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. 

 

News

current group exhibition, FLY, ROBIN, FLY, Mécènes du sud (Montpellier-Séte), until 6 June 2021

forthcoming screening, Images Festival (Toronto)

forthcoming group exhibition, Comics Strip!, Collection Lambert (Avignon), 29 October 2021 - 30 January 2022

Exhibitions

17:1 (2017)

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

SUPER, NATURAL (2019)

ESP: Ecologies (2019)

17:4 (2021)

Writing & Press

Glamour Grammar

Canadian Art

Publications

Oral Like Cloaks (2018)

The Eyelash and the Monochrome (2018)

CV

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Innocent Oyster, 2015

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

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

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Aquarium Club, installation view, Vancouver Art Gallery

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Buff Reflections, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Purple Poses, 2015/16 (detail)

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

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Purple Poses Weird Sisters, 2015/16 (detail)

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

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

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