Robert Melee’s work is an investigation of the psychology of the everyday. Often incorporating cast-off quotidian items alongside vividly colored poured paint, Melee points towards a melancholy specific to domestic space, one derived simultaneously from familiarity, decoration, and otherness. Through this, Melee draws attention to a paradox present every day all around us: a sense of isolation and decay that is built through a repeated attempt at opulence. In 2018, his work will be the subject of an exhibition at MOCA, Tuscon. In addition, his work has been exhibited extensively at venues including: the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, (solo), Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington D.C. (solo), The Contemporary Art Museum Houston, New Jersey MoCA, Asbury Park, MoMA PS1, Queens, Sculpture Center, Queens, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York. Melee’s work is held in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, and the Milwaukee Museum of Art, among others.