Melanie is an early career artist from Melbourne, Australia. She holds an Master of Fine Arts (2010) from RMIT University, Melbourne, and a Graduate Certificate in Information Management (2017).
Melanie has exhibited her work extensively in Australia and internationally. She has been awarded grants from Australia Council for the Arts, Australia-Thailand Institute, Victorian Multicultural Commission and RMIT University and residencies in Australia, Finland, France, Italy, Spain and Thailand.
Melanie works as a Preservation Assistant for photographic collections at the British Library in London. She was co-founder of The Australian Thai Artist Interchange (ATAI), a cross cultural exchange organisation, and is also part of the collectives Concrete Post and Eye Collective.
"Her practice is as much concerned with the continued processes of interpreting her personal archive of images, as it is concerned with generating new images. Images are carefully arranged within the gallery, or within the space of a single print. In Taylor’s practice, images are never fixed but instead, through a dynamic concept of the archive, become subject to constant reinterpretation and reconfiguration. This process brings to light previously dormant narrative and graphic connections between images and even between exhibitions. Taylor’s images are constantly unboxed: this is an archival practice defined by interruption rather than stasis."
Kyle Weise and Simone Hine.
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