MELANIE AUTHIER

1980           Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Currently lives and works in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
                                   
                     
Education

2006          Master of Fine Arts, University of Guelph, ON, Canada
2002          Bachelor of Fine Arts (Major in Studio Arts, Minor in Women in the Fine Arts), Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada

Forthcoming Exhibitions

2018           Contrarieties & Counterpoints: Recent Paintings by Melanie Authier, curated by
                      Robert Enright, travelling exhibition: MSVU Art Gallery, Halifax, NS, Canada (January – March), Musee Regional de Rimouski, Rimouski, QC, Canada (April) (catalogue essays by Sky Goodden, Sarah Milroy, Ola Wlusek, interview with Robert Enright)

                      Catalogue release for Melanie Authier: Grisailles, Rodman Hall Art Centre, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON (essays by Jonathan Shaughnessy and Marcie Bronson)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017            Contrarieties & Counterpoints: Recent Paintings by Melanie Authier, curated by
                      Robert Enright, travelling: Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal, ON; Kenderline Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK; Art Gallery of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada (catalogue)
2016           Contrarieties & Counterpoints: Recent Paintings by Melanie Authier, curated by
                      Robert Enright, travelling: Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON; Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, ON, Canada (catalogue
2014           Melanie Authier: Figments & Foils, Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto, ON, Canada
2013           Melanie Authier: Grisailles, Rodman Hall Art Centre, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON, Canada (catalogue)
Melanie Authier: Vault/Shield/Buttress/Basin, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, NS, Canada
Melanie Authier: Jostling Pictorial Oppositions,Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto, ON, Canada
2010           The Ribbon and the Lightning Rod, Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto, ON, Canada
Nobody’s Geometry, FOFA Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada (bilingual catalogue with essay by James D. Campbell)
Warrior Ridge, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON, Canada (catalogue)
2009          Chain Links, Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto, ON, Canada
Young Canada, Le Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
Frisky Vista, Bilton Contemporary Art, Red Deer, AB, Canada
Chameleon, Definitely Superior Art Gallery Artist-Run Centre & Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
2008          Vista Blitz, The New Gallery (TNG), Calgary, AB, Canada (catalogue)
Sneaky Haunt, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON, Canada (catalogue)
2007          This could be the place, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON, Canada
Karma Kanyon, aceartinc, Winnipeg, MB, Canada (catalogue)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017            We’ll all become stories, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON, Canada
2016           The Tremendous Elusive: Emily Carr and the Canadian Imaginary, curated by Lisa Baldissera, The Canada Gallery, Canada House, London, UK
On Materials, Humber Galeries and Collection, North Space Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2015           Master Class, Boarding House Gallery, Guelph, ON, Canada
2014           Young Canadian Painters Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, ON, Canada
                      Off-Manif, Galerie Michel Guimont, Quebec City, PQ, Canada
2013           The Painting Project: A Snapshot of Painting in Canada, La Galerie UQAM, curated by Julie Belisle and general curator Louise Dery, Montreal City, QC, Canada (catalogue)
2012           Builders: Canadian Biennial, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada (bilingual catalogue)
60 Painters, Humber College School of Arts and Media, Toronto, ON, Canada  (catalogue)
2011             Between the Cracks/Picturing the Fourth Dimension, Oboro Gallery, Montreal, QC, Canada
2010           Four Ottawa Painters, curated by Sandra Dyck, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Two Person Exhibition with Martin Golland, Galerie Michel Guimont, Quebec City, QC, Canada
Double Trouble, Melanie Authier & Martin Golland, Polychrome Fine Arts, Victoria, BC, Canada
Behind the Black Curtain II, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON, Canada
Untitled 2010: Melanie Authier, John Massey, Margaret Priest, Tony
Scherman, Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto, ON, Canada
2009          The Phoenix Art, curated by Robert Enright, Galerie Simon Blais, Montreal, QC, Canada
                      Look Six, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Young Canada Presents: Barometric Reading Series 1, LE Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
Look 5 - Perceptions in Landscape, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2008          Soft Abs, Modern Fuel Gallery, Kingston, ON, Canada
Look Four, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Jerome Fortin & New Arrivals, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON, Canada
2007          RBC Painting Competition, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, ON, Canada  (catalogue)
RBC Painting Competition, Galerie d'art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen, Moncton, NB, Canada; MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON, Canada; Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB, Canada; Emily Carr Institute Art + Design, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Crossing Borders, The Kenan Center, Lockport, NY, USA
Cartographies, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Group Show, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
Selected Works,Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON, Canada
StART, Studio 21 Fine Art, Halifax, NS, Canada

