Artist's Mission Statement
“The images I create are often reflective of particular moments in my life or certain events in the world around me. Working on digital images — processing, probing, constantly exploring colors, light and shadows — gives me a sense of peace, balance and appreciation for diversity and cohesion. My constant desire to create a happy union of elements in my art echoes my philosophy that we should strive to live as one with the community around us.”
MELISSA "MiMi" NOLLEDO is a photographer and digital artist based in Eugene, Oregon. Her work has graced numerous magazines and book covers and has been featured in several exhibitions on both the east and west coasts. Born in Manila to writers Blanca and (the late) Wilfrido Nolledo, she was raised both in the United States and the Philippines. Her family returned to the USA in 1989 and she now resides in Eugene, Oregon with her and three children.
MiMi's affinity for digital art is a result of her continous quest to process, probe and explore colors, light and shadows. She takes raw photographs and manipulates them into collages of fine art.
MiMi believes passionately in promoting cultural awareness and diversity through art and serves as a board member of several community organizations such as the Eugene/Springfield Asian Council, and the Council of Filipino-American Associations of Oregon and SW Washington (CFAA). She is also a member of the Banggaan cyberartists group that interacts through the use of a yahoogroup.