work of David Hockney and Elizabeth Murray while attending SAIC. This is evident in her large paintings, primarily of bold still life objects and portraits. 

 

Since receiving her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Melissa has participated in several art shows in Illinois including a solo show at the Mission Gallery in Elgin called “A Place She Calls Her Own.” In addition, Melissa participated at Bare Walls, a live event at the Art Institute of Chicago and has been involved in other exhibitions across the country. In 2018, Melissa Arostegui’s work was featured in the magazine Art & Beyond. 

 

Recent group exhibitions include Refreshing Feminism, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois; and Evolve.Women.Wisdom, Long Hall Gallery, West Hollywood, California.