Melissa Zexter is a Brooklyn-based artist who creates embroidered photography.
Zexter grew up in Bristol, Rhode Island in the Joseph Reynolds House and was given her first camera at the age of eight. She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She earned her MFA in photography from New York University/International Center of Photography. She teaches photography at the Dalton School in New York. She has previously taught at Alfred University, Cooper Union, Long Island University and The New School.