lESLIE ANNe

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I am intentional about centering Black people and women in my pieces as a way to celebrate our culture and beauty with nuance. My art is as much about the process as it is the physical piece, as creating art opens the space for me to explore myself. My references are often individuals from my own life, myself, or contemporary Black subjects, or subjects from the 80s/90s as a nod to my childhood in East St. Louis, Illinois. My intention is to give them honor and showcase their humanity. In addition to painting, I enjoy creating mixed media digital artwork with photography and lots of layers and texture. One of my favorite places to be is surrounded by my art. 

Leslie Anne is a contemporary artist based in Atlanta, Georgia by way of East St. Louis, Illinois. Her art is inspired by prominent themes in her own life, like motherhood, family, race, relationships, personal expression, style, and humor.  She uses bold contrasting elements to create interesting mixed media works; showcasing her artistic range and various techniques. By looking at the art, her hope is that you will find more of yourself. 

Leslie's preferred mediums are painting with acrylic or oil paint, digital artwork, and photography. She specializes in contemporary portraiture. Additional themes include spirituality, symbols, and nature. Leslie's work has been featured in exhibitions across the United States and online.

Please email artistleslieanne@gmail.com for all business inquiries. 

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solo exhibitions

Visions of the Starseeds / Studio Leslie Anne / Virtual Exhibition/  2021 

group EXHIBITIONS

MINT / 15th Annual Postcard Pin-up / Georgia /  2022

URBANSIDE Gallery / Artbox. Project World 2.0 / Zurich / 2022

 

Project Gallery V / If Fluid was a Song/ Virtual Exhibition/  2021

Artistic Remedies for Creative Hearts (ARCH) / The Pink Exhibit / Virginia/  2021

 

Fragmented Collective / World Collage Day / Virtual Exhibition / 2021

Shenandoah Valley Art Center / 40 Under 40 2021 /  Virginia/ 2021

 

Contemporary Art Gallery Online / Black History Exhibition /  Virtual Exhibition / 2021

Franklin Arts Center Resident Art Gallery / Minnesota / 2015

Manifest Justice / California / 2015

Harambee Ujima Black Arts Festival /Pennsylvania / 2015

Open Grounds/ Virginia/ 2015

Open Grounds/ R(Evolution)/ Virginia/ 2015

PUBLICATIONS

Vanity Fair / 28th Annual Hollywood Issue / February 2022

Fragmented Collective / FUTURE / 2022

All She Makes / Issue 3 / 2021

ROADFEMME / 003: Stay True / 2015

COLLABORATIONS

The WRLDFMS Tony Williams / "Kiss or Go Crazy" Cover Art / 2022

 

The WRLDFMS Tony Williams / "Anymore" Cover Art / 2021

 

Bose / "Rule the Quiet" Campaign / 2021