melk truk studio is located in beautiful cleveland, ohio. the shared space is used by melinda placko and kurt hallsman, along with their sons emmett and neal.
melinda makes drawings, collage, mail art, and public art. in addition, she works as a teaching artist with art house inc. she is a long-time member of the international union of mail artists, and for a time served as president of the board at the cleveland west art league. melinda earned her bfa from cleveland institute of art, and her mfa from the university of massachusetts amherst, focusing on public and collaborative art.
kurt makes paintings, drawings, prints and music. he earned his bfa in printmaking from the cleveland institute of art. he currently works as a fine craftsman at the cleveland museum of art.
emmett and neal make all forms of visual and performing art.