M E L I S S A * L U K

W A L L S

2015  |   2014  |   2013

Palimpsest mural residency
Palimpsest mural residency Palimpsest mural residency

Palimpsest mural residency with a.m., 2015
at Proyecto 'ace, buenos aires
(all things argentina)
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Greenest City community garden mural // plant growth
Greenest City community garden mural Greenest City community garden mural
Greenest City community garden mural // dedication

Greenest City community garden mural with BTGC, 2015
(animation: mural in early spring vs. late summer)

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DOM mural
DOM mural // photo by Nicole D'Amario

DOM mural with BTGC, 2015
(two tall ladders and a bucket of white paint)
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BUURRRRSSSTT
BUURRRRSSSTT // Jocey painting

BUURRRRSSSTT, 2015
(into a million pieces)
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B E I N G mural
B E I N G mural // Andrea on the roof

B E I N G mural, 2015
commissioned by COSTI Corvetti Education Centre with support from StART
(graffiti writers: can we call a truce?)
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Block Party I, II, IV mural
Block Party I, II, IV mural

Block Party I, II, IV mural with BTGC, 2015
part of RAW Canvas Party
(made the longest hopscotch for the children)
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Alley mural
Alley mural

Alley mural with h.b., k.k. and BTGC, 2015
(pink corrugated metal forever)
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Trembling

Trembling, 2015
(nature pick-up lines)
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Lists wheatpaste

Lists: originally written

Lists wheatpaste, 2015
(the task of pasting up giant sails)
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A B O U T

photo by Nicole D'Amario

          My name is Melissa Luk. Eight years ago I moved to Toronto to study art at the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU). When I was 16 I asked my mom if I could go out and paint graffiti. She said 'no'. Now as an adult I get to do whatever I want. Along the way I've picked up some far-out ideas about the function of art in society and since then the desire to make art on walls has become something slightly more than a rebellious youthful pursuit.

          I enjoy modest activities. I like to walk, bike, swim, read and feel the sun shine on my back. I like to think. Most times about art and how to get art into the hands and thoughts of ordinary people. In turn, I attempt to do this by making works that reach as far and freely as possible. I am particularly interested in working with organizations that merit autonomy, balance, cooperation and recycling resources. I am & have always been interested in working for people that I like and believe in.

Besides murals painting I am currently seeking projects relating to public art, civic dissent, plant knowledge, folk craft, self-sufficiency, community organizing, zines & independent publishing, food recovery, creative direction or event co-ordination, along with bookmaking, gardening and illustration.

Do you have a wall for me?
(e) hello @ melissaluk (dot) com
(t) melissaluk.tumblr.com
(ig) @melissa.luk