Personal Information

Leslie Fandrich (b. 1975, Canada)
Immigrated to the United States in 1998, Obtained Citizenship in 2014
Based in Warwick, NY, the Hudson Valley and New York City

Education

Master of Fine Arts, 2018
Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2017 and Diploma in Visual Arts, 1997
Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB, Canada

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2019 Residual Understandings, Conscious Fork, Warwick, NY

2017    Embodied, Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, NY

2015    The Heroine's Journey, Conscious Fork, Warwick, NY
            Finding Power: Women of Courage, Passion and Character, Gallery 66 NY, Cold Spring, NY
            The Ladies, The Gallery at Dream in Plastic, Beacon, NY

Select Group Exhibitions

2019    Dusklit Outdoor Interactive Art Festival, The Seligmann Center, Sugarloaf, NY
CelebrateWomxn845, Roost Studios and Art Gallery, New Paltz, NY

2018    Pink Slip, PLUG Projects, Kansas City, MO
MassArt Low-Residency Thesis Show, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
            Boston Young Contemporaries, Boston University Art Galleries, Boston, MA
            Beautifully Inconvenient: Explorations in Fiber Arts, Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, NY

2017    In the Theater of the Past, Doran Gallery at MassArt, Boston, MA
            Open Studio Tour, Newburgh, NY
            TransDegenerate, Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, NY
            Duality of Feminine and Feminist, Gallery 66 NY, Cold Spring, NY
            Politicked Off, Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, NY

2016    Juried Artist & Maker Market, Space Create, Newburgh, NY
            Identity & Anonymity, The Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf, NY
            Friends, Family et al, Chris Davidson Gallery at The Regal Bag Factory, Newburgh, NY
Take Back the Night Exhibition, State University of New York, New Paltz, NY
            Black and White Gala, Teran Studio, Newburgh, NY
            OCAC Members Show, Orange Hall Gallery at SUNY Orange, Middletown, NY

2015    Small Works Show, Catalyst Gallery, Beacon, NY
            Winter Show & Sale, Gallery 66 NY, Cold Spring, NY
            ABC: Assemblage, Book Art, Collage, Braithwaite Art Gallery, SUMA, Cedar City, UT
            Open Studio Tour, Warwick, NY
            Rubbish, Gallery 66 NY, Cold Spring, NY
            Voices: Art That Speaks Out, The Mindy Ross Gallery, SUNY Orange, Newburgh, NY
            OCAC Members Show, Orange Hall Gallery at SUNY Orange, Middletown, NY

2014    Take Flight Awards Gala Show, Orange County Arts Council, Newburgh, NY
            Open Studio Tour, Warwick, NY
            Warwick Summer Arts Festival, Newhard's, Warwick, NY
            Orange County Arts Council Members Show, Pine Island, NY

Talks and Lectures

2018    University of Missouri - Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

2016 State University of New York, New Paltz, NY

2015 St. John’s University, Queens, NY

Other Professional Activities

2019 Guest Critic for MassArt’s Interdisciplinary MFA program
Appearance on WTBQ Radio’s “Village Life” hosted by Mayor Michael Newhard & Mary Collura

2018 Member of the Orange County Community Arts Grants Selection Panel

2016 Co-Editor and Contributor to the book Identity & Anonymity: An Artful Anthology
Directed a collage workshop at SUNY New Paltz for Take Back the Night
Adjudication for the Scholastic Art Awards

2015 Co-Organizer for Creative Courage, a weekend retreat for women with Joan Ball

2008 - 2013 Freelance Writing & Photography for Hudson Valley Canvas, Uppercase Magazine, Go Mighty and Mom 2.0 Summit

1998 - 2008 Graphic Designer at Columbia University, mNovak Design, VSA Partners, Roger Black’s Interactive Bureau, Fallon Worldwide, and Duffy Design

Memberships

College Art Association, 2017 - current
Orange County Arts Council, 2014 - current
American Institute of Graphic Arts, Professional, 2000 - 2006