Melissa Joseph is interested in connecting people through collective memory and shared experiences. Her work addresses themes of diaspora, family histories and the politics of how we occupy spaces. Her work has been shown at the Delaware Contemporary, Woodmere Art Museum, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Rider University, Collar Works, and featured in New American Paintings, ArtMaze, and Maake Magazine. She participated in residencies at the Center // Substructured Loss (Berlin), the Growlery (SF) Chautauqua Visual Arts (NY) the Textile Arts Center (NY) BRIC (NY), and, currently, the DieuDonne Workspace Residency (NY) and the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program (NY). She is represented by the Regular Normal Gallery in New York.