Mel Jane Wilson (b. 1989, Melbourne lives Ballarat, Australia)

Mel Jane Wilson has a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts with Honours. Her recent projects include solo exhibitions at Assembly Point Guild (Melbourne), Mailbox Art Space (Melbourne), and group exhibitions at Backspace Gallery (Ballarat), The Artists Guild (Melbourne), Red Gallery (Melbourne), Wide Open Road Art (Castlemaine), and Floating Goose Gallery (Adelaide).



2015  Bachelor of Fine Art (Visual Art) Honours, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne

2014  Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting), Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne 

Solo Exhibitions

2018  A Trail of Seams, Assembly Point, Melbourne

2017  Overlapped Mixings, Mailbox Art Space, Melbourne

2015  Flux, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne

2013  Cut, Removed & Exposed, Rooftop Art Space, Melbourne 

Group Exhibitions

2019 Venus Rising: Four Female Emerging Artists, Backspace -The Art Gallery of Ballarat

2019 Efflorescence, curator Brooke Van Der Linden, The Artists Guild, Melbourne

2018 Build / Rebuild, The Artists Guild, Melbourne

2018 For Display, curator Bethanie Irons, Pleat Gallery, (online-only gallery)

2017   Graeme Hilderbrand Painting Prize, Red Gallery, Melbourne

2017   Sublime, Sidewalk, Ripple, Wide Open Road Art, Castlemaine Victoria

2017   Home Alone: Solitary Pleasures, curator Georgina Downey, Floating Goose Gallery, Adelaide

2017   Conversation, curator Petra Nicel, Montsalvat Barn Gallery, Victoria

2016  Tilt, Alderman Upstairs, Melbourne

2016  Fresh!, Craft Victoria Gallery, Melbourne

2015  VCA Graduate Exhibition, The Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne

2015  Bluestone, The Living Museum of the West, Melbourne

2015  ; , V.C.A Student Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne

2014  Verge 'Art for Wildlife', Box Hill Community Arts Centre, Melbourne

2014  Scoopnet, V.C.A Student Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne

2014  Artificial World, Space 32 Gallery, Melbourne

2013  The Black Square, Alderman Upstairs, Melbourne

2013  Mary & Lou Senini Student Sculpture Show, McClelland Gallery, Victoria

2013  Dead Rubber, Project Car Park Collingwood, Melbourne

2013  Impromptu, V.C.A Student Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne  

2013  Proud, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne


2019 Michelle Smith, ‘Venus Rising: Four emerging women artists at Backspace Gallery’, The Courier >>, June 26 2019

2019 WORA Conversation Series >>, Wide Open Road Art, 2019

2018 Bethanie Irons, Pleat Gallery (Blog) Interview >>, October 5 2018

2018  Ashleigh McMillan, 'Is Ballarat ready for art evolution?', The Courier, July 28 2018

2017  Helen Mathwin, 'Mel Jane Wilson and En En See interview', Wide Open Road Art >>, 2017

2017  Georgina Downey, "On Being Home Alone", catalogue essay, Floating Goose Gallery, Adelaide, 2017

2016  Fresh! Profile & Interview, Craft Victoria Blog >>, 2016

2015  Precinct 015, VCA School of Art Graduates Catalogue, 2015

2014  Creative Arts, Zine, Melbourne University Parkville, Melbourne, 2014

2013  Toby Feily, 'Melissa Wilson, "Cut, Removed & Exposed" review, Three Thousand, 2013

Awards & Residencies

2018  Ballarat Evolve Studio Residence (Ballarat Arts Foundation), Ballarat VIC

2017  Finalist, Graeme Hildebrand Art Prize

2013  Finalist, Mary & Lou Senini Sculpture Prize, McClelland Gallery