Mel Thibodeau is a queer non-binary artist whose practice explores the strangeness of having/living in a body. They navigate this strangeness through soft, tactile sculptures often reminiscent of living beings. Ongoing themes in their work deal with nostalgia and loss, childhood play, (dis)comfort, & politics surrounding gender, BDSM, and sexuality.

Mel is currently living and working on unceded Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) lands, also known as Vancouver, Canada