Melissa Hopson

2015  Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN

2008 Meisterschuler (academic distinction), Art Academy in Dusseldorf

Selected Exhibitions

2019       (solo exhibition) Flight, De Pree Gallery, Hope College, Holland, MI

2018       Super Model Nein, Unisex Salon, Brooklyn, NY

2018       (solo exhibition) Homie, The Fuller Projects, Bloomington, IN

2017        A Show Yet to be Titled, Lucie Fontaine at 83 Pitt Street, New York, NY

2017       No Stress Man, Posta Portae, Duesseldorf, DE

2017       (solo exhibition) Plats Plats Plats, Unisex Salon, Brooklyn, NY

2016       Lean, Embajada, San Juan, PR

2016       In the Works, Unisex Salon, Brooklyn, NY

2014       (solo exhibition) Pause, Marsh Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

2014       Fortuna, AUTOcenter, Berlin, Germany

2014       50 Mile Marker, Fuller Projects, Bloomington, IN

2014       Hopson Russell Shopoff, Primary Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

2013       We Are City Summit, 2013, Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis, IN

2013       Etikette Exotika, The Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, IN

2013       Hoosier Zeitgeist,The Thompson Collection, Indianapolis, IN

2013       Wunderkammer, Indie Indy Artist Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

2013       Vacant, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN

2012       Student Invitational, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN

2012       Interiority Complex, Basile Gallery, Herron School of Art and Design,

               Indianapolis, IN

2012      Language is the house we live in, Kuenstfilmtag Malkasten, Dusseldorf,


2012     Summit, OPEKTA Ateliers, Cologne, Germany

2012     Bowwow,Vintage Emde Cologne, Germany

2012     The Post Card, Rosenberg Gallery, New York, NY

2011      Tide Pool, Sarah Meltzer Projects, New York, NY

2011      Born to Die, Second Home Projects, Berlin, Germany

2008    Gardening Society, Duesseldorf, Germany

2008    46 Beard Street, Red Hook, NY

2008    Bah Humbug, Pokalladen, Duesseldorf, Germany

2008    Thesis Exhibition, Art Academy Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany

2007    (solo exhibition) Melissa Hopson, Ornella, Cologne, Germany

2004    03 04, Walcheturm, Zuerich, Switzerland

2003    03 04, Kunstpalast, Duesseldorf, Germany


2013    We Are City Summit, Jury selected art installation, Stipend Award,

            Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis, IN

2012    Artist-in-Residence, OPEKTA Ateliers, Cologne, Germany

2012    Dick Blick Art Award, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN


2017                    Platitude, Catalog, Unisex Salon

2016                    OPEKTA Artist in Residence Catalog

2014                    Fortuna, AUTOCenter, Berlin, DE


Rob Bullock,“Hopson and Shopoff conduct artistic exercise at We Are City Summit”, Herron News Bulletin, September 2013,

Dan Grossman,“Food Con”, NUVO Magazine, July 2013,

Helga Meister, “Rundgang durch die Kunstakademie: Möbel zwischen Gemütlichkeit und Satire”, Westdeutsche Zeitung, February 2007,

Anya Pantuyeva, “106 Green”, Everything in Moderation, (blog) January 21st, 2010,

Curatorial Projects

2018    Super Model Nein, Unisex Salon, Brooklyn, NY

2013    Hoosier Zeitgeist, The Thompson Collection, Indianapolis, IN

2010    Everything in Moderation, 106 Green Street, Brooklyn, NY

2008   Bah Humbug, Pokalladen, Dusseldorf, Germany


2012   Lecture/Presentation, Summit, OPEKTA Ateliers, Cologne, Germany,

           June 29th 2012

Research and Interests

20th Century Sculpture

“The Curatorial”

English for Art Purposes

Art Programming and Curriculum Design