Melanie Bernier is a multi-media artist working in fibers, music, performance, aerobics, and social practice. An involvement in underground culture and political activism influences her work. Recently, her series of flags memorializing shuttered "show houses" in Allston was exhibited at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. Bernier currently resides in Cambridge, MA. She stopped making trash in 2013.
Bernier's work has been shown in NYC, Miami, the Greater Boston Area, and featured in Papercut Magazine, Strangeways, Creative Time Reports, NPR, and 99% Invisible. Since 2011, Bernier has performed nationwide with bands Boston Cream, the Barbazons, and the Electric Street Queens. Her music projects have appeared in Maximum Rock ‘n’ Roll, NPR, Impose Magazine, and VICELAND's King of the Road. Bernier has acted in films such as Love Between the Covers, Nautical Nymphs, and Don't Drink the Devil's Blood. Her work has been used to raise funds for NoDAPL, Planned Parenthood, Ladyfest Boston, the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, and Girls Rock Campaign Boston. Additionally, she has worked for organizations benefiting artists with disabilities and advocating for marriage equality.