Melissa “Mo” Lashbrook is a native Arkansan assemblage artist. Her artistic process began as a child during time spent painting with her mother and building with her father. Now, her primary source of inspiration for her richly diverse subject matter comes from life experiences and collecting curious things. Her art is characterized by delicate textures, rich colors, and upcycled materials.
Mo studied fine arts at the University of Central Arkansas and the Institute for Shipboard Education’s Semester at Sea. She served a tour in Iraq as a combat helicopter pilot and is currently an art educator for Cabot Public Schools and her two children. She has exhibited her art work in several group exhibitions including: Cox Creative Center, Nails in the Wall Gallery in New Jersey, Laman Library Argenta Branch Gallery, Texarkana Regional Arts Center, Batesville Area Arts Council Gallery on Main, Gallery 360 in Little Rock, Emergent Arts in Hot Springs, and the Baum Gallery in Conway. Her art work is in many private residences.