About the Artist

Melissa Lazuka is an artist based in rural Ohio. She uses the Ohio landscape as her studio to create images that evoke a sense of magic, fairytales, and dream like worlds. Her children are her muses and the images are never staged, but happen naturally. Her work evolves as the seasons pass and the children grow. 

Melissa's work has been exhibited throughout the US. You can see a list of exhibitions and awards below.  

To read more about her, you can visit this interview, http://fantasticallyflawed.weebly.com/featured-artist/category/melissa-lazuka

or visit her Fine Art Site,  https://melissalazukaphotographs.com/

and her instagram, https://www.instagram.com/melissalazuka/

Education: The Ohio State University, BA English Literature,  Studied under Deb Schwedhelm, "Breaking the Mold" & Roxanne Bryant, "Editing for Artists; A Color Theory Intensive"



The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO , "Fly Away" series included in the Portfolio Showcase Volume 11, Juror, Cathy Kimball

Awarded The Hahnemuhle Award



Photoplace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont  "Myths, Legends, and Dreams" Juror, Amy Holmes-George

SE Center for Photography, Greenville, South Carolina " Shades of Black and White" Juror, Susan Burnstine



A Smith Gallery,  "Summertime" Juror,  Sandrine Hermand-Grisel

Photoplace Gallery,  "Honoring Trees" Juror, Laura Valenti


Photoplace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont, "Personal Narrative" Juror, Susan Burnstine

The Center For Fine Art Photography, "Dreams" Juror, Jennifer DeCarlo http://www.c4fap.org/exhibitions/dreams2016/

PhotoPlace Gallery, "Flight" Juror, Laura Moya http://photoplacegallery.com/flight/

Awarded the Juror's Award

The Cleveland Print Room, "Human Nature" , The Peer Show


 The Center for Fine Art Photography, "Illuminate" Juror, Elizabeth Avedon, http://www.c4fap.org/exhibitions/illuminate-elizabeth-avedon/


The Center for Fine Art Photography, "Landscapes" Juror, Chantel Paul, 


Artist of the Month, Fantastically Flawed,  http://fantasticallyflawed.weebly.com/featured-artist/melissa-lazuka