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Snail's Space, Solo Exhibition, YYZ Artists' Outlet, Toronto

Open by appointment, July 14th - July 17th

Open to the public, July 21- August 21, 2021

YYZ Artists' Outlet 

Exhibition Essay by August Klintberg 


Garden Project, La Datcha, Berlin

Circles & Wigs, 2020 postponed! 




AFA Visual Arts & New Media Individual Project Grant, 2020 

Alberta Foundation for the Arts



Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre 

September 20th, 2019 Fundraiser





Group Exhibition, Hefei Museum of Modern Art, Hui Yuan, Hefei, China

May 21 - June 22, 2019

Tao Hua Tan, Residency, Anhui Province, China

May 8th - 23rd, 2019

Organized by Jeffrey Spalding Gordon Novak and Liu Jian



TRUCK Contemporary Art, Calgary AB

Let's Stay in Touch, Postcard Fundraiser

March 22nd, 2019

Let's Stay in Touch


{Re}HAPPENING, Black Mountain College, Asheville NC, USA

Draw-a-thon, CIRCLES & WIGS, March 30th, 3pm-10pm, 2019


The “Draw-a-thon” is an ongoing performative project where drawings are rapidly passed back and forth between participants using a variety of media and strategies. A marathon of drawing, the “Draw-a-thon” will maintain its duration for seven hours hosted by CIRCLES & WIGS. Visitors will be encouraged to join in throughout the performance.




Alive With the Sun, Residency & Exhibition, Elmo's House, Philippines

Essay and Interview with Kuh Del Rosario

The Big Year

Stride Gallery, Fundraiser Auction, Calgary AB

November 17 @8pm
Do More With More




Imago Mundi, Great and North, Onsite Gallery, OCAD University, Toronto

Opening October 24, 7-9pm

Exhibition runs, October 24 to December 16, 2018

Great and North



More than a Riot, Good Gallery, Boston, MA

Group Exhibition, Opening Aug 29th, 5-8 pm

Exhibition runs August 29 - September 4, 2018

More Than a Riot

Women’s Equality Day marks the passage of the 19th Amendment which granted many women the right to vote. Though this date honors a momentous occasion in United States history, it still took nearly five more decades for all women to have the right to vote. The changes suffragettes inspired were due, in part, to their brave protests—protests many called riots. Those “riots” were truly a revolution, one that continues today. In honor of all those women who continue to protest on behalf of women’s rights and against inequality, Arnold’s Good Gallery introduces More than a Riot, a temporary art exhibition in Downtown Crossing.



Summer Heat, Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn, NY

Group Exhibition, Opening August 11th 6-9 pm

Exhibition runs August 11 - 17, 2018

Organized by Caroline Larsen

OYG Projects



Through the Memory Atlas: 40 years of collecting, CIRCLES & WIGS,

Central Gallery, Kamloops Art Gallery, BC

Group Exhibition, July 14 - September 15, 2018


Image Credit: Cory Hope



Alive with the Sun, Paniki Gallery, Batan, Aklan, Philppines

Opening Friday July 13th 5-7pm

Exhibition runs July 13-15, 2018

Alive with the Sun

A.I.R. Elmo's House Artist Residency, Batan, Aklan, Phiippines

July 2 - July 15, 2018

Elmo's House

Painting on Silk

Best Friends Forever, CIRCLES & WIGS, The Cube, Kamloops Art Gallery BC

Solo Exhibition, Curated by Craig Willms April 7- June 23, 2018

Opening April 6, Artist in Residence, April 1-14

Artist Talk and Draw-a-Thon, April 12

Public Programs

Best Friends Forever

Canadian Art Must Sees


Why Colour? Notes on Imi Knoebel, Henri Matisse and colour as quality for Circles and Wigs. By Manfred Naescher 

Exhibition essay



The Sleepover, CIRCLES & WIGS, The Lily, Calgary AB

Solo Exhibition, March 29 - April 18, 2018

Opening March 29, 7-11pm 

The Lily

Canadian Art Must Sees




Artist Talk: CIRCLES & WIGS, Das Kapital, LE SALON, Berlin, DE

Thursday March 22, 2018, 8pm





BlueISH, collected by the Bank of Nova Scotia 


Open Studios, Eastside International ESXLA) Los Angeles, CA

Jenna Bao, Ashleigh Bartlett, Beatrice Dreux, Joani Tremblay & Stacy Wendt 

Saturday February 17, 1-5 pm, 2018

Curate LA Event Guide






Self-directed Residency, January 1 - March 1, 2018



CIRCLES & WIGS Collaboration with Ray~Ray, Toronto



Restructured, Nave Gallery Annex, Somerville, MA

Group Exhibition, Opening Friday November 17, 6-8pm

November 17 - December 16, 2017

"The history of feminist art starting in the 1970's up until now has been filled with controversy, turbulence, progress and backlashes against women, women's art, and its place in art history. A question emerges: What is feminist art? And more accurately what is feminist art today?"




