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ColorVision Gallery website created by Leslie Pruneau Studio

Raleigh, NC,  2017, All rights reserved

RESUME AND PAST EXHIBITIONS

 

EDUCATION

 

Bachelor of Fine-Arts Degree in Painting/ Minor in Drawing, 1986 East Carolina University

Art Students League, independent Studies, 1988-1989, New York, NY

 

 

PAST EXHIBITIONS

 

  • Member/fractional ownership of 5 Points Gallery, Durham, NC 27701

  • Aloft Durham, Durham, NC

  • Cameron Art Museum, 3201 S 17th St. Wilmington, NC 28412

  • Gallery C East, Atlantic Beach, NC

  • Gallery C, 540 N Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27607

  • Artspace, 201 E. Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601

  • Gallery C, 540 N Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27607, invitational group show, The Art of Rock-n-Roll!

  • Theater Art Gallery, group show, Juror, Scott Raynor, Chair, Department of Art and Design at High Point University

  • Artspace, 201 E. Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601, Group Show

  • Tipping Paint Gallery, Raleigh, NC, juried show, awarded “Best in Show”

  • Open house art featured at Pullen Art Center, Raleigh, NC

  • Featured artist Roundabout Art Circle Gallery, Raleigh, NC

  • Artspace Gala, 201 E. Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601, juried exhibition

  • Contemporary Art Museum, invitation, Raleigh, NC, CAMSTELLATION

  • Public installation of work at Sojourn Apts, Raleigh, NC

  • Featured artist Roundabout Art Circle Gallery, Raleigh, NC

  • National Arts Program, Block Gallery, Raleigh, NC

  • Marion Preston Gallery, group show, Raleigh, NC

  • VAE, Exchange Gallery Featured Artist, Raleigh, NC

  • Sertoma Art Center featured artist, Raleigh, NC

  • Painting and work promotional display on “My Carolina Today”, TV program

  • Fall Art Salon Exhibition, Pullen Art Center, Raleigh, NC

  • Group show Hampton Inn, Raleigh, NC

  • VAE group show, Raleigh, NC

  • Village Art Circle gallery member, Cary NC

  • Group show, Pullen Arts Center

  • Featured artist, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC

  • Betty Ray McCain Gallery, Raleigh Fine Arts Society, Raleigh, NC

  • Visual Art Exchange, group show

  • Invitational guest artist installation forthe grand opening of MANN+Hummell, NCSU Centennial Campus, Raleigh, NC

  • APOP Group Show and fund raiser for the NCSU Gregg Museum

  • Participant’s show, Pullen Arts Fair, Raleigh, NC

  • Village Art Circle, Cary, NC, exhibiting member and featured artist

  • Roundabout Art Collective, Raleigh, NC, Invitational Guest Artist, group show

  • Group show in the NCSU Chancellor’s home, NCSU campus, Raleigh, NC

  • David’s Dumplings, Raleigh, NC, installation and Artist Talk

  • Visual Art Exchange group show, Juror Frank Thomson, curator Asheville Art Museum

  • Raleigh Fine Arts Society, Betty Ray McCain Gallery, with notable Juror Bill Dunlap

  • Visual Art Exchange, Juror Mary Kay Kennedy, “awarded 2nd place”

  • Miriam Block Gallery, juried long-term display on location, Raleigh, NC

  • Pullen Arts Center, group show

  • Studio J., contracted works on public display

  • Barton College Art Gallery, an invitational group show

  • Miriam Block Gallery, NAP, Raleigh, NC

  • Participants exhibition, Pullen Arts Center, Raleigh, NC

  • Exhibiting several pieces at Studio J., Raleigh, NC, 2012-present

  • Miriam Block Gallery, Raleigh, NC.

  • Miriam Block Gallery, Raleigh, NC.  Juried and awarded an “Honorable Mention”

  • Lee Hansley Art Gallery, juried show, Raleigh, NC

  • Pullen Arts Center, Raleigh, NC

  • Holly Springs Cultural Center, Holly Springs, NC, group show with students of Pullen Arts Center

  • Region 3 Exhibition: NCAEA, Gaddy-Hamrick Art Gallery

  • North Carolina Museum of Art, Inaugural Auction of the Arts, Raleigh, NC, juror S, Charlotte V. Wainwright, Pat Fitzgerald, and Kelly Flanders McChesney

  • Miriam Block Gallery, National Arts Program Show, Raleigh, NC; Awarded     “Honorable Mention”

  • River City Arts Gallery, Smithfield, NC, Group Show

  •  Pullen Arts Center, Gallery Exhibition and Fall Festival

  •  Sunflowers, Solo Show, Raleigh, NC

  • Artspace, Raleigh, NC, Group Show

  • Beach Boutique and Gallery, Atlantic Beach, NC

  • Island Furniture and Gallery, Atlantic Beach, NC

  • Sertoma Arts Center, Raleigh, NC, Group Show

  • Helios, Raleigh, NC, two-person show

  • Miriam Block Gallery, Raleigh, NC , National Art Program Show, Awarded “Best in Show” and “Best in Show for the Professional Group”

  • Visual Art Exchange, group show, Raleigh, NC

  • Basement Studios, Raleigh, NC

  • Wydocks Gallery, , solo show, Berlin, Germany

  • Collaboratively sold works through an “Independent Gallerist”,  Berlin, Germany

  • Max Fish Gallery, Ludlow St, New York, NY; group show with a photo of my work featured in the New York Times newspaper.

