Melanie Vera is a graduate of Pennsylvania College of Art & Design where she earned a BFA in Fine Arts in 2019. She is currently attending Johns Hopkins University to earn a Masters of Museum Studies. Her work primarily focuses on the human body in a physical and ethereal sense. Whether this interest in the body stems from her parents’ careers in the medical field, her worsening case of eczema, or her past experiences of anorexia is unknown. She currently resides in Bel Air, Maryland, where she continues to create textile works and commission pieces.