Ashleigh Bartlett

Sessional Faculty

Visual Art

Instructor, Painting

Ashleigh Bartlett is a visual artist interested in theatricality, abstraction, feminism and the history of painting.

Since 2015, Bartlett and Jessica Groome have maintained a long-distance practice rooted in friendship, which manifests their collaborative alter-ego CIRCLES & WIGS.

Education:

MFA, School of Fine Art and Music, The University of Guelph (2011)

BFA, Painting, (Honors with Distinction) Alberta College of Art + Design (2006)

Selected Professional Activity:

Exhibitions

2018

Summer Heat, Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Alive with the Sun, Paniki Gallery, (Solo) Batan, Aklan, Philippines

2017

Great and North, Imago Mundi, Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Venice, Italy

Reddish, Michael Gibson Gallery, (Solo) London, ON

Restructured, Nave Gallery Annex, Somerville, MA, USA

2016

Night Moves, Paul Kuhn Gallery, (Solo) Calgary, AB

Crank That, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB

2015

Future Station: Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, Edmonton, AB

Both One and Another, Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT, USA

2014

Pinwheel, Paul Kuhn Gallery, (Solo) Calgary, AB

RBC Painting Award, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, QC

Shared Vibrations, TRUCK Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB

2013

Made in Alberta: Part IV, The Art Gallery of Calgary, AB

Caped and Bound, Michael Gibson Gallery, (Solo) London, ON

2012

Sincerely Yours, Propeller Centre for The Visual Arts, Toronto, ON

Skipping Stones, Michael Gibson Gallery, (Solo) London, ON

2011

Chalk and Butter, Diaz Contemporary Gallery, Toronto, ON

Voices of Fire: Toward A Post Postmodern Theory of Abstraction, Galerie SAS, Montreal, QC 

The Black and The White: An Allegory of Colour, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON

Collaborative Exhibitions | CIRCLES & WIGS (with Jessica Groome)

2018

Best Friends Forever, The Cube, (Solo) Kamloops Art Gallery, BC

The Sleepover, The Lily, (Solo) Calgary, AB

Through the Memory Atlas: 40 Years of Collecting, Kamloops Art Gallery, BC

2017

Make / Shift, FELT Galleri, (Solo) Bergen, Norway 

2015

CIRCLES & WIGS, Howard Park Institute, (Solo) Toronto ON

Selected Publications:

2018

Interview with Claire Scherzinger, (Circles & Wigs) Overly Dedicated. (podcast) April 10

“Why Colour? Notes on Imi Knoebel, Henri Matisse and colour as quality for Circles and Wigs.”

Manfred Naescher. Kamloops Art Gallery. (exhibition essay) April 1

2016

“Out of the Bush Garden” Imago Mundi, Luciano Benneton Foundation. (publication) P66-67

2015

“Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art” (catalogue) P30-31

“Two Things: Ashleigh Bartlett and Jessica Groome” Art Metropole. (online article) May 24 2014

“Visual Art at Sled Island” Andrea Williamson. Akimblog. (online review) June 24

“See the 15 Painters Shortlisted...” James Adams. The Globe and Mail. (online article) June 14

“Alberta Biennial 2015 List Looks to…” Leah Sandals. Canadian Art. (online article) July 15

2013

“Lightening Up” Robert Enright. Border Crossings Magazine, Border Views. Issue 128 (article) P20

2011

“Peintures Enflemmes” Jérôme Delgado. Le Devoir. (review) April 1

“KWAG Biennial: Monochrome Mavericks” David Balzer. Canadian Art (online article) June 9

“Voices of Fire…” Cameron Skeene. Border Crossings Magazine. Issue 119. (review) P144

Residencies

2018

Elmo’s House Artist Residency, Batan, Aklan, Philippines

Eastside International ESXLA, Los Angeles, USA

Kamloops Art Gallery, (Circles & Wigs), Kamloops, Canada

2015

Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island, Canada

2013

Konstepidemin, Gothenburg, Sweden

Selected Awards:

2018

Canada Council for the Arts, Research and Creation Grant

2017

Canada Council for the Arts, (Circles & Wigs) Travel Grant

2016

The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, Emerging Artist Award

Canada Council for the Arts, Project Grant

2014

RBC 16th Annual Painting Competition, Semi-Finalist

2012

Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Visual Arts and New Media Project Grant

2010

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Joseph-Armand Bombardier Award

Featured Work