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

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2017    Embodied, Milkweed, Sugar Loaf, NY

2015    The Heroine's Journey, The 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

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 Fine 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

Other Professional Activities

2016 – Co-Editor and Contributor to the book Identity & Anonymity: An Artful Anthology with Jonathan Talbot and Steven M. Specht (available on Amazon).

2016 – Facilitated an art-making session at SUNY New Paltz for Take Back the Night.

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

2008 - 2013 – Freelance Writing & Photography
Worked with Hudson Valley Canvas, Uppercase Magazine, Go Mighty and Mom 2.0 Summit.

1998 - 2006 – Professional Salaried Graphic Designer in New York, NY and Minneapolis, MN
Employed at Columbia University, mNovak Design, VSA Partners, Roger Black’s Interactive Bureau (acquired by Circle.com/Snyder Communications), Fallon McElligott Advertising Agency (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

Art Collections

Neda Young, New York, NY
International Appraisal Company, Upper Saddle River, NJ
Private collections in the United States and Canada