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lESLIE ANNe

multidisciplinary artist

Artist Statement:

I am intentional about centering Black people and women in my art as a way to celebrate our culture and beauty with nuance. I find that in the art world, like in most spaces, contributions from Black women are lacking. My role as a Black woman artist is simply to speak my truth and show up authentically. 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. I create self-portraits as a way to honor my feelings and memorialize times in my life, with the hope that others can connect to my journey in some way. My work has become more autobiographical, with me telling stories of love, change, and personal trials and triumph. My intention is to explore emotion, vulnerability, and our shared humanity using the visuals of stars, clouds, and the skies. I enjoy painting, making collage style digital artwork, and illustrating. I incorporate photography, bright colors, gold, and glitter.  Forever experimenting and expanding. Peace.

 

Artist Biography:

Leslie Anne is a self-taught contemporary artist based in Atlanta, Georgia by way of East St. Louis, Illinois. Leslie describes her work as emotionally expressive, cosmic, colorful, conceptual, and Afrofuturistic. 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 a sense of interconnectedness with all. And ultimately explore more of yourself.

Leslie's preferred mediums are painting with acrylic or oil paint, digital artwork, and photography. She specializes in contemporary portraiture. Leslie Anne's work has been featured in publications and exhibitions around the United States and the world.

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

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solo exhibitions

 Art Mums United / The Sun Still Shining on Me / 2022

Studio Leslie Anne / Visions of the Starseeds / 2021 

group EXHIBITIONS

Swan Coach House Gallery / Little Things / Georgia / November 2023

 

Hapeville Depot Museum / Arrivals/ Georgia / September 2023

 

Koncept House / I Can Do That / Georgia / April 2023

MINT / Midnight Exhibition / Georgia / April 2023

South River Art Studios / Snakes and Things That Look Like Snakes / Georgia / March 2023

Atlantucky/ Brightring Foundation/ Black and Proud / Georgia / Feb 2023

Underground Atlanta/ The Arts Atlanta / Black Love / Georgia/  Feb 2023

Atlantucky/ Brightring Foundation/ It's Bigger than Hip-Hop / Georgia / 2022

 

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 /  2021

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

 

Fragmented Collective / World Collage Day / 2021

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

 

Contemporary Art Gallery Online / Black History 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

Spoken Black Girl / Issue 4: Freedom/ 2023

Vanity Fair / The Dynasty Issue / May 2022

Vanity Fair / Style Issue / April 2022

Vanity Fair / 28th Annual Hollywood Issue / March 2022

Fragmented Collective / FUTURE / 2022

All She Makes / Issue 3 / 2021

ROADFEMME / 003: Stay True / 2015

more cool things

The WRLDFMS Tony Williams / "A Fish Without A Bicycle" Album Artwork / 2023

The WRLDFMS Tony Williams + BJ the Chicago Kid / "Slide By" Artwork/ 2023

The WRLDFMS Tony Williams / "UBUBU" Artwork / 2023

The WRLDFMS Tony Williams / "Black Heart Emoji" Artwork / 2022

 

The WRLDFMS Tony Williams / "Kiss or Go Crazy" Artwork / 2022

 

The WRLDFMS Tony Williams / "Anymore" Artwork / 2021

 

Bose / "Rule the Quiet" Campaign / 2021

 

PRESS

Bold Journey / Meet Leslie Anne / 2023

Shoutout Atlanta / Meet Leslie Anne / 2023

Art Mamas Prodcast / Claiming Your Unique Space / 2022 

Canvas Rebel / Meet Leslie Anne / 2022

Voyage ATL / Rising Stars Interview / 2021

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