Born in Middletown Connecticut in 1960 and attended the Hartford Art School and Southern Connecticut State University, B.A. in 1984. After graduating he worked at the New Britain Museum of American Art. In 1991 he moved to New York City where he currently continues paint and maintain a studio while working for art galleries. In 2002 he was awarded a residency to the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson Vermont.
Melzmuf has shown in galleries around the country including Chicago, Washington DC, and Philadelphia. His solo shows were in New York at 55 Mercer Gallery, Giacobetti Paul Gallery, and Industrious Brooklyn. Group shows he recently participated in were at Sideshow, Calico, and Barbara Greene Gallery.