SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND CURATORIAL PROJECTS*
Migrant - Honolulu Museum of Art, HI (2019)
The Far Shore - Arab American National Museum, MI* (2018)
Agents of Change - Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center, HI (2016)
Splendor: Portraits of the Natural World - ARTS at Marks Garage, HI

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019
Let there be spaces in your togetherness - Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN
iBiennale MMIX - Y Center for Visual Arts, HI
2017
Contact 3017 - Honolulu Museum of Art School, HI
Hawaii Contemporary 2017 - Viewpoints Gallery, HI
2016
Hawaii National Parks - Maui Arts and Cultural Center, HI
Flora of the National Parks - U.S. Botanic Garden, Washington DC
2015
Ethos - Linus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2014
The Body Electric - Saatchi Art
Mixed Media - Linus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
War and People - Levantine Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
Labor, Migrant, Gulf - Uri-Eichen Gallery, Chicago, IL
2011
Art as the Mother Tongue - 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
The Legacy of Land - Maui Arts and Cultural Center, HI
2010
Paper Journeys - Capital One Gallery, Richmond, VA
The Essence of Maui - Maui Arts and Cultural Center, HI
2009
Inheritance - Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates
Moving Cultures - Orange Gallery, Guangzhou, China
Moving Cultures - GC Art Yard, Lhasa, Tibet

COLLECTIONS
Honolulu Museum of Art
County of Maui
Haleakalā National Park
The Nature Conservancy
Hawai'i Department of Land and Natural Resources
AWARDS & GRANTS
Catherine E. B. Cox Award, Honolulu Museum of Art
Finalist, Lange-Taylor Prize, Duke University Documentary Studies
Sharjah Art Foundation Grant, Inheritance: Reclaiming Land and Spirit
RMTI University, Melbourne Grant, Moving Cultures

SELECTED PRESS
"Minneapolis art exhibit rejects 'Middle East' in favor of a more inclusive community" Star Tribune, 12-26-19
"Melissa Chimera celebrates Hawaii's rich ecological and anthropological diversity through art" West Hawaii Today, 11-1-19
"The year in art: 2018" Jadaliyya, 1-2-19
"Artists and poets look at homelands from a distance" Hyperallergic, 12-28-18
"Interview with Melissa Chimera, curator of The Far Shore: Navigating Homelands," The D-Brief Detroit, Nov 2018
"Chimera shines," OnMaui!, July/Aug 2018
"Valley Isle exhibit has set a high bar for artists," Honolulu Star Advertiser, 04-16-17
"Artists envision Hawaii in 1,000 years", Honolulu Star Advertiser, 04-09-17
"Two bright stars to trouble the dark" OnMaui!, March/April 2016
"The art of nature" The Maui News, 09-15-15
"Artists and workers unite" San Diego Union Tribune, 03-12-14
"Painting rare isle species is artist's way to save them" Honolulu Star Advertiser, 2011
"The Essence of Maui: artists go beyond in depth and scale" Maui Weekly, 2010
"The fabulous fifty" Maui Weekly, 2010
"Editor's diary" mixednerve.org, Vol 3 No 1, 2009
"Sharjah Biennial 9", Artico, 2009
"All eyes on the gulf" onculture.eu, 2009
"9th Sharjah Biennial on tap" Artnet.com, 2009
"The storm before the calm" Honolulu Star Bulletin, 2007
"Alchemy" Maui News, 2008
"War and Peace: the exhibit " Maui Magazine, 2008
"Best of the islands: flower power" Hana Hou!, 2006
"Music for your eyes" Maui Weekly, 2006
"A passion for plants and painting" Haleakalā Times, 2006

BIBLIOGRAPHY
The Far Shore: Navigating Homelands, Arab American National Museum, 2018
Ms. Aligned: Women Writing About Men, Pat Matsueda & Shayen Heller, ed., U.S., 2016
Women in Art: The Great Female Artists From the Middle Ages to the Modern Era Volume I, Austria, 2013
Inheritance: Reclaiming Land and Spirit, Adele Ne Jame, Sharjah Biennial, 2009
Provisions I & II, Sharjah Art Foundation, 2009, 2010