Jacques Leveille was born in Montréal. He studied at the Graphic Arts Institute in Montréal. In 1968, he entered at Radio-Québec as a visual designer.
Throughout his career he has worked as scenic designer, an illustrator and graphic designer for companies such as Leméac Publishing. From 1974 to 1984, he produced more than three hundred book covers.
Leveille's work has featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions over the past twenty years. His paintings can be seen in various private and public collections.
Leveille's works incorporate figurative representation and a surrealist atmosphere that creates magical compositions expressing the personalities and emotions of his subjects.
In 1988 he held his first solo exhibition at the House of Culture La Petite Patrie.
In 1992, he participated in a group exhibition 'Criticism Figuration' at the Grand Palais in Paris.
Upon his return in Québec, Leveille was awarded prizes at a number of international competitions held in 1993, 1994 and 1997. He also exhibited at the prestigious National Arts Club in New York.
In 1995, a retrospective of his work is presented in Montréal at the Maison de la culture Mercier.
In 1999, Leveille won a scholarship from the Canada Council for the Arts. He travlled to Japan where he had a solo exhibit at the gallery of the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo.
In 2004, he won the Grand Prize at the 37th competition organized by the Society of Canadian Artists. In 2003 Leveille was elected member of the Royal Canadian Academy. He is also Honorary Member of the Institute of Figurative Arts.
His work can be seen in Montréal at The Berensen Gallery, Bernard Gallery, Studio 261 and Gallery of Contemporary arts, among others. Leveille's works are also part of numerous private and public collections.