Melanie Rose Peterson

Melanie Rose Peterson is an installation artist living in Boston, Massachusetts. Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, she moved to Boston to attend the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Melanie creates site-specific temporary sculptural installations in galleries and museums, privately and publicly across New England.

For the last 10 years, Melanie Rose Peterson has created immersive artworks that reference anatomy of the human body by using disposable plastics, such as shopping bags and saran wrap. For Peterson, creating fully immersive installations out of plastics is a way to comment how humans have a fraught relationship with nature. Peterson believes that we are over consuming and wasting materials to a point where we are destroying the natural environment. The plastics she recycles are thin and fragile; yet when combined en masse they become durable structures that support the each other. Peterson’s work subversively pulls apart gender and sexuality by inviting people to re-enter an expanded interpretation of a human body.
Melanie Rose Peterson, Mother Forgive Me, 2017, PDA Projects, Site Specific Installation, 9000 Red Uline plastic bags
Melanie Rose Peterson, Mother Forgive Me, 2017, PDA Projects, Site Specific Installation, 9000 Red Uline plastic bags
Melanie Rose Peterson, Mother Forgive Me, 2017, PDA Projects, Site Specific Installation, 9000 Red Uline plastic bags
Melanie Rose Peterson, Mother Forgive Me, 2017, PDA Projects, Site Specific Installation, 9000 Red Uline plastic bags
Melanie Rose Peterson, Mother Forgive Me, 2017, PDA Projects, Site Specific Installation, 9000 Red Uline plastic bags