Make / Shift, CIRCLES & WIGS, FELT Galleri, Bergen, Norway 
Collaborative Solo Exhibition, Performative Installation + Draw-A-Thon

Thursday October 19 - Sunday 22, 2017

FELT Galleri

Galleri Guide




Night Moves, collected by the Royal Bank of Canada


Great and North, Imago Mundi, Venice, Italy

Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti

Curated by Francesca Valente

August 29 - October 29, 2017


Istituto Veneto di Scienze




ReddISH, Michael Gibson Gallery

Solo Exhibition, Opening Thursday April 6, 8-10pm

April 6 - April 29, 2017



Abstracts combine paint, collage I The London Free Press




C Magazine Contemporary Art Auction, CIRCLES & WIGS

Division Gallery, Toronto

April 18, 2017




Out of the Bush Garden, Imago Mundi, Central-Eastern Canada, Publication

Luciano Benetton Collection, Curated by Francesca Valente

Texts by Luciano Benetton, Francesca Valente and Peggy Gale

Out of the Bush Garden

Spirit Fingers




For You / And Me, Group Exhibition at Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary AB

Group Exhibition, October 22 - November 12, 2016

Opening, October 22, 2016 2-5pm

For You / And Me


Sarah Cale (Toronto), Mark Clintberg (Calgary), Jessica Groome (Toronto/Berlin), Tiziana La Melia (Vancouver), Deirdre McAdams (Vancouver), Erica Mendritzki (Winnipeg), Sondra Meszaros (Calgary), Les Ramsay (Vancouver) and Jim Verburg (Toronto). Curated by Ashleigh Bartlett.


CIRCLES & WIGS, Self-directed Residency, Berlin, Germany

Collaboration with Jessica Groome, September 2016




Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, Emerging Artist Award, 2016

Arts Awards

Canadian Art News

ACAD Alumni





CRANK THAT, Group Exhibition, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary AB

Opening Saturday May 14, 2-5pm

May 14 - May 31, 2016

Ashleigh Bartlett, Robin Deyo, John Eisler, Geoffrey Hunter and Mark Mullin

Crank That



NIGHT MOVES, Solo Exhibition at Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary AB

January 16th - February 20th 2016

Opening Saturday January 16th 2-5pm

Night Moves



NIGHT MOVES, Exhibition Essay by Jessica Groome:


The moon casts shadows of garden plants on the studio wall. These shifting projections transform with the duration of night: they grow and change by the hour. The observation of this nocturnal metamorphosis, as well as Paul Klee’s Growth of the Night Plants (1922) are the inspiration for Bartlett’s new exhibition Night Moves.


Employing a vocabulary of rehearsed, borrowed and improvised forms, Bartlett’s process-based paintings rely on play and imagination. Thin, textured washes overlap, revealing a multitude of mark-making strategies including brushstrokes, roller tracks and paint drips. Each wash is simultaneously a window where lush compositions unfold, and overlapping layers of synthetic colour develop a strange sense of artificial light.


Looking through the foliage, two hands caterpillar into the foreground. They call to mind images of the artist working: a stop-motion replay of the paintings having been made. The recurring hands function as sympathetic characters where the viewer can inhabit the painter’s perspective, responding to the nighttime theatrics of leafy shadow puppets.



 Growing Pains, collected by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Canada.




