Melanie Gordon studied photography and film at the Ontario College of Art and Design and Ryerson University and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in social/cultural anthropology and fine art from the University of Toronto. She has been exhibiting her work since 1997 and her photographs are a part of many corporate and private collections.
When she isn’t traveling across the globe with her camera, Gordon participates actively in Toronto’s art community. In 2005 she co-founded Channel Gallery, an artist-run gallery in the Distillery District. She has been involved in several multi-disciplinary projects and in 2006 she served on the jury for the Queen West Art Crawl. Gordon’s latest endeavor is the Octopus Project, a bimonthly art series, which she co-founded with textile artist Catherine Mellinger, that sparks creativity in artists and gives them an outlet to show their work.