MELISSA A. DETTLOFF

b. 1978, Detroit, MI. 

 

WORK

2015 to present – Co-owner & screen printing instructor at Ocelot Print Shop, Detroit, MI

 

EDUCATION

BFA, Photography & BA, English, 2001, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Summa & Magna Cum Laude

 

SHOWS & EVENTS

2016 – "The Printer's Devil," curated by Stephen William Schudlich, The Scarab Club, Detroit, MI

2016 – "DOG SHOW," Ocelot Print Shop, Detroit, MI

2016 – "Dreamland..." print portfolio curated by Sage Perron/Haypeep

 

2015 – Monster Drawing Rally, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI

2015 – Volunteer Resident Artist, Arts & Scraps, Detroit, MI

2015 – Women's Mixed Media Exhibit, Ellen Kayrod Gallery, Detroit, MI

2015 – "The Green Show," Ocelot Print Shop, Detroit, MI

2015 – Family Day Extravaganza, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI

2015 – "Lettering in Public," Signal-Return, Detroit, MI

2015 – Artists in Residence - Ocelot Print Shop, Great Lakes Coffee Co, Detroit, MI

 

2014 – Monster Drawing Rally, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI

2014 – "Ofrenda Altars Exhibit," Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

2014 – "At the Altar of a Starman: A Poster Art Tribute to Ziggy Stardust," Rotture, Portland, OR

2014 – "Desert Island at SculptureCenter," SculptureCenter, Long Island City, NY

2014 – "Untitled Detroit," Salt & Cedar, Detroit, MI

2014 – "The Last Record Shop," Public Pool, Hamtramck, MI

2014 – Volunteer Resident Artist, Arts & Scraps, Detroit, MI

2014 – "Untitled Prints," Practice-Space, Detroit, MI

2014 – "TEMP," Off Center Gallery, Ypsilanti, MI

2014 – "Bright Spot," Ocelot Print Shop, Detroit, MI

2014 – "Rites of Spring," Carr Center, Detroit, MI

 

2013 – Monster Drawing Rally, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI

2013 – Shadow Art Fair, Ypsilanti, MI

 

2012 – Monster Drawing Rally, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI

2012 – Shadow Art Fair, Ypsilanti, MI

 

2011 – Shadow Art Fair, Ypsilanti, MI

2011 – "Gold Show," Dreamland Theater, Ypsilanti, MI

 

2010 – "Winter Doldrums," Forth From Its Hinges, Ann Arbor, MI

2010 – Shadow Art Fair, Ypsilanti, MI

2010 – "MONSTER," Work-Detroit, Detroit, MI

 

2009 – Shadow Art Fair, Ypsilanti, MI

2009 – "Spring 2010 Collection," Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI

 

2008 – Shadow Art Fair, Ypsilanti, MI

2008 – "Demo," Dreamland Theater, Ypsilanti, MI

2008 – "Severed Unicorn Head Birthday Party & Art Show," Dreamland Theater, Ypsilanti, MI

 

PUBLICATIONS

2015 – "Screen Printing a Repeat Geometric Pattern," by Melissa Dettloff. Seamwork Magazine, September.

2015 – "Printing Polka Dots on Knits," by Melissa Dettloff. Seamwork Magazine, June.

 

2008 – Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft and Design, by Faythe Levine & Courtney Heimerl. Princeton Architectural Press.

2008 – The Pillow Book, by Shannon Okey. Chronicle Books.

 

2007 – The Crafter Culture Handbook, by Amy Spencer. Marion Boyers Publishers.

 

2006 – Tease: 50 Inspired T-shirt Transformations by Superstars of Art, Craft and Design, by Sarah Sockit. Penguin Books.

 

2005 – T-Zine, by Melissa Dettloff. Self-published.

 

PRESS

2016 – “‘The Printer’s Devil’ exhibits Detroit printmakers,” by Michael H. Hodges. Detroit News, August 19.

2016 – “Print is Alive and Well at The Scarab Club,” by Sarah Rose Sharp. CultureSource, August 9.

 

2015 – “Monster Drawing Rally raises money, creates excitement,” by Patrick Dunn. Detroit News, December 10.

2015 – "16 Artsy, Adorable Gift Ideas From Indie Illustrators," by Jillian Capewell. Huffington Post, December 7.

2015 – "10 Dog-Obsessed Artists Who Make Gorgeous Pup Art," by Claire Wolfson. BarkPost, June 25.

 

2014 – “Folk art on display with DIA's ‘Day of the Dead’ ofrendas,” by Lee DeVito. MetroTimes, October 22.

 

2008 – “Talking to (Someone From) the Hand-Shaped State,” by Courtney Becks. Church of Style blog, August 26.

2008 – “Cupcakes, Art and Decapitation,” by Megan O’Neil. Detroit Metrotimes Weekly, June 18.

 

2007 – “DIY Design,” by Kimberly Chou. Metromode Online Magazine, March 25.

2007 – “Going Green,” by Shannon Okey. Adorn Magazine, Spring.

 

2006 – “Independent Business: Lekkner,” by Jackson Ellis. Verbicide Magazine, April.

 

2005 – "Designer Dettloff rescues beloved old T-shirts," by Julie Lawrence. OnMilwaukee, June 9.

2005 –  “There, that feels better,” by Grace Bonney. Design*Sponge blog, March 9.

2005 – “Pretty Crafty,” by Stacie Stukin. Time Magazine, March 1.

2005 – “Spotlight: Lekkner,” by Michelle Schwegmann. Herbivore Magazine, Spring.

 

2004 – “Lekkner,” by Courtney Becks. Clamor Magazine, Jan/Feb.

 

SPEAKING

2009 – “Severed Unicorn Head Superstore as a Design Project,” Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

 

2008 – “The Shadow Art Fair & Local Art,” University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

 

2004 – Panelist, "Our Bobbins, Ourselves," Visions in Feminism Conference, University of Maryland, Washington, DC