Melanie Ducharme’s work is a response to the world around her. Her imagery uses a juxtaposition of symbols that are traditionally associated with being female. In addition, many of her pieces use the human body, particularly the female body, as a symbol. The themes she works with are gender, identity, memory, popular culture and/or political issues.
Ducharme’s work is as much about a theme as it is about an exploration of color. Her work uses vibrant, sometimes contrasting colors. Each piece is an exploration of how color affects the overall tone of the work.
Melanie Ducharme has been exhibiting her work since 2001. She is a visual artist and educator. She is a former member of Gallery X, a cooperative art gallery in New Bedford, MA. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in graphic design and letterform from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and her Masters in Art Education from Rhode Island College.