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 & sculptures. 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 commercial 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 business campaigns and 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, No Jail Time: The Movie, and Long Term Parking.

At Facebook and Instagram’s Creative Shop, I lead the organization’s Design, Prototyping, and Marketing functions, including a new initiative at the epicenter of craft, community, and technology called Curated

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.