MEL TAING is a Cambodian-American photographer & experimental filmmaker based in Boston.

She received her BFA in Film/Video at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design in 2016 and graduated with Departmental Honors. Mel’s personal aesthetic is rooted in creating color spaces that are filmic, romantic and slightly surreal.

Mel is currently a Digital Imaging Specialist at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA.

She also works as a photographer and Project Media Coordinator for the Comida Casera Project, an ongoing project using food and storytelling to connect women and create community. Check out the project here.


Selected Group Exhibitions:

BLACK, BROWN, OTHER, Self Love Social Club at The Living Gallery, April 2019. Brooklyn, NY.

BLACK, BROWN, OTHER, Egoless Creative at We Ain’t Shit Show, March 2019. Brooklyn, NY.

TENSE, Fort Point Arts Community Gallery, 2018-2019. Boston, MA.

All School Show, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 2016. Boston, MA.

Full Moon Daydreams, MassArt Film Society, 2016. Boston, MA.

Publications and Media:

See Vivian Suter’s New Show at ICA Boston, Inspired by Her Home in the Guatemalan Rainforest, ArtNet, August 2019.

Aquí y Allá: Juntos A La Mesa, edibleBOSTON, August 2019.

A New Art Project Grapples With The Alienation That Comes With Being Othered, Nylon Magazine, March 2019.

Went There: Tense at the Fort Point Arts Community Gallery for Boston Hassle, December 2018.

The closest thing to skin for Boston Globe, December 2018.

Boston Voyager, December 2018.

This Boston Artists Hosts A Very Intimate Dinner Party for Total Strangers for WBUR Artery, September 2018.

Palm with Palberta and Horse Jumper of Love for Allston Pudding, July 2017.

Phor Magazine. Volume 1, 2016.

Mr. Lif and Akrobatik for Bandcamp Daily, July 2017.

Lina Tullgren for Bandcamp Daily, July 2016.

Lina Tullgren for The Fader Magazine, June 2016.

Honors and Awards:

Merit Scholarship. Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 2012.

Film/Video Departmental Honors. Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 2016.