Melissa Maddonni Haims is a fiber artist based in Philadelphia. She creates knit graffiti, soft sculpture, and large-scale knit + crocheted installations using recycled, reclaimed and rescued textiles.
Her career in the arts began in New York City in the mid 1990’s, and life led her back home to Philadelphia in 2004, where she lives with her husband and young daughter.
Ms. Haims has been exhibiting at contemporary art fairs in Miami and Chicago since 2010. She was awarded the Tomorrow Stars prize at Verge Fair in 2011, and was invited to show public installations at Select Fair in 2012 and 2013.
Her work has been shown in galleries and museums on the East Coast and Midwest and is held in private collections throughout the United States. She has been yarn bombing internationally since 2010.
She began writing shortly after the death of her mother in 2008.