Born and raised in Montréal with a Fine Arts education, Melissa Auf der Maur (MAdM) spent 1994-1999 as a member, songwriter and bass player of Hole, culminating in the Grammy nominated album “Celebrity Skin” (Geffen Records). In 2000 she joined the Smashing Pumpkins for their farewell world tour. In 2004, Melissa released her debut solo album “Auf der Maur” on Capitol Records / EMI. She toured Europe and North America for over a year in support of the self-titled album and sold over 180,000 copies worldwide. MAdM’s artistic journey has taken her through various art forms. Her photography has been published in Spin, Elle, Nylon and American Photo, among others, and exhibited internationally. She has toured and collaborated with bands and members of QOTSA, Marilyn Manson, The Cure, Indochine, NIN, Muse, Ryan Adams, Ric Ocasek and more. In addition to her passion for collaborating, she has remained consistently dedicated to pursuing her solo work and has maintained her position as an influential, passionate, and relevant artist over the last 15 years. Her new multi-media project, lauched in 2010, “Out Of Our Minds”, features a short film, comic book, and full-length album.