The Flower People
Melanie Monique Rose
Exhibition Dates: January 11, 2020 - March 14, 2020
Reception & Artist Talk: January 25, 2020 3:00 pm - 5 pm
Melanie Monique Rose is a fibre and visual artist from Regina, Saskatchewan, Treaty 4 Territory. She attended the Kootenay School of the Arts (Nelson, BC) and majored in Fibre arts. Since then, Rose has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions nationally. Felting technique combined with the use of collected blankets creates a canvas for Rose’s exploration of identity as a contemporary Indigenous Artist alongside her Ukrainian heritage. Personal, cultural and universal symbolism is woven into the fabric of Rose’s work with an emphasis on movement, colour, and narrative. Rose’s most recent works explore personal acts of Indigenous survivance & solidarity, which have made her look critically at how she tells her story as an active Indigenous presence in the world today.