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Artist Nicole Melnicky

Nicole Melnicky

Vancouver, Canada


Canadian, b. 1993   —   Nicole Melnicky is a contemporary and queer conceptual artist based out of Vancouver, BC. She received her MFA in Interdisciplinary Art, Media, and Design at OCAD University in Toronto, ON. She obtained her BFA from Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with a major in Fine Art, along with minors in Textile Design, and Art History. Melnicky was hosted as an artist-in-residence at Vermont Studio Center, Otis College of Art and Design, The Ou Gallery, Studio H Canada, LEÑA Artist Research & Residency, and AZULE. Her work has been exhibited at Silvermine Galleries (New Canaan, CT), The William Vale (Brooklyn, NY), The Queer Art Collective (Pawtucket, RI), Art Gallery 118 (Brooklyn, NY), The Other Art Fair (Brooklyn, NY), Benjamin Lumb Art House (West Vancouver, BC), Art Vancouver International Art Fair (Vancouver, BC), and in the Queer Art Festival (Vancouver, BC). "I create colorful abstract paintings on feminism, gender, and queer sexuality. Bold reds, pinks, and purples surface in my color palette, exuding a potent bodily and visceral quality. Through abstraction I transform my pain into power, by reclaiming my core wounding through electrified color, fluid tubular shapes, and the queer body. I transcend my pain, by pouring light into my wounds, and transmuting it. By utilizing my intuition, I create paintings that evoke a mysterious and futuristic sensibility. As I envision the emergence of a mysterious, supernatural, and romantic queer future. By the imagining of a shared twin flame love, a mirror, glimmering with the light of ultraviolence, and luminescence of healing, and love. I manifest my own ethereal dream and vision of a queer utopia, eternal twin flame union." - Nicole Melnicky

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