Doug Melnyk lives in Winnipeg. In 1981, he received his BFA from the University of Manitoba. He has since participated in several exhibitions and has published essays in magazines such as : Vanguard, Apocalypso, Border Crossings and Midcontinental. He has also written and exhibited many performances. His administrative experience includes a stint as Ace Art Gallery's Programming Director. His first video titled Las Vegas was directed in 1987, since followed by Auld Lang Syne and Lucy.