Updated July 16, 2014
Mise à jour le 16 juillet 2014

Dreaming in colour. Searching for balance. Finding light.

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New works 2014
2013 2012 2011 2010
2009
2008
 2007 2006
2005
2004 2003 2002
2001
2000 1999

2014 Pontiac Artists' Studio Tour / Dreamer (Rêveur) Solo Exhibition at Art Brulant & IMPRESSIONS Gallery / 1 Weekend in August 2013 Pontiac Artists' Studio Tour / 1 Weekend in August 2012 Pontiac Artists' Studio Tour / Danse Invisible-Invisible Dance / 1 Weekend in August / en août (Claudia Salguero concert) 2011 Pontiac Artists' Srudio Tour / Inside what you see - À l'intérieure du visible

Murals
Mural Workshop Details

Peinture murales

Ateliers de peintures murales - Détails

2010 Pontiac Artists' Studio Tour   2009 Pontiac Artists' Studio Tour Café Pontiac 2008 Exposition érotique Pontiac Artists' Studio Tour Art in the Garden 2 Weekends in August / 2 Weekends en août / Marcio Melo at the Ottawa International Airport / Everyday Magic / Exteriors 2007 Muses, Music and Magic Pontiac Artists' Studio Tour Gardens and Gifts New Canadians / 2 Weekends in August / 2 Weekends en août
International Mural Showcase

Imagine Brazil - Brazil and its Carnival
2006 Fleurs de macadam / Art in the Garden  / 2 Weekends in August / 2 Weekends en août  / Muses, Music and Magic
2005
/2 Weekends in August / Absolutely Fabiano! / Imagine Brazil / Imaginez le Brésil / Marcio Melo at the Ottawa International Airport
Marcio Melo, le Brésilien du Pontiac (2001)
Cats (1999 - present)

Drama: The Creative Process (1998)
in the garden where she dances(1998)

2002 2 Weekends in August / Bleu, Rouge et Vert Égale (français)
2001 Victory -Victoire / ¡FLAMENCO! / 2 Weekends in August

Censorship Controversy (1997)


Marcio Melo


Childhood with my brother's guitar

Quatro vacas     Unlocking Mystery      Descansando na luz     Muse in Repose     Moonlight Day

 

Marcio Melo works with students on a Mural Project at Symmes Junior HIgh in Gatineau, Quebec
Marcio Melo works with students on a Mural Project at Symmes Junior High in Gatineau, Quebec


Marcio out for a walk in the Pontiac  Marcio Melo
"Melo floods the room with colour, spirit, laughter, sperm and embryos, music and dance. Here is the dance of life.
...grabs you by the shoulders, shakes you, kisses you, tosses your hair, stuffs food in your mouth, and sets a million dreams to work.
...dances like calligraphy - the occult voice of fecundity, fertility, orgasm, laughter, and love."
Fred Ryan, The Pontiac Journal, May 14, 1996.

Artist's Statement

“In the last years I have been focusing on amplifying my creative process by working with figurative and abstract tendencies simultaneously. I am a painter, I have the need to honour these two tendencies and not to stray too far from painting’s original message, which is to me, essentially visual.
You will find an amplified use of figure and colour in my paintings, expressing my emotions and ideas.
I am concerned with the creation of images that communicate something uplifting, hopeful.
It is my contribution to humanity’s evolution of positive psyche.

I am particularly proud of the more than 140 Murals that have been created since 2000 with my ”Collaborative Mural Workshop” that I offer as part of the Quebec Ministry of Culture’s “Artists in the Schools” program and to other schools, groups and individuals.
It is an opportunity for me to foster the principles of cooperation, compromise, order and balance that is so much a part of my creative process, to create monumental works of art.”
Marcio Melo

 

Bio

Marcio Melo is a figurative painter. His painting can be characterized as bold and colourful, ranging from stylized to realistic. He typically works from imagination and his themes run from Brazilian Candomblé Saints to Canadian wildlife and everything in between. The paintings typically include people or animals, often with fantastic or spiritual imagery as elements. Marcio works in watercolour, acrylics, oils and crayon conté. He works mainly on paper and canvas. Often he handpaints the frames, matching them to the painting, or sometimes the painting extends into the area of the frame.

Marcio is proud to be included in Quebec’s Ministry of Culture’s “Artists in the Schools” program He has acquired great experience since the year 2000 conducting mural workshops with students - over 140 so far. It is an opportunity for him to foster the principles of cooperation, compromise, order and balance that is so much a part of his creative process, to create monumental works of art. Look at the results of these mural projects or videos of the projects.

Marcio is well known in the Ottawa area. He has appeared on the CBC television show Rockburn and Company, and has several feature articles in the Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa XPress, Ottawa Sun, Zone Outaouais, Sotaque brasileiro, The Equity, The Pontiac Journal, The West Quebec Post and The Aylmer Bulletin. Marcio was also at the centre of a controversy at his show at the NCC Visitor's Centre in Gatineau Park (1997) when seven paintings from his show were deemed unsuitable by the NCC and were removed. The outpouring of indignation about the censorship and support for his art from the public was overwhelming.

