Interdisciplinary Art, Media, and Design

“Through my paintings, I evoke a surrealistic space in which the possibilities of the future become tangible through the process of imagination. By utilizing my ability to paint and dream, I create paintings that evoke a watery sensibility through a whimsical space. I dream of a future world that is fluid. A world that glitters with the essence of pride. Through painting marbled pools or expansive oceans, I imagine a watery space that is airy, and blue; a space that glimmers within the shadow of ultraviolence, and luminescence of queer waters. My work embodies the vision of a queer liberated body, exemplifying gay pride. Hence, manifesting my own vision of an empowered queer future.”

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Nicole Melnicky is a queer interdisciplinary artist, contemporary painter, and fashion designer based out of Vancouver, British Columbia. She is an MFA candidate at OCAD University with a focus in Interdisciplinary Art, Media, and Design. She received her BFA from Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with a concentration in Fine Art, along with minors in Textile Design, and Art History. Melnicky was hosted as an artist-in-residence at Vermont Studio Center, Toronto Biennial of Art, Otis College of Art and Design, The Ou Gallery, and Studio H Canada. Nicole's studio is located in Vancouver, BC.
OCAD U - Graduate Studies
Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design (MA, MDes and MFA)
Major In progress, 2021
Moore College of Art and Design
Fine Art with minors in Textile Design and Art History
Major Completed, 2015

Fine Art Textile Design Utopia Queer Theory Fashion Design Interdisciplinary Art Contemporary Painting Queer Futurity Mixed Media Photography Queer Abstraction

2021, OCAD U GradEx MFA Thesis Exhibition
OCAD University, Toronto, ON
2021, When She Rises, We All Rise
Art Gallery 118, Brooklyn, NY
2021, Time and Tide
Art Gallery 118, Brooklyn, NY
2021, When the Colors Fade: A Queer Riot Against Corporate Pride (forthcoming)
The Queer Art Collective, Pawtucket, RI
2021, Flat File
Deanna Evans Project, Brooklyn, NY
2021, Paint 2021 (forthcoming)
Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan, CT
2019, VSC Open Studios
Johnson, VT
2017, Postcards from Canada
The Fort Gallery, Langley, BC
2015, BFA Thesis Exhibition
Goldie Paley Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2015, The Gender Weave Project
Solomon Levy Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2014, Red
Society Hill Synagogue, Philadelphia, PA
2014, Reanimate
Destination Frankfurt, Philadelphia, PA
2020, Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)
OCAD University
2020, OCAD University's Graduate Student Project Grant
OCAD University
2019, VSC Artist's Grant
Vermont Studio Center
2019, Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) & Dean's Scholarship
OCAD University
2014, 24th International Sculpture Center Conference: New Orleans Scholarship
Philadelphia Sculptors Society
2014, The Sis Grenald Women’s Leadership Fellowship
Moore College of Art and Design
2014, Philadelphia Sculptors Membership Award
Moore College of Art and Design
2013, Tiffany & Co. Foundation Women’s Leadership Fellowship
Moore College of Art and Design
2011, Board of Trustees Scholarship
Moore College of Art and Design
2011, Women’s Visionary Scholarship
Moore College of Art and Design