Melissa Doherty is a mid-career artist with an Honours B.A.(Fine Arts) from the University of Waterloo, Canada. She was recently awarded the Laura Ciruls Painting Award from the Ontario Arts Foundation, and a Waterloo Region Visual Arts Award. Her work is included in Carte Blanche Volume 2: Painting, a survey of contemporary Canadian painters, and she was short-listed for the RBC Canadian Painting Competition. A recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Ontario Arts Council, her work has been included in exhibitions internationally at Art Chicago, Scope Miami and Christinerose Gallery, New York. Solo exhibitions include the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Sherbrooke, Quebec, the University of Toronto, Galerie Art Mur, Montreal, Wilfrid Laurier University and the Art Gallery of Peterborough. Her work is represented in numerous collections, including Sir Elton John and David Furnish, University of Toronto, the Bank of Montreal, the Four Seasons, and the Royal Bank of Canada.