Melanie Evelyn is an interdisciplinary artist and educator residing on the unceded territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, səl̓ílwətaʔɬ and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm people. She holds a BFA from Emily Carr, and a BEd in Art Education from SFU. Her educational work takes up themes of performance, identity and environmental stewardship and prioritizes collaborative and community-based projects. In her own practice, Evelyn draws inspiration from artists such as Nan Goldin and Tracey Emin, as well as the rituals and mythologies of her own childhood. Evelyn’s work draws on the visual lexicon of feminine aesthetics located in the everyday, joyfully arranging and rearranging it into photographs, happenings, comic books and plays.