Melanie Kambhampati – Whitesboro, NY
Melanie Kambhampati Bio
Melanie was born and raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania in 2007 with a degree in Studio Art. While working as the gallery assistant at the Baum School of Art in Allentown, she decided to try her hand in a different career. She became a Registered Nurse in 2011 and worked as an ER nurse in Pennsylvania and New York State. As a new stay at home mother, she has rediscovered her daily practice and love of painting while living in Upstate New York.
Melanie Kambhampati’s Artist’s Statement
Since my teen years, I have been interested in the human body. It started as a way to understand and process my own illness and recovery. As I grow into my own adulthood, I use images that inspire me from the fashion industry to medical textbooks which help me reflect on my current identity as an artist, mother, and nurse who has witnessed nightmares in action. By using watercolor, I paint these women as a self-portrait, meditating on my fears and insecurities.