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Angela Leach

Angela Leach is a highly regarded, established artist from Toronto where she studied at the Ontario College of Art.  Angela has participated in group and solo exhibitions, at the Art Gallery of Ontario, The Power Plant, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, and the Edmonton Art Gallery. Gordon Hatt, director at the time of the Cambridge Galleries, organized a major exhibition of her work, which traveled nationally to public galleries including the Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto, Scarborough and Southern Alberta Art Galler.  Leach also had two major paintings selected by the curators for the 2005, important international exhibition, Extreme Abstraction, at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo. Her work is included in many private and public collections including the Art gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Hart House, University of Toronto and the Donovan Collection, University of Toronto and was also included in the book, “Abstract Painting in Canada” by Roald Nasgaard.

1989    Ontario College of Art, AOCA

Solo Exhibitions:
2014    New Paintings, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2012    Five Small Paintings, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2011    Paintings, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary
2010    Abstract Repeat: Shapes and Circles, New Work, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
2009    Paintings, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary
2007    Abstract Repeat Series: Wave & Loop, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
2005    Shimmy, Doris McCarthy Gallery, Toronto
            Skip, Durham Art Gallery, Durham, Ontario
            Angela Leach Paintings, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick
2004   Shimmy, Rodman Hall Arts Centre, St. Catharines, Ontario
           New Works, State Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
           Angela Leach Paintings, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
           Abstract Repeat Series - New Paintings, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
2003    Shimmy, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, Ontario
2001    New Paintings, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
1999    Abstract Repeat - New Paintings, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
1996    One Work, Mercer Union, Toronto
1995    Long - Thin, Tableau Vivant, Toronto

Group Exhibitions:
2013    Sliding Down the Plane, Benjamin Hettinga and Angela Leach, 330g, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
2011    Systems Check, Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, Ontario
             Degrees of Absrtaction II, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
             Abstract Hues, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2010    Art for Food, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary
2009    New Work, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
2008    Informal Ideas 08: 40_3, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
            HK Summer 2008 Show, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
            Pulse 2: Film and Painting After the Image, Images Festival, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
2006    Pulse: Film and Painting After the Image, Mount St. Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2005    You Don’t Want To Miss That Shit, Contemporary Painting at the Gladstone, Gladstone Hotel,  Toronto
             Dimensionality, YYZ Artists’ Outlet, Toronto
             The Transformative Power of Art, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
             Extreme Abstraction, Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York
             Informal Ideas 04:05, (please press landscape),Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
             Illusion, Halde Galerie, Widen, Switzerland
             Big Show, 1139 College Street, Toronto
2004    The News at Five, Friday: Painting?; Canadian Art Foundation at the Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto
             Representing Abstraction - paintings from the Hart House permanent collection, Justina M. 
             Barnicke Gallery, Toronto
             Summer Showcase No. 1, State Gallery, Vancouver
             Vivid, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario
2003    The Big Abstract Show, The Painting Center, New York, New York
             Hard Curves - Soft Points, State Gallery, Vancouver
             Technicolour, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
2001    Surprise - 5th Anniversary Exhibition, Archive, Toronto
             Duologue - Case Studies, York Quay Gallery, Toronto
2000    Glo - Christmas Exhibition, Archive, Toronto
            Informal Ideas:  00.3 (play), Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
2000    Visual Stimulants, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
2000    Fresh Paint, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
1999    Translinear, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario
             4 days at the white house:  Face Forward, 11 Jersey Avenue, Toronto 
             Informal Ideas 99.1, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
             Toronto Under 40, Art Gallery of Ontario, Art Rental and Sales, Toronto
1998    Layers, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
             Cross-Eyed, 60 Bathurst Street, Toronto
             Informal Ideas 98.2, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
1997    Figuratively Speaking, Wave, Toronto
             Toronto Abstract Painting, James Allen Fine Art, Toronto
             Rococo Tattoo:  The Ornamental Impulse in Toronto Art, The Power Plant, Toronto
             c. 1997, 371 Wallace Avenue, Toronto
             The Sex Show, 689 King Street West, Toronto
1996     Informal Ideas 96.5 (Moving Planes), Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
              Perspective 96, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
             Fast, Painting Disorders Collective, 520 King Street West, Toronto
             c.1996, 525 King Street West, Toronto
1995    Surface Matters, Painting Disorders Collective, 425 Adelaide Street West, Toronto
1994    Painting Disorders, 455 King Street West, Toronto
1993    You Are Here, Southside Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
1992    Diverse City, 1400 Dupont Street, Toronto

Grants and Awards:
2011    Ontario Arts Council, Visual Arts Grant, Established
2006    Ontario Arts Council, Visual Arts Grant, Mid-Career
2005    Toronto Arts Council, Visual Arts Grant, Mid-Career
2000    Arts Toronto 2000 Protégé Honours, selected by 1999 Toronto Arts Award Recipient, Robert Fones
1995    Ontario Arts Council, Visual Arts Grant, Emerging
1989    W. O. Forsythe Scholarship for Proficiency in Painting, Ontario College of Art

