Tiziana La Melia

Tiziana La Melia (b. 1982) grew up in the Okanagan region of British Columbia and now lives in Vancouver. Her paintings, textiles, installations, collaborations and writing are concerned with overlapping registers of perception, feeling, memory and narrative. She has exhibited at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie; Lucas Hirsch, Dusseldorf; Griffin Art Projects, North Vancouver (all 2019); Damien & the Love Guru, Brussels; Galerie Anne Baurrault, Paris (both 2019/17); Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre (2017); Oakville Galleries; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Vancouver Art Gallery (all 2016); Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles (2015) and Mercer Union, Toronto (2014). She holds a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design and an MFA from the University of Guelph. 

Exhibitions

17:1 (2017)

SOOT (2017)
The Pigeon Looks for Death in the Space Between the Needle and the Haystack (2018)

SUPER, NATURAL (2019)

Writing & Press

Glamour Grammar

Canadian Art

Publications

Oral Like Cloaks (2018)

The Eyelash and the Monochrome (2018)

Country Mouse, City Mouse – The Simple Life, 2020, oil on custom wood panel, 40.6 x 30.4cm

Country Mouse, City Mouse - Love Wisteria, 2020, oil, pastel and stained glass on wood panel, 76.2 x 60.9cm

Country Mouse, City Mouse – No Pointe de Capiton, 2020, oil and flashe on wood panel, 76.2 x 60.9cm

Garden Gossip, with Maryse Larivière, installation view, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre

Garden Gossip, with Maryse Larivière, installation view, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre

Garden Gossip, installation view, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre

Garden Gossip, installation view, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre

Sulking flower, 2017, gouache, watercolour, plaster, basin, 29.8 x 29.8 x 10.8cm

Grape, 2017, gouache, plaster, basin, 29.8 x 29.8 x 10.8cm

Cloudcuckooville, with Julian Hou, installation view, soon.tw (Montreal)

Mannequin Myths, 2018, oil on canvas, 91.4 x 76.2cm

Ants Milk Aphids and Parasite Schematic, 2018, clay & oil on canvas, 110 x 165cm

Aquarium Club, installation view, François Ghebaly (Los Angeles)

Innocent Oyster, 2015

watercolour, flashe & collage on water-jet cut aluminum, LED tape 71 x 73cm

Buff Reflections, 2015, water-jet cut aluminum, LED tape, 81.3 x 66cm

Aquarium Club, installation view, Vancouver Art Gallery

Buff Reflections, 2015

No.5 Orange, 2016, oil on linen, 195.6 x 139.7cm

Innocence at Home, installation view, CSA Space (Vancouver)

Innocence at Home, installation view, CSA Space (Vancouver)

Innocence at Home, installation view, CSA Space (Vancouver)

Innocence at Home, installation view, CSA Space (Vancouver)

Purple Poses, 2015/16, pigment, gouache, copper pipe, wood, brass, 190 x100cm

Purple Poses, 2015/16 (detail)

Purple Poses Weird Sisters, 2015/16, gouache, oil, sand, potato stamp, wood, brass, 190 x 110cm

Purple Poses Weird Sisters, 2015/16 (detail)

Holding on to the part, 2014, oil on canvas, 101.6 x 78.6cm

Wand, 2020, nightlight, ribbon, found object, 10 x 10 x 6cm

Emo Cloud Tracking Stress, 2020, nightlight, steel wool, calendula, wire, 10 x 10 x 6cm

© 2020 U N I T 17.