Statement & Bio

I make art by playing, psychoanalysis, and discovery through the Dérive. La barricade ferme la rue mais ouvre la voie. “I want the imagination to seize power and revolutionize cinema as it is today.” –Una pelicula de Alejandro Jodorowsky

“a mode of experimental behavior linked to the conditions of urban society: a technique of rapid passage through varied ambiances.” Guy Debord
I create, edit, and repurpose my physical and 3 dimensional subconscious imagery/animations/film to build expressionist video~game landscapes of trauma
and offer a virtual reality pathway of recovery through it.

BidnessClassMePhotoreviewboard photo by Austin Covell___

Janella Mele is a Squid Situationist artist who washed up on Plum Island, Massachusetts in 1989. She makes giant, emotional monsters on anything surfaces using materials she was given by an Art-Triforce of courage, power, and wisdom, building Virtual Reality worlds through Unity, and repurposing her parasite paintings as a skin landscape in 3D animating and reprograming.

Janella transferred from Northern Essex Community College and studied how to art at Tufts/SMFA (BFA\(hopefully)2018), where she received the Melissa Beth Myers award in recognition of personal growth, while descending three flights of MFA stairs to Star Wars.

In her first solo exhibition Reclaimed Voice, Janella collaged a living installation out of Gallery 263, and morphed the space into a cocooned timecapsule with all the art made during her 201617 trauma recovery process. She is currently expanding from that emotional dissection in making her first feature length 2D/3D animated experimental and Virtual Reality Installation film while transforming her house into a companioned year~long Interactive Gallery with collaborative partner Daniel Scot.

Janella is the artist of Team EmotiVR ~ // a Virtual Reality Experience that taps open your Surrealist Subconscious through the 5 Stages of Grief // ~follow us down the rabbit portal @




5 Stages of Grief


Fri, 4/6 – ICA First Fridays – Virtual Reality! –> here.
Mon, 4/9 – Boston New Technology (Presenting) –> TICKETS~
Fri, 4/13 – SheDevil HelRaiser @ Warehouse
Thurs, 5/3 – Boston Art Week Arts Technica @ CIC Boston
Wed, 3/28 – ICA Boston –> here.
Sat, 3/24 – HomeGrown Boston –> here.
Wed, 3/21 – SVVR VR Mixer GDC/VRDC Week –> here.
Fri, 3/2 – Whisky Saigon VR Trip –> here.

~Thank you for visiting~