Melissa Wiederrecht (*1988 in Iowa City, USA) was raised in Wyoming, but lives and works in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. From 2006 to 2014, she studied at the University of Wyoming, obtaining both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science. Since graduating, she has employed code and algorithms to create abstract compositions that evoke a connection to the infinite. While her artistic medium relies on technology, it explores how these generated outputs can connect to timeless and ancient concepts.
Born in America, Melissa chose to live her life as a Muslim woman in Saudi Arabia, immersing herself fully while also being surrounded by Sudanese people and culture. She actively participates in a movement of Generative Art, participating in online communities and presenting code-based art on the blockchain. With her art, Melissa aims to celebrate the strange and beautiful blend of these diverse cultures, showcasing how they coexist and influence one another in a harmonious symphony of creativity.
Wiederrecht has released her digital artworks on the blockchain since May 2022 on the leading platforms, among others: “Sudfah”, Art Blocks Curated (2022); “Cosmic Rays”, Verse (2023); “Undercurrents”, Bright Moments (2023); “Take Wing”, fxhash (2022); and “Zbageti”, fxhash (2022). Wiederrecht’s work has been shown worldwide in numerous exhibitions offline and online, among others: “N=12” (curated by Aaron Penne), Feral File (2023); “Liminal Space”, Unit London, London (2023); “Odysseys”, Verse (2023); “In Touch”, VerticalCrypto Art, Berlin (2022); “Arithmetic Phenomena”, Verse (2022); and “Coded Elegance”, 1stDibs (2022). Her work is part of renowned private and institutional collections such as Le Random, 6529 Museum of Art, Curated.xyz, and Unicorn DAO. She has been featured in, among others, Forbes and Fortune.