* solo exhibitions

2019

Open Studio: Eviction. Group show. 156 Augusta Studio Projects, Toronto

2018

Bronze Music. Performance with Jaash Singh, Ahmed Salah Moneka, Benjamin Hachkman, and Fethi Nadjem. 156 Augusta Studio Projects, Toronto

Cited: Masterpiece and Memento. Group show curated by David Kaye. Propeller Gallery, Toronto

Elevate. Winter residency as a jeweller. Coordinated by Andrea Gader. Trove, Toronto

Lionize. OFFSITE Concept Space, Toronto *

Unnamed work. Viewings by private appointment. Toronto *

2017

Group show. Arta Gallery, Toronto

Lionize. Gallery Baucis, Toronto *

Why The Fuck Do You Paint? Group show curated by Spencer J Harrison. Gladstone Hotel, Toronto

Unnamed work. Viewings by private appointment, various spaces, Toronto *

2016

Unnamed work. Viewings by private appointment, various spaces, Ontario *

Group show. Arta Gallery, Toronto

2015

Unnamed work. Viewings by private appointment, various spaces, Ontario & Québec *

2014

Art, Alibi and Anonymous We. Project by Treacy Ziegler. The Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia

 

statement

Leo makes quiet, slow artwork. His intention is to build harmony between his inner world and the world around him by finding in either objects that are native to both. In that sense, his work is a form of secular mysticism.

 

bio

Leo Alexander Krukowski is a Canadian artist who was born in 1991. He spent his early life moving between the Ottawa Valley, the city of Ottawa, and the Thousand Islands region. He is currently living and working in Toronto. He has a degree in visual art from York University.

Artistically, his consistent concerns have been natural cycles of life, death, and the seasons; privacy and silence; the materiality of history, art, and culture; and the passage of time. Concepts of sacredness and artificiality recur in his work. Leo works in traditional, natural, and technologically-driven media. Most of his influences are from outside the world of visual art.

Work by Leo can be found in private collections across Canada, including the Territories, as well as the USA, México, Spain, Germany, Morroco, and China. He has shown in Canada and has upcoming projects in the USA and México. He is currently involved in collaborations with chefs, musicians, and architects and sometimes works as a consultant, writer, and jeweller.