Melissa is an Irish-Salvadoran interdisciplinary artist interested in recording music and visual art. The artist's practice range from fine art, drama, virtual reality, performance art, sound art, producing and singing. She is currently working on an album right now under the name MEL.
Why PS @ NYU?
I chose Performance Studies because I was interested in how we could use performances to learn about ourselves and communicate the world around us. I was always plucking out little moments in life and utilizing them for my own private craft and when I found Performance Studies, it was like "here's the reason WHY you find this fascinating and here's what you're doing with it now". For someone who had been insecure about her approaches to her craft, Performance Studies allowed me to engage in a space where my input was valued and considered insightful. The kind of mindset the program gets you into allows you to make connections about unlikely experiences that you wouldn't have put together or known how to communicate otherwise.