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Leslie Duke is an illustrator turned fine artist. A deep love for color and texture is clearly visible in her work, as well as an enthusiasm for finding the intrinsic beauty in seemingly simple subject matter.

Currently Leslie lives in Springville, UT with her musician husband and their energetic dogs. Leslie loves spending time in her studio, traveling, eating spicy foods and enjoying a good laugh. 

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

As an artist I am continually fascinated with color, particularly with its ability to prompt an emotional response from its audience. My work explores color’s emotive capacity, focussing more on the overall atmosphere created by the color palette of each piece, rather than the actual subject matter depicted. This approach is meant to create a unique visual experience, one that facilitates an inner dialogue by quietly probing the subconscious. 

 

REPRESENTATION

Meyer Gallery // Park City, UT

FourSquare ART // Scottsdale, AZ

 

EDUCATION  

Sherrie McGraw Visiting Artist Lectures & Demonstrations, Provo, UT // 2014

William Whitaker Apprenticeship // 2009-2013

Kamille Corry Workshop // 2012

Brigham Young University, BFA Illustration // 2010

Natalie Ascencios Internship, Brooklyn, NY // 2008

Robert Neubecker Internship, Park City, UT // 2007

 

AWARDS 

2014 // Honorable Mention, 29th Annual Spiritual & Religious Exhibition, Springville Museum of Art

2014 // 21 Under 31: Young Artists to Watch in 2014, Southwest Art Magazine

2009 // Bealleau Scholarship

2008 // ORCA Grant

2008 // Oscarson Discovery Grant

2007 - 2009 // BYU Talent Award

2007 // Bealleau Scholarship

 

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2016 // Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ

2015 // Expressions in Color, solo show, Art Access, SLC, UT

2015 // 300 Plates, Art Access, SLC, UT

2015 // 91st Annual Spring Salon, Springville Museum of Art, UT

2015 // Scottsdale Arts Festival, Scottsdale, AZ

2015 // Art & Soup, SLC, UT

2014 // 29th Annual Spiritual & Religious Exhibition, Springville Museum of Art, UT

2014 // 100 Dollar Show, Springville Museum of Art, UT

2014 // 17th Annual Zions Bank Art Show, SLC, UT

2014 // Art on the Rockies, Vail, CO

2014 // Utah Arts Festival, SLC, UT

2014 // Three Hundred Plates, Art Access, SLC, UT

2014 // 90th Annual Spring Salon, Springville Museum of Art, UT

2014 // Annual Statewide Competition, BDAC, Farmington, UT

2014 // Solo Show, Startup Building, Provo, UT

2013 // 2013 Holiday Show, UAF Gallery, SLC, UT

2013 // 100 Dollar Show, Coleman Studios, Provo, UT

2013 // Salon D'Automne, Logan Fine Art, Logan, UT

2013 // Creative Collaborative Group Show, Coleman Studios, Provo, UT

2013 // Summer Art Showcase, Covey Center for the Arts, Provo, UT

2013 // Arts for the SOL, Apricot Lane Boutique, Provo, UT

2010 // Life Drawing Show, B.F. Larsen Gallery, Provo, UT

2010 // Illustration Association Exhibition, City & County Building, Provo, UT

2010 // BYU Annual Student Show, B.F. Larsen Gallery, Provo, UT

2009 // New York City: Inspiration & Interpretation, B.F. Larsen Gallery, Provo, UT

2009 // BYU Annual Student Show, B.F. Larsen Gallery, Provo, UT

2009 // Life Drawing Show, B.F. Larsen Gallery, Provo, UT

 

TEACHING

Adjunct Illustration Professor at Brigham Young University, Provo, UT // January 2014 - present

Studio Crescendoh: Oil Painting Workshop, Santa Ana, CA // 2014

Visual Arts Institute, SLC, UT // 2010 - 2013