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Episode 24: Emerald Gruin interviews Melissa Coote

Melissa Coote is an artist based in Sydney, Australia. 

Melissa studied photography in the early stages of her practice and this still underpins the majority of her art making. Melissa works with sculpture, varying types of photography and painting techniques ranging from the earliest form of Daguerrotypes to modern day photography. Melissa is a highly skilled drawer, painter, and photographer and the sculpting of light with feeling is the essence of her work. 

Coote hopes those living with her pieces have the opportunity to enjoy them in a variety of light conditions as details recede or are revealed. The alchemy of light is at the core of Coote’s practice.

Melissa’s exhibition opened at my gallery in March 2024 in Los Angeles and we are very excited about bringing these unique works to the United States.