October 23, 2015 - 11:00 am

Location: Royal Canadian Legion

Colosimo will address the key determinants in the meaning of her work; materials, process and living in the Maritimes. Committing to the simple materials of cut paper and graphite, she creates large-scale drawings and paper sculptures of fences, structures and architecture to explore memory, transitory states and trace imagery.

Based out of Halifax, NS, Melanie Colosimo uses graphite and paper to create large-scale sculptural drawings. Her work focuses on strong, structural materials to explore identity, liminality and progress. Her work has been exhibited widely and most recently at Mount Saint Vincent University Gallery. She has participated in a variety of residencies such as the CFAT local Artist in Residence and the Banff Centre’s Thematic Residencies. She received a BFA from Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB (2006) and an MFA from the University of Windsor, in Windsor, ON (2011). Colosimo is the Director of the Anna Leonowens Gallery at NSCAD University in Halifax where she facilitates over 120 exhibitions a year by NSCAD visiting artists and graduating students.