Melis Agabigum is a second year graduate student studying Intermedia with a focus in Jewelry/Metals and Fibers. She received her BFA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2013. She served as a studio assistant to Metalsmith Arline Fisch at the Penland School of Craft, and is currently working as an Instructor of Record in the First Year Program.
Provoked by an interest in material ambiguity, her work examines the physical and emotional connections between the body and object. Her work has been shown at the national and international level, most recently shown at the Brooch Show 2014 in Racine WI; So Fresh, So Clean Ethical Metalsmiths Juried show, Online; Resolutely Ambiguous at the Walker Art Museum in Minneapolis, MN; and CTRL+A in Bloomington, IN. She is also the recipient of the 2013 MJSA Education Foundation Scholarship.