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 Melanie O'Neal is a fine art photographer and visual artist exploring identities of chronic and invisible illness in relation to societal expectations of wellness. Recent works focus on deconstructing ableism to promote communal care amidst capitalist institutions. Authoritarian complacency begs the question of who is capable of experiencing basic human rights and patient advocacy. Focusing on women-identified individuals in her upcoming work "Power in the Sick Feminine"; hysteria myths are navigated to encourage the power of radical vulnerability. She earned her BFA in fine art photography from the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC and is currently working in Raleigh, NC. 

T : (919) 801-8080
IG: @melaniedoneal


Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington DC

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fine Art Photography May 2013

INDIA: Ancient Culture in Modern Times

Study Away Program, Corcoran College of Art & Design 2012


Alliance Peer to Peer Training, Raleigh NC

Certified Peer Support Specialist 2017

'Job Start' Prison Rehabilitation Program, Raleigh NC

Yoga and Meditation Teacher 2015-2016

Mind Body Centering Yoga Teacher Training, Durham NC

500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher 2015


B E R S E R K 2014, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh NC 

SCOPE: The Southern Landscape 2014, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh NC

Open Source 2014, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh NC 

NEXT BFA Class of 2013, Corcoran Gallery of Art & Design, Washington DC

Ladakh, India : The Way is the Aim 2012, White Walls Gallery, Corcoran College of Art & Design, Washington DC.

Deconstruction 2011,Gallery 31, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Salon De Libertad: Year 2 (Pop-up Show) 2011, Lamont House, Washington DC

Salon De Libertad: Year 1 (Pop-up Show) 2010, Lamont House, Washington DC

Disfigured: Studies of Gender (Pop-up Show) 2010, Washington DC

Hole in the Sky: (Pop-up Show) 2010, Washington DC

Years of Flint (Solo Show), 2008, Bohemian Caverns LIV Nightclub, Washington DC 

Sparkcon: Artspark 2008, Raleigh, North Carolina

New Tourian (Solow Show), 2007, Galaxy Cinema, Cary, North Carolina