He has exhibited at his home studio in Quyon, in the Ottawa area, Montreal, in Brazil and in Germany. He is represented in galleries in Quebec, Ontario, the USA, and Germany. Marcio's paintings are in corporate and private collections in Canada, the USA, Brazil, France, England, Italy, Portugal, China, Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Marcio's work can be viewed at any of his associated galleries, and he welcomes visitors to his studio in Quyon, Quebec. "Inside What You See", his latest major exhibition, was exhibited at the Montcalm Gallery in Gatineau in the summer of 2011.

Marcio came to Canada from Brazil in 1987. He feels comfortable with the languages and culture, and has made Canada his home. In Brazil, Marcio worked in architecture and design, mainly in heritage preservation in the four-century-old cities of Recife and Olinda.


 
  Contact Information

Home Address:  8 the Twelfth Line, Bristol, Quebec    J0X 1G0

Phone:   (819) 647-3416   

Web Site:   www.MarcioMelo.com

E-mail:    art@marciomelo.com

GPS coordinates:   N45 38.832 W76 19.547 (WGS84 datum)

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Current Exhibitions

Dreamer (Rêveur) Solo Exhibition, June 21 to July 16, 2014,
Art Brûlant & IMPRESSIONS Gallery, 305F Main Street, Shawville, Quebec, acrylics
1 Weekend in August / en août, August 2, 3, 4, 2014,
Marcio Melo Studio, 8 the Twelfth Line, Quyon, Quebec, acrylics and new works.
Marcio Melo Studio, 8 Twelfth Line, Bristol, Quebec,  watercolours and acrylics, call (819) 647-3416 or email to visit
Ottawa Art Gallery - Art Rental & Sales, Arts Court, 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, watercolours, crayon conté, acrylics
La Tulipe Noire, 715 Riverside Drive, Wakefield, Quebec
Studio Gallery 737
, Highway 37 near Actinolite, Ontario, acrylics


Future Exhibitions



Previous Exhibitions

1 Weekend in August / en août , August 2012, 2013, Marcio Melo Studio, 8 the Twelfth Line, Quyon, Quebec

Pontiac Artists' Studio Tour 1994 - 2014, Marcio Melo Studio, Quyon, Quebec, watercolours and acrylics
Danse Invisible - Invisible Dance
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Café349,
349 Main Street, Shawville, Quebec, June 26 - July 22, 2012
Inside what you see - À l'intérieure du visible
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Solo Exhibition at Galerie Montcalm,
25 Laurier Street, Gatineau (Hull), Quebec, July 7 - August 21, 2011
Café Pontiac
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Café 349, 349 Main Street, Shawville, Quebec, June 23 - August 2, 2009
Everyday Magic
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Solo Exhibition at Onda Arte Latina/Cross Currents Gallery, 2215 NE Alberta Street, Portland, Oregon, USA, August 26 - September 23, 2008
Marcio Melo at the Ottawa International Airport, Solo Exhibition at the Ottawa International Airport, August 1 - September 30, 2008

Art in the Garden,
June, 2006-2008, Earnscliffe, the residence of the British High Commissioner to Canada, 140 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, a fundraiser for the Elizabeth Fry Society

Exposition érotique,
Galerie d’Art de l’Aubier, Gatineau, Quebec, April 4, 5, 6, 2008
2 Weekends in August
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August, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Marcio Melo Studio, 8 the Twelfth Line, Quyon, Quebec,  watercolours and acrylics
Gardens and Gifts
, Spiritwood Farm, Quyon, Quebec, July 8, 2007
New Canadians,
Parkdale Gallery, 229 Armstrong Street, Ottawa, June 20-July 29, 2007
Muses, Music and Magic,
Solo Exhibition at the Visual Arts Center, Orléans, 1490 Youville Drive, Orléans, Ontario, February 5 - March 2, 2007
Muses, Music and Magic
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Solo Exhibition at Onda Arte Latina/Cross Currents Gallery, 2215 NE Alberta Street, Portland, Oregon, USA, August 31 - September 26, 2006
Fleurs de macadam,
June 2, 2006, Gatineau (secteur Aylmer), Quebec, chalk painting on sidewalks
Pontiac Artists' Studio Tour Preview Show,
Santé Restaurant / Gallery, 45 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario, January 9 - March 27, 2006
Marcio Melo at the Ottawa International Airport,
Solo Exhibition at the Ottawa International Airport, October 1 - November 30, 2005
Imagine Brazil
, Solo Exhibition at Alliance Française, 352 MacLaren Street, Ottawa, Ontario, August 22 - September 6, 2005
Absolutely Fabiano!
, Solo Exhibition at The Mud Oven, 1065 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario, July 25 - August 28, 2005
Sole, luna e colore, Solo Exhibition at
Olga's Delights, Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario, November 22, 2004 - February 28, 2005
Dreaming in Color, Solo Exhibition at Onda Arte Latina/Cross Currents Gallery, 2215 NE Alberta Street, Portland, Oregon, USA, November 18 - December 28
Lune en Lion / Moon under Leo
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Solo Exhibition at Galerie Montcalm, 25 Laurier Street, Gatineau (Hull), Quebec, June 17 - July 18, 2004
Feline Fantasy,
featured artist at Ottawa Art Gallery - Art Rental & Sales, Arts Court, 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, May 25 - June 12, 2004
Festivalissimo,
Group show at La Galerie@1637, 1637 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec, March 18- 28, Vernissage March 16, 5 pm, 2004
A Taste of Things to Come
, Latitude 44 Gallery, 2900 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Vernissage: October 4, 2003
Marcio Melo On Somerset at Bank
, The Somerset Village Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, August 1 - 30, 2002, acrylics
Marcio Melo at the Ottawa International Airport
, Ottawa, Ontario, August 1 - September 31, 2002, acrylics

