Instructor of Drawing, Painting, Sculpture and Anatomy
Melinda Whitmore received her MFA cum laude in painting from the New York Academy of Art and BA degrees in Art History and Studio Art from Indiana University. In addition to sculpting anatomical models for many of the country's top anatomical supply companies, her work has been featured in American Art Collector, American Artist Drawing Magazine, Poets&Artists, Art Renewal Center’s Salon, Manifest Gallery’s International Painting Annual 3, and numerous exhibitions from Denver to New York to Chicago.
In 2008, Melinda won the top prize for The National Sculpture Society's Figure Sculpture Competition and in 2010 was awarded the Agop Agopoff Memorial Prize for Classical Sculpture by the National Sculpture Society. In 2016, she was a semifinalist for the prestigious BP Portrait award, and more recently in 2017, Melinda was awarded an Exceptional Merit Award in Sculpture by the Portrait Society of America.
Melinda teaches anatomy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and in the Medical Humanities department at Northwestern University Feinburg School of Medicine. She is also co-founder and principle instructor at Vitruvian Fine Art Studio in Chicago.