Felting Workshop with Melanie Monique Rose


About the Artist

Melanie Monique Rose is a visual artist from Regina, Saskatchewan Treaty 4 Territory, and a long-time contributing member of Sâkêwêwak Artists’ Collective Inc. She attended Kootenay School of the Arts with a major in the Fibre Arts in Nelson, B.C. Melanie has exhibited her artwork in both group and solo exhibitions. One of her greatest honours was to receive the distinction of Excellence in Textiles in Dimension’s 2013 touring show. In 2020, CBC celebrated Melanie as a Future 40 for her work in arts and culture. Most recently she was a recipient of the Saskatchewan Foundation of the Arts Endowment Award. In addition to showing her work, Melanie has worked in the province as gallery facilitator, story-keeper, and art instructor for the Mackenzie Art Gallery and teaches various workshops at both public and private institutions.

In 2018 her daughter Meadow Rose was born and Melanie is currently a full-time mom, caregiver, and artist. Becoming a mother has increased Melanie’s desire to share the stories of her culture and family and has challenged the way she creates independently and as a shared experience with her daughter. Melanie is excited to see where the journey takes her as an Artist.

Her current exhibition is The Flower People.The Flower People a story about me, my family, my people and our connection and relationship to the land, ourselves, and each other. It is derived from the name ‘The Flower Beadwork People’ a name given to the Métis who are well known for their floral beadwork” says Melanie.

Melanie is represented by the Assiniboia Gallery in Regina, SK.