faculty profile

Leslie Shows
Visiting Faculty

Leslie Shows uses diverse materials such as aluminum, plexiglass, rust, ink, sand, mylar, and sulfur, in addition to paint and collage, in layered, primarily 2-dimensional works that address landscape, scale, and the illusionistic and representational capacities of materials . She has exhibited at the 2011 Mercosul Biennial, the 2006 California Biennial, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, and is a recipient of the SFMOMA SECA Award, the Artadia Award, and the Tournesol Award from Headlands Center for the Arts.

Selected Exhibitions: 
  • 8th Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2011
  • Five Grounds [Solo show], Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, NY, 2010
  • The Anniversary Show, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2010-11
Selected Publications: 
  • Black Icebergs, Leslie Shows, Hassla, 2010
  • Heap of Elements, Leslie Shows, Headlands Center for the Arts, 2008
  • 75 Years of Looking Forward, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2010
  • MFA, California College of the Arts
  • BFA, San Francisco Art Institute