Art by Mel Oppenheim


Hi! I’m Mel.

And I love to make all kinds of art — illustrations, paintings & mixed media work, films(!!), and most recently handmade jewelry. I love to tinker with and combine different mediums, such as watercolor, acrylic, and film photography to transport people to new colorful and extraordinary worlds. My fine art has been installed in locations in South Beach, Washington DC, New York, and San Francisco, and my commercial work has been used at weddings, events, and in a number of branding projects.   

When I’m not drawing or painting, I enjoy filmmaking and have produced three Op-Docs with The New York Times, Happiest Guy in the World (Tribeca Film Festival 2018), No Jail Time: The Movie, and Long Term Parking. These films have been screened at over 30+ film festivals, and featured by The Atlantic, Vimeo (Staff Picks), and Short of the Week. I am currently producing my first feature film, a documentary co-produced with Darren Aronofsky and The New York Times.

At Facebook, I lead the Marketing Team’s Global Content Development effort, including our newest initiative celebrating creativity and digital culture called, Curated by Facebook (give us a follow!).

My background is grounded in the History of Science, with a focus in photography and silkscreening. I graduated from Harvard, and got my start in the arts oil painting with my grandfather.  

If interested in discussing a specific piece, or custom project, please reach out.