Resume: Leslie Pruneau
Archival Works: www.LesliePruneau.com
Bachelor of Fine-Arts Degree in Painting/ Minor in Drawing, 1986 East Carolina University
Independent Studies: The Art Students League, 1988-1989, New York, NY
SOLO SHOWS AND NOTABLE EXHIBITIONS
2023, Third Annual Solo Show, The Pocket Gallery, 222 N Bloodworth, Raleigh, NC
2023, Group Show, Diamante Arts & Cultural Center, Raleigh, NC
2023, Sertoma Arts Gallery, The 8 Trail Blazers, Group Show: Raleigh, NC
2022, The Pocket Gallery, 2nd Annual Solo Show, 222 N Bloodworth, Raleigh, NC 27601
2022, Cameron Art Museum, State of the Art/Art of the State Exhibition, Wilmington, NC
2022, Artspace, Group Show, 201 E Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601
2021, The Pocket Gallery, 2021, Solo Show, 222 N Bloodworth, Raleigh, NC 27601
2021, FLOURISH!, Solo Online Show and Fundraiser for Earthjustice.org
2019-2020, 5 Points Gallery, monthly exhibitions/gallery co-owner, 109 E Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701
2019, Pleiades Art Gallery, Gallery Member, 109 E. Chapel Hill St., Durham, NC 27701
2018, Gallery C, 540 N Blount St, Raleigh, NC, 27607, Invitational Exhibition
2018, Gallery C East, Atlantic Beach, NC, Invitational Group Exhibition
2018, Artspace Gala, 201 E Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601
2018, TAG Exhibition, Juror, Scott Raynor, High Point University
2017, Artspace, 201 E. Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601, Group Show
2017, Tipping Paint Gallery, Raleigh, NC, Juried Show, Awarded “Best in Show”
2016-2017, Roundabout Art Gallery, Solo Show, resulting in invitation for Member/Co-Ownership, Raleigh, NC
2016, Contemporary Art Museum, Invitational, Raleigh, NC, CAMSTELLATION
2015, Installation of public work by invitation to the Sojourn Apts, Raleigh, NC
2015, National Arts Program, Block Gallery, Raleigh, NC
2014, Marion Preston Gallery, group show, Raleigh, NC
2014, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC, featured artist, Raleigh, NC
2013-2014, Solo Show, Village Art Circle gallery member, Cary NC
2013, Betty Ray McCain Gallery, Raleigh Fine Arts Society, Raleigh, NC
2013, Installation/Solo Show MANN+Hummell, NCSU Centennial Campus, Raleigh, NC
2013, Group show in the NCSU Chancellor’s home, NCSU campus, Raleigh, NC
2013, Raleigh Fine Arts Society, Betty Ray McCain Gallery, with notable Juror Bill Dunlap
2012, Barton College Art Gallery, Group Show, Wilson, NC
2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, Miriam Block Gallery, NAP, Raleigh, NC. Awarded 1st place, Best in Show, and 2 Honorable Mentions, respectively.
2011, Lee Hansley Art Gallery, Juried Group Show, Raleigh, NC
2011, Region 3 Exhibition: NCAEA, Gaddy-Hamrick Art Gallery
2010, North Carolina Museum of Art, Inaugural Art Auction, Raleigh, NC, juror S, Charlotte V. Wainwright, Pat Fitzgerald, and Kelly Flanders McChesney
1990-1995, Numerous shows in Berlin, Germany and New York, NY, 1986-1996
Many works in public and private collections, nationally and internationally.
Instructor of beginning-to-advanced, painting and drawing workshops and classes, through numerous venues for 25+ years. It is my honor to have been a part of 1,000's of loyal and enthusiastic artists and their artful journeys over the years.
Offering numerous art critiques and public lectures lectures.
Co-owner/exhibitor “5 Points Gallery,”109 E Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701
Co-owner/exhibitor Roundabout Art Collective, 305 Oberlin Rd, Raleigh, NC 27605.
Jurist for numerous exhibitions, regionally and internationally.
Co-founder of “A Pop of Orange Paint;” a curated art exhibition and installation organization for public locations, with a focus on artists awareness and fundraising.
AWARDS, HONORS AND PUBLICATIONS
Featured article/interview in the Earthjustice magazine, 2021
Best in Show Award, Tipping Paint Gallery, Raleigh, NC, juried exhibition, 2017
Awarded 2nd place, Juror Mary Kay Kennedy, VAE, “Pop” exhibition, Raleigh, NC, 2013
Publication in the News and Observer newspaper, 2012
Miriam Block Gallery, National Arts Program Show, Raleigh, NC; Awarded, “Honorable Mention”, 2011
Miriam Block Gallery, National Arts Program Show, Raleigh, NC; Awarded, “Honorable Mention”, 2010
Miriam Block Gallery, Raleigh, NC, National Art Program Show, Awarded “Best in Show” and “Best in Show” for the Professional Group, 200
Participant in Basement Studios, 2003, voted Best Alternative Studio Space in Raleigh by Raleigh Art Critics
Wellington B. Gray Gallery, Greenville, NC, Juror’s award from the notable juror David Ireland, 1986
Special Projects and Lectures
Hosting and marketing online show and fundraiser for Earthjustice.org, bringing high-volume sales, resulting in a full-page feature in their quarterly magazine, April-October, 2021
Marketing + implementation of social-media platforms for galleries and exhibitions.
NC State University’s Invitational Guest Speaker for the “Artist’s Talk Series," along with other notable speakers such as John Beerman, 2013, Raleigh, NC
NCMA invitations to work on several live events, including Live Drawing Demos in the galleries, Artist-Led Tours and Live-Art Performance Interpretations, all by invitation 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022
NCMA Monster Drawing Rally, 2017, 2018, 2019.
Coordinated, marketed and implemented a 40-artsists, successful outdoors Art Fair at the Roundabout Art Gallery
Guest lecturer for the Color Penciled Society of America, Cary, NC, 2014
Lead Public Art Critiques at the Village Art Circle, Cary, NC, 2009-2010.
Co-creator of the APOP (A Pop of Orange Paint) with partner, Yuko N. Taylor.
Coordinated and implemented a multi-off-site public display and interactive project through InterAct, Raleigh, NC. 2010
Worked within the City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation to expand the arts curriculum within their budgets.
Fluent in German.