Hummed, whistled, or sung, Mel Day's recent work is preoccupied with the idea that two different states can exist simultaneously. Something is there and not there, is known and not known. Faith and doubt exist at the same time. This radical ambivalence brings with it deepening mystery and unlikely hope.
Mel Day is a Canadian interdisciplinary visual artist and experimental contemplative living in Northern California. She is currently a Visiting Artist at the Experimental Media Arts Lab at Stanford University, CA. Awards include the John D. and Susan P. Diekman Fellowship, the San Francisco Foundation's Murphy Fellowship in the Fine Arts, the Eisner Prize in the Creative Arts from UC Berkeley as well as residencies at Djerassi Arts Program, Woodside, CA and Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA. Her work is shown both nationally and internationally including recent shows at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, a two-person show in Berlin, and an upcoming show at Peak Gallery, Toronto. She received a Masters in Fine Art from the University of California, Berkeley in 2005, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Queen's University, Canada and the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland in 1992. Day is represented by Peak Gallery, Toronto.