SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND CURATORIAL PROJECTS*
Migrant - Honolulu Museum of Art, HI (2019)
The Far Shore - Arab American National Museum, MI* (2018)
Agents of Change - Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center, HI (2016)
Splendor: Portraits of the Natural World - ARTS at Marks Garage, HI (2010)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021
8x8 Shangri La - Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art & Design, Honolulu, HI
2020
Why Are You Painting - Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI
Art in Isolation - Middle East Institute, Washington, DC
Call + Response - Kahilu Theater Gallery, Waimea, HI
Let there be spaces in your togetherness - New York Mills Art Center, MN
2019
Let there be spaces in your togetherness - Soo Visual Arts Center, MN
iBiennale MMIX - Y Center for Visual Arts, HI
2017
Contact 3017 - Honolulu Museum of Art School, HI
Hawaii Contemporary 2017 - Viewpoints Gallery, HI
2016
Hawaii National Parks - Maui Arts and Cultural Center, HI
Flora of the National Parks - U.S. Botanic Garden, Washington DC
2015
Ethos - Linus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2014
Mixed Media - Linus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
War and People - Levantine Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
Labor, Migrant, Gulf - Uri-Eichen Gallery, Chicago, IL
2011
Art as the Mother Tongue - 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
The Legacy of Land - Maui Arts and Cultural Center, HI
2010
Paper Journeys - Capital One Gallery, Richmond, VA
The Essence of Maui - Maui Arts and Cultural Center, HI
2009
Inheritance - Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates
Moving Cultures - Orange Gallery, Guangzhou, China
Moving Cultures - GC Art Yard, Lhasa, Tibet

COLLECTIONS
Arab American National Museum
Honolulu Museum of Art
Hawai'i State Foundation of Culture and the Arts
Haleakalā National Park
The Nature Conservancy
Hawai'i Department of Land and Natural Resources
AWARDS & GRANTS
Catherine E. B. Cox Award, Honolulu Museum of Art
Recognition Award, Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
Finalist, Lange-Taylor Prize, Duke University Documentary Studies
Sharjah Art Foundation Grant, Inheritance: Reclaiming Land and Spirit
RMTI University, Melbourne Grant, Moving Cultures

SELECTED PRESS
"Middle East artists examine sheltering in place amid pandemic" The Washington Post, 01-15-21
"A conservationist's palette: Interview with Melissa Chimera" Vice-Versa, The Anthropocene Epoch 2020 Issue
Minneapolis art exhibit rejects 'Middle East' in favor of a more inclusive community" Star Tribune, 12-26-19
"Melissa Chimera celebrates Hawaii's rich ecological and anthropological diversity through art" West Hawaii Today, 11-1-19
"The year in art: 2018" Jadaliyya, 1-2-19
"Artists and poets look at homelands from a distance" Hyperallergic, 12-28-18
"Interview with Melissa Chimera, curator of The Far Shore: Navigating Homelands," The D-Brief Detroit, Nov 2018
"Chimera shines," OnMaui!, July/Aug 2018
"Valley Isle exhibit has set a high bar for artists," Honolulu Star Advertiser, 04-16-17
"Artists envision Hawaii in 1,000 years", Honolulu Star Advertiser, 04-09-17
"Two bright stars to trouble the dark" OnMaui!, March/April 2016
"The art of nature" The Maui News, 09-15-15
"Artists and workers unite" San Diego Union Tribune, 03-12-14
"Painting rare isle species is artist's way to save them" Honolulu Star Advertiser, 2011
"The Essence of Maui: artists go beyond in depth and scale" Maui Weekly, 2010
"The fabulous fifty" Maui Weekly, 2010
"Editor's diary" mixednerve.org, Vol 3 No 1, 2009
"Sharjah Biennial 9", Artico, 2009
"All eyes on the gulf" onculture.eu, 2009
"9th Sharjah Biennial on tap" Artnet.com, 2009
"The storm before the calm" Honolulu Star Bulletin, 2007
"Alchemy" Maui News, 2008
"War and Peace: the exhibit " Maui Magazine, 2008
"Best of the islands: flower power" Hana Hou!, 2006
"Music for your eyes" Maui Weekly, 2006
"A passion for plants and painting" Haleakalā Times, 2006

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Why Are You Painting, Autumn 2020, Ki Smith Gallery, New York, NY
The Far Shore: Navigating Homelands, Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI 2018
Ms. Aligned: Women Writing About Men, Vol 1 (2016) & 3 (2020), Manoa Books/El Leon Literary Arts, U.S.,
Inheritance: Reclaiming Land and Spirit, Adele Ne Jame, Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2009
Provisions I & II, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2009 & 2010

MEDIA (videos)
Museum from Home, Art in Isolation, 2020
The Making of Migrant, March 2018