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.