Melanie Authier was born in Montreal in 1980 and now lives in Ottowa. She holds a BFA from Concordia University and completed her MFA at University of Guelph in 2006. Her chief aim to create visual contradictions, or ‘improbable environments’ for the viewer to bring order to. She employs various strategies of representation and abstraction. One of these is to regard color, texture, line and shape are competing forces. Her work has been exhibited across Canada.