Resume

Melinda Hajdin is an emerging sculptor and painter.  She explores semi-abstracted, expressive human figures in bronze and aluminum, and figures and landscapes in oil, acrylic, and watercolor.  She is also exploring the potential of installation art.

Education

2019 – Bachelor’s of Fine Arts, Spatial Art, summa cum laude, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

2017 – Associate in Arts, Studio Art, with highest honors, Mission College, Santa Clara, CA

Grants/Awards

2019 – Maria D.L.C. Romo Academic Achievement Award, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

2019 – Jeanette Rankin Scholarship, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

2018 – Madge Congdon Memorial Scholarship, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

2018 – Jeanette Rankin Scholarship, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

2017 – Osher Transfer Student Scholarship, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

2016 – ASG Scholarship, Mission College, Santa Clara, CA

Exhibitions

2019 – “Deadly Valentine,” senior BFA project, installation, Gallery Five, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

2019 – “Topics in Figure Painting: Naturalism,”  class show, Herbert Sanders Gallery, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

2019 – “Visage,” solo show, Herbert Sanders Gallery, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

2018 – “Chasing,” group show, Herbert Sanders Gallery, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

2018 – “Broken Icon,” solo show, Black Gallery, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

2018 – “The Moth Migration Project,” collaboration with Hilary Lorenz, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

2017 – Site-specific installation, solo show, Mission College, Santa Clara, CA

2017 – Annual Student Art Show, group show, Mission College, Santa Clara, CA

Collections

Works held in private collections in England, Scotland, Belgium, the United States, and Slovenia.