Leslie Wayne

April 20, 2022 7PM

Leslie Wayne is a New York-based artist whose work intersects painting, sculpture, abstraction, and representation to create a hybrid that encourages a reexamination of our perceptions. Her highly dimensional paintings are not only pictures of things, but objects that hover between illusion and verisimilitude. She has received grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. She is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery, where she has had regular solo exhibitions (1993-2021); other venues featuring her solo work include Institute Culturel Bernard Magrez (Bordeaux, France, 2015-16), Peter Blake Gallery (Laguna Beach, CA, 2015), Abroms Engel Institute of Visual Arts, University of Alabama, Birmingham (2014), Halsey Institute for Contemporary Art, Charleston, SC (2011), among many others. Her work appears regularly in international group exhibitions, most recently at the BienalSur, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2019), Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (2018), Houston Museum of African American Culture, Houston, TX (2017), Galerija Contra, Zagreb, Croatia (2019, 2018), Tang Teaching Museum, Sarasota Springs, NY (2017), LA Artcore/Brewery Annex, Los Angeles, CA (2015), and le Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, France (2014).  Wayne is also an occasional writer for BOMB Magazine, Artcritical, Two Coats of Paint and NADNOW, and serves as Vice President of the National Academy of Design. She studied painting as an undergraduate at UC, Santa Barbara, and received her BFA in from Parsons School of Design.