Selected Publications

 2016      Melanie Authier: Contrarieties & Counterpoints, Robert Enright (ed.); with essays by Sky Goodden, Sarah Milroy, Ola Wlusek and intro by Michelle Gewurtz, Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, ON
Out of the Bush Garden: Contemporary Artists from Central-Eastern Canada, texts by Luciano Benetton, Francesca Valente, Peggy Gale, Luciano Benetton Collection, Imago Mundi, Italy
2014      Young Canadian Painters, Pete Smith essay, Cambridge Gallery - Idea Exchange, Cambridge, ON, Canada
2013           The Painting Project, Louise Dery, Julie Belisle; with essays by Robert Enright... (et al.), Galerie UQAM, Montreal, QC, Canada p. 168-171
Ron Shuebrook Drawings, with essays by Melanie Authier... (et al.), Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, ON, Canada p. 23-28
2012           Builders: Canadian Biennial 2012, Jonathan Shaughnessy, Heather Anderson, et al.National Gallery of Canada: Ottawa, ON, Canada
60 Painters. Scott Sawtell. Toronto, ON, Canada: Lakeshore Arts
2011             Art Collection at the Embassy of Canada in Madrid, Government of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada, p. 12, ISBN 978-100-52961-5
2010           The Natural: Remarks on Melanie Authier's Radically Improvisatory Art, James, D. Campbell, FOFA Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada               
The Donovan Collection, Toronto, ON, Canada: University of St. Michael’s College, p. 71
Melanie Authier: Warrior Ridge, Robert Enright (introduction), James D. Campbell (monograph); exhibition catalogue, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON, Canada
2008          Carte Blanche v.2 Painting, Clint Roenisch and Jane Urquhart, The Magenta Foundation, Toronto, ON, Canada, pp. 15, 32
RBC Painting Competition Ten Years, Laurel MacMillan (ed.), Friesens, Altona, MB, Canada, pp. 10, 25
PaperWait 2005-2007, “Melanie Authier’s Karma Kanyon,” essay by Stacey Abramson, aceartinc, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, pp. 77-80
Melanie Authier - Sneaky Haunt, Jennie Kraehling (ed.), exhibition catalogue, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON, Canada
Vista Blitz, Martin Golland, The New Gallery (TNG), Calgary, AB, Canada
Experimentation joy and fun, Matthew Hills, essay, Modern Fuel, Kingston, ON, Canada
2007          RBC Canadian Painting Competition, Leah Sandals, Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto, ON, Canada, p. 19

