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Ashleigh Bartlett (b.1984) is interested in abstraction, feminism and the history of painting. 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). An upcoming solo exhibition opens in 2021, at YYZ Artists' Outlet in Toronto, Canada. 


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. She received her MFA from the University of Guelph (2011). Her work has been included in numerous private and public collections including Global Affairs Canada. She was a finalist in the 16th annual RBC Painting Competition (2014) and was awarded a Lieutenant Governor’s Emerging Artist Award (2016). Bartlett teaches Painting at the Alberta University of the Arts and maintains a studio practice in Calgary, Alberta.