Aislinn Leggett is a montreal-based artist. She studied at Concordia University and has exhibited in Canada and internationally. Aislinn explores the notions of femininity, memory and archives through photography and installation.

Artist Statement
I use and transform objects both inherited and found. I gravitate to my family’s archive and create new archives, as a way to preserve ancestral lineage, family narratives, and personal stories, even if my attempt disrupts or embellishes the truth.

Repetition is a constant drive in my work. Collecting, unraveling, wrapping, reproducing, appropriating, preserving, altering and consuming has set a precedent for how I create. Through my work I consider the ways we consume, the diversity of femininity and the preservation or deterioration of objects and stories.

Solo Exhibitions

2021 – Centre d’exposition L’Imagier, Gatineau, Quebec
2016 – Gathered, Galerie Karsh-Masson, Ottawa, Ontario
2015 – Walter and Willow, Maison de la Culture Mercier, Montreal – Not to be Given Away, Maison de la Culture Mercier, Montreal
2014 – Gathered, Galerie d’Este, Montreal, Quebec
2012 – Enter the Great Wide Open, Galerie d’Este, Montreal, Quebec
2008 – Eight Seconds, Espace F, Matane, Quebec
2008 – Eight Seconds, Maison de la Culture Mercier, Montreal, Quebec

Group Exhibitions

2022 – Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie en Gaspésie, Gaspésie, Quebec
2020 – A Matter of Taste– Endlessly More, Online at Koffler Centre of the Arts, Toronto, Ontario
2015-2017 – Enter the Great Wide Open, Terminal 3 Toronto Pearson Airport, Toronto, Ontario
2016 – Exposition Le livre photographique, curated by Serge Allaire, Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie en Gaspésie, Gaspésie, Quebec
2015 – La pyramide, L’œil de poisson, Québec, Quebec
Parle-moi d’amour, Wellington Centre, Verdun, Quebec
2014 – Women’s History Month Celebration, Capital One bank, Toronto, Ontario
Photoforum 2014, Galerie Les Territoires, Montreal, Quebec
Le Musée fait mouche, Musée d’art Contemporain des Laurentides, St-Jérome, Quebec
2013 – Truly Yours, Galerie Les Territoires, Montreal, Quebec
2012 – Terra Cognita, Noorderlicht Photofestival 2012, Belvédère Museum, Heerenveen, The Netherlands.
Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie en Gaspésie, Gaspésie, Quebec
Le double/The Double, Gallery d’Este, Montreal, Quebec
2011 – Front Line, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China
Montreal Contemporary Art: The 19th annual South End Art Hop, Burlington, Vermont, United States of America.
Papier 11 outdoor exhibit. Montreal, Quebec
En Trois Temps, Galerie d’Este, Montreal, Quebec
2010 – Photoforum, Galerie Les Territoires, Montreal, Quebec
Proof 17, Gallery 44, Toronto, Ontario
2009 – Likeness, Red Wall Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
2006 – La Nuit Blanche – Montreal in Lights, Gallery SAS, Montreal, Quebec
2005 – Espaces Affectifs, Regional Museum of Rimouski, curated by Eve-Lyne Beaudry, Rimouski, Quebec


2014 – Ateliers créatifs, Musée d’art Contemporain des Laurentides, St-Jérome, Quebec
Consultations, Presentation at le Cabinet espace de production photographique, Montreal, Quebec
2012 – Semaine Profesionnelle/Professional week at Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie en Gaspésie, Gaspésie, Quebec
2011 – Conversation between Photographers at the McCord Museum with Gabor Szilasi, Leo Rosshandler and Michel Campeau, Montreal, Quebec
2010 – For Intérieur, Festival Voies Off, projection curated by Michel Poivert, Arles France


2013 – Programme d’aide aux artistes en arts visuels, SODEC, Quebec
2012 – Travel grant, Conseil des arts et letters du Québec.
2010 – Honorable mention for Magenta Flash Forward 2010
Nominated for Prix Voies Off 2010.
2008 – Research/Creation Grant, Conseil des arts et letters du Québec

Book Projects

Coffret les Curiosités du Cabinet : Loin des yeux. Les invisibles. Edition Le Cabinet, espace production photographique, curated by Claire Moeder, 2015
Walter & Willow, in collaboration with Anne-Marie Proulx, published by Les Editions du Renard, 2014

Publications and Catalogues

Gathered, text by Valérie Litalien, exhibition catalogue by Karsh-Masson Gallery, 2016
Terra Cognita Noorderlicht Photofestival, exhibition catalogue by Stichting Aurora Borealis and Noorderlicht Photofestival Foundation, 2012
Enter the Great Wide Open, text by Aurèle Parisien, exhibition catalogue by Galerie d’Este, 2012
Tam, Ho, Front Line: Interviews with International Contemporary Photo-based Artists, Published by Beijing Modern Press, 2011
The Eleventh China Pingyao International Photography Festival, Published by China Photographic Publishing House, 2011
Papier 11 Contemporary Art Fair of Works on Paper, Published by AGAC, 2011,
Monitors / Proof 17, Published by Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, 2010
Flash Forward 2010: Emerging Photographers from Canada, United Kingdom and the United States, Published by Magenta Publishing, 2010
Espaces Affectifs, exhibition catalogue by Regional Museum of Rimouski, 2005
Bibliography – Interviews
Alexis Dégsgagnés, “Ouvrages à souligner – New and Worthy“ Ciel Variable N° 99, Winter 2015, pg. 95
Jean-Philippe Deneault, “Collage Now” BlackFlash Magazine, March 2013, pg. 22-23
Image, 中国国家影像 (China Journal) September 2012, pg. 68-87
André Ducharme, “Le Passé d’Aislinn” L’actualité, August 2012, pg. 68
EnRoute Magazine, Images for “CBC Literary Prizes: First Prize, Short Story”, April 2012, pg. 81-82
Judith Plamondon, “La Foire Papier 11 prend d’assaut la Place des Festival” Canoe.ca, April 4, 2011
Alexandra Murphy, “Capturing Time” Montreal Mirror, March 10, 2011
Canadian Art (online) Proof: Fresh Frames. July 15, 2010
Young Blood, Applied Arts Magazine July-August 2008, pg. 56-57

Art Fairs/Book Fairs

2016 – Polycopies – 3rd  edition, Paris, France. In collaboration with Serge Allaire
2014 – Love Art Fair, Toronto, Ontario
2011, 12, 13,14 – Papier Contemporary Art Fair, Montreal, Quebec
2011 – Toronto International Art Fair, Ontario


2012 – BFA, major photography, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec


Private collections in Canada