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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 materials and process, the formal properties of painting and the relationships between colour, mark making and form. Composing images with cut outs from coloured and painted papers, she uses a variety of media such as watercolour, gouache, acrylic and ink to create an inventory of compositional material. Her visual language continues to explore the organic nature of mark making, hard edge and diffused areas of colour. The resulting work is an improvisational recombining of painterly languages. Her work is a meeting of intention and chance.


Ian Tan Gallery – Vancouver, B.C.
Art Rental & Sales, operated by the Vancouver Art Gallery – Vancouver, B.C.
Limited edition prints available through Duende Curation and Artstar

curriculum vitae


2015 Concordia University – Master of Fine Arts – 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

2019 Muse – Galerie Laroche Joncas, Montreal Q.C.

2019 Metamorphoses – Art Rental & Sales Operated by the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver B.C.

2015 Inhabited Likeness – Galerie 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

2019 Small Works Exhibition & Sale – Ministry of Casual Living, Victoria, B.C.

2019 Lady Parts – Victoria Arts Council, Victoria, B.C.

2018 Stratégies d’Abstraction – Galerie Laroche Joncas, Montreal, Q.C.

2015 10 year Anniversary Exhibition Part I – Galerie Laroche Joncas, Montreal, Q.C.

2015 Out of Town – Galerie 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


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

2013 BC Arts Council – Scholarship Award