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. She is represented by Youn Contemporary in Montreal, QC, and has work upcoming in Art Toronto, Foire Papier, Art Palm Beach, and Art Busan. She has large works installed permanently in the Fisher Building and in Chroma, Detroit. 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. She has authored two collections of poetry: Orioles in the Oranges (Guernica, 2009), and Thicket (Palimpsest Press, 2019).
2011-2014 OCADU MFA
1996-2000 ECAIDU BFA
1990-1994 Concordia University BA (Communications)
2022 SHELL GAMES, Galerie Youn Solo exhibition
MOCAD EMERGENCY RESPONSE Group Show
MOCAD Gallery, Detroit MI
THICKET Anstruther Press, collection of poetry.
Main launch MOCAD Gallery, Detroit MI
TOO TOO SOLID FLESH: AN INTERVIEW-COLLAGE WITH JUDITH SUPINE Momus, art criticism
IN THE REALM OF THE PHEASANTS Joyland Magazine, art criticism/essay
POEMS Carousel Magazine, Winter Issue
POEMS Cosmonauts Avenue, Summer Issue
EXCERPT: KALINKA (12 weekly serials) She Does The City.
Illustrated by Emily Rose. Toronto, Ontario
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.
WOW Group exhibition, Artseen Gallery. Windsor, ON
HAUNTED Solo Exhibition in an abandoned apartment. Windsor, ON
5/19 GROUP EXHIBITION, 510 Gallery (Street artist Denial's space). Windsor, ON
SHIP OF FOOLS PROJECT Solo exhibition, Media City Film Festival. Detroit, MI/Windsor ON
COMMON GROUND PORTRAITS, Common Ground Gallery, Windsor, ON
DETROIT Bayou Literary Journal, New Orleans. Included in Best American Essays
SELECTED POEMS Detours Anthology. Palimpsest Press.
LUCKY 13 Group Exhibition, Gladstone Hotel. Toronto, ON
HEY KID Solo exhibition. Luft Gallery/Common Ground Gallery Toronto/Windsor ON
NOTES FROM THE BOTTOM OF CANADA Gulch Magazine, Toronto ON
ORIOLES IN THE ORANGES Guernica Editions. Listed for the ReLit Award
THE DADDY SHOW, Naco Gallery, Toronto ON
BREATHE UNDERWATER Solo Exhibition. Luft Gallery, Toronto, ON