Curriculum Vitae of Leanne Brusatore                            Home •Gallery • Bio • Email


EDUCATION:

2004-2008 – Bachelor of Arts (in progress) Major:Visual Arts Major: Liberal Studies Malaspina University-College, Nanaimo, British Columbia

2007-Diploma in Visual Arts- Concentration in Painting & Ceramics Malaspina University.

2006 – Diploma in Arts and Sciences – Malaspina University-College

1995 – Community Service Worker – Counseling Diploma

AWARDS:

2007- Award of Excellence in Painting - Malaspina University- Arts Department.

2007- Award of Excellence in Advanced Multi-Media - Malaspina University - Arts Department.

2007 - Two Dimensional Painting Award - Malaspina University- Arts Department.

2007- Dean's List -Academic Achievement.

2006- Dean's List - Academic Achievement.

2005 - Dean's List - Academic Achievment.

2004-Honourable Mention – Cowichan Valley Spring Arts Show

2003 - Froudian Artist of the Month -June 2003

EXHIBITIONS:

2008 - Visions Art Tour - Confirmed for July 2008

2007 - "Thinking Around Corners" - Just Jake's, Duncan, B.C. Nov.4th-Dec 9th

2007- "Refractions" - Cowichan Theatre - Sept 12th-Oct 16th

2007-Solo Exhibition “Food for Thought” – Coffee On The Moon, Duncan, B.C.

2007 - "Progressions" Nanaimo Art Gallery

2007 - "Serendiptious?" - Group Exhibition

2006 - Winter Showing - Malaspina Arts Department

2006- Installation: Structural Connections Nanaimo Art Gallery

2005-Progressions- Nanaimo Art Gallery

2004- Cowichan Valley Juried Spring Arts Show

COMMISSIONS:

The Beet Goes On - Private Commission, Nanaimo, B.C. 2007

Remembering the Golden Rule #2- Private Commission, Nanaimo, B.C. 2006

Figurative Sculpture – Private Commission, Dallas, Texas - 2002

Wyomming Historical Site- Private Commission – Wyoming 2001

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

2007 - "Artists in the Schools" Program through Nanaimo Art Gallery

2002 - Sculpting the human figure & form - in studio private lessons

1995-1996 -The Virtues Project Workshops with Children.

1995-1996 - Workshop Facilitation-Time Management, Holistic Healing.

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE:

2007"Serendipitous?" - Organizing & Hanging.

2006 "Structural Connections" – Installation, Labeling.

2006 "Progressions" - Labelling

MEMBERSHIPS

Canadian Federation of Artists
Cowichan Valley Arts Council

Cowichan Valley Visions Art Tour

INFLUENCES

The work of the Surrealists, especially Dali and Magritte awakened my passion and need for visual communication. I admire the atmospheric quality of Dali, the intricacy of Bosch, and the stark line and irony of Magritte. Contemporary artists that inspire me are; Rothko, I love the rich luminous depth of his colourfield surfaces. Deborah Butterfield’s life-size horse sculptures strike me as a beautiful balance of abstraction while maintaining form. The integration of rust and decaying surfaces speaks to me of the ephemeral nature of the materialism and consumerism. Abstraction and experimentation are an integral part of my expression, and I am constantly in process of exploring the balance between; surface and symbol, abstraction and form.