Melis Agabigum

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Melis Agabigum
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Assistant Professor and Area Coordinator of Metals/Jewelry
(269) 387-2448
(269) 387-2477
K1148 South Kohrman Hall, Mail Stop 5213
Mailing address: 
Gwen Frostic School of Art
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5213 USA
  • M.F.A., 3D Intermedia, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • B.F.A., Art and Design, University of Michigan

Melis Agabigum is an assistant professor of art and Metals/Jewelry Area Coordinator at Western Michigan University's Gwen Frostic School of Art.  Melis joined the Frostic School of Art in 2022.

Provoked by an interest in material fiction, Melis’ work examines desire, loss, repetition, and the notion of burden that individuals carry from their relationships. Her soft sculptures explore the unseen tether of the physical and emotional weights that affect individuals in how they perceive their connection to others, their bodies, and space. Her work has been shown at the national and international level in the United States, Canada, Australia, Greece, Turkey, France, Portugal, Hungary, England, Romania, Spain, China, and Lithuania. Melis is an active contributor to Art Jewelry Forum.