Melannie monoceros biography

 

melannie monoceros is a poet and interdisciplinary artist exploring polysensory production and somatic grief through text/ile and performance. A Black, nonbinary, chronically ill and disabled creator, they are currently based in Treaty 1/Winnipeg, MB the home of the Métis First Nation and the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Dene, Cree, Dakota and Oji-Cree Nations.
melannie has read and performed at Drop the Mic (Winnipeg, MB 2019), This is Not a Sentence (Paoli, IN 2018), Republic of Inclusion (Ottawa, ON 2017), and at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (Toronto, ON 2016). monoceros is a VONA fellow (Berkeley, CA 2014) and has since been awarded grants from the Canada, Ontario, and Toronto Arts Councils. melannie has been a guest lecturer at Concordia University, Ontario College of Art and Design, Ryerson University, and Yukon College School of Visual Art. melannie’s writing has appeared in magazines such as Make/Shift, Shameless, and The Peak as well as the When Language Runs Dry zine. 

melannie monoceros,  Self Portrait #1 (in process),  wood, wool, cotton, 2016, Photo courtesy of artist.

melannie monoceros, Self Portrait #1 (in process), wood, wool, cotton, 2016, Photo courtesy of artist.