October 23-26, 2015, Opening Preview: October 22, 2015
Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Michael Gibson Gallery Booth C9



THE SCHOOL SHOW, Michael Gibson Gallery, London ON

September 8th - September 26th 2015

Ashleigh Bartlett, Greg Curnoe, James Kirkpatrick, John Kissick, Wanda Koop, Jason McLean, Ron Moppett, Mark Mullin, Erik Olson






September 2015, Self Directed Artist Residency on Toronto Island


Five Points Gallery, Torrington CT USA  

August 6th - September 5th 2015

Juried by Jaclyn Conley and Ann Temkin




Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary AB

July 4th - August 1st 2015



CIRCLES & WIGS, with Jessica Groome

HPI Window Gallery, Toronto ON

Opening May 1st 2015





Ashleigh Bartlett & Jessica Groome


1. Describe something you are currently interested in.


We are interested in collaboration as two artists with solitary studio practices. As besties working in different countries, we navigate the collaborative process with a light-hearted and casual attitude using text messaging, Skype and email to discuss and explore the relationships between our work.


2. Describe an artwork or artwork series you are currently working on.


Recently, a shared desire to focus on the peripheral elements of our practices, such as works on paper, installation and collage, lead us to create a body of work and exhibition titled Circles & Wigs at Jessica’s studio and window gallery at the beginning of May. The title started off as a joke that we began to take seriously, generating a premise for our collaboration: one of us made circles while the other made wigs. We wondered what would happen with the simple gesture of joining these two things. After months of long-distance planning, we started playing with our respective pieces once reunited in person, paying close attention to rhythm, negative space as well as formal and chromatic considerations. We made decisions quickly, trying multiple approaches, until the work became visually active. Circles & Wigs allowed us to combine our energy to make something new together, creating connections and an exciting body of work between two different practices. We look forward to continuing this project and seeing where it takes us next.




Curated by Kristy Trinier

January 24 - May 3 2015, The Art Gallery of Alberta


Canadian Art Online


Edmonton Journal




Abstract painter catches the eye of the Canadian art world



October 24-27, 2014, Opening Preview: October 23, 2014
Metro Toronto Convention Centre






September 9 - October 8 2014, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts


Canadian Art Online


The Globe and Mail


Montreal Museum of Fine Arts




Image from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Website





September 13th - October 4th, 2014




SLED ISLAND VISUAL ARTS 2014, Summer Friends Gang XXL- Outdoor Installation,

Opening June 21st, 7pm 


VIsual Art at Sled Island by Andrea Williamson, Akimbo, Akimblog


Image Credit: Andrea Williamson




Border Crossings, Volume 32, Number 4, December 2013






INFINITE LOOP, Video Production Workshop + Exhibition

EM MEDIA Media Arts and Alberta Culture Days, Group Exhibition in Memorial Park September 28, 2013

Curated by Justin Waddell







Grindstugan Guest Studio, Konstepidemin Artist Residency in Gothenburg, Sweden.




International Residency at Konstepidemin in Gothenburg, Sweden, made possible by funding for the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.


SOLO EXHIBITION, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, Ontario

July 5 - 27, 2013, Opening on July 12th




MADE IN ALBERTA: PART IV, Group Exhibition

Part IV, Made in Alberta Exhibition at The Art Gallery of Calgary

March 22, 2013 – May 4, 2013


Ashleigh Bartlett, Blair Brennan, Mark Dicey, Dan Hudson, Mona Kamal, Kristopher Karklin, Kris Lindskoog, Walter May, Brennan McGillicuddy, Robyn Moody, Wil Murray








The Black and the White: An Allegory of Colour

June 15 – September 5, 2011

Guest curated by Robert Enright  


Ashleigh Bartlett, Hyang Cho, Susan Dobson, Maura Doyle, Brad Emsley, Will Gorlitz Sarah Kernohan, Shane Krepakevich, Jenn E Norton, Martin Pearce, Ibrahim Rashid


"When we use the expression, 'it's black and white,' we speak through a scrim of certainty. We know what we mean; we can easily assign value; we can even remember a time when the words had a moral connotation. But what if the terms are constantly moving, what if their meanings are contingent and provisional, maybe even reversible? What if they are susceptible to all kinds of blur? The eleven artists who are exhibiting in the 5th KW|AG Biennial recognize the transitory nature of the black and the white. Within what is a limited palette, they have been able to make myriad, and dramatic, meanings. Things are what they seem, and then they are much more. It's in this expansive sense that I am using the term allegory. Allegory is supplement and excess and replacement.  Are porcelain bones about making or disappearing? What do portraits of people who have their eyes closed tell us about them, and about us? Who is looking the hardest; who understands the most? What do dead animals in snow tell us about the world we live in, and the world we are leaving for others to live in? What is a painting that is a photograph that is a drawing? What happens when something never stops being replicated? What is black and white?"


-Robert Enright



Canadian Art Online