Melissa Fennell was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. She attended James Island Charter High School, and graduated in 2004. She currently resides in Columbia, South Carolina where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of South Carolina in Photography.
Her current body of work, "echo", is a personal recollection of loss and the process that one must go through in order to go forward with life. It is a means of visually expressing the way in which we move through this loss, by the act of letting go, over time.