Melissa Price

San Francisco, Califorinia, United States

Artist's biography
Melissa Price lives in San Francisco, where she edits, writes, draws and walks around. Jobs she's held include: reviews editor for a music website, secretary for a tech startup, editor of two books and copy editor for numerous companies and organizations. She's a news-addict who, inspired by The Daily Show, The Colbert Report and The Onion, taught a class about comedy newswriting at a local tutoring center in 2003. At the time it seemed to her that comedians were the only ones blasting the bullshit of Bush and company, while everyone else gossiped about celebrities and watched reality tee-vee. She reads a lot and is frustrated by political inaction on global warming, poverty and mental healthcare. If it weren't for music and art she'd have given up a long time ago.

The work
I've never written an art statement before, but here goes. The drawings represent beings who move between groups and have things in common, but don't fit neatly into any clique or set of expectations (kind of like actual people). Were they to find themselves in a room together they'd make efforts, in their own idiosyncratic ways, to say hello to each other and maybe make a joke or two. Someone might sit in a corner. Someone else might find them in that corner and say hello. But they probably listen more than they talk.