Personal Information

Leslie Fandrich (b. 1975, Canada)
Based in New York’s Hudson Valley

Education

2018 MFA, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
2017 BFA, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB, Canada
1997 Diploma in Visual Arts, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB, Canada
2016 State University of New York, New Paltz, NY (Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies)

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

Group Exhibitions

2019    Dusklit Outdoor Interactive Art Festival, The Seligmann Center, Sugarloaf, NY
OCAC Members Show, The Carriage House at Thornwillow Institute, Newburgh, 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
            Orange County Arts Council 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
            Orange County Arts Council 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

2019 Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie, NY

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

Professional Experience

2019 Collage Workshop at Dutchess Community Collage for the Visual Arts Club
Guest Critic for MassArt’s Interdisciplinary MFA program
Appearance on WTBQ Radio’s Village Life with the curators of Dusklit

2018 Guest Critic for UMKC’s MFA program
Visiting Artist for PLUG Projects Spark Plugs Youth Program, Kansas City, MO
Member of the Orange County Community Arts Grant Selection Panel

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

2015 Co-Organizer for Creative Courage, a weekend retreat for women with Joan Ball
Member of artist-run Gallery66NY, Cold Spring, NY
Freelance Design and Writing for artist websites and catalogs

2014 Freelance Photography and Writing for Hudson Valley Canvas Magazine

2013 Freelance Photography for Go Mighty Events

2012 Freelance Photography and Writing for Uppercase Magazine
Live-blogging Team Member for Mom 2.0 Summit, Key Biscayne, FL

2007-2011 Freelance Graphic Design, Photography and Writing

2003-2006 Design Manager at Columbia College Information Technology, New York, NY 

2002-2003 Senior Graphic Designer at mNovak Design, New York, NY

2000-2002 Senior Graphic Designer at VSA Partners, New York, NY

1999-2000 Graphic Designer at Roger Black’s Interactive Bureau/Circle.com, New York, NY

1998-1999 Interactive Designer at Fallon Worldwide and Duffy Design, Minneapolis, MN

Memberships

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