Aimee Melaugh was born in Derry in 1996, and graduated from the Ulster University Belfast with a First Class Honours BA (Hons) in Fine Art Painting in 2018. Melaugh’s work explores events which have taken place throughout history along with references to her grandfather’s experiences of being in the army during World War Two. Her paintings present a burst of memory, depicting a moment in time and have the potential to be viewed as a door to re-evaluate past events, inviting the viewer to be transported into a different time and space.
Since graduating, Melaugh has been selected to exhibit in the Royal Ulster Academy’s 137th annual exhibition and the ArtisAnn Gallery Emerging Artist Exhibition. At her degree show at Ulster University, she received a Belfast Print Workshop Graduate award and was longlisted for the RDS Visual Arts Award. Melaugh has exhibited in Platform Arts Belfast as part of a joint painting exhibition, ‘Alternate Perspective,’ and has had a solo exhibition, ‘Fragmented,’ at The Glassworks, Derry which was supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
Her work has been purchased by the Ulster University Art College and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland for their permanent collections.