2017
Summer Invitational, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY

2016
Representing Rainbows, curated by Lisa Corinne Davis, GP Presents, New York, NY
ordinary disorder, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Hunter College, New York, NY
[solo] INSECURITIES, This Friday or Next Friday, Brooklyn, NY

2014
innenleben, Universität der Künste, Berlin, Germany

2013
Celebrate Lupercalia, Hunter College, New York, NY

2012
Can't Stop Rock Lobster, Shoot the Lobster, New York, NY
IDEAL POLE, Ramiken Crucible Gallery, New York, NY

2010
Transparent Trophies, with Jess Willa Wheaton. As In Exhibitions, Oakland, CA
Division of Labour, with Jess Willa Wheaton. Deluge Contemporary Art. Victoria, BC, Canada

2009
[solo] Good Omen, Bad Omen, Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA 

2006
Welcome Home, with James Sterling Pitt and Carson Murdoch, Ego Park Gallery, Oakland, CA
Immunity, North/South Gallery, Oakland, CA

PRESS

Cook, Cindi. "Jewel Box: Carnegie Hill Gets a Shimmery Update." New York Cottages & Gardens 17 Oct. 2015: 104. Print.

Jerry Saltz. IDEAL POLE at Ramiken Crucible Best Show of 2012. NY Magazine. 2 December, 2012

Karen Archey. IDEAL POLE. A Reality Testing by Bjarne Melgaard. Spike Magazine. 2012

Francesca Gavin. Interviews Artist & Curator Bjarne Melgaard on IDEAL POLE. Dazed & Confused Magazine. 2012

Julia Halperin. NYPD Pay a Visit to the White Tigers at IDEAL POLE. Art in the Air: ArtInfo.com. 29 May, 2012.

Alexandra Shytsman. There Are Live Baby Tigers On The LES Right Now... For Art. gothamist.com. 25 May, 2012.

Roberta Smith. Bjarne Melgaard: IDEAL POLE. The New York Times. 24 May, 2012. Print.

Corinna Kirsch. There Are Baby Tigers at Ramiken Crucible. Art Fag City. 22 May, 2012.

Andrew Russeth. Bjarne Melgaard brings Real Live Tigers to Ramiken Crucible. NY Observer. 22 May, 2012.

All together Bay Area Arts. Pick of the week. Happenstand.com. 3 September, 2010.

Robert Amos. Some art leaves you scratching your head. Victoria and Vancouver Island Newspaper Time Colonist. 25 January, 2010.

 

EDUCATION
2017 MFA Hunter College, New York, NY
2014 Universität der Künste, Berlin, Germany
2009 BFA California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
 
AWARDS

2016 Nominee for The Dedalus Foundation Master of Fine Arts Fellowship in Painting and Sculpture

2014 Leutz/Reidel Study Abroad Fellowship at the Universität der Künste, Berlin, Germany

2014 Kossak Painting Midprogram Fellowship, Hunter College, New York, NY

2008 Robert Ralls Memorial Scholarship, All College Honors, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2005 National Scholastic Art and Writing Award, Silver Key. Carnegie Hall, New York, NY