Project Artist & Co-Founder of The Wall of Song Project
Mel Day is a SF Bay Area-based British-Canadian interdisciplinary artist and co-founder of The Wall of Song Project. Launched on Inauguration Day, 2017 in Washington, D.C and at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Wall of Song’s current ongoing project, FEELING GOOD, explores the expressive possibilities of art, song, and sport for women’s athletics and a more equitable, racially just community in collaboration The Institute for the Study of Sport, Society & Social Change.
Recently awarded the 2019 Silicon Valley Creates Artist Laureate Nexus Award, Day has shared her collaborative work at venues including Provident Credit Union Event Center (San Jose), Grace Cathedral and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco) and Berkeley Art Museum. Residencies include Stanford University’s Experimental Media Arts Lab, Headlands Center for the Arts Alumni New Works Award and UC Berkeley MFA Fellowship, Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus (Schwandorf, Germany) and The Lab (San Francisco). As part of her inclusive practice, Day founded an IDEO-Awarded Youth Fellowship in collaboration with the Djerassi Resident Artist Program and has curated a number of exhibitions including an experimental video program for V-tape‘s Curatorial Incubator in Toronto, Canada. Currently teaching at San José State, she holds an MFA from UC Berkeley, a BFA from Queen’s University, Canada with a year’s scholarship to Glasgow School of Art, Scotland. // www.mmd.ca // www.