Ashleigh Bartlett (b.1984 Canada) is an artist whose practice involves painting, drawing and collage. Her work investigates subject matter relating to theatricality, anthropomorphism, and abstract painting as it relates to feminism. Bartlett received her MFA from the University of Guelph (2011), and her BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design (2006). She has participated in group and solo exhibitions across Canada, as well as projects in Sweden, Italy, Norway and the USA.
Bartlett has received grants from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the Canada Council for the Arts. She was a semi-finalist in the RBC Canadian Painting Competition (2014), and a recipient of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award (2016). Bartlett recently participated in a two month self-directed residency at Eastside International (ESXLA) in Los Angeles, California.
She is a part of the collaborative duo CIRCLES & WIGS, with Berlin-based artist Jessica Groome that explores an openness, curiosity and lightheartedness towards a variety of art making strategies. circlesandwigs.org.