Melissa Cayford is a Canadian artist living in Ireland who is interested in the ideas of place and its manifestations within and around the body. She is currently working towards her MFA on the west coast of Ireland in the Burren College of Art. She is the recipient of several educational scholarships in both Canada and Ireland.
The Works Art and Design Festival in Edmonton employed Melissa for two consecutive summer internships as a production coordinator. Melissa also held the position of treasurer for the Visual Artist Student Association for the University of Alberta. Her work has been included in many group exhibitions (curated and open submission) and has been collected by two universities in Alberta.