2011-2014

OCADU MFA

ECAIDU BFA

Concordia University BA Communications

Exhibitions /Publications

2019

THICKET Anstruther Press, collection of poetry.

Main launch MOCAD Gallery, Detroit MI

2019

TOO TOO SOLID FLESH: AN INTERVIEW-COLLAGE WITH JUDITH SUPINE Momus, art criticism

IN THE REALM OF THE PHEASANTS Joyland Magazine, art criticism/essay

2018

POEMS Carousel Magazine, Winter Issue

2018

POEMS Cosmonauts Avenue, Summer Issue

2017

EXCERPT: KALINKA (12 weekly serials) She Does The City.

Illustrated by Emily Rose. Toronto, Ontario

2016

POETS SERIES Solo Exhibition, 26 Gallery. Toronto ON. Published in The Humber Literary Review, Minola Review, Taddle Creek, Quill and Quire, AWP news, Poets and Writers. 

2016

WOW Group exhibition, Artseen Gallery. Windsor, ON

2016

HAUNTED Solo Exhibition in an abandoned apartment. Windsor, ON

2016

5/19 GROUP EXHIBITION, 510 Gallery (Street artist Denial's space). Windsor, ON

2014

SHIP OF FOOLS PROJECT Solo exhibition, Media City Film Festival. Detroit, MI/Windsor ON

2013

COMMON GROUND PORTRAITS, Common Ground Gallery, Windsor, ON

2013

DETROIT Bayou Literary Journal, New Orleans. Included in Best American Essays

2013

SELECTED POEMS Detours Anthology. Palimpsest Press.

2012

LUCKY 13 Group Exhibition, Gladstone Hotel. Toronto, ON

2012

NOTES FROM THE BOTTOM OF CANADA Gulch Magazine, Toronto ON

2010

ORIOLES IN THE ORANGES Guernica Editions. Listed for the ReLit Award

THE DADDY SHOW, Naco Gallery, Toronto ON

2003

BREATHE UNDERWATER Solo Exhibition. Luft Gallery, Toronto, ON

2002

MELANIE JANISSE BARLOW

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Melanie Janisse-Barlow (B.A. Communications ‘92, Concordia University, Montreal; B.F.A. ‘00, Emily Carr University, Vancouver; M.F.A. ‘14, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto) has work in private and public collections around the world. Her ongoing Poet Series, a self-curating/practopoietic series of portraits of Canadian poets, has reached 80 pieces and has gained national media coverage in Canada and the US. Ship of Fools, an installation on a 24-foot Shark sailboat, was performed in Toronto and on Lake St. Clair for the Media City Film Festival. Commissioned works include a portrait of The Honourable Justice Edward Ducharme for the Superior Court of Ontario chambers. Her work has been represented by the Luft Gallery in Toronto, and she has authored two collections of poetry: Orioles in the Oranges (Guernica, 2009), and Thicket (Palimpsest Press, 2019).  

*Interested in representation 

Education 

1996-2000

1990-1994

2019

2010

HEY KID Solo exhibition. Luft Gallery/Common Ground Gallery Toronto/Windsor ON

Contact Me

416-407-0266

MELANIE JANISSE-BARLOW 

paintings and projects

WINDSOR

unit 1

121 University Ave W

Windsor, CANADA 

N9A 5P4

TORONTO

1 Stadium Rd

Toronto, CANADA 

M5V 3H4

DETROIT

#111 535 Griswold St

Detroit, MI

48226

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