Eva Melas works and lives as an artist and art teacher in NYC where she was born. She has exhibited in many shows in the United States and abroad including the Armory SOFA show (NYC) and the “Confrontational Ceramics” show at the Westchester Arts Exchange Gallery in White Plains, NY. Her Awards include the John Michael Kohler Arts and Industry Residency and an Empire State Crafts Alliance grant. She attended Cooper Union and the School of Visual Arts (BFA), and has an MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. She works primarily in ceramics, but has also used other art forms combined with her ceramics: installation, performance, and photography. The main interests of her work is environmentalism, sometimes coupled with feminism.