Peter Melville is a visual artist and the resident company designer for Yu Dance Theatre. He has exhibited visual artwork in the US including Group Material’s Subway Project (NYC), and internationally in Canada, Germany and Japan. He has created post-modern dance, experimental theater designs and installations for: Dia Art Foundation’s Robert Whitman Theater Project (1980-84), The Wooster Group-Beatrice Roth, Doug Varone, Whitney Museum at Philip Morris: (Rachael Rosenthal & The Wooster Group) Lance Gries, The Beijing Modern Dance Co., The Creative Society (Taipei), Marianne Kim. In 2009 he designed David Roussève’s dance theater touring project “Saudade”. Melville has created exhibition designs, including for the Whitney Museum of Art- “Blam-1959-64”, and the New York Food Museum’s acclaimed “School Lunch Exhibit”. From 1989 to ’01, he was the Director of Technical Production at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Performing Arts Institute. In recent years he taught at UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance in Los Angeles, and is currently visual art faculty at the Crossroads School in Santa Monica California. Artist residencies include Art On the Beach NYC, Armory Center for the Art Pasadena, Santa Monica Environmental Services SMARTS Program. He holds an MFA from CUNY Hunter College.