Tiziana La Melia, Pet Parasite
September 8th - September 29th, 2018
Organized by Xenia Benivolski
Tiziana La Melia is an artist and writer. She was born in Palermo, raised on an orchard in the Okanagan and currently resides in Vancouver (unceded territories). A book of poetry titled The Eyelash and the Monochrome was recently published with Talonbooks and a new edition of Oral Like Cloaks, Dialect is forthcoming with Blank Cheque Press. Recent solo and collaborative exhibitions of her work include Garden Gossip, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff (2017-18); The Pigeon Looks for Death in the Space Between the Needle and the Haystack, Unit 17, Vancouver (2018); Broom Emotion, galerie anne barrault, Paris (2017); Johnny Suede, Damien and the Love Guru, Brussels (2017); Cloudcuckooville, soon.tw (2018), Montreal; The Eyelash and The Monochrome, Mercer Union (2014); Neck of Thirsty Flower, Exercise, Vancouver (2012). Her work has been included in group exhibitions such as Vancouver Special: Ambivalent Pleasures, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver (2016-17); Down to Write You This Poem Sat, Oakville Galleries, Oakville (2016); Enter the Fog, The Rooms, St. Johns (2016); Nature's Way, Cooper Cole, Toronto (2017); Domestic like a Pre-raphaelite brotherhood, Truth and Consequences, Geneva (2017); Stopping the Sun in its Course, Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles (2015). Her writing has appeared in Art21, Organism for Poetic Research, C Magazine, The Interjection Calender, and other places. In 2014, La Melia won the national title for the 16th annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition.