Leslie Barnwell



Individual Exhibitions:

over 30 individual exhibitions mounted in public and private galleries including:
wind water fire earth Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, B.C.
Museum of Northern B.C., Prince Rupert, B.C.
fear in fragment British Columbia tour
(including two prisons, a judges' conference and a conference at UNBC)
voice beyond voice Conference Centre, Quesnel, B.C.
Asian Centre, U.B.C., Vancouver, B.C.
3 edgesMcPherson Playhouse, Victoria, B.C.
meeting in celebrationRichmond Art Gallery, Richmond, B.C.
reflections on an uneven surface Vancouver Community Arts Council, Vancouver, B.C.
evolution of a sudden moment Northwestern National Exhibition Centre, Hazelton, B.C.

Group Exhibitions:

2007 cosmic storm The Silk Purse Gallery, West Vancouver, B.C.
2006 missing women on highway 16 Touring Exhibition
1998 fabrications Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam, B.C.
1997 weaving in music Bongate Mill Gallery, Appleby, England.
1997 the black line Kermode Gallery, Hazelton, B.C.
1996 five hazelton women Kermode Gallery, Hazelton, B.C.

Juried Exhibitions:

Thirty paintings accepted in twenty-two juried exhibitions from 1978 to 1989.  Several received honourable mention, best in show or cash awards. Examples of these exhibitions include:

B.C. Festival of the Arts
Artists at the Square, Robson Square Media Centre, Vancouver, B.C.
Federation of Canadian Artists Experimental Work Exhibition


2005 inverse reverse Spring edition Northword Magazine.
1986 Lighthouse Page in book Artists of British Columbia.
1986 Ishmael Cover on July/August Issue of Canadian Baptist.
1985 No Room Reproduced in New Catalyst.

Paintings in Public Collections include:

  Spirit Mover United Church of Canada, Hazelton, B.C.
  Portrait Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario
  Big Autumn Department of Microbiology, U.B.C., Vancouver, B.C.

Formal Education:

Simon Fraser University
Biology, Education

Teaching Experience:

Have taught in various locations including Vancouver, Kispiox Village, and the Kispiox Valley.

Art Education:

Childhood art instruction through Vancouver Art Gallery
1971 Drawing Course at U.B.C. (Nicolaides Approach)
1983 Saltspring Island Intensive Seminar with six instructors
Attended watercolour seminars taught by Claire Babcock, Zoltan Szabo, Carl Christopherson and Katherine Wengi O'Conner.

Art Teaching Experience (from 1975 to present):

Developed art curriculum for use in elementary schools. Workshop given in Kitsegukla. B.C.
Taught watercolour courses through Northwest Community College, Hazelton, B.C.
Led seminars on pre-school and elementary art, Kispiox Village, Gitanmaax Village.
Offer drawing and painting courses privately.
Taught creative writing course for Northwest Community College, Hazelton, B.C.