Lesley Cordero

Canadian abstract painter Lesley Cordero uses energetic mark making, organic structures, patterns and sensuous colour to create her work.

The foundation of each piece is intuitive mark making overlaid with rich colour, pours, drips, splashes, stencils, stamps and occasionally collage pieces. Layer after layer they are scraped, painted and drawn over and finally edited out until the essence of the piece has been revealed.

Lesley lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Guelph and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto. She spent over 30 years teaching Secondary School Visual and later Media Arts.

Since retiring she returned to painting again …

 

 

Curriculum Vitae

Gallery Affiliation:

  • November, 2014 – December 2018, Art @231 Gallery, Hamilton

  • January, 2014 – September 31, 2014, Lister Arts, Hamilton

  • March 2012 – December 31, 2013, The Tiger Group Studio Gallery, Hamilton

 

Education

  • University of Toronto, Bachelor of Education, 1974

  • University of Guelph, Bachelor of Arts, 1972

 

Solo Exhibitions

  • October, 2019, Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, "Pura Vida" Rising from the Ashes of Loss

  • December, 2012, 337 Sketch Gallery, Hamilton

  • April, 2011, First Unitarian Church of Hamilton

 

Juried Exhibitions

  • April, 2019, Culture for Kids in the Arts (HCA) annual art auction

  • April, 2018, Culture for Kids in the Arts (HCA) annual art auction

  • January, 2016, Juried Central Ontario Art Association members show at the Art Gallery of Hamilton

  • February, 2014, 118th WAAH Annual Juried Exhibition at the Art Gallery of Hamilton

  • February, 2014, Burlington Art Centre Art Auction

  • February, 2013, 117th WAAH Annual Juried Exhibition at the Art Gallery of Hamilton

  • February, 2013, Burlington Art Centre Art Auction

 

Group Exhibitions

  • November, 2016 – Art@231 Gallery, “Together Again” – Joint Show, Hamilton

  • August, 2015 ­– The Oakville Outdoor Show

  • November, 2014 – WAAH group show at the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts

  • November, 2014 – Art@231Gallery, Hamilton

  • October, 2014 – Hamilton’s Artist Inc. – “A Sense of Place” – Joint Show

  • August, 2014 – The Oakville Outdoor Show

  • July, 2014 – Art Square Gallery, Toronto

  • June, 2014 – 337 Sketch Gallery, Hamilton – The Tiger Group & Friends

  • March 2014 – Decipher Abstract Show, Moniker Gallery, Toronto

  • Feb. 2014 - The Art Galleria Expo, Group Art Exhibition, Toronto

  • Dec. 2013 - Anything Goes Show, 337 Sketch Gallery, Hamilton

  • Nov. 2013 - SMASH – Annual Members Show, Hamilton Artists Inc, Hamilton

  • Oct. 2013 – Annual Miniature Show, 337 Sketch Gallery, Hamilton

  • July – November 2013, Joint Show McMaster Innovation Park, Hamilton

  • April – July, 2013 – 11th Art in the Workplace Exhibit, McMaster Innovation Park, Hamilton

  • April 10 – 13, 2013 – Dundas Valley School of Art Annual Art Auction

  • March – April, 2013 – “Colour and Rhythm” show at the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts sponsored by WAAH – winner of Viewer’s Choice Award for “Best Use of Colour”

  • Nov.-December, 2012 - Shared Show, VisionAREA, 400 Martha St., Burlington

  • Nov.-December, 2012 Small Works Show, First Hamilton Unitarian Church, Hamilton

  • Oct. 2012 – Annual Miniature Show, 337 Sketch Gallery, Hamilton

  • September, 2012 - Tiger Group Show, City Exposition, Hamilton

  • 2012 – Dorland-Haight Galleries Inc., Milton, ON

 

Teaching

  • 1974 – 2005 Head of Visual Art Department, Visual and Media Arts Teacher for Hamilton Wentworth District School Board

  • Art Bus talk “How to Look at Modern Art”, Tiger Group Studio Gallery

  • April, 2016 Artist talk - WAAH general meeting, Art Gallery of Hamilton

 

Residencies

  • 2017-2020 Art Retreat Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica