CRAIG LEONARD
Halifax, Nova Scotia
cleonard [at] nscad.ca

2006-present Faculty (Expanded Media), NSCAD University, Halifax, NS
2003-05 Master of Visual Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
1995-96 Bachelor of Education, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
1989-93 Bachelor of Arts, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018 Maquettes for Non-Trivial Characters, Double Happiness Projects, Toronto, ON
2017 A good perch for a stretch, Central Art Garage, Ottawa, ON
2016 Casting the Conference, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS
2015 Shaken Antlers, Central Art Garage, Ottawa, ON
2014 Left-Right, Up-Down, Make Work Projects, Saskatoon, SK
2013 Finesse, Acme Project Space, London, UK
2013 Property Lines, Anarch Gallery, London, UK
2012 No Beginning, No End, WWTWO, Montreal, QC
2011 Swinging Lamps at Top's, Third Space, Saint John, NB
2009 Amusicology, Mercer Union Centre for Contemporary Art, Toronto, ON
2009 Archive Improv, Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, NS
2008 Red Krayola Portal, The Parker Branch, London, ON
2007 Gift for the Screamers, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2007 Guitar Pieces: Jimmy Page/Robin Page, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS
2006 Mobile Homes, A Space, Toronto, ON
2005 Vie et mort d'Odette Vioget, AXE NÉO7, Hull, QC
2004 Roboutique Press, Artspace, Peterborough, ON
2003 A Kind Jester, Union Gallery, Queen's University, Kingston, ON
2003 Class of 88, Struts Gallery, Sackville, NB
2003 Crumbs are also bread, Stauffer Library, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
2003 Mint, Ground Zero, Forest City Gallery, London, ON
2002 Reunion, Galerie Display, Prague, CZ
2002 For, Swamp Ward Window Gallery, Kingston, ON
2002 Odette Vioget: Apparatus and Method, Modern Fuel, Kingston, ON

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 Flim Flam, Khyber Artist-Run Centre, Halifax, NS
2016 2x auf 1x, Klingspor Museum, Offenbach, Germany
2016 Objectionable Practices: Tamara Henderson, Craig Leonard, Alex Morrison, Kevin Rodgers, Meredith Snider, Central Art Garage, Ottawa, ON
2015 Oh, Canada, Esker Foundation, Calgary, AB (curated by Denise Markonish)
2014 What Happens in Halifax Stays in Offenbach (with Lisa Hopf and Marina Kampka), Festival der jungen Talente, Offenbach, Germany (curated by Roos Gortzak)
2014 Rock Show: Art at the Intersection of Music, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS (curated by David Diviney)
2014 Oh, Canada, Confederation Centre for the Arts, Charlottetown, PEI
2014 PersistentFader (with Alexis L-Grisé), Fressen, Halifax, NS
2013 Paper Pusher & Oil /Change, Central Art Garage, Ottawa, ON
2012 Strangers in a strange land, LMAK Projects, New York, NY
2012 Fragments of Unspoken Thoughts, Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia (curated by Louky Keijsers Koning)
2012 Oh, Canada, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
2012 The History of the Universe Part Two, The End, MG-GM, Cincinnati, OH
2012 Art as a Musicular Principle: Wallace Berman, Leif Brush, Craig Leonard, Cary Loren, Wolfgang Müller & Morgane Tschiember, Little Paper Planes, San Francisco, CA
2011 The Workers Install a Work, Khyber ICA, Halifax, NS (curated by Palimpsest)
2011 Tout Contre Nature, WHARF, Hérouville Saint-Clair, France, (curated by Gilles Forest)
2010 Formerly Exit Five, Kenderdine Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK (curated by Shauna McCabe)
2010 Obsolete Concepts: Books by Artists, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, ON (curated by Olivia Lam & Melissa Bennett)
2010 Vélo et fontaine (with Niki de Saint Phalle), Château-Chinon, Nièvre, France
2009 Sometimes Always, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS (curated by John Mathews)
2009 Obsolete Concepts: Books by Artists, Gallery Lambton, Sarnia, ON
2008 Obsolete Concepts: Books by Artists, A Space, Toronto, ON
2006 Art + Activism, YYZ Artists’ Outlet, Toronto, ON (curated by Kym Preusse)
2005 Castro's Library, University Art Centre, University of Toronto (curated by Peggy Gale)
2004 Limited Editions, Khyber ICA, Halifax, NS

CURATORIAL PROJECTS
2017 NoiSeCAD II, Obey Convention, Halifax, NS
2016 NoiSeCAD, Obey Convention, Halifax, NS
2012 Friends of Freiheit, North Adams, MA
2012 Art as a Musicular Principle, Little Paper Planes, San Francisco, CA
2012 Velcro Gallery, World Portable Gallery Convention, Eyelevel Gallery Halifax, NS (co-curated with Beck Gilmer-Osborne)
2011 Tone Deaf X, Modern Fuel, Kingston, ON (co-curated with Matt Rogalsky)
2010 Velcro Gallery, Halifax, NS 2007 Cuba - Canada Connection, Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA.
2010 1-877-ORAL-ACT, toll free trans-Canada phone line with pre-recorded oral performances
2010 Notes on Location: Sampled Sites in Books By Artists, The Rooms Provincial Gallery, St. John’s, NL (co-curated with Shauna McCabe)
2006 ARChives, Artcite, Windsor, ON; Forest City Gallery, London, ON
2005 ARChives, Modern Fuel, Kingston, ON
2004 GAME-CITY, Fado Performance Inc., Toronto, ON
2003 Tone Deaf II, Festival of Experimental Music, Modern Fuel, Kingston, ON
2002 Tone Deaf I, Festival of Experimental Music, Princess Court Theatre, Kingston, ON (Founding event)

RESIDENCIES
2018 MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA, May
2014 Pietmondrian.com (online residency), January - February
2012-13 Acme Studios, London, UK, September - February
2010 Kenderdine Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK, August
2009 Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, NS, September - October
2007 Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA, June - August
2002 Jeleni Center for Contemporary Art, Prague, CZ, November - December

AWARDS/GRANTS
2012-13 International Residency Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, Acme Studios, London, UK
2008 Long-list for Sobey Art Award (Atlantic Region)
2007 Grant for Emerging Media Artist, Ontario Arts Council
2005 Chalmers Art Fellowship, Ontario Arts Council
2004 Academic Fellowship, Graduate Studies, University of Toronto
2004 David Buller Memorial Scholarship, University of Toronto