Melissa Mursch-Rodriguez (fka Melissa K Mursch) is a creative with a practice existing between multiple realms. In May 2018, she received a BFA in studio arts (focus in fiber arts), along with a minor in art history, at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Postgrad, melissa spent a year working in art education as a youth & family programming assistant at the Milwaukee art museum & a classroom guide for sharp literacy. Both positions instilled a passion for working with youth in her, which she continues while working with high school students in her current position as an admissions counsellor at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.
Melissa’s fine arts practice still includes making fibrous works along with leading cultural & curatorial projects. in 2019 she curated the show “ alternative love ” at facilitating situations & led the visual art curating for Milwaukee’s Riverwest Femfest 2019. Her practice has also extended to poetry, which you can read in her self-published zine “ alternative love letters ”, as well as online at https://golddustmagazine.com.
Moody is a monthly zine publication made up of artist contributions emphasizing queer and BIPOC creatives. Each month Moody features six new creatives in a handmade publication mailed directly to you! Featured artists share not only images of work, but stories, poems, notes on their creative process, QR codes to online content, and anything else that can be put on a page. Importantly, Moody pays its contributors, so your support goes directly into the pocket of independent artists!