Selected Reviews/Interviews

2017            Cloutier, Mario. "Mélanie Authier: entre-deux ludique” La Presse, 14 November
2016      Rynor, Becky. “An Interview with Melanie Authier,” NGC Magazine, December 1. Web.
2015       Enright, Robert. "Melanie Authier: The Wholly Trinity," Border Crossings, interview, Vol. 34, Num. 3, Issue 135, pp. 67-70
Enright, Robert. "Conundrumming," Border Crossings, Vol. 34, Num. 1, Issue 133, p. 19
2014           Vegh, Stephanie. “Melanie Authier at Rodman Hall Art Centre in St. Catherine’s,” Akimblog, January 4. Web
McLaughlin, Bryne. “Melanie Authier on Abstraction, Painting, and Going Grey,” Canadian Art, March 11. Web.
Laing, Sarah.  "Ones to Watch," Elle Canada Magazine, March, number 153, p. 111
Li, Daisy. Ta Kung Poa, B7, Print
Simpson, Peter. “5 Best Pieces Declared OAG’s Big Fundraiser Art Sale,” Ottawa Citizen, June 16. Web.
2013           Campbell, James D. “Crossovers - Melanie Authier,” Border Crossings, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp 127-129
Morgan, Brian. “Five Contemporary Artists to Watch,” Walrus Magazine, Vol. 10, Issue 10. December. Print.
Milroy, Sarah “An art show with everything but the kitchen sink – even the kitchen chair,” The Globe and Mail, Toronto, ON, June 7
Orenstein, Shari. “Interview: Melanie Authier,” Artsync.ca, Toronto, ON, March 22
Orenstein, Shari. “Making of “Three Beasts”” Artsync.ca, Toronto, ON, March 22
Dudin, Tali. “120 Seconds with Melanie Authier,” Artsync.ca, Toronto, ON, February 8
2012           Sandals, Leah. “Canadian Biennial Aims To Build Different Vision Of National Art,” Canadian Art Online, November 1 (colour reproduction)
Shaughnessy, Jonathan. “Building Materials,” Vernissage, p 11-19, Fall 2012 (colour reproduction)
Lessard, Valerie. “Negocier en contradictions,” Le Droit, Oct 27
                      Whyte, Murray. “Painting is alive and well. . . in Etobicoke!,” Toronto Star, E1,4, May 24 (colour reproduction)
Simpson, Peter. “Art-fil,” The Ottawa Citizen, D1,2, August 27 (colour reproduction)
Dick, Terrance. “60 Painters | David Trautrimas at Le Gallery,” Akimblog, June 5th
Loney, Sydney. “Unleash the power of your mind,” Chatelaine, p 119, August
Roth, Marco. “The Scientists” Harper’s, Vol 325 No 1947, p13 (colour reproduction)
2011             Deachman, Cindy. “Watch List: Painters Painting,” Ottawa Life Magazine, p. 47, February
Dick, Terrance. “Melanie Authier at Georgia Scherman Projects,” Akimblog, January 18
Granjon, Emilie. “Vitalite n’est pas renaissance!” Vie des Arts, Vol. 54, Spring 2010, p.92
Whyte, Murray. “Lightning strikes twice: Melanie Authier at Georgia Scherman,” thestar.com, Toronto, ON, Canada, 13 December
“Opening: Melanie Authier,” ArtSync TV, Rogers Cable, Toronto, ON, Canada, 3 December
Vaughan, R.M. “Melanie Authier at Georgia Scherman Projects,” The Globe and Mail, Toronto, ON, Canada, 4 December
2010           Campbell, James D. “The Phoenix Art,” Frieze Magazine, 1 May, pp. 146-147
Saunders, Stephanie. “Ten artists first-time buyers should invest in now,” Torontolife.com, November 24
Dudin, Tali. “Opening: Melanie Authier” Artsync.ca, Toronto, ON, Canada, December 3
2009          Ryan, Carol-Ann M. “Melanie Authier: Chain Links,” Canadian Art Online, Toronto, ON, Canada, 28 May      
Unknown. “The Phoenix Art: Viewing Painting’s Renewed Power” Canadian Art Online, Toronto, ON, Canada. December 17
                      Sandals, Leah. “Does this look like a zebra to you?, National Post, Toronto, ON, Canada, 3 April, PM12
Messadie, Janine. Radio Interview, CBC Radio Canada, Toronto, ON, Canada, 23 March
Weber, Mark.  “Mesmerizing art at bilton gallery,” Red Deer Express, Red Deer, AB, Canada, 27May
Folwell, Matthew. “Exploring the Sublime,” Our Neighbourhood Magazine, Toronto, ON, Canada, 1 March, p. 39
Davis, Jolene. “Get your fill of art - Urban Infill Art exhibit features hot-ticket artists,” The Chronicle Journal, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada, 21 March, p. D1
Latimer, Kim. “Urban Infill art-in-the-core,” radio interview, CBC Radio 88.3 FM, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada, 19 March
Maehans, Linda. “In the Bay: Magnets for the eyes,” Thunder Bay Source Weekly Newspaper, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada, 3 April, p. 16
2008          Williamson, Andrea.  “Contradictions in Landscape,” FFWD Weekly, Visual Arts, 27 November
Neudorf, Kim. “Melanie Authier's 'Vista Blitz' at The New Gallery,” Shotgun Review.ca, December
2007          Eyland, Cliff. “Crossovers - Melanie Authier,” Border Crossings Magazine, Vol. 26, No. 3, August, pp. 140-141
                      Wadsley, Helena. “What we saw at exhibitions in the West, Gallerieswest, Vol. 7, No. 1, April, p. 42
Abramson, Stacey. “Art Seen: Reinventing Abstraction, Melanie Authier’s Karma Kanyon, Uptown, May, p. 18

