Ashleigh Bartlett (b.1984) is a visual artist interested in abstraction, feminism and the history of painting. She received her MFA from the University of Guelph (2011) and her BFA at ACAD (2006). Recent projects include the Tao Hua Tan Residency and group exhibition (Anhui, China), Eastside International Residency (Los Angeles, CA), “Summer Heat" at Ortega y Gasset Projects (Brooklyn, NY), "More than a Riot" at Good Gallery (Boston, MA) and "Alive with the Sun" solo project at 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 with the 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.