Melany Nugent-Noble is a Canadian artist currently based out of Kelowna, British Columbia. She uses political text, speeches and archives in the creation of performative text, artbooks and installations. Nugent-Noble holds an MFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver (2015), and is currently participating in the Art & Law Program (New York).  

Melany Nugent  
(b. 1980, Canada)

Education

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

Awards

2018           British Columbia Arts Council Visual Arts Grant
2016           British Columbia 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          Moon Picnic (II), Nuit Blanche, Winnipeg Canada, (collaboration with Trent Noble) (forthcoming)
2018          third beach, Nuit Blanche, Winnipeg Canada, (collaboration with Trent Noble) (forthcoming)
2018          third beach, Lake Country Art Gallery, (collaboration with Trent Noble) 
2016          Moon (Picnic) Lake Country Art Gallery, Lake Country, BC
2015          Stalemate Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, Kelowna, BC
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)

Book Fairs

2018          Vancouver Art Book Fair, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, BC (Exhibitor) (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)

Residencies and Internships

2018              The Art & Law Program, New York, USA
2018              The Evolving Book, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada
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:

House of Commons Debates, First Session, Twenty-Fifth Parliament, Volumes I, II, and III (2018           
Speech from the Throne (2014)
Speech from the Throne (2015)
Speech from the Throne (2016)
Speech from the Throne (2017)

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.