A research based visual artist. The core of her practice revolves around responding to the evolution of portraiture in a variety of visual structures. Alicia Melanie comments upon the discourses of authority, hierarchy and both current and historical societal happenings. Whilst painting has become a fundamental responsibility, she also practices with New-Media art forms to expand on the ethos of the artworlds engagement with new technologies.
"My art is primarily birthed from subjective experiences. However, I find it interesting to create spaces where dialogue happens. Art, to me, is a form of constructing conversations, thus my work becomes an imperative tool for documentative communication. The true essence of my art is provoked by the invisibility of blackness within the arts. I struggle to find images on gallery walls similar to myself; so I create them." -Alicia Melanie