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CURRICULUM VITAE (abridged) 2012

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2012 Dalnavert Copperfield Residency, Dalnavert Museum, Wpg.

2004/2005 Artist-in-Residence Nine Circles Community Health Centre, Winnipeg

1992 Media Arts Residency; The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta

1989 Media Arts Residency; Projects UK, Newcastle, England

1981 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Honours; University of Manitoba, Winnipeg

1974 Diploma, Advertising Art; Red River Community College, Winnipeg


WINTER KEPT US WARM, curated by Noam Gonick, as part of Prairie Scene des Prairies, Ottawa Dance Directive, April 8 – May 8, 2011, travelling to La Maison Rouge in Paris, June 2011, and Musee International des arts modestes de Sete, France, Plug In Wpg. (Early Days, collaborative photos with Larry Glawson)

BESTIAL ENCOUNTERS – Group Exhibition, curated by Mary Reid, for the Winnipeg Art Gallery, April 1st through June 12th, 2011

TRIO – Group Exhibition, co-ordinated by Vivian Muska, Gio’s Bar, Wpg, June 9-12. 2009 (ROY drawings)

BOUND– Group Exhibition, curated by Stacey Abramson, for the MBCC at Martha St. Studio, Wpg, Aug. 27th –Oct. 9th, 2008. (FRUITS comic book)

ESCAPE,  a group exhibition curated by J.J. Kegan McFadden featuring Lori Weidenhammer and Donna Lewis, Sylvia Matas, Ho Tam, Hope Peterson, Tim Raffey, Leslie Supnet, Dominique Rey, Lisa Graves and Deborah Van Slet, Victoria Prince, Doug Melnyk, Anne Borden and Gail Mentlik, Jeremy Drummond, Divya Mehra, Collin Zipp and Ken Gregory, at University of Toronto, Dept. of Fine Arts, Feb.25, ;University of Victoria, (Adam & Steve video)

PAPER CUT, a group exhibition curated by J.J. Kegan McFadden featuring tamara rae biebrich, Paul Robles and Doug Melnyk, at Malaspina gallery in Vancouver, September 4 – October 5, 2008,  and Martha Street Studio in Winnipeg, October 16 – November 21, 2008 (Cut paper, silkscreen)

EAST MEETS WEST, a group exhibition featuring Michael Benjamin Brown, Sylvia Matas, Cyrus Smith, Martin Finkenzeller, Veronica Preweda, Rob Fordyce, maclean, Melanie Rocan, Collin Zipp and Doug Melnyk, at Gallerie Connexion, Fredericton, New Brunswick, October – November, 2007 (LUCY audiowork)

WNDX Festival, Cinematheque, Winnipeg, MB, September, 2007 (Adam & Steve Video)

Manitoba Night at Reel Pride, group show, curated by Cam Bush, Cinematheque, Winnipeg, MB, November, 2006 (Adam & Steve video)

aceartinc’s Videothon, group exhibition, curated by Collin Zipp, Park Theatre, Winnipeg, MB, Fall, 2006 (Adam & Steve video)

AS WE TRY & SLEEP, group exhibition, curated by JJ Kegan McFadden, Label Gallery, Winnipeg . MB,  August, 2006 (ROY drawings)

FRUITS, a solo show at Cream Gallery, 255 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg, June 2 – July 2, 2005.

LOVE 2005, a group exhibition featuring works by Louis Bako, Stephen Boychuk, William Eakin, Neville Gray, Doug Melnyk, Shawn Morin, Les Newman, Lindsey Reimer, Paul Robles, Tom Smith, Fiona Smyth, Stephen Snyder, Daryl Vocat, Christian Worthington, at CREAM Gallery, Winnipeg, January 21 – February 28, 2005 (cut paper works)

from wpg w/(heart) , group show with Kegan McFadden and Michel Saint-Hillaire at the Annex, Winnipeg, September 9 – 30, 2004 (POEM project)


Shawna Dempsey, Winnipeg Art Gallery, June 12 – August 8, 2004 (GORILLA performance artifacts)

LOVELAND SOUVENIRS, two-person exhibition with Bev Pike at <SITE> Gallery, Winnipeg, February 3 – 28, 2004

ADAM AND STEVE, solo exhibition, AKA Gallery, Saskatoon, October 24 – November 28, 2003

ALL TOGETHER QUEER, group exhibition curated by Kegan McFadden, Label Gallery, Winnipeg,

June 1 – 16, 2003 (CHERRY BLOSSSOM photos produced collaboratively with Larry Glawson)

CHERRY BLOSSOM TIME, solo exhibition, O’Connor Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, June 27 – July 20, 2002

ADAM AND STEVE, FIVE HUNDRED NAKED MEN, solo exhibition, Forest City Gallery, London, Ontario, April 26 – May 31, 2002

MOVING, solo exhibition at Ace Art, Winnipeg, March 23 – April 21, 2001. Related panel discussion with Kevin Matthews and Jake Moore, Saturday, March 24, 2001

MAGNETIC NORTH, curated by Jenny Lion, a touring series of Canadian  experimental video and accompanying publication, Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, October 12 through 27, 2000; Plug In Gallery, Winnipeg, November 2-25, 2000; Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, California, January & March, 2001;  Art Gallery of Hamilton, January through February, 2001;  Art Gallery of Calgary, February and March, 2001;

