Ashleigh Bartlett (b.1984 Canada) is a visual artist whose practice involves painting and collage. Her work focuses on theatricality, anthropomorphism, and abstract painting as it relates to feminism. Bartlett received her MFA from the University of Guelph in 2011, and her BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2006. She has participated in group and solo exhibitions across Canada, as well as projects in Sweden, Germany, and the USA. Bartlett has received grants from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, SSHRC and the Canada Council for the Arts. She was a semi-finalist in the RBC Canadian Painting Competition in 2014, and the recipient of a Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award in 2016.
Bartlett is part of an ongoing collaboration with Berlin-based artist Jessica Groome titled CIRCLES & WIGS that maintains an openness, curiosity and lightheartedness towards a variety of art making strategies. circlesandwigs.org
Bartlett's recent projects include curating a group exhibition titled, For You / And Me at Paul Kuhn Gallery, and her solo exhibition, Reddish at Michael Gibson Gallery. Upcoming CIRCLES & WIGS solo exhibitions include FELT Galleri in Bergen, Norway in 2017 and The Cube, Kamloops Art Gallery in 2018. Bartlett currently maintains a studio practice in Boston, USA, and will participate in a residency at Eastside International (ESXLA) in Los Angeles in 2018.