Selected Lectures/Talks

 
2017            Melanie Authier in discussion with Julie Belisle, Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal, QC, Canada
                      Melanie Authier in discussion with Robert Enright, Guelph Art Gallery, Guelph, ON, Canada
2016           Melanie Authier in discussion with Georgia Scherman, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Artist Talk, in context of the exhibition Contrarieties & Counterpoints, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Artist Talk, Intercambiador ACART Madrid A.I.R. Program, Madrid, Spain
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
                      A.I.R. and Artist Talk, Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, ON, Canada
2015           Panel Discussion with Eric Fischl, Art Bank - Co-hosted by the US Embassy and the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Visiting Artist and Talk, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
2014           University de Quebec en Outaouais, Gatineau, QC, Canada
Visiting Artist and Talk, Rodman Hall Art Centre, Brock University, St.Catharines, ON, Canada
"Spatial Wonders: An Artist's Interpretation", The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada
2013           “Conversations from the Toronto Art World”, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
Visiting Artist and Talk, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon, MB, Canada
A.I.R. and Artist Talk, Nova Scotia College of Art and Deisgn University, Halifax, NS, Canada
Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS, Canada
                      “Happy Hour Speed Painting”, for The Painting Project, Galerie de l’UQAM, Universite du Quebec à Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
“A Jostle of Pictorial Oppositions”, Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana, IN, USA
2012           “Materialize: How the stuff of Painting creates meaning” 60 Painters panel discussion, Etobicoke, ON, Canada
Algonquin College, Ottawa, ON, Canada
2011             Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON, Canada
2010           Four Ottawa Painters, panel discussion, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Faculty of Fine Arts (FOFA) Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada
2009          Visiting Artist and Talk, Art Students League of Denver, Denver, CO, USA
Georgia Scherman Projects and MOCCA Inside/Out Educational Programming, Toronto, ON, Canada
Definitely Superior Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
2008          Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, AB, Canada
Langara College, Vancouver, BC, Canada
                      University College of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, BC, Canada
2007          Aceartinc, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Selected Public Collections

The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Canada House, London, England
Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Art Gallery of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
Humber Institute of Technology and Learning, Toronto, ON, Canada
The Government of Foreign Affairs, Madrid, Spain and Berlin, Germany
Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, ON, Canada

Selected Residencies

2013        NSCAD, Halifax, NS, Canada

Selected Grants/Awards

2015           Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant
2014           Canada Council for the Arts Visual Artist Project Grant
                      Ontario Arts Council Production Grant
2013           Canada Council for the Arts Visual Artist Project Grant
                      Ontario Arts Council Production Grant
                      City of Ottawa Production Grant
2011             City of Ottawa Production Grant
                      Ontario Arts Council Production Grant
2010           Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant
2009          Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant
2008          Toronto Arts Council Production Grant
                      Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant

2007      Honourable Mention for the 9th Annual RBC Painting Competition
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Melanie Authier

 

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