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Resume: Leslie Pruneau

Archival Works:



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



2024-Presently, showing at The Pocket Gallery in CMAC, 300 Blake St, Raleigh, NC 27601

2024-Presently, showing at FRANK Gallery, 370 E. Main St. Suite 130, Carrboro, NC 27510

2024-Presently, working with The Mahler Fine Art for private art installations. Please contact: 

2024, Invitational Group Show, Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N Salem St, Apex, NC 27502

2023, Third Annual Solo Show, The Pocket Gallery, 222 N Bloodworth, Raleigh, NC

2023 Holiday Group Show, Pocket Gallery, 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-Present, The Pocket Gallery, 2021, Solo Show, 222 N Bloodworth, Raleigh, NC 27601

2021, FLOURISH!, Solo Online Show and Fundraiser for
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




  • Gallery Representation: The Pocket Gallery, 300 Blake St in City Market
    Raleigh, North Carolina 2760, (919) 389-9760,

  • Gallery Representation: FRANK Gallery, 370 E. Main St. Suite 130, Carrboro, NC 27510, (919) 636-4135,

  • 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.




  • 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, 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.

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