Instructor Profile

Christopher McLeod


Christopher McLeod has been exhibiting nationally since 1998 and internationally since 2009. He has a BA in Studio Art from McMaster University and completed his MFA from Emily Carr University in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was Artist in Residence two years running at the Art Gallery of Mississauga, and his interactive sculptures have been exhibited at Nuit Blanche. His work has also been featured at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, BlackFlash and Water Canada Magazine, Propeller Gallery, and the McMaster Museum of Art. His art practice explores ecological themes through publicly presented projects focusing on creating social and environmental awareness. Christopher McLeod has just recently completed Great Art for Great Lakes, where he directed eight participatory public art projects by eight Ontario artists.

Teaching & Residencies
2018 Faculty, Dundas Valley School of Art. Fine Art Photography.
2017 Professor, McMaster University School of Fine Arts. Practical Issues, Sess. Ham.
2017 Project Lead/Curator, Great Art for Great Lakes. 8 public art projects. Jan-Dec.
2017 McMaster University School of Fine Arts. Foundry Technician. Oct-Dec. Ham.
2015/16 Art Gallery of Mississauga Artist-in-Residence, Living Waters.
2013/14 Art Gallery of Mississauga Artist-in-Residence, Roots & Branchs.
2009/13 Royal Botanical Gardens. Certificate photo-art programs.

Background, Exhibitions & shows

2014 – 2016 MFA, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, BC
2010 – 2014 BA Fine Arts Honours, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON.

2017 Green Venture, WaterWorks interactive water bottle refilling station. Ham, ON.
2015 City of Hamilton, Navitas, Interactive public sculpture. Museum of Steam & Tech.

Group & Solo Exhibits
2018 Art Gallery of Hamilton, Water Works Exhibition. Hamilton, ON. Feb-May.
2016 Durham Art Gallery, Edward Burtynsky & Christopher Mcleod, Water. July-Sept 4th.
2016 Charles H. Scott Gallery, Mfa exhibit, The Machine of Awesome Bright Liquid
Blueness, July 22nd – 31st. Vancouver, BC.
2016 Art Gallery of Mississauga, Living Water, Installation. May 5th – Oct. 7th.
2015 Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr, Campaign4awesome. Vancouver, BC. July.
2015 Earls Court Gallery, The Aqua Lauta Project, Hamilton, ON. July-Sept.
2015 Art Gallery of Mississauga, Cultivating Corsair, Mississauga, ON. Mar-Apr.
2014 Paved Arts, Maybe I’m Dead, Saskatoon, SK. Oct.
2014 Art Gallery of Mississauga, The Thinking Garden, Miss., ON. June.
2014 The McMaster Museum, Summa group exhibition, Hamilton, ON. April 10-26.
2013 THEMUSEUM, The Aqua Lauta Project, Station 1, Kitchener, ON. Nov. 30th.
2013 Museum of Steam & Technology, Pump One sculpture, Hamilton, ON. Mar. 24th.
2012 Nuit Blanche, “dada Reboot” The Responsibility Machine sculpture, Toronto, ON.
2012 Blackflash Magazine, “Move up or move out” summer issue. Saskatoon, SK.
2012 ArtBomb, curated by Andrea Carson Barker. Untitled (#25) Mixed Media. Toronto.
2011 Greenbelt Harvest Picnic Festival, “Greed” Collaborative project. Christie Lake.
2011 Propeller Gallery, Retrospective exhibit, Toronto, ON.
2011 Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, “From Our Earth” Collingwood, ON.
2010 “The Death of Film” Blackflash Magazine, Saskatoon, SK.
2010 Carnegie Gallery, “Artist, A Classic Portrait Collection” Dundas, ON.
2010 Art Gallery of Hamilton. “OutDoors” Hamilton, ON., Jan. 21st. to Mar 30th.

Associations & Awards
Current CARFAC Artist Member.
2016 Ontario Arts Council, Artist exhibition assistance grant.
2013 Hamilton Artist Inc., Feast Micro funding event winner, Hamilton, ON.
2012 Hamilton Arts Council member, Hamilton, ON
1999 Photo Life Magazine, “Lawn Bowlers”, 1st. Place winner- People & Places category.

Christopher’s Upcoming Courses