Melanie Arnold relates to the thinking behind object-orientated ontology - the rejection of privileging human existence over the existence of nonhuman objects. She see's value in the discarded, working with collected objects that are both stable and fragile.
Melanie Arnold has been exhibiting since graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design in 2016. Her work was selected for Eden Arts Art School Awards Exhibition in 2016. Arnold’s first solo show Shift, 2017 was installed at Pukekohe’s Auckland Council public gallery Franklin Art Gallery. Since 2016 Arnold has exhibited sculpture in the following group shows: Borderline, Pearce Gallery, Auckland, Paperwork, DEMO, Auckland and Orbital, Comet Project Space. Other qualifications include a Diploma of Primary Teaching from Auckland College of Education in 1993.