LESLEY FINLAYSON

CURRICULUM VITAE 
 
Education
         1989        Master of Fine Art, University of Calgary, Calgary AB University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
         1986        Aberdeen College of Commerce                                                           
         1984        Cyprus College of Art
         1982        Bachelor of Fine Art (honours), Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
 
Awards
         1989        Alberta Art Foundation Scholarship                                                       
         1989        Graduate Assistantship (teaching), University of Calgary
         1987        Graduate Assistantship (Research), University of Calgary
         1983        Elizabeth Greenshields Scholarship                                                       
         1981        Hospitalfield School of Art Summer Scholarship Exhibitions (solo)
 
Exhibtions
          2014          Sorting Ground, Pender Island, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver BC, 2014
          2011        A Dialogue with the Fraser, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver BC
          2009        Markings… the grasslands of the Fraser River, ElissaCristall Gallery, Vancouver BC
          2007        The Appearance of Disappearance,   Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver BC
          2006        Whistler, new paintings and drawings, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, BC
          2005        New Paintings, Rendezvous Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland
          2003        Fraser River Series, Phthalo Gallery, Vancouver, BC
          2002        New Works, Rendezvous Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland
          2001        Still Water , Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON
          2000        Coast, Foyer Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland
          1998        The Boundary Series, Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary, AB
          1995        The Alaska Series, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, BC
          1993        Loci Familia, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, BC
          1991        The Scottish Paintings, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, BC
          1989        Lookout, The Alcove, The New Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
          1986        Landscape Drawings and Paintings, Aberdeen Art Centre, Scotland Exhibitions (group) 
          2005        Three Landscape Painters, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, BC
                              Lesley Finlayson, Randy Steeves, Jeroen Witvliet
          1997        Five Canadian Artists, Galerie Not, London, UK
          1996        Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary                                                             
          1995        By Example, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC
                              Anne Campbell and Lesley Finlayson, Fife, Scotland
          1990        New Gallery Artists, Virginia Christopher Galleries, Calgary
          1989        The Works, Edmonton, AB
                              The MFA Graduating Exhibition
                              The Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary
                              Primary Focus, Virginia Christopher Galleries, Calgary
          1988        Twelve Prints by Calgary Artists
                             The New Gallery, Calgary
                             University of Calgary Theatre Mezzanine Gallery                                     
          1983/84   Scottish Society of Arts Annual, Edinburgh
          1986        Romance, Risk and Realism Artspace Gallery, Aberdeen
          1985        Artists from Cyprus                                                                               
                             Transmission Gallery, Glasgow
          1984        Paphos Gallery, Cyprus                                                                        
                              Nicosia Gallery, Cyprus
          1982        New Generation Artists, Edinburgh                                                        
          1981        The Hospitalfield Summer Exhibition Hospitalfield, Arbroath, Scotland
 
 
Collections
      
          Esso Petroleum Canada (Calgary)
          Sceptre Resources Ltd. (Calgary)
          Public and private collections in Britain, Cyprus, Canada and the United States
       
Professional Associations
        
           Curated exhibition - Surround, Elissa Cristall Gallery June (2014)
           Art Advisory Board, The New Gallery, Calgary (1989)
          Board of Directors, Artspace Gallery, Aberdeen (1986)
           Art Education Coordinator, Artspace Gallery, Aberdeen (1985-6)
           Langara Faculty Association, Langara College, Vancouver (Current)
           (Department Head & Instructor, Painting, Fine Arts Department)