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About

Lesley Anderson is a multi-media artist currently living and working in Victoria, BC, Canada. She has called the West Coast of Canada home for most of her life, studying at Emily Carr University in Vancouver and working as a printmaker at an etching studio on Granville Island. She spent several years in Montreal and abroad in France while completing her Master of Fine Arts with Concordia University.

Her work is informed by her materials, the formal properties of painting and the opticality of the medium. The way paint moves and behaves has a bearing on the direction of her work, as does the elemental, geometric, experiential and illusionistic properties of painting. Her work is a meeting of intention and chance.

 

“I think of my pictures as dramas… They begin an unknown adventure in an unknown space… Ideas and plans that existed in the mind at the start were simply the doorway through which one left the world in which they occur”

Mark Rothko

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Education

2015 Concordia University – MFA Candidate – Montreal, QC, Canada
2014 École Nationale Supérieure d’Art à la Villa Arson – Semester Abroad– Nice, France
2011 The Banff Centre – BAIR – Banff Artist in Residence – Banff, AB, Canada
2010 Crown Point Press – Intensive Etching Workshop – San Francisco, CA, United States
2009 Emily Carr University of Art + Design – Bachelor of Fine Arts – Vancouver, BC, Canada
2006 Kwantlen Polytechnic University – Certificate of Fine Arts – Vancouver, BC, Canada

Solo Exhibitions

2015 Inhabited Likeness – Laroche Joncas, Montreal Q.C.
2013 A Hundred Visions – Mouseprint Gallery, Montreal, Q.C.
2012 The Divide – Black & Yellow Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. Canada
2012 Heavenly Bodies – A Public Art Project, The Crying Room, Vancouver, B.C.

Group Exhibitions

2015 10 year Anniversary Exhibition Part I – Laroche Joncas, Montreal, Q.C.
2015 Out of Town – Laroche Joncas, Montreal, Q.C.
2014 HotspotVA – Le Commissariat – Paris, France
2013 Terrain Vague – Mouseprint Gallery, Montreal, Q.C, Canada
2013 Arts 2013 – Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, B.C. Canada
2013 Undefined Abstract/Undefined Expression – OCAD University, Toronto, O.N. Canada
2013 Things I bumped into in the Dark – The Lake Country Art Gallery, Lake Country, B.C. Canada
2011 Ill Repute – Unit/Pitt Projects, Vancouver, B.C.
2011 3rd Qijiang International Print Festival 2011 – South West University, Chongqing, China
2011 Conjure the Ghost – The Other Gallery, The Banff Centre, Banff, A.B., Canada
2011 Selections from the Gordon and Marion Smith Collection – West Vancouver Museum, B.C., Canada
2010 Cultural Agents – Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
2010 The Glenna Evans Memorial Auction, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
2009 Between Spaces – A Collaborative Public Art Project with Translink, Vancouver, B.C, Canada

Awards

2015 2015 Tom Hopkins Graduate Award in Painting
2015 Indspire – Building Brighter Futures – Bursary for the Visual Arts
2014 Concordia Graduate Students Mobility Award
2014 BC Arts Council – Scholarship Award
2014 Indspire – Building Brighter Futures – Bursary for the Visual Arts
2014 Concordia Graduate Students Mobility Award
2013 BC Arts Council – Scholarship Award

Residencies

2011 The Banff Centre – BAIR – Banff Artist in Residence – Banff, AB, Canada