Leslie Peters

Toronto based artist Leslie Peters has been actively working in video, multi-channel installation, as well as curating exhibitions and coordinating cultural events since the mid 90’s. Leslie was the featured Spotlight Canadian Artist at the 2004 Images Festival in Toronto where a retrospective of her work was shown and her installation becoming was premiered at the WARC gallery (Womens’ Art Resource Centre). The retrospective then toured to Peru where she presented her work in Lima and Cusco at the VAE8 Festival and in the fall of 2006 the retrospective was presented at Anthology Film Archives, New York. Additionally a survey of Peters’ collaborative practice with Dara Gellman took place at the Centre d'Art Contemporain de Basse-Normandie in France where three video installations were exhibited.
Leslie’s work has been exhibited internationally including exhibitions in the U.K., Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Australia, Peru, Egypt and Italy. In Canada her work has shown in screenings and festivals nationally as well as in galleries including the Power Plant, National Gallery of Canada, Oakville Galleries, Dunlop Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Ontario. 

Artist Code: 537


Impossible Landscapes

2006, 12:30 minutes, colour, No Dialogue

100 prince charles drive

2005, 11:00 minutes, colour, English

On the Threshold: Videos By Leslie Peters

2004, 69:50 minutes, colour, english

Elephant Gerald Wants to Sing

2004, 05:30 minutes, colour, English

beautiful lies

2004, 12:00 minutes, colour, english


2003, 06:17 minutes, colour


2003, 05:30 minutes, colour


2003, 05:30 minutes, colour


2003, 17:00 minutes, colour


2002, 03:30 minutes, colour


2002, 09:45 minutes, colour


2002, 04:20 minutes, colour


2002, 03:58 minutes, colour


2001, 02:00 minutes, colour


2000, 07:16 minutes, B&W


1999, 15:00 minutes, colour

400 Series: 407:01

1999, 03:00 minutes, colour

400 Series: precious memories

1999, 03:15 minutes, colour

400 Series: more and more

1999, 03:30 minutes, colour

400 Series: 407:02

1999, 03:20 minutes, colour

400 Series: thinking of you

1999, 03:00 minutes, colour

400 series: Forever More

1999, 02:30 minutes, colour, english

400 Series: drift

1999, 03:00 minutes, colour

400 Series: cheatin heart

1999, 02:30 minutes, colour

...the 400 Series...

1999, 35:28 minutes, colour, English

400 Series: DVP:01

1998, 01:00 minutes, colour

400 Series: 401:01

1998, 01:30 minutes, colour


1997, 03:00 minutes, colour


1997, 02:30 minutes, colour

Memory Series: Chop

1997, 02:00 minutes, colour/B&W

Memory Series: Untitled #4

1997, 01:00 minutes, colour/B&W

Memory Series: Untitled #2

1997, 01:00 minutes, colour/B&W

Memory Series: Typical

1997, 01:30 minutes, colour/B&W

Memory Series: Interval

1997, 02:00 minutes, colour/B&W

Memory Series: Untitled 1

1997, 01:00 minutes, colour

The Decision

1996, 02:15 minutes, colour, english

Critical Writing

Toronto Video: Challenging forms, channelling change
by Marc Glassman. The State of The Arts: Living with Culture in Toronto, 2006. Toronto: Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in publication, 2006.
Not coming to the multiplex: Toronto's Images Festival features...
by Liam Lacey. The Globe and Mail, Apr. 15, 2004.
On the Threshold: Videos By Leslie Peters
by Images Festival. Images Festival Guide, Apr. 2004.
Images fest melds art, film: Videos By Leslie Peters
by Susan Walker. The Toronto Star, Apr. 15 Spring, 2004.
Videos Ante up the Fear Factor: This year's video-art feast marks...
by Catherine Osborne. The National Post, Apr. 10, 2004.
Guts, gore & pussy galore
by Samantha Sarra. Xtra!, Apr. 3, 2003, no. 481.
Tranz<->Tech Toronto International Media Art Biennal 2003
by Dara Gellman. Toronto: Vtape, 2003.
Flowing in groups of four: show at Ed Video
by Unknown. Guelph Mercury, Nov. 21, 2002.
Video Haptics and Erotics
by Laura U. Marks. Touch: Sensuous Theory and Multisensory Media, 2002. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2002.
Burb bets: Outskirts: Art For The Suburbs
by Thomas Hirschmann. NOW, Sept. 19, 2002, v. 22, no. 3.
Unravelling The Grid/"Substitute City" at the Power Plant:...
by Andy Fabo. C Magazine, Summer 2001, no. 70.
Is Toronto burning?: The megacity's raw urban reality
by John Sewell. EYE WEEKLY, Apr. 12, 2001, v. 10, no. 27.
First Film File: Leslie Peters discusses with Aleesa Cohene issues...
by Leslie Peters. Subclip, Winter 2001, no. 7.
Video Primer: A Series of 5 Video Programs
by Michelle Jacques. Video Primer, 2001. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 2001.
Toronto's Window Galleries: all you need is love
by Suzanne Farkas. Year01 forum, Spring 2001, no. 8.
Moving Pictures: UK/Canada Video
by Catherine Elwes. Border Crossings, Aug. 2000, v. 19, no. 3.
Tranz<->Tech 1999 Catalogue
Toronto: Vtape, 1999.
Artists in their (liquid) element
by Lehmann Henry. The Gazette, Oct. 23, 1999.
by Nina Czegledy. WRO 99, 1999. Wroclaw: WRO 99, 1999.
Canadian Currents
Toronto: Absolute Choice Curatorial Collective, 1999.
Northern Exposure
by Catherine Elwes. Art Monthly, June 1998, no. 217.
Northern Exposure
by Sally McKay and Harold Alegria Ortiz. The Bank of Symbiosis: An Archaeological Intervention, 1998. Toronto: The Symbiosis Collective, 1998.