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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 at the Art Students League, 1988-1989, New York, NY



2023, Sertoma Arts Center, 2023 Group Show: The 8 Trail Blazers, Raleigh, NC

2022, The Pocket Gallery, 2022, Solo Show, 222 N Bloodworth, Raleigh, NC 27601

2022, Cameron Art Museum, 2022 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
2019-2020, 5 Points Gallery, Co-Owner/Exhibitor/Marketing Team, 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 and several juried exhibitions.

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, +various venues in New York, NY, 1986-1996.







  • Many works in public and private collections, nationally and internationally.

  • Instructor of advanced painting workshops and classes, 25+ years.

  • Offering public critiques and lectures.

  • Co-owner/exhibitor “5 Points Gallery,” Durham, NC.

  • 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;” art exhibition curation and installation in 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, 2007

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 online show and fundraiser for, bringing high-volume sales and resulting in a full-page feature in their quarterly magazine, April-October, 2021

  • Marketing + implementation of social-media platforms for various galleries.

  • NC State University’s Invitational Guest Speaker for the “Artist’s Talk” series, along with other notable speaker John Beerman, 2013, Raleigh, NC

  • NCMA work related events: Live Demos, artist led tours and live-art performance interpretations, all by invitation, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022

  • NCMA Monster Drawing Rally, 2017, 2018, 2019.

  • Coordinated and implemented a 40-artist outdoors Art Fair, Roundabout Art Gallery

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

  • Lead Public Art Critic through 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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