Melissa Spiccia (b.1977, Australia) is based in London and works across the mediums of photography and poetry.
Trained as a dancer in Australia and Monaco, Melissa began her career as a ballerina in Germany and later as a contemporary dance artist in London.
In 2015 Melissa began to shift her focus into photography. In 2016 she won the Life Framer Photography Prize in the Human Body category. The work went on to be exhibited in New York, Tokyo and Rome in 2017. Her photography has been commissioned, featured in group exhibitions, in print and shortlisted for several awards including in 2018 a finalist in the Bowness Photography Prize by Monash Gallery of Art in Australia.
More recently Melissa has introduced poetry into her practice. Both her poems and photographs are rooted in her explorations of the corporeality of the mind. Each piece tells a different story, fragments of an experience, feeling or memory as Melissa attempts to reach into the unconscious, seeking to reveal something of the anima of the subject being portrayed.