Bleu, Rouge et Vert Égale, Sky Complex, 1474 Ste-Catherine Street East, Montreal, Quebec, June 29 - August 2, 2002, acrylics
Victory, The Hull Casino, Hull, Quebec October 5, 2001 - January 10, 2002, Opening reception October 10, 7 pm - 9 pm
¡FLAMENCO!, The Somerset Village Gallery, 347 Somerset Street West, Ottawa, Ontario, August 1 - 31, 2001
Ideal in Waterloo
, La Maison de la culture de Waterloo, Waterloo, Quebec, April 1 - 28, 2001
Ideal, Château Cartier Resort , 1170 chemin Aylmer, Aylmer, Quebec, December 5, 2000 - February 9, 2001
Timeless Eyes - The Vision of Three Figurative Artists
, Santé Restaurant / Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, July 24 - October 21, 2000
Marcio Melo On Somerset at Bank
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Somerset Street at Bank, Ottawa, Ontario, August 17 - September 30, 2000
4 Weekends in August, August, 1999, 2000, Marcio Melo Studio, 8 the Twelfth Line, Quyon, Quebec,  watercolours and acrylics
Ten Years After, Ottawa City Hall Foyer, 111 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, April 22 - May 2, 1999
Pot Pourri, Ottawa International Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, November 3, 1998 - February 3, 1999, Acrylic on canvas
Marcio Melo Framed, Belleville Public Library Gallery, Belleville, Ontario, December 3 - 31, 1998
Singular Pieces, The Mud Oven, 1065 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario, October 20 - November 29, 1998, Acrylics and watercolours
Intimate Works, September 3 - October 31, 1998, Château Logue, Maniwaki, Quebec, small watercolours with painted frames
Drama, Solo show at Château Cartier Resort , Aylmer, Quebec, May 22 - September 7, 1998, Acrylic on canvas with painted frames
Picasso to Pottery, The Mud Oven, 1065 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario, May 10 - June 21, 1998, Ceramic
A Taste of the Tour, Ottawa City Hall Foyer, 111 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, April 28 - May 12, 1998
Mixed Societies, Ottawa City Hall Foyer, 111 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, October 7 - November 6, 1997
Artists in Their Environment Studio Tour, NCC Visitors Centre, Old Chelsea, Quebec, September, 1997
Aylmer's 150th Anniversary,  Parc de l'Imaginaire, Aylmer, Quebec, June, July, August, 1997, sculpture, painted furniture
Voyage Pittoresque au Brésil, collaboration with Marie-France Nitski, February 20 - March 6, 1997, Sala René Ribeiro, Fundação Joaquim Nabuco, Recife, Brazil, mixed media on paper
Our New Land... Our Roots, Ottawa-Carleton Regional Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, December 2 - 13, 1996, acrylics
Graphische Impressionen, Osta Galerie, Jülich, Germany, November 17 - December 2, 1996, watercolours, acrylic and crayon conté
Marcio Melo Toiles - Canvasses, Solo Exhibition at café/restaurant L'agaric, Old Chelsea, Quebec, July 12 - October 14, 1996, acrylic on canvas
Marcio Melo Unframed, Solo Exhibition, Marcio Melo Studio, Quyon, Quebec, May 3 - 12, 1996, unframed watercolours, acrylics and crayon conté
Rockburn and Company, CBC Ottawa, October 30, 1995, television interview
Aquatica, Solo Exhibition at La Galerie d'art Jacar, 103 rue Principale, Aylmer, Quebec, April 6 - 23, 1995, crayon conté and watercolour
O Unico dos Quinze-One Out of Fifteen, Solo Exhibition, Galeria Lula Cardosa Ayres, Recife, Brazil, February 3-25, 1994, acrylic on canvas & paper
Marcio Melo - Summertime Hues, Solo Exhibition at the Fort Gallery, Quyon, Quebec, July 31 - August 9, 1993, watercolours and acrylics
Marcio Melo - Winter Dreams, Solo Exhibition, L'échelle de Jacob, Aylmer, Quebec, Feb.24 - March 22, 1993, acrylic on paper
Marcio Melo - The Show He Never Gave, Solo Exhibition at The Gallery Café, Charteris, Quebec, August 11 - August 16, 1992, "The Brazilian Saints" series of fingerpaints on paper, watercolours and mixed media on furniture

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GPS coordinates:   N45 38.832 W76 19.547

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