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Ashleigh Bartlett (b.1984 CA) is a visual artist interested in abstraction, feminism and the history of painting. In 2011, she received her MFA from the University of Guelph. She has presented her work in group exhibitions across Canada at the Art Gallery of Calgary, Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Recently she participated in the Imago Mundi “Great and North,” exhibition (Venice, Italy), “Summer Heat" at Ortega y Gasset Projects (Brooklyn NY) and exhibited her solo project "Alive with the Sun" at the Paniki Gallery (Batan, Philippines). 


Since 2015, Bartlett and Jessica Groome have maintained a long-distance practice rooted in friendship, which manifests their collaborative alter-ego CIRCLES & WIGS. Their work has been exhibited at the Kamloops Art Gallery (Kamloops, CA), The Lily (Calgary, CA), FELT Galleri (Bergen, Norway) and the 2019 {Re}HAPPENING, Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Centre, (Asheville USA).


Bartlett is the recipient of grants from Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Foundation for the Arts and SSHRC. Her work has been included in the collections of Global Affairs Canada, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Benneton Foundation, Scotia Bank and the Royal Bank of Canada. Bartlett was a finalist in the 16th annual RBC Painting Competition (2014) and she was awarded a Lieutenant Governor’s Emerging Artist Award (2016). She teaches at the Alberta University of the Arts and maintains a studio practice in Calgary, Alberta.