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Associate Professor of Art


  • M.F.A. Painting, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
  • B.F.A. Painting and Drawing, Western Illinois University

Teaching Specialties

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Watercolor

Research Interests

  • Photo based abstract painting


  • CAA
  • FATE


Melissa Wilkinson was born in the Northern Suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. She received her BFA from Western Illinois University in 2002 and her MFA from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 2006. She has taught visual art at Southern Illinois University, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, Iowa State University and McLennan Community College. She has shown her work at the national and international level for several years and won multiple exhibitions and awards. She has been featured in various publications including New American Paintings and looks forward to expanding her record in the future. She lives and works in Little Rock.