Modern Visual Arts
Other, Painting, Photography
Mel Coleman is a BAH graduate from the University of Guelph with a Major in Studio Art and a Minor in Art History. Her practice includes the use of collage, painting and printing that results in a balance between generation and destruction. While condemning the excess of society’s material consumption, she reveals the inescapable absurdity of our nature since the 1950’s. Her work comments on the perversions and vanity with themes commonly surrounding gender, sex, consumerism, disposability and public media in our current time and prior. Her work has been exhibited in various group shows in Guelph, Kitchener and Toronto, and was also the recipient of the Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Family Foundation Printmaking Award in 2011.