Mela Lyman had work in more than 40 exhibitions in museums and galleries nationally and has been reviewed in ARTFORUM, Art New England, and New Art Examiner, among other magazines and newspapers. She received a Diploma from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts ('78) and a BFA from SMFA at Tufts ('79). She has won numerous awards from organizations such as the National Endowment for the Arts and the Artists Foundation, Massachusetts. Public arts commissions include: Simpkin Swim Center, County of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Calif. ('02); Paine Park Mural, Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge, Mass. ('02), completed with the artwork of 20 neighborhood children; and a painted interior frieze, Water Shuttle Terminal, Logan International Airport, Boston ('94). Recently she revisited the Paine Park Mural for a three-month project called "Anxiety of Beauty: Revisiting the Fountain of Youth."