b. Lexington, KY
1996 Presidential Purchase Award, Guilford College Art Museum. Greensboro,NC.1994
1994 Foundation Grant, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. New York, NY.
1993 Fellowship, North Carolina Arts Council. Visual Arts: Painting.
1987 Painting Residency, Millay Colony for the Arts. Austerlitz, NY.
1983 Fellowship, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Painting.
1981 Hobson Pittman Prize for Experimental Painting, PAFA.
2014 Loaded Objects The Carrack Modern Art. Durham NC. Curator: Chris Vitiello. October 2014.
2014 Artspace Satellite Inaugural Exhibition. HQ Raleigh. April/May. Raleigh, NC.
2013 Paintings: Bonnie Melton Horace Williams House. September 2013. Chapel Hill, NC.
2013 Independents | Paintings by Brett Baker, Mark Brown, Ashlynn Browning, Philip Lopez & Bonnie Melton examines the recent work of five of North Carolina’s most accomplished abstract painters. April 5 - June 2, 2013. Greenhill, Greensboro, NC.
2007 Land Work: Forms in Tempera, Oil & Clay Flywheel Design Gallery, Durham, NC.
2006 New Work Gallery A, Louise Jones Brown Gallery. Duke University. Durham, NC.
2001 Homegrown Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art. Winston Salem, N.C.
1996 Critic’s Choice Duke University Museum of Art. Durham, NC. Critic: Kate Dobbs Ariail, Art Critic for The Independent.
1995 Bonnie Melton: Paintings Raleigh Contemporary Gallery, Raleigh, NC.
1994 North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowships 1993/1994, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art. Winston-Salem, NC.
1993 Individual Exhibition, Durham Art Guild. Central Carolina Bank Gallery. Royall Art Center. Durham, NC.
1990 New Situation Paintings, Hanes Art Center Gallery. University of North Carolina. Chapel Hill, NC.
1984 Solo Exhibition, Nexus Gallery. Philadelphia, PA.
Certificate, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Philadelphia, PA. Painting.
Bachelor of Arts English, Guilford College. Greensboro, NC.
Numerous entries of participation in group shows are not shown here. Complete resume available upon request.