Melissa Parra-Morrow

Circle of Morph
23″ diameter; hand-cut and paste collage on painted board; 2017

Melissa Parra-Morrow
Palm Coast, Florida, USA


I produce art because I have no choice. I breathe, I eat, I create. A self-taught architect of visionary portals, I construct intricately juxtaposed images to infuse and infect the mind. Since I can remember, I’ve been a constant collector of the visual image on paper, discarded books and recycled magazines, advertisements and discarded trash with which I meticulously utilize layers of loathing and pleasure, honesty and the forbidden. Provoked and inspired by media bombardments and brainwashed societal fetishes, I attempt to bridge our mores with otherworldly creatures, planets and the way in which extraterrestrial intelligence may view our interactions here on earth. Forever am I fascinated by the way in which people interplay with each other and their environments, subconsciously and with eyes wide open. This is a cRAzY world we live in and I am compelled to epitomize its nuances and expose its dirty secrets!


Born and raised in New Hampshire, as soon as I could I started to travel the country and the world in search of insight and revelation for my art. Everywhere I’ve been, I’ve collected images from each small community, big city…searching through trash and treasures. As a self-taught artist always on the move, I am constantly energized by my new surroundings…in search of inspiration from the unknown!! Since July of 2015 I’ve been included in various LowBrow/Pop Surrealism art galleries across the country, 17 to be exact, along with having my first solo show in a Downtown Santa Fe gallery! Last year I was fortunate to be part of the artistic crew in creating the grand interactive art installation called “MEOW WOLF” in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In 2016, it was an honour to receive the D.C. Moore Gallery (New York City) Award from the National Collage Society. I am always on the look out for the next artistic endeavour whether on canvas or within the community. Currently, I am transplanting myself along with boxes and boxes of my collage materials to the Big Island of Hawaii with my husband Greg. Aloha!


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The Reckoning
27″x15″ (framed); hand-cut and paste collage on board; 2016

13″x18″ (framed); hand-cut and paste collage on board; 2016

May It Please the Court
18″ diameter; hand-cut and paste collage on painted board; 2017

Lobos Bravos
18″x13″ (custom frame); hand-cut and paste collage on board; 2016