Masked Sphinx (Melissa Budasz) studied fine art painting at Camberwell and Norwich Art Schools (1997) and lives and works in London. She has curated and exhibited in several large-scale projects, events and exhibitions including the Austrian Cultural Forum (2020), Uniqlo Tate Lates, Tate Modern (Feb 2018), a solo exhibition at Conway Hall, London (2017), Broadcasting House for the BBC 100Women (2016), University College London TEDxUCLWomen (2016), Gerald Moore Gallery (2015), Dulwich Picture Gallery (2014), Guys Hospital London Bridge (2014) and she was a prize winner in the Big Draw (2015) for a site-specific collaborative drawing she co-devised, Hidden Narratives Dangerous Liaisons. She was the Chair and Director of South London Women Artists (2013-2016) and the founder and former editor of ArtVerve Magazine (2014-2017). Her works are featured in public collections, including Conway Hall Archive Library and in private collections in the UK and USA.
Studio: [ space ] STUDIOS 81 Haymerle Road London SE15 6SD
2015 Hidden Narratives Dangerous Erasions, The Big Draw Award Runner-Up – The Big Draw
2015 Finders Keepers Losers Weepers Residency for SLWA, SAFTA Community Arts Award nomination – Southwark Arts Forum
2015 Finders Keepers Losers Weepers Residency for SLWA, SAFTA Visual Arts Award shortlist – Southwark Arts Forum
2013 I’m Inside Ring the Bell installation (based on Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party) SLWA, SAFTA Visual Arts Award – Southwark Arts Forum