Leslie Bell is a Calgary based abstract painter and experimental filmmaker. In 2002, she received her BFA from Alberta College of Art & Design, and in 2009, she completed her MFA in Painting and Drawing from Concordia University, Montreal. Leslie's studio practice is motivated by media experimentation, methodical process and a fascination with the infinite number of ways that forms could be assembled into composition.
2006-2009 Concordia University. Montreal, QC.
Received Master of Fine Arts, Studio Arts
1998-2002 Alberta College of Art & Design. Calgary, AB.
Received Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction
May 2013 No Words Attached, SQ Commons, Calgary, AB
Sept 2011 Simulacrum, Skew Gallery, Calgary, AB.
Jan 2011 Light Matter Research, Untitled Arts Society, Calgary, AB.
Oct 2010 Radiant Array, SQ Art Projects, Calgary, AB.
Aug 2009 Light Matter, Les Territoires, Montreal, QC.
Feb 2003 In Residence, Truck Gallery main space, Calgary, AB.
Selected Group Shows
July 2013 SummerSpirit, Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, AB.
Dec 2012 Pith Residents Exhibition, Pith Gallery and Studios, Calgary, AB.
Nov 2012 ACAD Faculty Exhibition, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, AB.
Oct 2012 Process Archive, Pith Gallery as part of M:ST Festival, Calgary, AB.
Feb 2012 ArtPark, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB.
2011-2012 Animated Delight, Alberta Foundation for the Arts Traveling Exhibition (Trex) Program, Alberta, CA.
April 2008 Prismatic Spray, Galerie Division, Montreal, QC.
Mar 2008 Strata, Concordia University MFA Studio Arts group show. Espace Artefacto, Montreal, QC.
Mar 2007 Compression, Concordia University MFA Studio Arts group show. Art Mur, Montreal, QC.
Sept 2002 Indemnity: Intimate Efforts Made Dear, group exhibition curated by Noel Begin for ArtCity Festival. The Barron Building. Calgary, AB.