Leslie Pruneau
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Leslie Pruneau

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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

EXHIBITIONS

  • Featured artist Roundabout Art Circle Gallery, Raleigh, NC
  • Invitational showing and demo for Creekside, Grand Opening, Durham, NC
  • Fall Art Salon Exhibition, Pullen Art Center, Raleigh, NC
  • Group show Hampton Inn, Raleigh, NC

2015

  • VAE group show, Raleigh, NC
  • Village Art Circle gallery, participating member
  • 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

2014

  • Special invitational guest artist installation at the grand opening of MANN+Hummell on the 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

2013

  • 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.

2012

  • 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

2011

  • 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

2010

  • River City Arts Gallery, Smithfield, NC, Group Show
  • Beach Boutique and Gallery, Atlantic Beach, NC
  • Island Furniture and Gallery, Atlantic Beach, NC

2009

  • Sertoma Arts Center, Raleigh, NC, Group Show
  • Helios, Raleigh, NC, two-person show

2008

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

2007

  • Visual Art Exchange, group show, Raleigh, NC

2003

  • Numerous group shows with Basement Studio, Raleigh, NC

2002 - 2005

  • Wydocks Gallery, , solo show, Berlin, Germany

1995

  • Collaboratively sold works through an "Independent Gallerist", Berlin, Germany

1993-1995

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

1991

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

1986

PROFFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Teaching classes in painting and advanced painting, specialty workshops, and public critiques by invitation.

present

  • Juror of Cary Gallery of Artists annual Small Treasures Exhibition, Cary, NC
  • Juror for the Cary Fine Arts League, Cary, NC
  • Juror for group artist show, Roundabout Art Collective, Raleigh, NC

2015

  • 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; Implementing art exhibitions for artists and fund raisers in Raleigh, NC and beyond Moderator of the Artists' Round Table, Cary, NC

2014

  • Art Instructor with the City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department. Classes and workshops including Advanced Painting, Open Studio, all levels of Oil Painting, Acrylic Painting, Watercolors, and Drawing, as well as Figure Drawing, Multi-Media, surface preparation workshops, private classes, and offering public critiques

2013

  • Instructor at Artspace and Wake County public schools, Raleigh, NC

1997-2015

Awards and Honors and Publications

  • VAE, "Pop" exhibition, Raleigh, NC, 2013, awarded 2nd place, juror Mary Kay Kennedy
  • 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 and Lectures

  • Juror, Fine Arts League of Cary, Cary, NC
  • Live demo for new community grand opening, Durham, NC
  • Juror, Roundabout Art Circle gallery, Raleigh, NC
  • Planned and implemented media contact for Abstract & Contemporary Art Forum Group from VAE, Raleigh, NC
  • Guest lecturer for the Color Penciled Society of America, Cary, NC, 2014
  • Invitational Guest Speaker at NC State University, "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.

 

    Works are exhibited in many public and private collections in the US as well as internationally.

    Currently taking commissions as time allows.

    Fluent in German

 

 


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