Anne-Mie Melis is a visual artist and educator. Her artwork explores how we as humans experience our natural environment. She uses digital alongside traditional media in installations with a combination of drawing, sculptural work, video, stop-motion animation and/or photography.
Her latest work increasingly incorporates interactive elements. She invites the public to share her naïve attempts to establish change to our behavior, thus exploring art as a possible tool for its potential to instigate social and environmental change. Running outreach projects for people of different ages and backgrounds is an integrated part of Melis' practice.
Since 2017 she regularly collaborates on art and outreach projects with Roger Lougher. Recent projects and exhibitions include Lead Creative School Projects (with RLougher at Alaw PS, Ystruth PS, Llwnderw PS), ArcadeCampfa (Cardiff), Silent Stage (Lithuania), G39 (Cardiff, with RLougher), Oriel Myrddin (Carmarthen), Oriel Davies (Newtown), the Jerwood Space (London), Lokaal01 (Antwerp, Belgium) and the Weizzmann Institute of Science (Israel).
2019: Invitation to take part at the Coventry Biennial in the Autumn
2018 - Ongoing: Manor Park Playground Project Penarth, Public Art Commission, EMP Projects, Rhôd and Johana Hartwig, Roger Lougher and Anne-Mie Melis
2017: UNIT(e) Residency at g39, Cardiff, in collaboration with Roger Lougher
2015 - 2016: Commissioned by Oriel Davies the flora project, coinciding with solo presentation at Oriel Myrddin
2014: Research and Development Award supported by Arts Council Wales, Artist in Residence at PDR, International Centre for Product Design and Research, Cardiff Metropolitan University
2013: Commission / Research Artist in Residence, Duke’s Wood Project, Ordinary Culture, Nottingham
2012: Hybrid, Peter Hulsmans & Anne-Mie Melis, Artist in Residence in Lokaal 01, Antwerp, Belgium
2010-2011: The Leverhulme Trust, Artist in Residence Award, School of Biosciences at Cardiff University
2010: Arts Council England selected Escalator Artist
2009: Research and Development Award, Grants for the Arts, Art Council England, East.
2009: Artist in Residence, Addenbrooks Hospital Cambridge, outreach project in collaboration with Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination
October 2018, 'Slow Landscape' at Arcade Cardiff, Queens Arcade, Cardiff
August 2018, Kukiskes, Lithuania
Silent Stage, group exhibition, interdisciplinary project, curated by Mona Casey and Tadas Stalyga
2017: UNIT(e) Summer School at G39 (with RLougher), Cardiff
2016: A New Niche for Nature, flora commission / solo show at Oriel Myrddin Gallery, commission by Oriel Davies Gallery and supported by ACW
2016: flora touring, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth
2015: Watch My Garden Grow, Oriel Mwldan, Cardigan
2015: flora, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Powys and touring in Wales
2015: ‘Drawing 2015’, Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen
2014: ‘Underground’, Cefn Coed Coal and Steam Museum, Neath.
2013: Dukeswood Project with Ordinary Culture, Nottingham http://dukeswoodproject.wordpress.com/, supported by the Arts Council England
2013: Colony 13, curated by Lee Williams, Cardigan
2012: Hybrid, Artist in Residence at Lokaal01, with artist Peter Hulsmans, Antwerp, Belgium, supported by the Flemish Community in Belgium
2012: Intersections, Science in Contemporary Art, exhibition at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, curated by Cathy Wills and Carolyn Drake, supported by the British Council Israel
2012: Feeling the Pressure (Climate Change 2), Open Exhibition at Rhyl Library, Museum & Arts Centre, Denbighshire, North Wales
2012: Rhôd 2012, curated by Kathryn Campbell Dodd, Melin Glonc, Drefelin, Carmarthenshire, West Wales
2011-2012: TERRA, Jerwood Encounters, Jerwood Space, London and touring to Grizedale Forest, Lake District, curated by Hayley Skipper and Antony Mottershead
2011: Blind Petunias, The Late Shift at the Forum, Norwich in collaboration with the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
2011: Blind Petunias, Cambridge Science Festival, as part of the Invisible Dust installation at Jesus Green Lido, Cambridge, curated by Alice Sharp
2011: Blind Petunias, screening on 17 February at Cardiff University School of Biosciences
2011: Are Your Petunias Actually Transgenic?, Test Bed, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, curated by Antony Mottershead