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

2011-2014 OCADU MFA

1996-2000 ECAIDU BFA

1990-1994 Concordia University BA (Communications)

Exhibitions /Publications

2020

MOCAD EMERGENCY RESPONSE Group Show

MOCAD Gallery, Detroit MI

 

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

 

2019

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

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

Contact Me

melanie.janisse at gmail.com

416-407-0266

TORONTO

1 Stadium Rd

Toronto, CANADA 

M5V 3H4

DETROIT

#111 535 Griswold St

Detroit, MI

48226

melanie.janisse at gmail.com

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