Tiziana La Melia was born in Palermo, Italy in 1982. She lives and works in Vancouver, Canada, notably as a guest in the territory of the Native American peoples Musqueam, Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw, Stó: l? and Tsleil-Waututh. Oscillating between representations and abstractions, her works explore the potentialities of language, interweaving the genre of auto-fiction and a broader thought on the female archetype.Read More
His works have recently been shown in solo exhibitions such as Ambivalent Pleasures at Vancouver Art Gallery (Vancouver); Innocence at Home at CSA Projects (Vancouver); Domestic Like a Pre-raphelite Brotherhood at Truth and Consequences (Geneva), Johnny Suede, Damien and the Love Guru (Brussels); In the Land of Skeletons at the Galerie der Stadt Schwaz (Schwaz, Austria); The Eyelash and the Monochrome at the Mercer Union (Toronto); Lot at The Apartment (Vancouver), Neck of Thirsty Flower at Exercise (Vancouver), at Truth & Consequences (Geneva) and Broom Emotion at the anne barrault gallery, with curator Franck Balland.
Tiziana La Melia has also participated in group exhibitions at Parc Saint Léger, outside the walls, in Nevers, at the Oakville Galleries, at the Division Gallery in Montreal, at the Mint Project Space in Columbus, at the Ghebaly gallery in Los Angeles ...
His poetry and reviews have appeared in Art 21, The Interjection Calender, CMagazine, AgonyKlub, The Organism for Poetic Research, The Capilano Review, The LA Art Book Review and West Coast Line. In 2014 she won the RBC Canadian Painting Competition. She published in 2018 two collections of poetry at Talonbooks editions, entitled The Eyelash and the Monochrome and Oral Like Cloaks, Dialect published by Blank Check Press.
Text courtesy Galerie Anne Barrault.