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Melody Tuttle (b. 1985 Iowa) is a painter currently living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Her current body of work interrogates the social construction of female identity. Tuttle's figurative paintings portray women in various states of undress participating in everyday rituals. Often in isolation, her subjects lounge in bed, gaze out of windows and dress themselves for the day. These female forms serve as expressive symbols rather than depictions of actual women; a female archetype in lieu of a portrait. Through these images, Tuttle contemplates solitude, autonomy, and the female sense of self as it exists in the day-to-day.