Marina Melluzzo

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Marina Melluzzo

Aged 20

Lyme Academy of Fine Arts

Instructor(s): Amaya Gurpide, Jordan Sokol, Emily M. Weeks PhD, Hollis Dunlap, John O’Reilly

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  • Artworks

Tom

Graphite, white chalk, on toned paper

25.4 x 25.4 cms (10 x 10 ins)

Lauren

Graphite, compressed charcoal, White chalk

63.5 x 50.8 cms (25 x 20 ins)

Hannah

Graphite, compressed charcoal

76.2 x 50.8 cms (30 x 20 ins)

Katie anatomy

Graphite

60.96 x 45.72 cms (24 x 18 ins)

Hannah

Graphite

60.96 x 45.72 cms (24 x 18 ins)

Cast drawing

Graphite, compressed charcoal

40.64 x 33.02 cms (16 x 13 ins)

First Cast

graphite

20.32 x 20.32 cms (8 x 8 ins)

I believe everyone has to dedicate their lives to mastering something they love so that it can be shared and taught to the world and not become lost in the past.

I have always been fascinated by traditional realism art. I plan to commit my life to drawing, oil painting, and sculpture. I am currently attending the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts focusing on drawing my first year. My schedule consists of drawing for 5 days a week from life and casts. I have one sculpture class a week. Learning to better my understanding of changing light and its effect on form, plains, and angles to help show light in drawings. My second year at LAFA will focus on painting and third year will be sculpture. The last year at LAFA I plan on going more in-depth into making master copies. 

Over the past few summers I have worked with a jeweler learning old school techniques of working with jewelry and metal. I plan on studying fine art and am going to use what I have learned to create a lifestyle surrounded with art. My end goal is to make and teach art. It is very important to have accomplished art teachers who are artists themselves. I have had some amazing teachers and know first hand how life changing it is to have an art teacher who has so much passion for art that they inspire everyone of their students. I hope to inspire and learn from my students when I teach.

2021                       1st place in Sculpture and Ceramics Future Choices

2021                       3rd place in Drawing Future Choices

2020                       Best in Show for Future Choices

2020                       Chambers of Commerce December Art Student of the Month

2021 Silver key award CT Scholastic Arts Alliance, self portrait clay sculpture 

2020 Gold key award CT Scholastic Arts Alliance, a still life drawing 

2019 Gold key award CT Scholastic Arts Alliance, drawing of an elevator

2019-2020 Art award for artistic excellence Lyme-Old Lyme High School

2018-2019 Art award for artistic excellence Lyme-Old Lyme High School

2017-2018​ Art award for artistic excellence Lyme-Old Lyme High School