Born in Perth where she again lives, Melissa Cameron received a degree in interior architecture and a postgraduate diploma (jewellery production) from Curtin University. Her MFA is from Monash University, Melbourne. She moved Melbourne to Seattle in 2012, returning to Perth in 2018.

She has had solo exhibitions in Australia, Japan and the US, and her works are held in many public collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the University of Iowa Museum of Art and the Cheongju Collection, South Korea.

She has had residencies in Europe and the US, received grants in the US and Australia, and she is the former chair of Metalsmith Magazine’s Editorial Advisory Committee.