Melanie Kozol is an American landscape painter known for her evocative paintings of the natural world. She travels extensively focusing her gaze on remote and ancient lands. Drawing from prehistoric sites, she explores the spirit of the environment through light, color, and form.

Kozol received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts and her BFA from Connecticut College. She is a recipient of an NEA Visual Artist Fellowship in painting and a Skowhegan scholarship for drawing at the New York Studio School. Kozol has been awarded residencies at the Clipperton Project, Shetland Islands; the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Amherst, VA; the Constance Saltonstall Foundation, Ithaca, NY; and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine. Kozol has exhibited her work nationally for over three decades. Solo exhibits include If a Tree Falls, 350 Bleecker Gallery: TreeHouse, Courthouse Gallery, Lake George Arts Project; Teatown Lake Reservation; and Weber Fine Arts. Her work has been included in exhibitions at The Painting Center, Galerie Protégé, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Project Room 88, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, Alexander Gallery, DFN and Weill Art Gallery. Kozol’s paintings were featured in the movies A Birders Guide to Everything, 2013 and Damsels in Distress, 2011. Her paintings are in numerous public and private collections including the OCC at the Department of the Treasury, the Pfizer Corporation, Deutsche Bank and the Bellagio Hotel. Kozol is a visiting professor at Pratt Institute, and a faculty member at the School of the Arts, 92nd ST Y. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.