Home: Toronto, Ontario
Title: Haley Melia
Media: Acrylic on canvas / acrylique sur toile
Dimensions: 122 x 91.5 cm
My portraiture series start with the personal as content. I’m painting friends and neighbours, who enter art history through portraiture. This work is about the contemporary, 21st century Canadian iconography.
1991 Ontario College of Art, Toronto
1985 Master of Fine Arts in Photography and Media, Concordia University, Montreal
1978 B.Sc. in Photography, Visual Studies Workshop / S.U.N.Y., Rochester, N.Y.
2010 The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds, Harcourt House, Edmonton, AB
2008 Evil Ducky and The Fountain of Doom, Centennial College/Centre for Creative Communication, Toronto, ON
2008 Evil Ducky and The Fountain of Doom, Centennial College/Wallace Studio, Toronto, ON
2008 Evil Ducky and The Fountain of Doom, Durham Art Gallery, Durham, ON
2007 Evil Ducky and The Fountain of Doom, White Water Gallery, North Bay, ON
2007 No Bad Art, OCAD street interventions, Toronto, ON
2007 No Bad Art, street interventions, Toronto, ON
2003 Chocolate Covered Fish, Loop Gallery, Toronto, ON
2002 Chocolate Covered Fish, Loop Gallery, Toronto, ON
2001 Traumwelt, Cameron Public House, Toronto, ON
1997 Traumwelt, Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany
1996 Neither Marx nor Jesus, K.O.A.P., New York, N.Y.
1995 Neither Marx nor Jesus, The Limelight, New York, N.Y.
1994 Neither Marx nor Jesus, Collective Unconscious, New York, N.Y.
1993 Notes from the Lab, Gargoyle Mechanique Laboratory, New York, N.Y.
1993 Visual Language, Educational Alliance, New York, N.Y.
1985 Catastrophy Theory & I Want To Bite The Hand That Feeds Me, Garnet Press, Toronto ON
1985 I Want To Bite…Center Eye Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1985 I Want To Bite…The National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON
1984 I Want To Bite…Optica Gallery, Montreal, Québec
1984 I Want To Bite.. Saw Gallery, Ottawa, ON
2008 Whodunit? Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, ON
2008 Nuit Blanche, No Bad Art 2008, 401 Richmond, Art In The Hall, Toronto
2008 Blink, Contact 08 Photography, Evil Ducky, Centennial College/ Toronto
2007 Nuit Blanche, No Bad Art 2007, Dyan Marie Projects, Bloor Nightlight, Toronto
2007 Snap to Grid, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
2007 The Kingston Prize, Honourable Mention, Canadian Portraiture – Painting competition, Kingston, ON
2007 12 ON 12, CCCA benefit, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON