I always want to create art that can hold a child’s attention, it’s part of who I am. I’m as much a child as a warrior queen. A kind of Alice playing Boudicca.
Melissa Budasz studied fine art painting at Camberwell and Norwich Art Schools (1997) and has a studio at Brookmill Studios Deptford, London. Her most recent solo exhibition was at Conway Hall, London (Feb 2017). She has curated and exhibited in several large-scale projects, events and exhibitions including Broadcasting House for the BBC 100 Women event (2016), University College London Tedex festival (2016), Gerald Moore Gallery (2015), Dulwich Picture Gallery (2014) and regularly as part of the Deptford X Festival where in 2015 she was a prize winner in the Big Draw for a site specific collaborative drawing she co-devised. She is the founder and editor of ArtVerve, a journal on women’s art and for several years was the Chair of South London Women Artists (SLWA). Her works are featured in public collections, including Conway Hall Archive Library and in private collections in the UK and USA. Budasz currently lives and works in London, United Kingdom.
2015 Hidden Narratives Dangerous Erasions, The Big Draw Award Runner Up – The Big Draw
2015 Finders Keepers Losers Weepers Residency for SLWA, SAFTA Community Arts Award nomination – Southwark Arts Forum
2015 Finders Keepers Losers Weepers Residency for SLWA, SAFTA Visual Arts Award shortlist – Southwark Arts Forum
2013 I’m Inside Ring the Bell installation (based on Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party) SLWA, SAFTA Visual Arts Award – Southwark Arts Forum