Artist Melissa Daubert earned a BFA in Illustration from the Columbus College of Art & Design. After graduation Daubert was invited to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Africa where she taught metalworking in rural Zimbabwe. After the Peace Corps, Daubert went on to design and fabricate a number of exhibits at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
In 2005 Daubert established Interactive Works of Art, a sole proprietorship through which she creates work locally, regionally and nationally for museums, hospitals, theaters, galleries, public spaces, private institutions and individual collections.
Her work is sought after by places of healing and educating and can be found at places like Playhouse Square (Cleveland, OH); The Gathering Place (Beachwood, Ohio); Phoenix Center (Elyria, Ohio); Strong National Museum of Play (Rochester, New York); Health Works! Kids? Museum (South Bend, Indiana); Arkansas Museum of Science (Little Rock, Arkansas); Akron Museum of Art and Akron Children?s Hospital (Akron, Ohio).
Daubert has been a featured artist at Cleveland?s Ingenuity Festival of Art & Technology and currently serves on the board for the Ingenuity Festival. She is a Seth Rosenberg Award Winner, a COSE Arts Business and Innovation Awards finalist and a National Arts Program Award recipient.