Born 1970, Illinois, USA
1996 Postgraduate Degree, Fine Arts (Honours) in Printmaking, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia.
1993 BA, Fine Arts and Communication Studies (Honours), University of California Santa Barbara, USA.
2017 Silver Lining, Beaver Galleries, Canberra, ACT
2017 Higher Ground II, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide, SA
2017 Higher Ground, Wagner Contemporary, Sydney, NSW
2016 Protected, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2015 Out From Under Me, Hill Smith Gallery
2014 Traverse, Flinders Lane Gallery
2014 Traverse, Artspace Mackay Regional Gallery, Qld
2012 Torn, Flinders Lane Gallery
2009 Full Circle, Flinders Lane Gallery
2006 Out of Touch, Flinders Lane Gallery
2003 Lingua Franca, Global Art Source, Zürich, Switzerland
2000 Recent Works, Flinders Lane Gallery
1999 Etched, Helengory Galerie, Prahran
Selected Group Exhibition
2017 Whyalla Art Prize, finalist, Country Arts SA, Port Adelaide & Adelaide Airport, SA
2017 Denfair, with Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne Convention Centre
2017 Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize, finalist & People's Choice Award, PLC, NSW
2016 Works on Paper, Hill Smith Gallery
2016 Of Colour & Light, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Abbotsford, VIC
2016 The Nillumbik Prize, finalist, Montsalvat, Eltham, VIC
2015 Magical, Neospace, Collingwood, VIC
2015 Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, finalist, Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW
2015 Drawing: A Fundamental Liberation V, Wagner Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2015 The Nillumbik Prize, finalist, Montsalvat
2015 Roots & Wings with Belinda Fox, Beaver Galleries, ACT
2015 Direction Now, Wagner Gallery
2014 The Portrait Show, Flinders Lane Gallery
2013 The Nillumbik Prize, finalist, Montsalvat
2013 Grounded, Australian High Commission, Singapore
2012 Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, finalist, Campbelltown Arts Centre
2010 Four Squared, Gallery S.P.A.C.E., Savannah, GA, USA
2009 Obra Grafica Murtra Edicions, Collegid'Aparelladors, Barcelona (Mataró), Spain
2009 Four Squared, University Gallery, UNF, USA
2009 20Plus, Flinders Lane Gallery
2009 Paper Works, Gallery RFD, Swainsboro, GA
2008 Surface Tension, Flinders Lane Gallery
2008 The Perfumed Garden, Flinders Lane Gallery
2007 Christmas Collection, Beaver Galleries, ACT
2007 50, Exchange Folio, Geelong Gallery, Geelong, VIC
2007 Masterworks in the Vineyard, Swiper’s Gully, Kangaroo Ground, VIC
2007 The Studio Show, Flinders Lane Gallery
2007 Pure, Flinders Lane Gallery
2006 Treasures, Flinders Lane Gallery
2006 Melbourne Art Fair with Flinders Lane Gallery
2006 Meeting Place, Keeping Place, George Adams Gallery, Arts Centre, Melbourne
2006 Slowly, Slowly, Kudos Gallery, Sydney
2005 Art Sydney 05, Sydney
2005 Up to Speed (2 person show with Belinda Fox), Beaver Galleries, ACT
2004 Ausstellung in der Kupferdruckwerkstatt, Zürich
2003 Del Mar, Kulturbüro Schaufensterprogramm, Bern, Switzerland
2003 Grafik und mehr, Galerie Vostry, Erfurt, Germany
2002 Works on Paper, Global Art Source, Zürich
2002 Land-line, Port Jackson Press Australia, Fitzroy
2002 Crossroads, Broken Hill Regional Gallery, VIC
2002 Confluence, Warrnambool Regional Gallery, VIC
2002 Sojourn with Belinda Fox, Beaver Galleries, ACT
2001 Minutia, Exchange Folio, Australian Print Workshop, Fitzroy
1999 7th International Works on Paper Fair, Sydney
Awards & Residencies
2016 Residency, The Art Vault, Mildura, Victoria
2015 Residency, Chiang Mai Art on Paper Workshop, Chiang Mai Thailand
2012 Residency, Whitsunday Anglican School, MacKay, Australia
2004 Residency, Frans Masereel Centre, Kasterlee, Belgium
2002 Colour Intaglio workshop at La Fundacio Pilar i Joan Miro, Mallorca, Spain
2002 Recipient of Pat Corrigan Artist’s Grant (NAVA), Australia
Fine Art Publishers
2006-7 Port Jackson Press Australia, Melbourne
2003-4 Murtra Edicions, Arenys de Munt, Spain
Norwegian Bliss (USA), Westin (WA), Crown Towers Perth (WA) Astral (NSW) (NSW) Jupiters Casino (QLD), Sheraton (Vic), Fraser Suites Perth (WA), Hyatt (Phillipines), Hilton (Vic), Four Seasons (NSW), Stockland Development (NSW), Geelong Regional Gallery (Vic), Royal Museum of Fine Art Antwerp (Belgium), Frans Masereel Centre of Graphic Arts (Belgium), National Gallery of Australia (ACT), Artbank (NSW), Charles Sturt University (NSW), Phillips Fox Lawyers (ACT), Hilton (SA), Sebel Hotel (Vic), Hotel Causeway (Vic), Westin (NSW), Park Hyatt (Vic), Crown Casino (Vic), private collections in Europe, USA, Australia, Asia.
Grishin, Sasha, Melinda Schawel's Silver Lining exhibition at Beaver Galleries is attractive & charming, Canberra Times, 13-11-2017.
Dunnill, Anna, Higher Ground II, Art Guide, May/June Issue 2017.
McCulloch, Alex, The Arts Show, 100.7 FM radio program & podcast, 09-03-2017.
Gall, Naomi, Exhibitions Not to Be Missed, Art Collector Magazine, Jan-Mar 2017 Issue 79.
Krysa, Danielle, The Jealous Curator blog Jul 2016.
Hersh, Allison, Artists and Mothers Unite, Savannahnow.com, Savannah Morning News, 13-9-2010.
Hartford, Emily, Mothers Nurture Artwork, Spinnaker online, UNF news 24-9-2009.
McCulloch Encyclopedia of Australian Art, 4th Ed., Australian Art Editions, 2006.
Payne, Sean, Sign Language, Sunbury Arts Blogspot, 6-8-2006.
Lingua Franca – Kunst der Symbolik, Zürichsee Zeitung 10-9-2003, p. 10.
Waite, Di, Confluence & Crossroads, Imprint Magazine & Artists’ Catalogue, Winter 2002.
Barron, Sonia, Shared Themes in Works on the Landscape, The Canberra Times 15-2-2002.
Makin, Jeff, Choice Views, Herald Sun, 9-8-1999, p. 96.