Melinda Hackett is a New York and Southampton based painter and print maker. Her work references the natural world as seen through her mind’s eye and is meant to be experienced as a visual playground rather than taken literally. Her forms float in, out and around the surface sometimes diving in and out of the picture plane. They can be seen as intimate views through a microscope or cosmic views through a telescope.
In addition to oil she works in watercolor, pencil, ink and recently egg tempera. As the collaboration MDMH she works with the sculptor Michael Drury to render her forms in bronze, wood and concrete.
Her work is in many public and private collections including the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, LI and she divides her time between between the East End and Manhattan.