Melissa Zexter was born in Rhode Island and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a BFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in Photography from New York University/International Center of Photography,
For many years Zexter has combined the slow and meditative process of hand-sewn embroidery with the technologically more immediate medium of photography. Her portraits and figurative work explore identity and representations of femininity. She also continues to photograph people, using both traditional black and white techniques and digital processes.
Embroidered Portraits by Melissa Zexter: