HAUTE VITRINE showcases the photographs of Leslie Hossack whose work has been exhibited across Canada. She has been interviewed on CBC Radio about her exhibitions, and her images have appeared in publications including: The Globe and Mail, The Ottawa Citizen, The Ottawa Sun, Ottawa Magazine, Galleries West, and Apollo in the UK. Her work is held in public and corporate collections in Canada, and in private collections at home and abroad.
Hossack’s work has been recognized with many awards, including the 2010 Ottawa Photography Festival Portfolio Award, and the 2011 Applied Arts Award for Architectural Photography and Limited Edition Prints. In 2012, she was selected to participate in the Canadian Forces Artists Program and was deployed to Kosovo. In 2013, Hossack’s series Stalin’s Architectural Legacy won an award in the prestigious ipa (International Photography Awards) competition, and in 2015 she was named an RBC Emerging Artist Award finalist.
Focusing on the built environment, Hossack has completed major studies of iconic architecture in Vancouver 2008-11, Paris 2009, Berlin 2010, Jerusalem 2011, Moscow 2012, Kosovo 2013, Vancouver 2013-14, and London 2014.
Hossack holds a BA from the University of Toronto, and a MEd from the University of Ottawa. After retiring from a career in public education, she took up fine art printmaking at the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa. She has also taken workshops and courses elsewhere, including the Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver.
Leslie Hossack lives in Ottawa and travels extensively. In 2015, she heads to the World War II landing beaches in Normandy, France, to follow the Allies ashore and embark upon her next series.