Ashleigh Bartlett's interest in theatricality, disguise and abstraction has prompted an amplification of an exaggerated and imaginative element into her practice. She received her BFA from ACAD in 2006 and her MFA from the University of Guelph in 2011. Bartlett has presented her work in solo and group exhibitions across Canada, including “The 5th KWAG Biennial” at The Kitchener Waterloo Gallery and “Made in Alberta” at The Art Gallery of Calgary. In 2015, she will participate in “Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art” at The Art Gallery of Alberta. Bartlett is represented by Michael Gibson Gallery, with an upcoming solo exhibition at Paul Kuhn Gallery in Calgary. She is a finalist in the 16th annual RBC Painting Competition and the recipient of grants from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and SSHRC. Her work has been included in public and private collections including the collection of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She currently teaches in the Painting Department at ACAD.