Leya Evelyn

Abstract Painter

c.v.


SELECTED ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

  • 2014 Gallerie Saltum, Saltum, Denmark
  • 2013  Jo Beale Gallery, Glen Margaret, N.S.
  • 2011 Harrington Brown Gallery, Memphis, TN
  • 2011 ArtNorth, Saeby, Denmark
  • 2012, 2011  Secord Gallery, Halifax, N.S.
  • 2012 Halde Gallerie, Widen, Switzerland
  • 2012 Visual Voice Fine Art, Truro, N.S.
  • 2012, 2011  Jo Beale Gallery, Peggy’s Cove, N.S.
  • 2011, 2009 Gallerie Saltum, Saltum, Denmark
  • 2010 St. Xavier University Art Gallery, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, “Red”
  • 2009, 2007, 2003, 2001,1999, 1997, 1995 Secord Gallery, Halifax, NS, New Works
  • 2008, 2006 Marigold Arts Centre, Truro, N.S.
  • 2007 Halde Galerie, Widen, Switzerland, “5 Jahre Halde Galerie”
  • 2007 Gallerie Saltum, Saltum, Denmark, “How to Pick a Wild Strawberry”
  • 2006 Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, N.S., “Speculations & Revelations”
  • 2005, Halde Galerie, Widen, Switzerland, farbenSpiel
  • 2004 Linda Fairchild Contemporary Fine Art, San Francisco, CA, Subject to Change
  • 2004 Alelier 585, Annapolis Royal, N.S., Exactly
  • 2004 Lunenburg Art Gallery, Lunenburg, N.S., New Works
  • 2003 Halde Galerie, Widen, Switzerland, Duo Exhibit, coLour
  • 2003 Russell Gallery, Peterborough, Ont., Fragments
  • 1999 Hart House, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont., Familiar Shadows
  • 1999 ARTSsPLACE, Annapolis Royal, N.S. Revisiting
  • 1998 Windhorse Arts Centre,, St. Johnsbury, Vt., New Works
  • 1995 Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Conjunctions: New Works
  • 1995 Henri Gallery, Washington, D.C., Paintings
  • 1992 Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Paintings
  • 1990 Condeso/Lawler Gallery, New York, New York, Tib’s Eve
  • 1990, 1987 Studio 21, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Recent Paintings
  • 1987 Mount St. Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Stations
  • 1985 Henri Gallery, Washington, D.C., Paintings & Collagraphs
  • 1983 Henri Gallery, Washington, D.C., Books
  • 1982 West Deutsche Landesbank, New York, New York
  • 1981 Santa Cruz Art Center, Santa Cruz, California
  • 1977 Fund for the City of New York, New York, N.Y.


SELECTED GROUP SHOWS:

  • 2008 Moos Galerie, Switzerland, Leya Evelyn & Ann Thingus: Farbenmeer
  • 2005 Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Ports of Entry
  • 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Halde Galerie, Widen, Switzerland, Advent Vernissage
  • 2004 Galerie díAvingnon, Montreal, Quebec, Coast to Coa
  • 2003 Linda Fairchild Contemporary Fine Art, San Francisco, CA, Gallery Artists
  • 2003, 2002, 2000, 1997, 1996, 1995 Anita Shapolsky Gallery , New York, N.Y., New Concepts
  • 2003, 2002 Toronto International Art Expo, Toronto, Ontario
  • 2002 Intercultural Museum Art Gallery, First International Abstract Exhibition
  • 2002, 2004 Susan de Witt Gallery, Naples, Florida, Gallery Artists
  • 2000 De Witt – Padulo Contemporary Fine Art, Naples, Florida, Contemporary Perspectives
  • 1999 St. Maryís University Art Gallery, Halifax, N.S., Autumn Gold
  • 1998, 1996, 1994 Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, N.S., Far and Wide
  • 1994 Sue Lawrence Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • 1994 University of New Brunswick, Fredricton, N.B., Taming the Goat
  • 1994 Acadia University Art Gallery, Wolfville, N.S., Taming the Goat
  • 1993 N.S. College of Art & Design, Halifax, N.S., Bookworks by Women
  • 1992, 1978 Henri Gallery, Washington, D.C., Gallery Artists
  • 1991, 1989, 1988, 1986 Studio 21, Halifax, N.S., Gallery Artists
  • 1990 Glendon College, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Three
  • 1989 Geraldine Davis Gallery, Toronto, Ont., Gallery Artists
  • 1989 Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax, N.S., Three
  • 1989 Christina Parker Fine Arts, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Inaugural Show
  • 1987 Quan-Scheider Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Eastern Perspectives
  • 1987 Todd Capp Gallery, New York, N.Y., Post-Pythagoreans and Pluralists
  • 1986 Dalhousie Univ. Art Gallery, Halifax, N.S., Visual Facts, Nova Scotia
  • 1986 Del Bello Gallery, Toronto, Ont., First International Miniature Art Exhibition
  • 1985 Pratt Graphics Center, N.Y.C., 10th International Miniature Print Exhibition
  • 1983 Gallery 345, New York, N.Y., 4 X 27/Women Collaborate
  • 1980 Alternative Museum, N.Y.C., On Paper.
  • 1978 Arte Fiera ’78, Bologna, Italy
  • 1977 Nobe Gallery, New York, N.Y., Holiday Wrapping Paper Invitational
  • 1977 Organization of Independent Artists, New York, N.Y., Art in Public Spaces
  • 1971 Dickenson College, Dickenson, N. C., Print and Drawing Show
  • 1962 Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Washington Area Artists Exhibition
  • 1960 Yale University Museum of Art, New Haven, Conn.


