Leslie Reid

Born in Ottawa in 1947, Leslie Reid received her B.A. at Queen’s University, after which she moved to England and studied at the Byam Shaw School of Art, Chelsea College of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art. She exhibited in the landmark exhibition Some Canadian Women Artists held at the National Gallery of Canada in celebration of the first International Women’s Year, and she also represented Canada at the Paris Biennale. Major solo exhibitions have been held at Canada House Gallery, London, the Centre culturel canadien, Paris, the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, and the Robert Mclaughlin Gallery, Oshawa. A survey of 15 years of work, curated by Anna Babinska at the Ottawa Art Gallery, toured in California and Georgia. A retrospective exhibition, curated by Diana Nemiroff, at the Carleton University Art Gallery in the fall of 2011, featured works from 1975 to the present.

Leslie Reid has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, of which she has been a member since 1978. She was artist-in-residence at the École nationale de la photographie in France and at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Recently she participated in the Canadian Forces Artists Program, travelling with military throughout Northern Canada and the High Arctic. Her work is in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada, the Canada Council Art Bank, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Musée d’art contemporain, Montréal, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and the Glenbow Museum, amongst others.


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— Exposition / Exhibition 2015 —