Thursday, October 9, 2008

Leslie Reid

Artist, professor (University of Ottawa)

..."calm is only as it is because so much around isn't"
-Leslie Reid, 1975.

Born in Ottawa in 1947.

One of Ottawa's best known local artists. Her practice focuses on painting, as well as photography and drawing.

Enjoys challenging societal notions of women and their place in art. Her work presently examines the representation of motherhood in the visual arts.

Teacher of Fine Arts at the University of Ottawa since 1972.

Developed a particular graphic style, emphasized minimalist approach to her use of space, praised for her ability to convey light and depth.

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