Melissa Mostyn is a Deaf writer, arts marketer and emerging visual artist.
She made her artistic debut in a group deaf art exhibition, ‘Hidden Visions’, at Chats Arts Palace, London, in 2003 and followed up with ‘Composition’, which she curated at Light House, Wolverhampton, for six weeks in 2003-4.
Based in Buckinghamshire, Melissa was a published fashion and arts journalist for ten years, both in print and online, and was the founding editor of Deaf Arts UK. Following commissioned research in the areas of Deaf Art History and deaf visual art practices in 2004 Melissa now believes that through sustained professional development, motivation and support British Deaf artists could develop a new breed of contemporary visual art.
Current projects include: a year’s pilot professional development scheme with Salon, a group of deaf visual artists in the South-East of England funded by Arts Council England; and Self-Renaissance, a work-in-progress that revolves round her childhood experiences as a Deaf Catholic, her love of the Italian Renaissance, and her reinvention as a fine artist.