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Grant Leier


ANTHONY
GL1130
acrylic, canvas
12 x 12 in.  

$ 500 CDN


MATT
GL1129
acrylic, canvas
12 x 12 in.  

$ 500 CDN


DILLON
GL1121
acrylic, canvas
12 x 12 in.  

$ 500 CDN


MARTINI AT COCO'S
GL1117
acrylic, canvas
30 x 30 in.  

$ 4000 CDN


RELATIONSHIPS
GL1116
acrylic, canvas
30 x 30 in.  

$ 4000 CDN


CONVERSATION - COBALT URN
GL1115
acrylic, canvas
36 x 36 in.  

$ 5000 CDN


CONVERSATION - VERMILION URN
GL1113
acrylic, canvas
36 x 36 in.  

$ 5000 CDN


GIVE ROOM TO YOUR SOUL
GL1111
mixed media, canvas
15.5 x 23.5 in.  

$ 1500 CDN


COLOUR YOUR LIFE - STUDY
GL1110
acrylic, canvas
25.5 x 13.5 in.  

$ 1500 CDN SOLD


COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS - STUDY
GL1109
acrylic, canvas
25.5 x 13.5 in.  

$ 1500 CDN


TITANIUM QUEEN 8
GL1105
mixed media, canvas
12 x 25.5 in.  

$ 1500 CDN


TITANIUM QUEEN 9
GL1104
mixed media, canvas
12 x 25.5 in.  

$ 1500 CDN


MAN HORSE DRAW LOTS
GL1101
mixed media, resin, canvas over board
11 x 21.5 in.  

$ 800 CDN


SAD FAN GIRL
GL1098
acrylic, canvas
36 x 12 in.  

$ 2000 CDN


PONDER
GL1097
acrylic, canvas
36 x 12 in.  

$ 2000 CDN


RAIN
GL1096
acrylic, canvas
36 x 12 in.  

$ 2000 CDN


GEISHA HOUSENUMBER 2
GL1095
mixed media, resin, canvas over board
15.5 x 30 in.  

$ 950 CDN


SHOW YOUR TRUE COLOURS, STUDY
GL1093
acrylic, canvas
18 x 14 in.  

$ 1200 CDN


THREE
GL1082
acrylic, canvas
48 x 48 in.  

$ 6800 CDN


QUEEN
GL1079
acrylic, canvas
36 x 36 in.  

$ 5000 CDN


KING
GL1063
acrylic, canvas
36 x 36 in.  

$ 5000 CDN


HAPPY SHEEP
GL1058
acrylic, canvas, resin
18 x 18 in.  

$ 2250 CDN


SMUG
GL1057
acrylic, canvas, resin
18 x 18 in.  

$ 2250 CDN


WAKE UP STUDY
GL1055
acrylic, canvas, resin
18 x 18 in.  

$ 2250 CDN


STRIPED
GL0982
acrylic, canvas, resin
16 x 16 in.  

$ 2000 CDN


ENNUI
GL0963
acrylic, canvas, resin
12 x 12 in.  

$ 1500 CDN

Grant Leier

Born in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan in 1956, Grant Leier studied at the Alberta College of Art in Calgary (1974-78) before honing his skills further at the Illustrator’s Workshop in New York (1978). It was here that Grant became fascinated with pattern and decoration. A proficient painter, Leier has had numerous solo exhibitions in Canada and California and has been featured in important group exhibitions in public and private galleries. His work is represented in many corporate and private collections including the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Public Archives Canada and Chevron Canada.

Grant feels a need to create intense color, pattern, and a sense of celebration into everything he paints and wants his images to evoke feelings of well being and goodness.

Grant Leier once compared himself to a crow who sets out to collect the most beautiful and colourful objects it could find. His whimsical and wonderful art works are technically perfect and his sense of design complete. His love of pattern and his proficiency of hand make him a master at illustration. This, a quick wit, and a quirky sense of humour combine to makes works that both titillate and excite the viewer.

Combining found objects, odd photographs and other imagery with a symphony of patterns and designs, Leier collages his images and ideas by both painting and drawing them together into a story-like setting. Monkeys or people or even fruit and flowers are intertwined into a world of both fantasy and reality. He takes his everyday life and creates his playful realms full of beautiful colours and forms both for himself and his viewer.

The combination of design, bold colours and interesting imagery excite the viewer and cause them to react to the works in a positive and joyful manner. Leier works in bold, bright acrylics with festive and decorative colours often framing the works with patterns of ornamental designs. These works are flamboyant expressions of fabricated realities. These often sentimental recreations can elicit nostalgia in the viewer and sometimes embellish memories of times gone by.

Leier sets the stage, poses the actors and tells his story and the stage sets are always sublime.

Grant Leier now lives in British Columbia with his wife, also an artist, and their son.


Grant Leier



Collections
Air Canada
Alberta Art Foundation
Amoco Canada Resources
Athabasca University
Canadian Pacific Hotels
Canadian Utilities
Chevron Canada
City of St. Albert
Delta Hotels
Esso Resources Canada
Medicentres Alberta
Nasus Corporation
Public Archives Canada
Texaco Resources Canada
The Belfry Theatre
Trimac Corporation
Westmin Resources


Education
Illustrator's Workshop, New York City, NY
Alberta College of Art, Calgary, AB


Exhibitions
2014 Animal Farm, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2013 Dynamic Demo Day, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2013 WILD THING, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2010 3 Squared, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2008 Nixie Barton & Grant Leier, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2006 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2005 Best of the Best, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2004 Robertson Rat, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2003 Wonder of Water, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2002 Dynamic Duo, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2002 Year of the Mountain, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2001 Year of the Great Bear, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB


Publications
Victoria Garden Tours
2001 Artists in their Gardens, Valerie Easton and David Laskin, Seattle, Sasquatch Books
2004 Robertson Rat, illustrated by Grant Leier, authored by Gillian B. Davies, Victoria, Cherubim Books
2005 Galleries West
2005 Heritage House
2005 The Romance Continues, Goodie Noisi, Surrey, Touchwood Editions
Canada House Gallery
201 Bear Street
po box 1570
Banff AB
T1L 1B5

1.800.419.1298