School of the Arts, Media + Culture SAMC

Russell Leng, MFA

Instructor in Art + Design

  • Biography

    Russell Leng is an artist currently based in Vancouver, Canada. He received an MFA in Contemporary Art Practice from Edinburgh College of Art in 2013. His work has been collected and exhibited at galleries worldwide including Beers.Lambert (London), FFDG (San Francisco), Hungryman Gallery (San Francisco and Chicago), Fleming Collection (London), Embassy Gallery (Edinburgh), Parts Gallery (Toronto), and FIELD Contemporary (Vancouver).

     

  • Education

    • MFA Contemporary Art Practice (Edinburgh College of Art)
    • BA Art (Trinity Western University)
  • Recent Publications

    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS / PRESS / INTERVIEW LINKS

    Looking at Painting, vol.2
    Kolaj Magazine, Summer 2015 issue
    Akimbo Review
    Canadian Art Magazine, Spring 2014 issue
    Grandpa Style interview
    Vice Magazine
    Ruby:Otherworldliness (published by Gestalten)
    Discorder Magazine
    Ruby Magazine

     

  • Awards & Honours

    • 2015 - RBC Painting Competition - Finalist
    • 2014 - Bloomberg New Contemporaries - shortlist
    • 2014 - Paint Like You Mean It Painting Prize- shortlist
    • 2013 - Andrew Grant Bequest
    • 2012 - Saltire Scholarship
    • 2009 - Surrey Art Gallery Painting Prize ARTS 2009- 1st place

     

  • Exhibitions

    SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

    2015
    Too Many Maps, Field Contemporary, Vancouver, BC
    Peach Beach, Dynamo Arts Association, Vancouver, BC

    2014
    Sudden Death, Avalanche! Institute of Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB
    New Work, Parts Gallery, Toronto, ON

    2013
    Fragments, Breeze Block Gallery, Portland, OR

    2012
    Minty Oboes, C02 Project Space, Edinburgh, UK

    2011
    Ruins, Hungryman Gallery, Chicago, IL
    Future Findings, Hungryman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    Mountains and Mountains, Catalog Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
    Two Person show with Judith Geher, Parts Gallery, Toronto, ON
    Its Almost a Double Rainbow!, The Crying Room Mural Projects, Vancouver, B.C.

    2010
    New Nature Systems, Blim, Vancouver, B.C.

    SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2015
    RBC Painting Competition, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
    Art Toronto, Toronto, ON

    2014
    Selected Works, Field Contemporary, Vancouver, BC
    Paint Like You Mean It, Interview Room 11, Edinburgh, UK

    2013
    Leave the Capitol, Fleming Collection, London, UK
    M.F.A. Degree Show, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK
    Iceberg Exchange, The Old Ambulance Depot, Edinburgh, UK

    2012
    The Diamond Sea, FFDG, San Francisco, CA
    BYOB, Platoon Space, Berlin, Germany
    Doctrine of Signatures, West Barns Studio, Edinburgh, UK
    Marble Download, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
    Continuous Intermittence, C02 Project Space, Edinburgh, UK

    2011
    Salon Neu, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
    11.11.11, FFDG, San Francisco, CA
    Systems Beyond Certianty, Beers.Lambert Contemporary Art, London, UK
    Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON
    Monomania, Trench Contemporary, Vancouver, B.C.
    Group Show, Parts Gallery, Toronto, ON

    2010
    Bonus Aisle, Recoat Gallery, Glasgow, UK
    After Math, East Van Studios, Vancouver, B.C.

    2009
    Beast, Mansion Gallery, Langley, B.C.
    Some Adventures , Mansion Gallery, Langley B.C.
    We Were Dreaming, Mansion Gallery, Langley, B.C.
    ARTS2009, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, B.C.
    Gift Shop, Langley Centennial Museum, Langley, B.C.

     

SAMC

Department or Program:

Art + Design