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Leesa Streifler: She is Present

Guest curated by Wayne Baerwaldt
This exhibition runs June 29 – September 11, 2024 at Dunlop Art Gallery (Central Library)

As one of Canada’s preeminent feminist artists, Leesa Streifler’s 40-year career has focused on experiences and representations of women, with her own lived experience at the core of her practice. In this series of mixed media drawings, she explores the aesthetics of aging female bodies and how they are perceived in a culture consumed with youthful beauty and ability. Through these powerfully drawn, expressive works Streifler fosters critical dialogue on bodily changes, ability, agency, sexuality, relationships, and memory to recognize strength and beauty at all ages and abilities. This exhibition is dedicated to Streifler’s mother, Sheila, who passed away in 2020.

Leesa Streifler received a BFA at the University of Manitoba and an MFA from Hunter College in New York. She taught in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Regina for over 30 years, influencing generations of art students. She has exhibited widely in Canada and internationally. She is passionate about feminism and art education, actively mentoring other artists through MAWA (Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art) in Winnipeg, MB. Streifler lives and works in Winnipeg on Treaty One territory, the original lands of the Anishanaabeg, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Nations, and on the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

In partnership with Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery and with the generous support from the Manitoba Arts Council.


Jun 29 2024 - Sep 11 2024


All Day


Regina Public Central Library
Regina Public Library - Central and Children's Branch, 2311 12th Avenue, Regina, SK, Canada
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