Melanie Matthews is best known for her dynamic use of paint, that transform the quotidian into conceptually rich images. Drawing widely from popular culture and art history, her practice fuses diverse elements, styles, paint application, approaches, and materials, that explore themes around sexual identity, and representations of the female and sexual politics.
Melanie studied at Concordia University and has a BFA with distinction from Concordia University. Melanie has worked with acrylic paint and resins for over 30 years, She has been a Working Artist Professional with Golden Artist Colors for forteen years.
Melanie has exhibited widely in Montreal at The Belgo Contempory Art Building, as well as in Ontario, and internationally in New York and Miami, as well as well as in Tai Pai, Taiwan. She is known for developing a popular immediate image transfer technique, and for her expertise and proficiency in acrylic techniques.
Melanie lectures and instructs painting at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art, at Dawson College and Lectures widely throughout the province on archival art practices. She lives and works in Montreal.