Festival International du Film sur l’Art, Montréal, Quebec, March 13-18, 2001;  Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge, Massachusetts, April, 2001;  De Baie, Amsterdam, Netherlands, May 31-June 3, 2001;  Antitube, Quebec City,  January 25-26, 2002;  Kenderdine Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, December 1, 2001-January 13, 2002;  Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta, December 1, 2001-January 13, 2002; Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, Ontario, September 16 – December 6, 2001; Power Plant, Toronto, December 7, 2001 – March 6, 2002 : group show of video work featuring “Danny Kaye’s Eyes” video

GREETINGS FROM WINNIPEG, curated by Brian Szott , January 14 through February 24, 2000, MCAD Gallery,  Minneapolis College of  Art and Design. Group show featuring works by Marcel Dzama, Michael Dumontier, Neil Farber, Simon Hughes, Jean Klimack, Drue Langlois, Doug Melnyk and Kim Ouellette (500 Naked Men installation)

FIVE HUNDRED NAKED MEN, solo exhibition in Gallery 2, <SITE> Gallery, June 3 – 30, 1999

ME, ME, ME & ME; Saint Norbert Arts & Cultural Centre/ Ace Art collaborative partnership, Curated by Sigrid Dahle, (catalogue/artist book launch January 17,1997), Nov 8, 1996-Jan 18, 1997, Saint Norbert Arts and Cultural Centre, Saint Norbert, MB. Group show of collaborative photographs/installation work by Doug Melnyk with Larry Glawson and Shirley Brown with Sheila Spence

FRACTURED SPACES; Winnipeg Art Gallery, group show curated by Shirley Madill, 1995, (collaborative photographs produced with Larry Glawson)

PRESSING OF FLESH; Produced by The Floating Gallery, Winnipeg, group show curated by Lisa Gabrielle Mark, 1995, TPW & Gallery 44, Toronto; 1994, The Floating Gallery, Winnipeg

DANNY KAYE’S EYES; Manitoba Studio Series, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, solo show, mixed media installation with text, voice and computer animations, 1992

DOUG MELNYK, MULTI-MEDIA WORKS 1980-1990; solo show curated by Jack Butler, Art Gallery of South Western Manitoba, Brandon, Manitoba, and Plug In Gallery, Winnipeg, 1990

NEW CANADIAN NARRATIVE; Museum of Modern Art, NYC,  curated by Barbara London, 1988: group show of video work, ( “Auld Lang Syne”  video)


MONOPOLY MAN PIT, performance work developed by Ian Mozdzen and Doug Melnyk, presented at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, July 2011

THE TWO OF US, one-act play written by Doug Melnyk, directed by Katie Hall, presented at Puget Sound Theatre Arts Department, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington, May 4th, 2011

SUMMERTIME, performance by “Who Are the 500?” (Maggie Nagle, Richard Brown, Larry Glawson, Cathy Nosaty, Doug Melnyk); presented at Voorhees Gallery, Hunter College Inter Media Festival, New York City, 1993; Winnipeg Art Gallery as part of Edge Manitoba, curated by Shirley Madill and Leesa Streifler, 1992; Saint Norbert Arts and Cultural Centre, 1992; Winnipeg Fringe Festival, 1992; presented on Arts Encounters, CBC Radio Winnipeg, 1994

GORILLA, performance written by Doug Melnyk, with visuals by Jack Butler, featuring Maggie Nagle, Alexis Butler, Martha Little, Cathy Nosaty: presented at Forest City Gallery, Grand Theatre, London, Ontario, 1992; Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, 1990; Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1990; IVC Theatre, Covent Garden, London, England, 1989; The Gilded Balloon Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1989; Winnipeg Fringe Festival, 1989; Winnipeg Fringe Festival, 1988


“The Winnipeg Alphabestiary”, a publication produced by Border Crossings magazine, featuring works by 26 Winnipeg artists, winter, 2008

“FRUITS”, a comic book produced in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name at Cream Gallery, June 2nd – July 2nd, 2005 and produced by As We Try & Sleep Collective. (First Edition, 1 – 100) distributed by A. A. Bronson through Printed Matter Inc., New York

“MY LAST VISIT TO LESTER’S”,  published in THIS magazine, September/October, 2004

DOCTOR MEIST; novel, published by Lives of Dogs  collective, 1997

“THE TWO OF US”; play, published in INSTANT APPLAUSE: 26 VERY SHORT PLAYS, Blizzard Publishing, Winnipeg, 1994

NAKED CROQUET, a book of texts, published by Turnstone Press, Winnipeg, 1988


Manitoba Arts Council Art Bank; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Permanent Archives of the Tom of Finland Foundation, Los Angeles, CA; Long Beach Museum of Art Video Annex, CA; Museum of Modern Art, NYC; Artexte archives, Montreal; Art Metropole archives, Toronto; Winnipeg Art Gallery; Plug In Music Program Library, Winnipeg; Library of Audio Works, Nova Scotia College of Art And Design; Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre, Winnipeg; Minneapolis College of Art and Design; Concordia University, Montreal; University of Saskatchewan; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

Doug Melnyk is represented in Toronto by O’Connor Gallery, 145 Berkeley St., M5A 2X1

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