Melissa Steckbauer was born in Tucson Arizona.
She earned her BFA from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 2008. She lives and works in New York and Berlin. She is a multi media artist (painting,photography and video).
«Currently I work in photography and collage and my source images are from family albums or photo shoots that I arrange with friends. Sessions with friends are done with the intention of experiencing greater intimacy and communication. The objects that I make from the photos are heavy on ornamentation and structural/formal issues.» M. Steckbauer