Leslie Shows has exhibited her mixed-media paintings at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Berkeley Art Museum, the Orange County Museum of Art, and the 8th Mercosul Biennial in Brazil. Solo exhibitions include the Scottsdale MoCA and the Walter McBean Gallery at SFAI.
Leslie's Upcoming Workshops
Students have formal training in critical issues of 2-D art making, experience with public critiques and a solid portfolio of their artwork.
Sep 6 - 10, 2021
Painting & Materiality
In this rigorous painting workshop, explore the expressivity of materials, whether working with representational imagery, abstraction or the fertile area in between. With an expanded definition of painting that might also include mixed media or collage, participants discover new relationships between content and form with an emphasis on experimentation, arriving at imagery in spontaneous or unexpected ways. Exercises, material demonstrations, readings and slide shows of contemporary painting reveal new methods for synthesizing imagery and materials to increase the potency and meaning of the visual experience.