Melissa Falconer, also known as M. Falconer, is a Toronto based self-taught visual artist. Her work is strongly influenced by Black culture and Black pop culture in North America as they represent the forms of culture she identifies with the most. Her paintings foster a sense of self-love, empowerment and self-expression. She describes her style as “Black Pop Art” due to her use of a bold and unconventional color palette. Her mission is to use art to empower people of color and to represent the culture.
Melissa has had the opportunity to exhibit in various locations in Canada, including at the Art Gallery of Ontario and Nuit Blanche, and has been commissioned for various projects with media households such as FLARE, the HuffPost and CBC/Radio-Canada among others.
Melissa Falconer graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Bachelor degree in Business and Economics. She currently works as a full time artist from her studio in Toronto.