Artist CV

Meg Leslie/Atherley Arts

Handmade Porcelain Mosaic Tiles

 

Selected Exhibitions:
  • 2020     Toronto Interior Design Show
  • 2020     Leftie Selfie, Apple Annies Cafe, Orillia, ON
  • 2019     Instructor Show, Homer Watson House & Gallery, Kitchener, ON
  • 2019     Group Show, Rancho Relaxo , Lee Contemporary Art, Orillia ON 
  • 2019     Solo Exhibition, Leftie Selfie, Kitchener Public Library, Kitchen
  • 2019     Juried Art Exhibition, Ebar Guelph ON
  • 2019     International Women’s Day Exhibition, Connections, Orillia Museum of Art and History
  • 2016​     Installation, Maker-Expo, Kitchener ON
  • 2016​     Interior Design Show, Studio North and Prototype, Toronto ON
  • 2015​​     Leftie, co-created with Patti Agapi selected for promotional material for the 19th Annual ​International Women’s Day Exhibition, Eye to Eye, Orillia ON
  • 2008​     Solo Show, My Florals/Watercolours, The Bruce Restaurant, Cambridge ON
  • 2002​      Painted Muskoka Chair Exhibition, Arts on King, Toronto ON 
  • 2001​     Solo Show of multimedia work, Rosenbalm Gallery, Toronto 

 

Public Art:
  • 2019​     Orillia Streets Alive, Pedal Powered, Public Art Installation, Orillia ON
  • 2017​     Designed and managed, Homewood Green Mosaic Art Wall, City of Kitchener, ON
  • 2016​     The aWEsoME Wall, mosaic wall/community art installation, House of Friendship, Kitchener ON, supported by KW Awesome Foundation
  • 2015​     Hespeler Village Mosaic Installation, community mosaics sponsored by Toyota, Cambridge ON
  • 2014​     Orillia Streets Alive public art competition, benches, mosaic sculpture
  • 2013​      Mosaic Installation, Surgeon’s House Bed & Breakfast, Jerome, Arizona
  • 2013​      Orillia Streets Alive public art competition, large letters, mosaic sculpture
  • 2008​      Designed Memorial Wall for the City of Waterloo, Waterloo Recreation Complex
  • 2007​      Designed main signage for The Waterloo Public Library, Waterloo ON
Education:
  • 1989 Georgian College of Applied Arts and Technology, Barrier On
  • School of Design and Visual Arts: Diploma in Interior Design
  • Scholarship: Wayne Busch Award for Design

    Awards and Achievements:
    • 2019​     Orillia Streets Alive juried art competition - indoor sculpture - 1st Prize
    • 2019​     Founder, Urban Sketchers Orillia, Orillia ON
    • 2017​​     Nominated Oktoberfest Woman of the Year for Arts and Culture In Waterloo Region ON
    • 2013 and 2014     Nominated in the visual arts category for a Waterloo Regional Arts Award
    • 2013​     Orillia Streets Alive juried art competition – 2nd prize
    • 2013​     KW Awesome Award winner, Kitchener ON
    • 2012​​     Orillia City Hall, winner design competition to design the awards board, Orillia ON

     

    Workshop Instruction:
    • 2019 - present​     Ceramics and Mosaics Workshops, Atherley Arts Studio, Ramara ON
    • 2018 - present​​     Ceramics and Mosaics Workshops, Homer Watson House, Kitchener ON
    • 2010-2018​​           Ceramics and Mosaics Workshops, Cloud White Studio, Kitchener ON
    • 2014​     Led 20 Before-Hand Workshops teaching the public how to tile their hand to be used in the aWEsoME wall at House of Friendship, Kitchener ON
    • 2014​      Created a one-day arts extravaganza called Flirting with the Arts, hired 12 artists of varying  disciplines to teach 6 half hour mini make and take workshops to 60 ticket buyers. Tickets were sold out. 10% of ticket sales went to the local charity, House of Friendship, Kitchener ON
    • 2013​​     Mosaic Workshop, Zephyr Gallery, Orillia ON

     

    Studio Tours and Retail Venues:
    • 2020     Orillia Markers Market, Orillia, ON
    • 2018​​     Frederick Art Walk, Kitchener ON
    • 2017     Cloud White Studio, Kitchener ON
    • 2017- 2019     Kultrun Market, Waterloo, ON (ceramics consignment)
    • 2016- 2018​     Gardner Museum Gift Shop, Toronto ON (ceramics consignment)
    • 2015     ​​Downtown Kitchener Art Walk, Kitchener ON
    • 2015 - Present     Orillia Museum of Art and History Gift Shop, Orillia ON (ceramics consignment)
    • 2014​​       Frederick Art Walk, Kitchener ON
    • 2012​​       Central Art Walk, Kitchener ON
    • 2009      Mary Allen Studio Tour, Waterloo ON
    • 2003 – 2005     Multimedia work, Martin Arts, Bayfield ON
    • 2000 – 2005​​     Multimedia work, Arts on King, Toronto ON

     

    Residencies:
    • 2019​     Betsy Schulz Ceramics Apprenticeship, San Diego CA
    • 2015     Artist in Residence, Trinity United Church, Kitchener ON
    • 2014     Artist in Residence, Kwartzlab Makerspace, Kitchener ON
    • 2010     ​Isaiah Zagar Mosaic Mentorship, Philadelphia PA

     

    Public Speaking:
    • 2018​     Peer to Peer Presentation, Building Community Piece by Piece, Amplify Culture Summit, Centre for International Governance, Waterloo ON
    • 2009-2010​     Spokesperson for United Way Corporate Campaign, Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

     

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