Melissa Chen is a Canadian painter and filmmaker. She immigrated to British Columbia, Canada at the age of two. She attended the Royal College of Art in London, England for a Master of Arts in Painting. She previously studied fine art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she learned painting, drawing, filmmaking, printmaking, shoe design, foundry and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She is a recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant.