Melinda Mollineaux (Canadian, b. 1964) is a visual artist who investigates Blackness, the diaspora and visibility in her artistic practice. Born in London, England, her parents migrated from Trinidad to Britain in the 1950s and settled in Lethbridge, AB in 1981. Mollineaux explores identities formed in the Black diaspora, bringing forth its invisible qualities through pinhole photography and ceramics. Focused on time and presence, she foregrounds her own body through the process of slow photography to call attention to the erasure of Black people within Canadian cultural discourses. Mollineaux received a BA from Simon Fraser University and an MFA in photography from the University of Victoria. She was active in Vancouver’s artist-run centres and was co-editor of Boo Magazine in the 1990s. Mollineaux works at the Canada Council for the Arts as a Policy and Planning Officer, prior to which she held roles as Program Officer and Equity Coordinator; in the latter role, Mollineaux oversaw cultural diversity-related policies and initiatives, ensuring visible minority artists and organizations have equal access to the Council’s funding programs.