Bio

melannie monoceros is a poet and artist exploring polysensory production through text/ile and performance. They live and work on the traditional land of the Haudenosaunee, Petun, Anishinabe, Mississaugas of New Credit, and Huron Wendat peoples commonly known as Toronto, ON. They have read and performed at the Mayworks Festival Toronto, ON (2015) and at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre Toronto, ON (2016). monoceros was honored with the Sharon Wolfe Artist in Residence (2014) and was a VONA fellow (2014). They have since been awarded grants from the Canada, Ontario, and Toronto Arts Councils in 2016. melannie has presented at York University for the Working Toward Disability Justice Symposium and the National Arts Centre for The Summit. They have been a guest lecturer at Concordia University, Ontario College of Art and Design, and Ryerson University. melannie’s writing has appeared in Make/Shift magazine and When Language Runs Dry. Their first solo exhibition, Point of Origin received critical acclaim at the Tangled Art Gallery, Toronto, ON in 2016. Currently melannie is working on a series titled “a n c e s t o r a d i o”.

 

melannie (mg) monoceros is a poet and artist exploring polysensory production through text/ile, performance, and installation. They live and work on the traditional land of the  Anishinaabe, Métis, Cree, Dakota and Oji-Cree Nations, otherwise known as Treaty One territories/Winnipeg, MB. They have presented work at the Mayworks Festival Toronto, ON (2015), Buddies in Bad Times Theatre Toronto, ON (2016), the National Arts Centre Ottawa, ON (2017), and the Dawson City International Short Film Festival (2018). monoceros was honored with the Sharon Wolfe Artist in Residence at Tangled Art + Disability (2014) and was a VONA fellow with mentor Staceyann Chin (2014). They have since been awarded grants from the Canada, Ontario, and Toronto Arts Councils in 2016, 2017, and 2018. melannie has enjoyed being a guest lecturer at the Yukon School of Visual Arts, Concordia University, Ontario College of Art and Design, and Ryerson University. melannie’s writing has appeared in The Peak, Make/Shift Magazine, and When Language Runs Dry. Currently melannie is at work on a project titled “a n c e s t o r a d i o”. Tuning the Ocean, the first of the series, exhibited as part of TSG: Uprising at the Gladstone Hotel Gallery in 2017. During the winter of 2018, melannie was on residency on the Tr’ondek Hwech’in First Nation/Dawson City, Yukon as part of The Weight of Mountains filmmaking residency. melannie is gracious to have been awarded the Canada Council for the Arts Composite Grant to continue and complete their film and literary projects. They also look forward to participating in the Foundation Mentorship Program at MAWA (Mentoring Artists for Women's Art) beginnning Fall 2018.