Mel Day

Studio E-7


Artist Statement

Mel Day is a British-Canadian interdisciplinary artist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her video, new media and curatorial projects investigate the role of uncertainty and instability involving diverse belief systems. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Grace Cathedral (San Francisco), San Francisco Film Festival, The Berlin Office (Berlin), Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley), and Berkeley Art Museum. Residencies and honors include Headlands Center for the Arts Alumni New Works Award, Djerassi Residency (Woodside, CA), Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus Residency (Schwandorf, Germany), SF Murphy Fellowship, and UCB Eisner Prize. She has published in the Journal of Performing Arts and has recently curated Love & Longing (San Francisco). Day is currently curating an experimental video screening as part of V-Tape’s Curatorial Incubator “Video in the Age of Sublime Uncertainty” with guest curators Jennifer Fisher and Jim Drobnik (Toronto). She holds an MFA from UC Berkeley and a BFA from Queen’s University, Canada with a year’s study at the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland. Day has been a visiting lecturer at UC Berkeley, Santa Clara University and University of Toronto Mississauga’s Art & Art History Program. She currently teaches at San José State University.

Recent Works

Mel Day Doxology
Doxology, 10 years later (+/-), 2005-,  Evolving video installation with sound

Mel Day Wall of Song

Mel Day and Michael Namkung, Wall of Song, 2016-, Participatory video installation and live singing event (Grace Cathedral, San Francisco version)

Mel Day For the Lovers of Truth Everywhere
Mel Day and Frank Ham, Truth in the Song: For the Lovers of Truth Everywhere, 2015, plywood, projector, bright-sign, fan, digital pigment print on archival duratrans, plexi, graphite, LED lights, 15 x 20 x 45 in.

Contact Mel

For more information, visit Mel Day's website.