Melis Agabigum

Melis Agabigum is a Michigan based artist who graduated in 2013 with her BFA from the Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. As a first year Graduate student enrolled in the Intermedia and Jewelry/Metalsmithing MFA program, Melis hopes to further explore the parallels between installation art and contemporary jewelry.

Provoked by an interest in Mediterranean culture, collective human experience, and personal narratives based on memories, Melis’ work examines the relationship between the human body and its existence in “space”. Her work has been featured in several juried shows including: “Alchemy 2: the 10th International Juried Student Enamel Exhibition,” “Michigan Fine Arts Competition” and “Embodiment.” She is also a recipient of the 2013 MJSA Education Foundation Scholarship.