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Melton Gallery

The Melton Gallery is a contemporary art gallery located in the Art and Design Building on the UCO campus. We exhibit local, regional, and national artists and designers, providing a space that emphasizes innovation and exploration for the UCO community and beyond. We look forward to a bright future of showcasing contemporary works as well as acquiring new and diverse pieces for our collection.

Meet us at the Melton for your next creative experience!

Currently in the Gallery

Paul Waddell Performance and Artist Talk

Date: November 1

man swinging shoes by shoelacesJoin us for an evening of performance art and a Q & A with artist, Paul Waddell, who recently moved to Oklahoma City from Los Angeles. Waddell has exhibited and performed nationally and internationally, and his “process manifests in painting, video, performance and installation. His works are responsive navigations of complicity within cultural constructs and value systems. He constructs images through the utilization of his body, and through interactive situations with the audience.


Meet Our Curator | Kyle Cohlmia

photo of Kyle CohlmiaKyle Cohlmia grew up in Stillwater, Oklahoma and attended the University of Kansas from 2001-06 for undergraduate school, studying art history and Italian. After college, she moved to Denver, Colorado and worked at the Denver Art Museum for two years in the Education Department before attending graduate school in English education at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

In 2010, Kyle moved back to Oklahoma to be closer to family and worked at Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma City as the director of the Student Success and Opportunity Center, a tutoring center on campus. After five years at OSU, she decided to pursue her passion for the arts and completed Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition's (OVAC) Oklahoma Art Writing and Curatorial Fellowship and served as emerging curator for OVAC’s annual art show, Momentum. She spent a year working at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, Gaylord-Pickens Museum as manager of Museum Services before landing at UCO as curator of exhibitions for the Melton Gallery.

Kyle is thrilled to work with artists around the state and nation to bring in thought-provoking, contemporary art exhibits that inspire UCO students and the greater Oklahoma City metro.