Melanie Authier Ottawa Artist

Melanie Authier Ottawa ArtistMelanie Authier is an Ottawan who still calls Ottawa her home. Melanie is known for her complex and lavish works of art. Her exquisite masterpieces layer and even morph different textures, lines, and shapes to make a deep visual space. Her work actually bridges the gap between representation and abstract to suggest environments that are not possible. This allows visitors that view her artwork to envision new insights as well as experience pleasure from it.

Authier obtained her MFA from the University of Guelph and her BFA from Concordia University. Finally, in 2007, she received the break she needed when she received from the RBC Canadian Painting Competition an honorable mention. From that time forward her masterpieces have been seen all across Canada in such locations as the Carleton University Art Gallery, Modern Fuel, Winnipeg Art Gallery, and the Ontario College of Art and Design. She has also been included in Humber College at the Galerie Simon Blais which included sixty various Canadians with her unique painting The Phoenix Art. You can view some of her work at several different facilities which include BMO, TD Bank, and the National Gallery of Canada.

==A few upcoming exhibitions include==

*The Group Exhibition at Canada Gallery at the Canada House from April 22 through June 18, 2016. *The Tremendous Elusive which is a hybrid acrylic on a large canvas that measures 60 inches by 72 inches created in 2014.
*Contrarieties and Counterpoints – Touring Solo Exhibition will open on July 16, 2016, at the Thames Art Gallery, in Chatham-Kent, Ontario and will end on September 11th, 2016. Some of these paintings will be exhibited by curator Robert Enright. The artwork will also be on display starting on October 6, 2016, until January 2, 2017, at the Ottawa Art Gallery and January 19 until April 2, 2017, at the Art Gallery of Guelph.

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