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Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Architecture), University of Waterloo, 1989
Bachelor of Arts cum laud (Fine Arts Major), University of Saskatchewan, 1985

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
   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)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
   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)
   2008   Art for Life, preview exhibition, Canvas Lounge and Gallery, Vancouver, BC (juried)
   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

REVIEWS, INTERVIEWS AND PUBLICATIONS
   2013   Milne, Peter W.. “Exceeding the Given: Rewriting Lyotard’s Aesthetics,” in Rewriting Lyotard:
              Figuration, Presentation, Resistance, a special issue of Cultural Politics, special editors
              Peter W. Milne, with Heidi Bickis, Rob Sheilds, and Kent Still (Durham, North Carolina:
              Duke University Press), Volume 9, Issue 2, July 2013), pp 107-115.
              Griffin, Kevin. “Leon Phillips: reclaiming gesture and colour in painting,” Vancouver Sun,
              Art Seen, November 5, 2013.
   2005   Painting on the Edge, exhibition catalog, Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery, 2005, p 13.
   2001   Milne, Peter W.. An Aesthetics without Nature, History and Home in the Kantian Sublime,
              MA thesis, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 2001, pp 3, 83-85, 91, 95, 110-112.
   2000   Lucy Oldenbarneveldt, The Afternoon Show, CBC Radio Yukon, 13 October 2000.
   1998   Diner Brinley, Janis. artWORK, A Juried Exhibition of Contemporary BC Artists, BC Festival of
              the Arts, 1998, p 35.
   1997   Rice, Eber, editor. The Canadian Collection at APEC, 1997, p 24.
              Robertson, Sheila. “Beyond the Garden.” The Star-Phoenix, 08 March 1997, C-13.
              Stewart, Jill. “Beyond Ordinary Time and Space.” Prince George This Week, 25 May 1997, B-2.
              Peebles, Frank. “Phillips Paints on Horizon of Spirituality.” The Prince George Free Press,
              12 June 1997, B-3.
              Colleen Wilson, Colleen & Co, Global TV Saskatoon, 17 March 1997.

ART WRITING
    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.

WORKSHOPS and ARTIST’S TALKS (BY THE ARTIST)
   2000   “The Abstracted Landscape,” Painting Workshop, Whitehorse, YK, 15 October 2000.
              “The Role of the Camera in Contemporary Landscape Painting,” Lecture, Yukon Arts Centre,
              Whitehorse, YK, 15 October 2000.
              Artist Talk, Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse, YK, 14 October 2000.
   1997   Artist Talk, Prince George Art Gallery, Prince George, BC, 14 June 1997.
              Creative Workshop, Prince George Art Gallery, Prince George, BC, 16 June 1997.
   1995  “Landscape into Art,” Artist Talk, West End Community Centre, Vancouver, BC, 10 September.

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
             Town of Naicam, Naicam, SK
             Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC
             The Canadian Consulate General, Chicago, IL
             Private collections in Canada, USA, Germany, Korea and Ireland