GRANTS AND AWARDS:

  • 2011 Nova Scotia Arts Council, Creation Grant
  • 2011 Canadian Academy of Art, elected member
  • 2009 Nova Scotia Arts Council, Creation Grant
  • 2007 Nova Scotia Arts Council, Creation Grant
  • 2005 Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grant
  • 2005 Nova Scotia Arts Council, Creation Grant
  • 2003 Canada Council for the Arts, Juror
  • 2002 Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grant
  • 2001 Nova Scotia Arts Council, Creation Grant
  • 2000 Canada Council Creations/Production (ìAî) Grant for Established Artists
  • 2000 Nova Scotia Arts Council, Creation Grant
  • 1999 Nova Scotia Arts Council, Presentation Grant
  • 1996, 1997 Nova Scotia Department of Culture, Travel Assistance Grants
  • 1995 Canada Council Exhibition Assistance Grant, Visual Arts
  • 1995 Canada/Nova Scotia Cooperation Agreement on Cultural Development Grant
  • 1994 Nova Scotia Department of Education and Culture, Exhibition Assistance Grant
  • 1991 Nova Scotia Art Bank Juror, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1990 Canada Council Project Grant, Visual Arts
  • 1987 Nova Scotia Department of Culture, Exhibition Assistance Grant, Halifax, N.S.
  • 1980 New York State Council on the Arts, Exhibition Assistance Grant, N.Y.C.
  • 1960 Painting, Second Year Honor Award, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1959 Minnie Helen Hicks Art Award, Brown University, Providence, R.I.


EDUCATION:

  • 1959 B.A., cum laude, Brown University, Providence R.I.
  • 1959-60 Yale University School of Fine Arts, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1964, 83 Pratt Graphic Arts Center, New York, N. Y.


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY:

  • Chronicle Herald, Halifax, N.S.,November 2009, September ’90, March ’89, May ’88, April ’87, May ’86, May 85, Sept. 95, April 1999, Elissa Barnard.
  • Nordiyske, Denmark, June, 2007, ìPurified Aesthetics, Leya Evelynî, Alice Bergholt Nilsson
  • Washington Post, Washington, D.C., April1, 1995, “Leya Evelyn at Henri”, Lee Fleming
  • ArtsAtlantic, Fall, 1994, “Leya Evelyn/Sylvie Stevenson: Taming the Goat”, Ray Cronin
  • ArtsAtlantic, Spring 1993, “Leya Evelyn, Recent Paintings”, Gill McElroy
  • ArtsAtlantic, Spring 1991, “Leya Evelyn, Recent Paintings”, Anne-Marie Larson
  • ArtsAtlantic, Fall 1989, “Leya Evelyn: A Different Dialogue, A Different Drama,” Dawn Rae Downton.
  • Vanguard, October 1987, “Leya Evelyn, Recent Works on Paper and Canvas”, Cliff Eyland.
  • ArtsAtlantic, Spring 1987, “Eastern Perspectives, Five Nova Scotia Artists,” Gloria Hickey.
  • ArtsAtlantic, Spring 1987, “Leya Evelyn, Recent Works on Paper and Canvas”, Dawn Rae Downton.
  • Visual Arts News, Spring 1987, “Leya Evelyn, Recent Works on Paper and Canvas,” Astrid Brunner.
  • Washington Star, Washington, D.C., February 20, 1981, “Leya Evelyn’s Abstracts,” Benjamin Forgey.


COLLECTIONS:

Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Ontario; Nova Scotia Art Bank, Halifax, N.S.; Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Maritime Tel & Tel Collection, Halifax, N.S.; Royal Bank, Toronto, Ontario; Citibank, Toronto; British Airways, Montreal, Quebec; Gerber Foods, Toronto, Ontario; Toyota Canada, Ltd., Halifax, N.S.; RCA Corp., New York, N.Y.; Eveready Batteries, St. Louis, Missouri; Singer Corp., New York, N.Y.; RCA Corp., New York, N.Y.; INA Insurance Co., New York, N.Y.; CIGNA Corp., New York, N.Y.; Fund for the City of New York, N.Y.C.; Murdoch Magazines, Secaucus, N.J.; Hackensack General Hospital, Hackensack, N.J.; Equitable Life Insurance Co., Chicago, Ill; Arthur Anderson Accounting Firm, Chicago, Amoco Oil Co., Denver, Co.; Ralston-Purina, St. Louis, Missouri; McGinnis, Cooper & Robertson Law Firm, Halifax, N.S.; Acadia University Art Gallery, Wolfville, N.S.; Nova Gold Resources, Ltd., N.S.; Bell Canada Enterprises, Montreal; Teleglobe Canada Ltd., Montreal; Worthington Software, Halifax, N.S.; Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Stupay, Shaker Heights, Ohio; William Hahn, Washington, D.C.; Herrick Jackson, Wilton, Conn.; Susan Foshay, Halifax, N.S.; Dr. Clarence Felderhof, New Glasgow, N.S.; and many other corporate and private collections.