  • Wellington B. Gray Gallery, Greenville, NC, group show, awarded the “Juror’s Award” from the notable David Ireland.

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

 

  • Painting and Drawing Instructor: all levels of instruction offered for classes and workshops.

  • Implementing public critiques and lectures.

  • Lectures and implementing instructional events, as well as curating various exhibitions.

  • Co-owner of Roundabout Art Collective Gallery, 305 Oberlin Rd, Raleigh, NC 27605

  • Juror for the Annual Exhibition for Fine Arts League of Cary, Cary, NC

  • Juror for the City of Raleigh, Fall Arts Fair, Raleigh, NC

  • Juror of Cary Gallery of Artists’ annual Small Treasures Exhibition, Cary, NC

  • Juror for group artist show, Roundabout Art Collective, Raleigh, NC

  • NCSU Invitational lecture and slide show for ArtTalk educational series, Raleigh, NC

  • Juror for the “Just Art”, silent auction fund raiser, Raleigh, NC, 2014

  • Co-Founder and curator of “A Pop of Orange Paint” (APOP)

  • Moderator of the Artists’ Round Table, Cary, NC

 

AWARDS, HONORS AND PUBLICATIONS

  • “Best in Show”, Tipping Paint Gallery, Raleigh, NC, juried exhibition, 2017

  • Awarded 2nd place, juror Mary Kay Kennedy, VAE, “Pop” exhibition, Raleigh, NC, 2013

  • News and Observer newspaper write up, 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”, 2007

  • Participant in Basement Studios, 2003, voted Best Alternative Studio Space in Raleigh by Art Critics.

  • Wellington B. Gray Gallery, Greenville, NC, Juror’s award from the notable juror David Ireland, 1986

 

SPECIAL PROJECTS

 

  • Juror, Cary Fine Arts League, Cary, NC, 2016

  • Organized and collaboratively implemented the Art RoundUp! Festival as part of the Art It Up!, Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC, 2016

  • Juror, Cary Gallery of Artists, Cary, NC, 2016

  • Juror, Sertoma Arts Center Fall Festival, Raleigh, NC, 2016

  • Lecture and live demo, Roundabout Art Collective, Raleigh, NC, 2016

  • Public painting “happening”, Glenwood South, Raleigh, NC, 2015/2016

  • Juror, Fine Arts League of Cary, Cary, NC, 2015

  • Live demo for new community grand opening, Durham, NC, 2015

  • Juror, Roundabout Art Circle gallery, Raleigh, NC, 2015

  • Planned and implemented media contact for Abstract & Contemporary Art Forum Group from VAE, Raleigh, NC, 2015

  • Guest lecturer for the Color Penciled Society of America, Cary, NC, 2014

  • Invitational Guest Speaker at

  •  NC State University, Invitational Guest Speaker for the “Artist’s Talk” series, along with other notable speakers John Beerman, Yuko Taylor, Carol Joy Shannon and Cindy Moorefield, 2013, Raleigh, NC

  • Co-creator of the APOP (A Pop of Orange Paint) project with Yuko Nogami Taylor, 2013.

  • 2013 Installation of several works accompanied with artist talk, both independently and through gallery invitations.

  • 2012 Invitational guest lecturer at the Fine Arts League of Cary, NC, 2012

  • Several donations to charities, including the Sarcoma Cancer fund raiser at Duke University, SPCA, Red Light Project and other charitable events.

  • Donated work for display and a fund raising art auction in the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC.  2011

  • Coordinated and volunteered on a multi-site, public and interactive display of residents’ art work based on a theme using old suitcases through the non-profit InterAct, Raleigh, NC.  2010

  • Works donated to LoDi Project Gallery helping to raise money for Haiti relief efforts.  2010

  • Worked with Nature and Education Department of the City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation to expand the arts curriculum within their budgets.  Developed dioramas for the Brookhaven Nature Park resulting in $5,000.00 of allotted supplemental funding for that site.

 

Currently taking commissions as time allows. 

 

Fluent in German

BIO

Leslie Pruneau is an award winning artist from Raleigh, NC, with a BFA from ECU, and has resided in both NYC and Berlin, Germany.  With a career spanning over 30 years in the arts, she also teaches classes and workshops, gives lectures and art talks, as well as offering public and private critiques.  She maintains a working studio at home and exhibits her work both nationally and internationally.