Melanie Gordon is a visual artist, photographer, and filmmaker whose work explores female identity, the connections between mothers and daughters, and the nature of belonging. Gordon is motivated by the absence of women’s voices in art, culture, and systems of power and seeks to challenge dominant patriarchal gender narratives. Drawing upon her own experience of raising two daughters, she offers an intimate perspective with emotions at the fore.
Gordon has been photographing her life since her first daughter was born in 2010, finding moments of wonder and unexpected beauty in the everyday as a practice that intertwines life and art. She is curious about how nature manifests in the human experience and how this is vital to healing and thriving.
Gordon’s work has been exhibited, published, and collected in Canada and internationally. She is grateful to have been awarded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two daughters.