Ashleigh Bartlett

Ashleigh Bartlett
Ashleigh Bartlett
Ashleigh Bartlett
Ashleigh Bartlett
Ashleigh Bartlett
Ashleigh Bartlett
Ashleigh Bartlett
Ashleigh Bartlett


Ashleigh Bartlett was born in 1984 in Calgary AB.   She received her MFA from the University of Guelph (2011) and her BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design (2006).  Her paintings have been included in various solo and group exhibitions across Canada, including “Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art” in Edmonton and “Made in Alberta: Part IV” in 2013 at the Art Gallery of Calgary.  In Spring 2013, Bartlett attended the Konstepidemin Residency in Gothenburg, Sweden, where she created small scale installations that inform a series of drawings, collage, and small works on paper.

Bartlett is also part of an ongoing collaboration with artist Jessica Groome titled CIRCLES & WIGS.  Working together in Toronto, Berlin, and Boston, CIRCLES & WIGS maintains an openness, curiosity and lightheartedness towards a variety of art making strategies.  An upcoming solo exhibition will be held at FELT Galleri, Bergen Norway in 2017.

In 2014 Ashleigh Bartlett was a semi-finalist in the RBC Canadian Painting Competition, and was awarded the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award in 2016.  Her work is in the permanent collections of Global Affairs Canada Visual Arts Collection, The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Cenovus, Encana and the Heritage Property Corporation.  She maintains a studio in Boston, Mass.


Ashleigh Bartlett News

Ashleigh Bartlett wins the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Emerging Arts Award


Ashleigh Bartlett at Howard Park Institute

Ashleigh Bartlett is showing new cut-out collage work at Howard Park Institute


Bartlett in 2015 Alberta Biennial

Ashleigh Bartlett is one of the 42 artists included in “Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art”


Bartlett Shortlisted for RBC

Ashleigh Bartlett has been shortlisted for the 16th Annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition


Sizzling Summer Soiree Pics

View party pics from our Summer Sizzling Soiree 2013


Ashleigh Bartlett in Calgary Collects

Ashleigh Bartlett chosen to be part of Calgary Collects December 2012



2011 Master of Fine Arts, School of Fine Art and Music, University of Guelph ON
2006 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary AB

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Reddish, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON
Circles & Wigs (with Jessica Groome), FELT Galleri, Bergen, Norway
2016 Night Moves, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB
2015 Circles and Wigs (with Jessica Groome) Howard Park Institute, Toronto, ON
2014 Pinwheel, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB
2014 Summer Friends Gang XXL, Sled Island Visual Arts, Calgary, AB
2013 Caped and Bound, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON
2013  Found and Stretched and Pinned and, Grindstugan Studio, Konstepidemin, Gothenburg, Sweden
2012 Skipping Stones, Michael Gibson Gallery, London ON

Group Exhibitions

2016 Crank That, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB
2015 Both One and Another, Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT
Summer Group, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB
Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, Enterprise Square Galleries, Edmonton, AB
The School Show, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON
2014 RBC Painting Competition, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal
Shared Vibrations: BYOB III, TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, Curated by Justin Waddell
Art and Value II, Michael Gibson Gallery, London ON
2013 Made in Alberta: Part IV, The Art Gallery of Calgary, Curated by Kayleigh Hall, Calgary, AB
Art and Value, Michael Gibson Gallery, London ON
Infinite Loop, EMMEDIA Gallery and Production Society, Calgary, AB
2012 Sincerely Yours, Propeller Centre for The Visual Arts, Curated by John Kissick, Toronto ON
ACAD Faculty Exhibition, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Curated by Tatiana Mellema, Calgary AB
2011 The Black and The White: An Allegory of Colour, The 5th KWAG Biennial, Curated by Robert Enright
Kitchener Waterloo Gallery, Kitchener ON
Chalk and Butter, Diaz Contemporary Gallery, Toronto ON
Voices of Fire: towards a post Postmodern theory of abstraction, Curated by Benjamin Klein, Galerie SAS, Montreal QC
If Not the Ocean, Then the Sound, ED Video Media Arts Centre, Guelph ON


