Leslie Fandrich is an interdisciplinary artist interested in feminist issues, family relationships and embodied experiences.
Press, Reviews & more
Review of "The Heroine's Journey" show in the Jan 2016 issue of D&H Canvas
The High Queen in Kolaj Magazine to promote "ABC: Assemblage, Book Art and Collage" at Southern Utah University
Q&A with Leslie Fandrich for the Finding Power show at Gallery 66 NY
"Finding Power: Women of Courage, Passion and Character" at Art Along the Hudson
Review of "That's Rubbish" Gallery 66 NY show in Kunstleben Berlin
Review of "The Ladies" at Dream in Plastic on Collageart.com
Galleries and Museum section in the March 2015 issue of Chronogram
Interview with Laurie White at Mom 2.0 Summit
Photography on The Jealous Curator
Mention in Gretchen Rubin's book Better Than Before: Making and Breaking Habits
Article about illustrator James Gordon Irving in Uppercase Magazine
Leslie Fandrich was born in Canada in 1975, moved to the United States at the age of 23 and became an American Citizen in 2014. She earned a Degree in Visual Arts with a major in Photographic Arts from The Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, Alberta in 1997 and went on to work as a graphic designer in Minneapolis and New York City for advertising agencies and design firms such as Fallon McElligott, Duffy Design and Roger Black’s Interactive Bureau. In 2004 she began working at Columbia University as Lead Designer for Undergraduate Websites.
Following 10 years of graphic design work in the city, Leslie moved to the rural area of Warwick, New York and began a freelance practice in design, photography and writing that enabled her to stay involved with her young family. She was a moderately successful blogger for five years and attended a number of conferences including BlogHer, Mom 2.0 Summit, ALT Summit and Camp Mighty.
In March of 2014 she attended a collage workshop that solidified her commitment to a studio art practice. Finally able to integrate all of her experience and aesthetic preferences from design, photography and art, she produced a large number of collage works that were exhibited in 2015 in three separate solo shows and a number of group shows throughout the Hudson Valley.
Leslie is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in the low residency program at the Massachusetts Collage of Art and Design in Boston.
Her work is held in the contemporary collection of Neda Young in New York City and the collection of International Appraisal Company in Upper Saddle River, NJ, as well as numerous private collections in the United States and Canada.