Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Architecture), University of Waterloo, 1989

Bachelor of Arts cum laude (Fine Arts Major), University of Saskatchewan, 1985


2021      International Painting Symposium “Mark Rothko 2021,” Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre,
              Daugavpils, Latvia (scheduled for September)

2020      Research and Creation Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

             Project Assistance for Visual Artists Grant, British Columbia Arts Council

             Banff Centre for the Creative Arts, the Leighton Artists Studios program, one-month
             independent artist residency, Banff, AB

2019      VCCA Fellow, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, one-month artist residency,
              Amherst, Virginia, USA 

2018      Vermont Studio Center, one-month artist residency, Johnson, Vermont, USA

              Merit-based Artists Grant, Vermont Studio Center

1985      English Proficiency Award, University of Waterloo

1984      University Undergraduate Scholarship, University of Saskatchewan

              Victor Colleaux Scholarship, University of Saskatchewan

1983      University Undergraduate Scholarship, University of Saskatchewan

1982      Provincial Proficiency Scholarship, Province of Saskatchewan



2013     Phillips, Leon, “Lyotard’s Dance of Paint,” in Rewriting Lyotard: Figuration, Presentation,
             Resistance, a special issue of Cultural Politics, ed. Peter Milne (Durham North Carolina: Duke
             University Press, Volume 9, Issue 2, July 2013), pp 219-226.



2010     Manufactured Colour, Havana Gallery, Vancouver, BC (juried)

2008     The Nature of Creation, Waterfront Theatre Gallery, Vancouver, BC (juried)

            Colour as Vibration, Amelia Douglas Gallery, Douglas College, New Westminster, BC (juried)

2003     Surface, Depth and Light, Studio Blue, Vancouver, BC

2000     Open/Shut, Yukon Art Centre, Whitehorse, YK (curated by George Harris)

1999     Fugitive Phenomena, ARTWORKS, Saskatoon, SK

1998     Community Arts Council Gallery, Vancouver, BC (juried)

1997     The Prince George Art Gallery, Prince George, BC (curated by Julia Whittaker)

            Garden in the Wind, ARTWORKS, Saskatoon, SK

1996     Internalized Landscapes, Summer Song Gallery, Seattle, WA

           The Canadian Consulate General, Chicago, IL (curated by Jeanne Braun)



2019     Art on Paper, Site:Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn. NY (curated by Rebecca Lax)

2012     Sans Brush, Cityscape Community Art Space, North Vancouver Community Arts Council,
             North Vancouver, (juried)

2011     Scapes, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, ON (international competition)

2005     Painting on the Edge, Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery, Vancouver, BC (juried)

            Heatwave, Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton, AB

2002     A Permanent Collection, Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC (curated by George Harris)

2000     Gallery L-V, Vancouver, BC

1998     ARTWORKS, Saskatoon, SK

             artWORK: A Juried Exhibition of Contemporary BC Artists, Prince George, BC (juried)

1997     The Canadian Collection at APEC‘97, Vancouver, BC, (juried)

             ARTWORKS, Saskatoon, SK

1996     ARTWORKS, Saskatoon, SK


2020     McKeown, Kevin Dale. “Leon Phillips: Exploring the Materiality of Color,” Artists Among Us,
             The West End Journal, November 1

             Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Leighton Artists Studios Residency, studio feature
             (virtual 360 degree studio tour)

2018     Vermont Studio Center Tumblr series, “Vermont Studio Center—In the Studio: Leon Phillips."

2017     Parker, Emily and Anne van Leeuwen editors, Differences: Rereading Beauvoir and
Oxford University Press, painting featured as cover art.

2016     CARFAC British Columbia, Member News. “Feature Artist: Leon Phillips,”
   , March 17, 2016.

2013     Milne, Peter. "Exceeding the Given: Rewriting Lyotard's Aesthetics," in
             Rewriting Lyotard: Figuration, Presentation, Resistance, a special issues of Cultural Politics,
             Duke University Press, July, 2013.

            Griffin, Kevin, "Leon Phillips: Reclaiming Gesture and Colour in Painting, Vancouver Sun, 
            Art Seen, Nov. 5.

            Garnett, Joy. NEWSgrist: Where Spin is Art, “Cultural Politics Special Issue:
            Rewriting Lyotard: Figuration, Presentation, Resistance," September 10.

2005     Painting on the Edge, Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery exhibition catalog, Vancouver, BC.

2001     Milne, Peter. An Aesthetics without Nature, History and Home in the Kantian Sublime, University
             of Leuven, Belgium.

2000     The Afternoon Show, CBC Radio Yukon, 13 October, Whitehorse, YK.

1998     artWORK, A Juried Exhibition of Contemporary BC Artists, BC Festival of the Arts exhibition
             catalog, Prince George, BC.

1997     The Canadian Collection at APEC, APEC exhibition catalog, Vancouver, BC.

             The Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, 08 March 1997.

             Prince George This Week, Prince George, BC, 25 May 1997.

             The Prince George Free Press, Prince George, BC, 12 June 1997.

             Colleen & Co, Global TV Saskatoon, SK, 17 March 1997.



2018     Artist Talk, "The Materiality of Colour," Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont

2000     “The Abstracted Landscape,” Painting Workshop, Whitehorse, YK

             “The Role of the Camera in Contemporary Landscape Painting,” Lecture, Yukon Arts Centre,
              Whitehorse, YK

             Artist Talk, Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse, YK.

1997     Artist Talk, Prince George Art Gallery, Prince George, BC

             Creative Workshop, Prince George Art Gallery, Prince George, BC

1995     “Landscape into Art,” Artist Talk, West End Community Centre, Vancouver, BC



            The Painting Center, Art File Gallery, New York, NY

            CARFAC (Canadian Artists’ Representation), BC Affiliate



            Elswick Energy, Calgary, AB

            Oliver Lodge, Saskatoon, SK

            Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, BC

           The Canadian Consulate General, Chicago, IL

           Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC

           Town of Naicam, Naicam, SK

           Private collections in Canada, USA, Germany, and Ireland