Melee was born in New Jersey. He makes multimedia art – videos, installations, collages. – His work is often compared to that of John Waters and Andy Warhol due to its overt campiness. He is also a painter.
He attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City from 1986 to 1990.
"Robert Melee in City Hall Park"' NYC
"Unshamelessfulnessly", Andrew Kreps Gallery, NYC
Painting the Edge, Gallery Hyundai (Do Art), Korea
"The Lath Picture Show", Fredrich Pretzel Gallery, NYC
Robert Melee's Poplar, Ingalls & Associates, Miami
Greater New York, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Museum, New York
Stage Works and Substitutions, Sutton Lane Gallery, London
"In Between False Comforts", Andrew Kreps Gallery, NYC
"Robert Melee's Talent Show"' the Kitchen, NYC
"Currents:31 Robert Melee", Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee
Greetings from New York: A Painting Show, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg
Robert Melee, Art Statements, Art 34 Basel, Switzerland
"This Is For You"', Judson Church, NYC
Wonderland, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels
Super-Heroes, Galerie Edward Mitterrand, Geneva
You, Me and Her, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
Robert Melee’s Unit, Corcoran Museum, Washington D.C.
Mount Miami, Tel Aviv Artists Studio, Tel Aviv
Units, Jay Jopling / White Cube, London
"Robert Melee's UNIT"', Andrew Kreps Gallery, NYC
Group Show, Cartervous & Time, Wales
- Genocchio, Benjamin. "ART; Making Art Amid The Ruins", The New York Times, May 22, 2005. Retrieved December 30, 2007. "Mr. Melee took his money and bought a house in Asbury Park, after falling in love with the decaying grandeur of the Jersey Shore."
- Jerry Saltz, Mommie Queerest, ArtNet.com
- Edward Winkleman