Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, Melany Nugent-Noble is an inter-disciplinary artist that currently lives in Kelowna, British Columbia. She has a Masters of Applied Arts from Emily Carr University of Art  + Design, in Vancouver B.C.


Nugent-Noble’s practice is informed by her background in digital arts and media, communications and experience working with the Government of British Columbia. She makes use of tactics of play (as opposed to strategies) that are negotiated through text and public space that aim to collate, destabilize and amplify repetition and patterns in order to create slippage and displacement of rhetoric, language and everyday routine.

Melany Nugent  
(b. 1980, Canada)

Education

2015         Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Masters of Applied Arts (MAA)
2011          Athabasca University, Bachelor of Professional Arts, Communications
2003        Grant MacEwan College, Diploma, Digital Arts and Media

Awards

2016            BC Arts Council Early Career Development Grant
2014            Pacific Leaders Scholarship, Government of British Columbia
2013            Pacific Leaders Scholarship, Government of British Columbia

Selected Exhibitions

2018          Lake Country Art Gallery (forthcoming)
2017          Vancouver Art Book Fair, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC (Exhibitor)
2017          Toronto Art Book Fair, Artscape Youngplace, Toronto, ON (Exhibitor)
2016          Vancouver Art Book Fair, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC (Exhibitor)
2016          Moon (Picnic) Lake Country Art Gallery, Lake Country, BC (Solo Installation)
2015          Stalemate Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, Kelowna, BC (Solo Exhibition)
2015           Arrive, Reach, Revisit, Turn and Return Charles H Scott Gallery, Vancouver, BC (Group Exhibition)
2014           Fragments of a Former Moon Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art + Design (Group Exhibition)

Residencies and Internships

2016               Convergent Studios, Kelowna, BC
2016               BAIR TEXT, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada
2005              Practicum, The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff New Media Institute, Banff, Canada
2003/04         Practicum, The Banff Centre for the Arts, Creative Electronic Environment Banff, Canada
2003              Internship, Latitude 53 Contemporary Art Gallery, Edmonton, Canada 

Collections & Bookstores

                     Banff Centre Artist Book Collection:

           Speech from the Throne (2014)
          Speech from the Throne (2015)
           Speech from the Throne (2016)

Or Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Acceptance Speech for the Presidency of the United States of America (2nd Edition, 2017)

Printed Matter, Inc, New York, NY

Speech from the Throne (2015)
Acceptance Speech for the Presidency of the United States of America (2nd Edition, 2017)

Relevant Professional Experience

2013/15         Public Education Coordinator Multiculturalism & Anti-Racism, Government of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
2012/14         ArtQuake, Board of Directors, Vancouver, Canada
2008/13        Program Advisor,  Multiculturalism & Anti-Racism, Government of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
2006/07       Desktop Publishing Coordinator,  Ministry of Education, Government of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Talks, Presentations and Performances

2016         Feeding the Machine: Translation of British Columbia's Speech from the Throne, University of Calgary, Free Exchange Graduate Conference: Power & Politics in Print Calgary, Alberta

2016        Performance, Speech from the Throne, 2016, Readings in Public and Other Performances, the Club at The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta.

Print Media

Pink & Green, Review of Acceptance Speech for the Presidency of the United States of America (2nd Edition, 2017), Laura Yakemchuk, Toronto Art Book Fair, 2017