Exhibition Catalogues and Book Works:
2012    Loius Grachos, Extreme Abstraction Revisited, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
2011    Jordan Broadworth, Systems Check exhibition folio, Thames Gallery, Chatham, Ontario
2008    Jane Urquhart and Clint Roenisch, Carte Blanche, Volume 2: Painting, Magenta Foundation, Toronto
2007    Roald Nasgaard, Abstract Painting in Canada, Douglas & McIntyre Ltd., Vancouver, British Columbia and Art Gallery of Nova                    Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2005   Claire Schneider and Louis Grachos, Extreme Abstraction, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New  York
            Emily Falvey and Gordon Hatt, Angela Leach Paintings, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge,  Alberta
2004   Carol Podedworny and Virginia M. Eichhorn, Vivid, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
           Sarah Stanners, Representing Abstraction - paintings from the Hart House permanent
           collection exhibition folio, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at Hart House, University of Toronto, Toronto
2000    Keith Wallace, Visual Stimulants, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
1999    Ihor Holubizky, Joseph R. Wolin, David Moos, Translinear, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario
1997    Philip Monk, Rococo Tattoo:  The Ornamental Impulse in Toronto Art, The Power Plant, Toronto
1996    Jessica Bradley, Perspective 96, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

2011    Patrick Howlett, “Systems Check at the Thames Gallery,” Akimbo Akimblog (August 2)
2010    Carol-Ann Ryan, “Angela Leach: Abstract Repeat," Magenta Magazine (Spring, Vol. 1, No.3)
            Rhonda Olsen, “Angela Leach @Wynick/Tuck Gallery,” Flight + Hotel (February 13)
2009    Stephen Yee, "november.2009," Subiconic (November 5)
2009    Athena Paradissis, “Checkout Angela Leach,” Checkout Art (October 24)
            Adam McDowell, “Post Toronto: A T.O. Z, A is for Art,” The National Post (January 3)
2008   Amy Verner, “Globe Life Style: g is for geometrics gone wild...,” The Globe and Mail (March 29)
           Betty Ann Jordan, “Artist File: Angela Leach,” Canadian House & Home (April)
2005    Julia Dault, “Avenue at the Galleries,” National Post (October 6)
            Gary Michael Dault, “Journey through the Wall and Back Again,” The Globe and Mail (Sept. 17)
            R M Vaughan, “Big Picture - op-art redux,” National Post, (September 17)
            Meghan Groth, “Why paint by numbers?,” The Spectrum, University at Buffalo (August 31)
            Susanna Vanek, “Logik und Intersität der Farben,” Freiamt Aargauer Zeitung (June 2)
           Matthew Van Dongen, “It’s art that can make you sick,” St. Catharines Standard (December 30)
2004  Corinna Ghaznavi, “Rewind,” Canadian Art (Summer)
           Peter Godard, “Galleries awash in winter abstractions,” Toronto Star (February 26)
           Betty Ann Jordan, “February at a Glance,” Toronto Life (February)
           Adam McDowell, “Toronto artist is turning heads,” Toronto Observer (February 26)
2003 Gilbert Bouchard, “New techniques yield new art,” Edmonton Journal (March 28)
          Julia Dault, “Illusions to caress the eyes,” National Post (October 23)
2001  Deirdre Hanna, “Leach’s Lines,” Now Magazine (May 17)
           Joanne Huffa, “Arts:  Best Bet,” Eye (May 17)
2000  Elee Kraljii Gardiner, “Editor’s Choice,” Vancouver Magazine (September)
1999  Gary Michael Dault, “Gallery Going,” The Globe and Mail (September 4)
          Betty Ann Jordan, “Adventures in Art,” Where Toronto (September)
1998  Deirdre Hanna, “Essence of teamwork captured in Cross-eyed,” Now Magazine (May 21)
          Phil Anderson, “What’s Inside,” Artery, (Winter)
          Deirdre Hanna, “Scanning 98 - Art,” Now Magazine, (January 1)
1997 Gillian MacKay, “Toronto Abstract Painters at James Allen,” Globe & Mail (September 13)
          John Armstrong, “Disorderly Conduit,” Border Crossings (Volume 16, #2)
          John Bentley Mays, “Unnatural art beats tattoo on the soul,” The Globe and Mail (July 12)
          Catherine Osborne, “Perspective 96,” Parachute (#87)
          Christopher Hume, “A human urge to embellish,” Toronto Star (July 10)
1996  Nathalie-Roze Fischer, “Painters give off mixed signals,” Now Magazine (December 5)
          Blake Gopnik, “Young Painters Look Backward,” The Globe and Mail (November 23)
          Pat Fleisher, “’C. 1996’ & the Collective Concept,” Artfocus (Aug/Sept)
          Christopher Hume,” New breed of talent lighter than a bar code,” Toronto Star  (November 23)    
          Christopher Hume, “Art by numbers,” Toronto Star  (May 23)    
          Nathalie-Roze Fischer, “Old lions and young cubs unite,“ Now Magazine (May 30)
          Deirdre Hanna, “Highly Recommended,” Now Magazine (January 25)
1995  John Bentley Mays, “Young Painters Prove,” Globe & Mail (November 4)
          Betty Ann Jordan, “Dead Industry/Painting Disorders/Posse,” Canadian Art (Spring)    
          Anthony Arnold, “Le flaneur’s diary,” Artword (Winter)
1994  Oliver Girling, “Art:  The Big Picture,” Eye Weekly  (November 24)
1992  Kate Taylor, “Art About,” Globe & Mail (October 9)

Selected Collections:
Art Gallery of Ontario
University of Toronto, Hart House
Donovan Collection
University of Toronto at Scarborough
Astra Zeneca
   Encana Corporation
   Cenovus Energy
   The University of Calgary

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