woman in cowboy hat in front of a river Melanie Atesalp
Arts Facilitator

Melanie Sojourner-Truth Atesalp

Melanie Sojourner-Truth Atesalp is a humorous, sunny-faced artist based in San Diego. Specializing in public works, murals, and illustrations, she is credited to several large artworks endorsed by local businesses, non-profits, multi-national festivals, and universities. As a former foster youth and proud member of the Guardian Scholars program, her art is centered around healing, environmentalism, spiritual exploration, and unifying communities through site-specific interactive beautification projects. Currently in her last semester of a BFA program, Melanie plans to continue her international travels as an educator, arts maker, community facilitator, and business woman. In the future, she plans to return to SDSU and obtain a Master’s in Fine Arts with an emphasis in painting.