As a transdisciplinary artist with a public and socially engaged focus, Mellenbruch’s creative inquiries result in a studio practice that integrates complementary disciplines into a concentrated conceptual and practical synthesis. He regularly explore ways to cross-pollinate work between fields, in particular between his lifelong passions for art, science and placemaking.
Mellenbruch is a native of Kansas City. After finishing his undergraduate studies at The Rhode Island School of Design he lived and worked for twelve years in New York City and later earned his MFA at the Maine College of Art in Portland Maine. He now maintains a full time art practice and is a lecturer in sculpture and the program head for social practice at the Kansas City Art Institute.