2016 “Out of the Bush Garden” Imago Mundi, Luciano Benneton Foundation. (publication) P66-67
2015 “Two Things: Ashleigh Bartlett and Jessica Groome” Art Metropole. (blog) May 24
2014 “Visual Art at Sled Island” Andrea Williamson. Akimblog. (online review) June 24
2014 “Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art” Catalog. P 30-31
2014 “2014 RBC Canadian Painting Competition” Catalog. P15-16
2014 “See the 15 Painters Shortlisted…” James Adams. The Globe and Mail. (online article) June 14
2014 “Abstract painter Ashleigh Bartlett…” Stephen Hunt. The Calgary Herald. (article) September 30
2013 “Lightening Up” Robert Enright. Border Crossings Magazine, Border Views. Issue 128 P19-20 (article)
2011 “Voices of Fire…” Cameron Skeene. Border Crossings Magazine. Issue 119. P144 (review)
2011 “A Trio of Solo Shows” Meaghan Baxter. Fast Forward Weekly, Visual Arts. Vol.17 pp.27 (review)
2011 “KWAG Biennial: Monochrome Mavericks” David Balzer. Canadian Art Magazine. (online article) June 9
2011 “Chalk and Butter” Katie Bethune-Leaman. PDF Exhibition Catalog, Diaz Contemporary. P4
2011 “Signs of Life Among the Dying” John Pohl. La Gazette. (review) April 2
2011 “Peintures Enflemmes” Jérôme Delgado. Le Devoir. (review) April 1


2016 The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, Emerging Artist Award
2016 Canada Council for the Arts, Project Grant
2014 The Sixteenth Annual Royal Bank of Canada Painting Competition, Finalist
2012 The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Visual Arts and New Media Project Grant
2010 Social Sciences and Humanities Council, Joseph-Armand Bombardier Award
2009/10 College of Art’s Dean’s Graduate Award
2009 Board of Graduate Studies Research Award

Professional Experience

Sessional Faculty, The School of Visual Arts, Alberta College of Art + Design, 2011-2014, 2016
Curator, For You / And Me, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary AB Oct 22, 2016
Workshop, Stripes to the Right, Esker Foundation, Calgary AB, May 2, 2016
Exhibition Essay, “Nude in the Woods: Jessica Groome,” Erin Stump Projects, Toronto ON 2015
Panel Discussion, Forms of Abstraction, (Wil Murray, Mark Dicey, Randy Niessen, Moderated by Mark Mullin) Art Gallery of Calgary, April 25, 2013
Artist Talk, Faculty Talk Series, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, organized by Tatiana Mellema, Nov 28, 2012


2015 Artscape Gibralter Point, self-directed residency, Toronto Island, ON
2013 Self-Directed Visual Arts Residency, Konstepidemin, Gothenburg, Sweden


Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
Alberta Foundation for the Arts
Bennetton Foundation
Heritage Property Corporation, Calgary, AB

Ashleigh Bartlett “Reddish”

April 6 - April 29 - 2017


The School Show

September 4 - September 26 - 2015


Art Toronto 2014

October 24 - October 27 - 2014


Ashleigh Bartlett “Caped & Bound”

July 5 - August 2 - 2013


Ashleigh Bartlett “Skipping Stones”

July 6 - July 28 - 2012


Sizzling Summer Soiree 2012

Michael Gibson Gallery video of our July 2012 Sizzling Summer Soiree Party.

This video features the work of Calgary painter Ashleigh Bartlett and Winnipeg painter Derek Dunlop.  The video was taken at our Summer Sizzling Soiree and captures the energy of the summer evening.

Ashleigh Bartlett at Kitchener-Waterloo Biennial 2011

Ashleigh Bartlett is interviewed at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery 5th Biennial in 2011.