• Horseshoe Valley Fall 3
  • 36" x 54", acrylic on canvas
  • Le Shi

Artist Information

Le Shi

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

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 Warmness in the Woods, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON

2012 Shi Le: Landscape - A Selective View, Wallace Galleries, Calgary, AB

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