K'jipuktuk / Halifax
cleonard [at] nscad.ca

2022-present Director, MFA Program, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS
2006-present Faculty (Foundation/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

2024 Les Fleurs d’E-mail, Central Art Garage (Spring 2024)
2023 So So Reptation, Cchhuurrcchh, Mahone Bay, NS
2022 Trappings, La Shed (Galerie LarocheJoncas), Gabarus, NS
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

2023 Blank. Raw. Illegible... Artists' Books as Statement (1960-2022), Leopold–Hoesch–Museum, Düren, Germany (curated by Moritz Kung)
2022 War, What is it Good For, Galerie LarocheJoncas, Montreal, QC
2021 Art Toronto Project Space, Central Art Garage (Ace, Arcand, Belmore, Bowie, Camal and Camille, Doyle, Göllner, Leonard, Radjenovic, Shebageget), Toronto, ON
2019 Credos, Verticale, Montreal, QC (curated by Michael Eddy)
2019 Re(interpret), Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS
2019 Double Negative, New York, NY (curated by Darling Green)
2018 The Menial Collection @ Spiral Bound Book Fair, Baltimore, MD
2017 Flim Flam, Khyber Artist-Run Centre, Halifax, NS (organized by Gonzago Institute)
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 (curated by Denise Markonish)
2014 PersistentFader (with Alexis Lagimodière-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, Skuc Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia (curated by Louky Keijsers Koning)
2012 Oh, Canada, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA (curated by Denise Markonish)
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 Artist-Run Centre, 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 Nikki 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 Artist-Run Centre, Halifax, NS

2019 NSCAD Printed Matter, NY Art Book Fair, PS1 MoMA
2018 NSCAD Printed Matter, NY Art Book Fair, PS1 MoMA
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)

2018 MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA, May
2014 Pietmondriaan.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

2012-13 International Residency Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
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

2022 Uncommon Sense: Aesthetics after Marcuse (MIT Press)
2020 Ironwork for Dirac House, Canadian Art Magazine, Winter 2020: 66-71.
2019 The Halifax Conference (New Documents, Los Angeles)
2018 Non-Trivial Characters (Double Happiness Projects, Toronto)
2017 Stretching Exercises (with Michael Fernandes) 
2016 Of meaning (3 volumes)
2014 PersistentFader
2013 Finesse: A New Description
2012 Trout Fishing in America
2011 Note for Gerry
2010 Supplement to the Second Edition of Obsolete Concepts
2008 Obsolete Concepts: A Locator
2008 "ArtAtlantic, Spring/Summer 1991" (with Michael Fernandes)
2006 Artists in Artist-Run Centres: 1971-2006
2005 Biblio Files: Cuba's Independent Libraries
2004 Apparatus and Method/Appareil et méthode (Odette Vioget)
2003 Crumbs are also bread: A Bibliography of "Lost" Canadian Literature

2024 Molar Clangor (forthcoming)
2016 Craig Leonard and Tim Crofts - Vapour (MP3)
2016 HHH - Subtle Heat (LP)
2012 Catbag with Jerry Granelli - Missing Holes (LP)
2013 Guilt - self-titled (LP)
2011 Backbench (LP, test pressings)
2009 Catbag - Bunker Junker (LP)
2007 Catbag - Creamweaving (cassette)
2006 Catbag - Church Beach (cassette)
2001 Phox (cassette)
1999 Gdansk Music (cassette)