Shi Le

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Shi Le is a professional artist and an art educator. He received a bachelor’s degree in fine art at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute of China and a Master’s at the University of Waterloo. Shi Le has been teaching fine arts in various post-secondary institutions including Lakehead University, Queen’s University and the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute.

Shi Le's landscape painting depicts scenes of pastoral beauty formed around immediate surrounding in South Ontario. Through his painting, he is re-interpreting the tradition of Canadian landscape painting. To him, “landscape is a recreation of the moment in memory that captures my emotion in response to the truthfulness of nature. From Creek series to the inner woods and grass land, the personal response and understanding to my surroundings are central. Through a palette knife-stroke and flat brush-stroke, I hope to reactivate on the canvas the fascination that the landscape of Ontario has drawn on me.”  

His paintings have been exhibited in Canada since 1992.


1996-1998       Master of Art (Studio Arts, Painting and Drawing)
                           University of Waterloo, Canada
1979-1983       Bachelor of Fine Art (Studio Arts, Painting and Drawing)
                           Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, China


2014    West End Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2013       Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
2010       Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
2010       Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo, ON
2009       1001 Gallery, Shenzheng, China                       
2008       Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
2007       Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo, ON
2006       Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
2005       Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo, ON
2002       Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
2002       Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo, ON
2001       Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
2000       Cambridge City Gallery, ON
1999       University of Waterloo Modern Languages Gallery, Waterloo, ON
1999       Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
1998       Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
1998       Kitchener-Waterloo Region Gallery, ON
1997       Blizzmax Gallery, Picton, ON
1991       Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China
1989       Chinese Art Academy, Chongqing, China


2001       Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo, ON, Canada
1998       "Crossing Borders", Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University, NY
1997       “Reflections", The Cedar Ridge Creative Center, Scarborough, ON,
1992       "Group Exhibition", Icon Gallery, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
1991       "The Second Exhibition of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute", Gallery No.13, Hong Kong
1991       "The International Painting and calligraphy Exhibition in Memory of Huang Zhongxian", The Military Museum, Beijing, The exhibition was later circulated in Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok, San Francisco, and Sydney
1990       "The First Exhibition of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute", Gallery No.13, Hong Kong
1990       "Sichuan Fine Arts Exhibition", Sichuan Provincial Museum, Chengdu, China.
1989       "The First National Folklore Arts Exhibition" The National Folklore Museum, Xian, China


2009       Gowling Canada Inc.
2009       Bank of Montreal
2008       Conros Corporation, Canada
2007       Canadian Embassy to the USA
2007       IBM Canada Ltd
2005       Challenger Motor Freight Inc.
2002       Alternative Audio, Canada
2002       BMG Music Canada
1999       University of Waterloo


1998       Sylvia Knight Award, University of Waterloo, Canada
1997       Graduate Scholarship, University of Waterloo, Canada
1997       Shantz Scholarship, University of Waterloo, Canada
1996       Senate Scholarship, University of Waterloo, Canada
1991       Silver Medal, "Young Fang Arts Foundation", Ministry of Culture, China


1992, "Selected Drawings", in Meishu jinchu hua ku (The fundamental courses of fine arts). Henan, China: renmin cubanshe
1991, "Shi Yue" (The music of temple). Modern Artist. Chongqing, China: Sichuan Fine Arts Institute
1991, "Feng Jiangiun Ge" (The song of General Feng), "Zhongqiu Yue Ye: (The Moon night of the Middle Autumn). Fine Arts. Beijing, China: The Association of Chinese Artist.
1989, "Ren, Lian, Hua" (Men, sufferings, and flowers), "Zhong Xia" (The middle summer), "Qiu Shi" (Autumn fruit), Selected Works of Chinese Painting. Changsha, China: Hunan People's Arts Press
1989, "Ren Xiang"(Portraits), The Study of Chinese Painting. Beijing, China: The Research Institute of Chinese Painting


2007 to Present     Professor, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China
2000                         Lecturer, Department of Arts, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario Canada
1998-1999              Lecturer, Department of Visual Arts, Lakehead University, Ontario Canada
1983-1992              Assistant Professor, Department of Painting, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing,  China


Shi Le

Professional artist and art professor in Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, China
Price range: $650-$14,200