1975 Indianapolis, Indiana- USA

2004 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
MFA Hunter College, CUNY, New York, NY-Combined Media
1999 BFA Herron School of Art, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN

2006 “Father”, Art in General, New York, NY
2005 “Little Pig”, Rare Gallery/project room, New York, NY
2004 “Turkey Kitten: Melissa Martin”, Living Room D Lyx, Malmö, Sweden
2001 “Melissa Martin: In Indiana”, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
2000 “Feastfuls: Recent work by Melissa Martin”, Ox-Bow Gallery, Saugatuck, MI

2007 “Lore and Other Convergences,” (performance with Janine Antoni), Live Art Development Agency initiative, inIVA, London.
“Spore”, Futura Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
“Anniversary Film Program”, The Wanas Foundation: Malmö, Sweden
2006 “Wanas 2006: Insite Out”, The Wanas Foundation,Malmo, Sweden
“Turin Triennial: The Pantagruel Syndrome”, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy
“Leave New York”, Sweet Home Gallery, New York, NY
2005 “Neutral Capital Collection”, Columbia University, New York, NY
“ADD Video”, Birgit Rathsmann, Brooklyn, NY
2004 “Spark Video: New International Video Art”, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
“Skowhegan Projects”, Skowhegan State Fair, Skowhegan, ME
2003 “Winter Gala”, Sculpture Center, Queens, NY
2000 “Rx: Topics of Health”, DePauw University, Emison Art Center, Greencastle, IN
1999 “Summertime”, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Gallery, Chicago, IL
“Resident Artist: Group Exhibition”, Ox-Bow Gallery, Saugatuck, MI
“New Sculpture”, Bank One Tower, Indianapolis, IN

Kate Lowenstein, “Melissa Martin, Father,” Time Out New York, New York, November 3-9, 2005, p. 75
Giancarlo Politi, “T1: Turin Triennale,” Flash Art International, Vol. XXXIX, No. 247, Milan, March-April 2006, pp. 39-40