Aimee Melaugh is a painter based in Derry. She graduated in 2018 from the Belfast School of Art with a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art Painting. Melaugh has been selected to exhibit at the Royal Ulster Academy’s 137th annual exhibition and has been the recipient of a Belfast Print Workshop residency award. She has exhibited in the ArtisAnn Gallery Emerging Artists exhibition, Platform Arts Belfast, PS2 and has had a solo exhibition at The Glassworks, Derry which was supported by the Arts Council Northern Ireland. Melaugh has recently joined Gallery 545 and has exhibited in Sea Holly Belfast and Island Arts Centre Lisburn as part of group exhibitions. Her work has been purchased by the Belfast School of Art and is part of the Arts Council Northern Ireland’s permanent collection.
Melaugh’s paintings explore ideas surrounding false personas through reflecting on the relationship between true identity and deceiving appearances. Her work playfully hints at narcissistic tendencies and often examines the idea of exposing someone’s true authentic form after their mask has slipped and everything has been stripped away. Melaugh’s work also focuses on concepts surrounding false realities with reference to film and literature and often portrays this through responding to traumatic events which have taken place throughout history.