Melanie Nakaue is a Los Angeles based artist and designer. She received her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts (Cal Arts), and her BA from Scripps College in Art and Art History.

Selected screenings and exhibitions of her work include: Culver Center of the Arts  (UC Riverside), Luckman Gallery (CSULA), Nichols Gallery (Pitzer College) University Art Gallery (CSU Chico), AM NUNDEN DA (London), 533 (Los Angeles, CA),  Portland Documentary and eXperimental Film Festival (Portland, OR), Monte Vista Projects (Los Angeles, CA), Gallery 4F (Los Angeles, CA).

Melanie is also the founder and designer of FRIENDS OF SIMILAR SIZE, a conceptual jewelry line that specializes in limited editions and custom pieces.