Photo of Nina Leo
nleo@faculty.ocadu.ca
Photo of Nina Leo
Nina Leo
Associate Professor
Faculty of Art, Graduate Studies
nleo@faculty.ocadu.ca

Area(s) of Expertise

Sculpture/ Installation, Public practice, Drawing

Overview

Education

MFA University at Buffalo SUNY (Emerging Practices) Hons BA University of Western Ontario (Visual Arts)

Professional Experience

Artist Resisdencies: (upcoming): 2018: Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai, China/ 2014 Ventspils International Writers and Translators’ House, Ventspils, Latvia/ 2006 The Banff Centre for the Arts, The Future of Idea Art thematic residency, Canada

Research Presentations: 2016 Global & Local Tensions in the Life of an Artist, TransCultural Exchange Conference, Boston University, USA/ 2014 The Politics of Smell, ISEA 2014 Research Presentation Zayed University, Dubai, UAE

 Published Writing: 2015 “The Politics of Smell: how scent technologies are affecting the way we experience space, sense of place and one another.” ISEA2014 Dubai: Location, Proceedings of the 20th International Symposium on Electronic Art. Ed. Dr. Thorsten Lomker. Zayed University Books, ISEA International and the Individual Authors, 2015. 337-342. Print. UAE/  2013 Only By the Spear that Smote You, Best New Writing 2013, Hopewell Publications, US (awarded the 2013 Eric Hoffer Grand Prize for Short Prose)/ 2012 The Politics of Smell: how scent technologies are affecting the way we experience space, our sense of place and one another. Digimag Journal: Digital Art, Design and Culture, Issue 73, November, Milan, Italy

                

                  

Selected Exhibitions

(upcoming): 2018 Nina Leo & Moez Surani, New Zero Art Centre, Yangon, Myanmar/ (upcoming) 2018 Voices: Artists on Art, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge AB/ / 2017 The Sunshine Eaters, Onsite Gallery, Toronto Ontario, Canada/ Voices: Artists on Art, Harbourfront Centre for the Arts, Toronto Ontario Canada/ 2014 Galileo's Falling Bodies (in collaboration with Lee Henderson) The Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Canada/  2013 Olfactory Walking Tours, various locations, ON, Canada/  2012 Nuit Blanche, LEITMOTIF: "Apollonia", curated by Stuart Keeler, Toronto, Canada/ 2012 "small mechanisms for drowning" The Red Head Gallery, Toronto, ON/  2010 Beyond | In Western New York 2010 Biennale, Buffalo, USA/  2009-10 Portable Acoustic Locator, various locations, Toronto ON, Buffalo, USA/  2009 marketPlace (in collaboration with Stefani Bardin), curated by Sean Donaher & Mariam Ghani, CEPA Gallery, Market Arcade, Buffalo, USA 2009/  "Acoustic Locator" Open Ears Festival of Music and Sound, Charitable Research Reserve, Cambridge, Canada 2009/  Kiwi Sculpture Garden Project 2009 curated by Mary Sue Rankin, Kiwi Sculpture Garden, Perth, Canada 2009/  "Deviant Detours" Kunsthaus Santa Fe, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. (group) 2008/  "life drawing" The Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Canada 2005/  "in absentia "A Space Gallery (Victor Comas Vitrines), Toronto, Canada 2006/  "Obsession" curated by Kelly McCray, Edward Day Gallery; First Canadian Place GalleryToronto, ON (group) 2005/  "Hi-Light" curated by Kelly McCray, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON (group)/  2005 "Traces" Lobby Gallery, Chicago, (USA) 2005/  "Traces" Gallery Luz, Montreal, QB 2003/  "Drawing 2003" curated by David Liss, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON (group)

Awards \ Grants

2017 Ontario Arts Council Multi Arts Grant (visual art/ writing) 2016 Canada Council for the Arts grants to visual artists 2015 Ontario Arts Council, Muti and Inter-Arts Project Grant (visual art/ writing) 2014 State Culture Capital Foundation Grant (Ventspils Writers"Residency) 2013 The 2013 Eric Hoffer Grand Prize Award for Short Prose 2012 Canada Council for the Arts creation/ production grant 2012 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant 2006/2007 Universtiy at Buffalo, Full Tuition Scholarship 2006/ 2007 University at Buffalo, Deans Fellowship 2006/ 2007 University at Buffalo Teaching Assistantship 2005 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance grant 2004 Ontario Arts Council visual artists production grant 2004 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance grant 2003 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance grant 2000 Ontario Society of Artists Ledsham Award

Selected Publications

Imagery in the 21st Century, ed. Veigi, T. & Grau, O., –Toward New Conventions for Visualizing Blood Flow in the Era of Fascination with Visibility and Imagery"Steinman, Dr. Dolores A. & Steinman, Dr. David A. (MIT Press, U.S.A., 2011). 129- 148. Second Nature: International Journal of Creative Media "New Visual Paradigms in Medical Representations of the Body", Steinman, Dr. Dolores A. & Steinman, Dr. David A. Vol. 2, No. 1, RMIT University Press, March, Australia, 2010 Conversation Pieces Exhibition Reader, CEPA Gallery, eds. Donaher, S., Gahani, M. , USA, 2010

Professional Affiliations / Boards / Juries

2016 York 10 Public Art Commission juror 2015 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition juror, Mixed Media Awards 2006-2014 The Red Head Gallery, Artist Member 2007 Toronto Transit Commission jury panel, Public Art Commission 2007 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition juror, Mixed Media Awards 2006-2008 A Space Gallery Board of Directors; Programming Committee Chair 2005-2007 Scarborough Arts Council, Public Programs Coordinator 2004-2006 A Space Gallery Editorial Committee; Membership Initiatives Committee 2002-2006 Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts Artist Member, Steering Committee