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.
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Visions of the Starseeds / Studio Leslie Anne / Virtual Exhibition/ 2021
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
Vanity Fair / 28th Annual Hollywood Issue / February 2022
Fragmented Collective / FUTURE / 2022
All She Makes / Issue 3 / 2021
ROADFEMME / 003: Stay True / 2015
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