Mélanie Paulin

2024 Winner

“I am honoured to be awarded a JL Micro-Bursary, which will help me attend the Made in Canada: Sustainable Fibre Arts Conference 2024 in Gros Morne National Park, NL. As an emerging artist exploring the intersection of art and sustainability, the opportunity to engage in hands-on learning alongside renowned fibre instructors and artists from across the nation will greatly enrich my understanding. I’m eager to gain new insights into repurposing fibres and textiles, which I can integrate into my artistic practice. I’m sincerely thankful for the support provided by Cat and Maureen Leblanc, the generous sponsors of the bursary.”

Mélanie Paulin (she/her) is an emerging contemporary artist who works in textiles and printmaking. Her practice centers on self-care, environmental care, and motherhood by revisiting and reinterpreting her personal life experiences. Paulin embraces the handmade nature and imperfections of her work and holds a special interest in the acknowledgement and recognition of the many ways that women make art.

A graduate of the Foundation for Visual Arts program at the New Brunswick College for Craft and Design and alumnus of the ArtsLinkNB CATAPULT Arts Accelerator program, Paulin also holds a PhD in environmental microbiology. She serves on the board of Galerie Sans Nom in Moncton and fervently supports her local art community. Paulin’s work has been supported by artsnb and shown at Galerie Sans Nom, Atelier Imago, George Fry Gallery, and FICFA festival. She is based in Moncton, New Brunswick, where she mothers, lives, and works.

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