Melanie Authier


Crinkle, 2010, acrylic on canvas, 50 x 60 in. 

Fulcrum, 2010, acrylic on canvas, 50 x 60 in.

Monster Anthem, 2010, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 84 in. 

Augury, 2010, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 72 in. 

The Trickery of Proximity, 2010, 72 x 84 in. 

Crown, 2010, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48 in. 

Warrior, 2010, acrylic on canvas, 18 x 22 in.

Exit Strategy, 2010, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 84 in. 

Artist Bio 

Melanie Authier’s paintings bring together visual contradictions into one imaginary space. By drawing upon the histories of abstraction and the strategies of representation, she presents improbable environments. A sense of disorientation comes about through the way in which colour, texture, line and shape compete for room within the canvas.  Each work presents a brimming jostle of oppositions that the viewer is invited to bring into a certain order.

Authier was born in 1980 in Montreal. This young emerging painter received a BFA from Concordia University, Montreal in 2002 and completed her MFA at the University of Guelph in 2006. Authier has exhibited across Canada.

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