Melissa Joakim is a light artist and composer working in Toronto, Canada. She holds a BFA Specialized Honours from York University. In her artworks, she creates sculptures that interplay with light and shadow to call attention to the natural world. Her artistic practice includes installation art; elevating spaces with light, sound and shadow. Along with her art practice as a sculptor, she has extensive experience in lighting and projection design for live theatre, dance performances and concerts. She is a Dora Mavor Moore Award recipient for Scenic Design and she is actively touring internationally. Her solo work primarily focuses on lighting and sound as waveforms that occupy space, fostering a holistic connection to self, others, and the Earth.