Melanie Colosimo

Director/Curator, Anna Leonowens Gallery Systems


Phone Number:: 902-494-8184


Melanie Colosimo is an interdisciplinary artist based in Kjipuktuk (Halifax) on Mi’kmaq Territory in Nova Scotia. She received a BFA from Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB (2006) and an MFA from the University of Windsor, ON (2011). Using soft, simple materials such as fabric and cut paper, Colosimo creates drawings and installations that address themes of collectivity, power and care. Her work has been presented in festivals and galleries internationally and across Canada, such as AKA Gallery (SK), Art Gallery of Windsor (ON), Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (NS), Eastern Edge Gallery (NL), Mount Saint Vincent University Gallery (NS), the Guangdong Museum of Art (Guangzhou) and the He Xiangning Art Museum (Shenzhen). She has participated in multiple residencies at the Centre for Art Tapes (Halifax), University of Windsor, Banff Centre and at the Vermont Studio Centre in Johnson, Vermont. She was long-listed for the Sobey Art Award in 2017 and 2020. Colosimo is also the Director/Curator of the Anna Leonowens Gallery Systems at NSCAD University where she facilitates over 200 exhibitions and events annually.