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.
Open to All
Students of any skill and knowledge level.
Jan 3 - 21, 2022
9AM – 12PM
Mixed Media Collage
Join this exciting January intensive workshop to merge photography, painting, collage and digital fabrication technologies. We explore contemporary examples of layered mixed media work and delve into formal as well as technical approaches for combining diverse imagery to create a unique visual language. The class combines structured projects with individually-directed works, one-on-one critiques with the instructor, and group feedback. In addition to working in analog collage and painting processes, students use vector drawings and digital images to create shapes, stencils and image transfers with CNC, laser cutting and digital printing on various substrates. The workshop takes place in the wood loft and makes use of the photography/new media labs as well as the FabLab so that students can explore many possibilities for making dynamic and multilayered imagery.