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Monday, February 04, 2013

Quick Draw Artist Interview #25: Melanie Authier

Quick Draw Artist Interviews are a series of interviews conducted by Otino Corsano using Facebook's IM Chat feature. Spontaneous conversations with international artists are recorded and documented specifically for publication on this blog.

Quick: faith. My crippling reply was not a threat. No one actually knows what takes place behind this wall. Not even me since I have no legs anymore. They were lost at the beginning of my disappearance. I left my fingers there; even the term phantom limb doesn’t apply to an absent torso. Still I’m floating; two circular orbs. Aqueous. Draw: art about art.
Melanie Authier (b. Montreal, QC) received a BFA from Concordia University, Montreal in 2002 and completed her MFA at the University of Guelph in 2006. Solo Exhibitions include Nobody's Geometry at the Faculty of Fine Arts (FOFA) Gallery at Concordia University in Montreal (2010) and Warrior Ridge at the Michael Gibson Gallery in London, ON (2010).  Her most recent solo exhibition titled “The Ribbon and the Lightning Rod” was featured at Georgia Scherman Projects (2010/2011). Among numerous scholarships and awards, she is the recipient of the Honourable Mention Prize for the 9th Annual RBC Painting Competition 2007. Authier's artwork is in numerous national and international collections including the National Gallery of Canada.

Melanie Authier is represented by Georgia Scherman Projects and her latest solo exhibition “Jostling Pictorial Oppositions” opens this Thursday February 7 and runs until March 16, 2013.

She currently lives and maintains a studio in Ottawa.

I think the work is about combining
opposing visual elements
(painterly facture) and allowing them to play out
and evolve
the illusion of a seamless
imaginary space. 

Read the entire interview with Melanie at:


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