About Leigh Bridges

Building from an investigation of atmospheric landscape and the optical phenomenon of light and color in painting, Bridges’ work represents an expanding conversation between modernist forms, landscape and DIY designed technologies. Through projects in various media she has been imagining technologies that interface between people and natural systems, researching the possibilities surrounding foldable solar energy technologies as these relate to idealism and use. Recent projects have included the “Colourfield Cookstove” painted aluminum sculptures modified from a functioning flat-packed and folded solar cook stove, the “Solar Array” video animation and the “Fold and Gather” silkscreened paper prints laser-cut to pop out into sculptural forms. Through this work, Bridges has been exploring dialectics central to discourses in painting, print and design, such as the ameliorative potential vs. romantic projection embodied in these traditions, and the negotiation between public vs. private modes of distribution.

Canadian artist Leigh Bridges lives and works in Winnipeg and holds a Master’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of Victoria, Canada. Bridges has exhibited widely in Canada and Europe, most recently at AGAlab Atelier Grafisch Amsterdam, Plan Z (Miguel Hernández University, Altea Spain), Arebyte 17 with Become Become (London UK), Paul Petro Contemporary (Toronto), and Gallery Simon Blais (Montreal). Her work is part of several private and corporate collections, including Bank of Montreal, Toronto Dominion Bank, and Global Affairs Canada. Bridges holds a position of Assistant Professor of Art and Design at the University of Manitoba. She is represented by Paul Petro Contemporary in Toronto.


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Selected Exhibitions


Energetic Conduits, Palau Altea Centre D’Arts, Spain. Part of Plan Z, a series of exhibitions curated by Jose Vicent Martin Martinez, co-hosted by Miguel Hernández University

Fold and Gather, Atelier Grafisch Amsterdam (AGALab)/Bouwput, Amsterdam

Atmospheric Resonance, Paul Petro, Toronto Canada

Temperature Inversion, Paul Petro, Toronto Canada

Layabout, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany

Outpost, Paul Petro, Toronto, Canada

Hinterland, Bjornson Kajiwara Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Landscape People, Leif Magne Tangens Gallery, Skien, Norway. Curated by Jan Christensen


She Presses a Flower to her Cheek: A Feminist Revisioning of Colour Theory. Curated by Genevieve Farrell, SOA Permanent Collection Gallery, Winnipeg

The Hidden, The Mysteries, Arebyte 17 Gallery, London, England

Nerd Time, School of Art Gallery, Winnipeg 

Lieux Échafaudé, Galerie Simon Blais, Montreal 

Group Exhibition, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto 

International Contemporary Art Fair, Vancouver with Deluge Contemporary Art
7th Annual C Magazine Benefit Auction, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, (MOCCA), Toronto, Canada 

Making Scenes, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto. 6th Annual C Magazine Benefit Auction, Redbull Projects, Toronto

Spring Fling 5, C Magazine Fundraiser, Birch Libralto Gallery, Toronto.
Faculty Show, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver

F**k the Little Man, National Museum, Berlin Germany

North South East West, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto

Toronto Art Fair with Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto

Spring Fling 4 C Magazine Fundraiser, Birch Libralto Gallery, Toronto

Somewhere Else Peter Wilde Gallery, Berlin

Rapt, Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG) Fundraiser, Vancouver

Streams, torrents, lakes...and sunsets, for example, PROGRAM Gallery, Berlin
Curated by Carson Chan