Melanie is the chairperson of the MFA in Illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, where she also serves as a Special Projects Director for the School of Graduate Studies. Melanie teaches drawing and illustration on both graduate and undergraduate levels both in the US and abroad. She is the recipient of a SUNY Chancellorís Award for Faculty Service and is a 2006 Fulbright Scholar. Her visual journals have been the subject of articles published out of London, UK, as well as Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic. Her documentary work is part of the Air Force Art Collection in the Pentagon in Washington, DC and is featured in several books about drawing and illustration, including the upcoming Art of Urban Sketching.† Her work has appeared in many solo and group exhibitions, including a one-woman show at The Society of Illustrators in New York City and last yearís Another Womanís Life at the Interchurch Gallery.
Melanie is on the Board of Directors at The Society of Illustrators in New York City as Education Chair, served as Education Chair for ICON 6, and Volunteer Chair for ICON 7, where she advocates for the rich and well-rounded education of illustration students everywhere, as they are the future of the industry. http://www.melaniereim.com/