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Melanie Kozol

Visiting Assistant Professor; SCPS Lecturer; K-12 Center Instructor

Interior Design
School of Design

Melanie Kozol is a visiting assistant professor at Pratt working in the School of Design, the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS),  Center for Art, Design and Community Engagement K-12, and Pre-College.

As an educator and practicing artist, Kozol has over 20 years teaching painting, drawing, watercolors, and color theory.  She provides up-to-date information on artistic practices and techniques. Kozol reviews historical and contemporary artists to inspire and motivate students. She creates a positive classroom environment to stimulate and mentor students so they may succeed in their pursuits.

Melanie Kozol received an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, NY, BA from Connecticut College, and a residency at Skowhegan School of Painting and Drawing. Kozol was awarded an NEA Visual Arts Fellowship for Painting, a Skowhegan Drawing grant at NYSS, and the Bill Prize at Connecticut College. In 2022, Kozol received the Mercedes Matter Award, from Curator Yasmeen Siddiqui for the NYSS 2022 Alumni Exhibition. Kozol has been a fellow at DNA, Provincetown; the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Ithaca, NY; Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Amherst, VA; and the Clipperton Project, North Sea, Scotland. Kozol exhibits her work nationally.

MFA, The School of Visual Arts, NY
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
BA, Connecticut College, New London, CT
Westminster College, Oxford University, Great Britain

2022     Mercedes Matter Award, NYSS 2022 Alumni Exhibition, Curator -Yasmeen Siddiqui, NY

2017     Studio Visit #38,

2015     Clipperton Project, Artist Residency, North Sea, Shetland and Orkney, Scotland

2015   92NY Winter/Spring Catalogue, Cover Art, NY

2014 , Cool and Collected ’14, WSI

2014     ‘A Birders Guide to Everything’, Rob Meyer Films, NY

2013     VCCA Artist Residency Fellowship, Amherst, VA

2012     Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Residency Fellowship, Ithaca, NY

Teatown Lake Reservation, Residency, Ossining, NY

‘Damsels in Distress’, Whit Stillman Films, NY

2007    Skowhegan Scholarship, Drawing Marathon with Graham Nickson, NYSS, NY

ASID New York Metro, Jean Feingold, “Bringing Art to Interiors”, IP Profile Yvette Pennacchia, Fall 2007, p.5, 22

JNMA, Cover, October 2007, Vol. 99, No.10

JNMA, Cover, April 2007, Vol. 99, No. 4

2003   Berkshires Week, “Weber Fine Art Gallery Opens”, July 24

1996     Herald, Jane Shapiro, “The Heat’s on Over at FAMLI”, August 22

Newsday, Carey Lovelace, “Dreamlike Visions: Some Originality Accents 16 Artists’ Work”, August 2

1984     Boston Globe, Christine Temins, Bromfield Gallery, October

1983     National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Arts Fellowship