Aislinn Leggett in Nouvelle (2012)Aislinn Leggett was born in Namur, Quebec, in 1981. She is a photo-based artist, currently finishing her BFA at Concordia University. Working both with traditional photography and photomontage, her work explores memory through objects and archives.
EXHIBIT: ENTER THE GREAT WIDE OPEN
Market place (Little School site) | 150, Route 132 Est
Montréal (Québec) | www.aislinnleggett.com
Aislinn Leggett has exhibited in Canada, the United States and Asia. In 2008, she was recipient of a Quebec Council art grant and in 2011, was published in Front Line: « Interviews with International Contemporary Photo-based Artists » by Beijing Modern Press. She is also the editor and curator of Slightly Lucid, a contemporary photography blog that showcases the works of emerging and established artists. Aislinn Leggett currently lives and works in Montreal and is represented by Gallery d’Este.
EXHIBIT PRESENTED AT THE RENCONTRES : ENTER THE GREAT WIDE OPEN
« Enter the Great Wide Open » is a photomontage series that, through memory, explores individual’s relationship between the Canadian landscape and leisure activities. To create the fictitious scenes, Aislinn Leggett works with her family picture archives and found photographs of the 1920s and 1950s. She has come to realize that the historical visual representation of Canadian landscape is an important element in how she has shaped the way she sees, the way she uses the land and ultimately perceive landscape. Aislinn Leggett’s aesthetic influence for constructing her images borrows from the picturesque and early amateur photography. The process of her work allows her to revisit our relationship with the camera, the land and moments in time.
- Galerie d’Este, Montréal (Québec)
RECENT OR SIGNIFICANT GROUP EXHIBITS
- Front Line, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao (China)
- « En Trois Temps », Galerie d’Este, Montréal (Québec)
- « Proof 17 », Gallery 44, Toronto (Ontario)
- Alcan inc., Montréal (Québec)
DISTINCTIONS OR AWARDS
- Honorable mention for Magenta Flash Forward
- Nominated for Prix Voies Off
- Research/Creation Grant Type-B, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, for « Lost Faces »
- Tam, Ho, Front Line: « Interviews with International Contemporary Photo-based Artists », publié par Beijing Modern Press.
- The Eleventh China Pingyao International Photography Festival, published by China Photographic Publishing House.
- Monitors / Proof 17, Published by Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography