Melissa Ulto (USA)


Melissa Ulto

VIP – VideoChannel interview

Melissa Ulto is a multidisciplinary artist who utilizes modern and traditional mediums to create her works. Melissa currently resides in New York, working professionally as a photographer, filmmaker, designer, VJ and artist. She has performed as a guest video artist at the MoMA and continues to show her work internationally. She is a published writer, poet and photographer.

As a filmmaker, Melissa produces, writes, shoots and edits documentaries and experimental films. She recently finished editing the film “The Art of Love & Struggle” (Eyes Infinite Films). As a director of photography, Melissa shot the first part of an HD documentary, “Art & Apathy”, on location in Israel (Oct 2005). Melissa is currently editing “Rap Sheet” (Intricate Films), a documentary about the Hip Hop Police.

Melissa performs as “VJ Miixxy” at clubs, events and festivals in New York and across the country. She was the resident VJ at the nightclub Spirit (2003 – 2005), performing with acts like Junior Vasquez, Jonathan Peters, Blondie, Mobb Deep, and The Strokes. Her video performance work ranges from nightclub environments to Broadway. She is a featured VJ in the documentary “Video Out” (May 2005) and in the book “The VJ Book” (Feral House, October 2005). She also produced the DVD enclosed with “The VJ Book”.

Melissa Ulto participates in

  • Cinematheque video events
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    Slowtime? – Quicktime as an artistic medium (2003)
    curated by Agricola de Cologne

  • VideoChannel – video project environments
  • VIP – VideoChannel interview

  • Le Musee divisioniste – the global museum
  • Mirror at the Bottom – artists portraying themselves
    curated by Agricola de Cologne

  • Cinematheque
  • Cinema_B – Slowtime? – Quicktime as an artistic medium
    curated by Agricola de Cologne

  • Cinematheque
  • Cinema_A – streaming videos
    curated by Agricola de Cologne

    Le Musee-divisioniste – ExhibitionHall

    together with Coco Gordon and Valerie Rose
    in the feature of “self-representations series”