Melicia Zaini

Multidisciplinary Artist

Melicia (they/them) is a multidisciplinary artist working primarily as a costume designer and textile artist for stage and screen. Born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia to a family of Chinese ancestry, they are grateful to live and create on the unceded and ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. As a costume designer, they have worked with Pacific Theatre, ZeeZee Theatre, Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre, Aenigma Theatre, TomoeArts, Arts Club, among others. In addition to design, they channel their love of colours through painting, writing, collaging, and taking long walks guided by colours. Melicia is passionate about telling visually impactful stories through striking colour palettes, and is always inspired by their community to create art that uplifts and celebrates BIPOC, queer, and trans voices.