Melissa Silvestri is a spiritual artist from New Jersey. She received her BA in Art and Art Education from Rowan University in Spring of 2015. While at Rowan, she hosted her own exhibition titled “Transcendence” and received the “Rodney E Gates Award” for excellence in Art Education. Afterwards, she began teaching at Mount Olive Middle School where she she teaches both regular and gifted and talented students grades 6th-8th. In December 2019, she was chosen to participate in “Artist of the Month” at Gallery on Main in Somerville New Jersey, where she presented and sold a variety of original works and prints of drawings and paintings. She is currently enrolled William Paterson University’s MFA program to pursue her art career.