Leigh Bridges
Assistant Professor

  Leigh Bridges 
283 Tache
204.474.8210
Leigh.Bridges@umanitoba.ca
leighbridges.com

 

EDUCATION

MFA (Victoria)
Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design, Professional Development
BFA (Alberta)

 

CREATIVE WORK & RESEARCH

Leigh Bridges is a Canadian artist that lives and works in Winnipeg and holds a Master’s degree in Fine Art from the University of Victoria. She has a professional practice which spans the fields of art and graphic design, having an extensive background as a print designer for corporate and non-profit clients. Bridges was based in Berlin from 2005 to 2007. While in Germany, her exploration of collage vis a vis painting developed in dialogue with the “Leipzig School”, with a particular emphasis on aspects of the sublime in landscape depictions. Bridges' most recent work both expands and complicates these established directions, intersecting modernist forms, schema for do-it-yourself sustainable technology, and landscape.

Leigh Bridges has exhibited across Canada, in the United States and overseas, most recently in Toronto, Montreal, Berlin, Vancouver, Melbourne, Seattle and Skien, Norway. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Atmospheric Resonance Sensor, 2016
Atmospheric Resonance Sensor, 2016 
Acrylic on Canvas, 55" x 62"

Colour Field Cookstoves, 2016
acrylic spray paint on aluminum
10.5" x 10.5" x 6" deep and
22" x 22" x 17" deep
Sculptures based on functioning solar cookstove design

Colour Field Cookstoves, 2016

Colourfield Cookstove Flatpack (Summer 2pm), 2016
Colourfield Cookstove Flatpack (Spring 6am), 2016
Spray paint on aluminum, 32" x 32"

Atmospheric Resonance Sensor, 2016

Atmospheric Resonance Sensor, 2016
55" x 62", Acrylic on Canvas

Latitude Adjuster, 2016

Latitude Adjuster, 2016
42" x 48", Acrylic on Canvas