CV Leslie Holt

Solo Exhibitions

2016 (forthcoming)
39th Street Gallery, Brentwood, MD
David Lusk Gallery, Memphis
2015 Hello Masterpiece: Farewell Tour David Lusk Gallery, Nashville
2013 Help Yourself David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN
2013 Hello Masterpiece Denouement Burnet Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2012 Hello Masterpiece Sarratt Gallery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
2011 Hello Pablo/Goodbye Liz David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN
2010 Hello Masterpiece Burnet Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2010 Unholy Ghosts Red Mountain Gallery, Reno, NV
2010 Hello Modern Art PHD Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2009 Hello Masterpiece, Curator's Office, Washington, DC
2009 Hello Masterpiece, David Lusk Gallery, Mepmphis, TN
2008 Hello Masterpiece, Firehouse Gallery, Grants Pass, OR
2008 Hello Masterpiece, phd gallery, St. Louis, MO
2006 See Through, Bonsack Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2005 Effective Disorder, College of the Siskiyous Art Gallery, Weed, CA
1996 Feel This Word, Left Bank Books, St. Louis, MO
1995 Songs From Wanting, Left Bank Books, St. Louis, MO

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015
Emulsion, Gallery H on O, Washington, DC
Mash Up, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis
The Price is Right, David Lusk Gallery, Nashville

2014
Strange Bedfellows, VisArts, Rockville, MD
Local Five, 39th Street Gallery, Brentwood, MD
Firehouse 20th Anniversary, Firehouse Gallery, Grants Pass, OR
The Price is Right, David Lusk Gallery, Nashville

2013
Honor Awards 2013, Art St. Louis Gallery
Art South Hampton, Represented by David Lusk Gallery

2012
Art Miami, Represented by David Lusk Gallery
Context- Art Miami, Represented by Curator's Office
ArtMKT Hamptons, Represented by David Lusk Gallery
The Price is Right, David Lusk Gallery

2011
Houston Fine Art Fair, Represented by David Lusk Gallery
Art Miami, Represented by David Lusk Gallery
The Price is Right, David Lusk Gallery

2010
The Price is Right, David Lusk Gallery
Finding Grace, St. Louis University Library

2009
Art Miami, represented by David Lusk Gallery
Finding Grace, Regional Arts Commission, St. Louis, MO
Gifted, PHD gallery, St. Louis, MO
Art Santa Fe, represented by David Lusk Gallery
And You Think That's Funny? Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

2008
Scope New York City, represented by Curator's Office
Ensemble, PHD gallery, St. Louis, MO

2007
Aqua Miami Art Fair, represented by Curator's Office, Washington, DC
American Democracy Project, Regional Arts Commission, St. Louis, MO
Scope Hamptons, represented by Curator’s Office, Washington, DC
DC Art Fair, represented by Curator’s Office, Washington, DC
Dislocations, juried show, Ann Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD
Art St. Louis Honors Awards, juried show (10 artists), Art St. Louis
Faculty Exhibit, St. Louis Community College at Meramec, St. Louis, MO

2006
Time’s Body of Evidence, juried show (9 artists), Wright State University, Dayton, OH
Layered, Stitched, Assembled, juried show, Art St. Louis Gallery (honor award recipient)
Self-reflection, St. Louis Community College at Meramec, St. Louis, MO
Painting, juried show, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO
Faculty Exhibit, Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO

2005
Unholy Icons, three person show, Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD
Sense of Place, juried show, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA
Faculty Exhibit, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Art St. Louis XXI, juried show, Art St. Louis Gallery, St. Louis, MO (honor award recipient)

2004
Pop, juried show, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
Body Politics, juried show, Gallery 110, Seattle, WA
One Year Later, Gallery II, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
WSU Faculty and Alumni Exhibit, Hoingik University, Seoul, Korea
WSU Fine Art Faculty, Fina Gallery, Okanagan University College, Kelowna, B.C.
NIC Faculty Exhibition, North Idaho College, Coeur D’Alene, ID

2003
Popular TM, five person show, WORKS Gallery, San Jose, CA
Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Masters Thesis Exhibition, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Momentary Study, Collaborative project with Richard Holland, Washington State University

Artwork featured on www.orangesideout.com, a website devoted to emerging artists

2002
Carry On Drawing, International Traveling Exhibit, US, Europe, India
Border Exchange, University of Idaho Riddenbaugh Gallery, Moscow, ID
Recent Work, Washington State University Tri-Cities, Richland, WA
Art in Context, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA

Curatorial Projects

2010-11 Curator, Blindness Isn't Black, statewide traveling exhibit: Regional Arts Commission, St. Louis, MO; Cape Arrowhead Gallery, Poplar Bluff, MO; Spiva Art Center, Joplin, MO; Healing Arts Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2008 Curator, Nervous Laughter PHD Gallery St. Louis, MO

Professional and Community Activities

Artist in Residence, Paul Artspace, St. Louis, MO, February - March 2015
Grant Writer, Art Works Studio School, Mt. Rainier, MD, March 2013-May 2014
Executive Director, VSA Missouri, the state organization on arts and disability, Nov 2010 - May 2012
Board President, VSA Missouri, 2009- 2010
Fellow, Community Arts Training Institute, one of 12 selected for 6 month training program at Regional Arts Commission, 2007-8
Gallery Talk, College of the Siskyous, Weed, CA, 2005
Visiting Artist, Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD, 2005
Visiting Artist, Eastern Oregon University, LaGrande, OR, 2004
Intimate Spills and Small Transformations, lecture about art, mental illness and popular culture at the WORKS Gallery, San Jose, CA, 2003

Press and Publications

Hello Kitty as Sympathizer and Provocateur Bmore Art Blog, February, 2015
Cover image and feature article, Nashville Art Scene, May, 2014
The Diadem Interview Interview with Michael Cavendish on Medium.com, December, 2013
Work featured in Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty's trek across the Pacific by Christine Yano, Duke University Press 2013
Review: Leslie Holt at Curator's Office, Washington Post July 17, 2009
Art History Gets Cute, Washington Post Express July, 2009
Art with a Purrrpose, St. Louis Post-Dispatch May 4, 2008
Hello Kitty Travels the World of Art, St. Louis Post-Dispatch South City Journal, July, 2008
Review: Hello Masterpiece, Riverfront Times, St. Louis, MO July, 2008
Artwork featured in book: Art of Survival: Women, Healing, and the Arts, Publisher: Elka Books, 2006.
Exhibition Catalog: Time’s Body of Evidence, Wright State University, 2006
Twighlight Symphony: Healing Time’s Body of Evidence, Dayton City Paper, September 2006.
Health, Aging Issues Examined at Wright State, Dayton Daily News, September 2006
References are personal in Holt’s art, Herald Press News, Jan 26, 2005
Showing Their Appreciation, Washington Post, January 1, 1998
Leap Year by Alexandra Bellos, Riverfront Times, St. Louis, MO, 1995
Women’s Work by Alexandra Bellos, Riverfront Times, St. Louis, MO, 1994

Teaching Experience

Instructor, Art Works Studio School, Mt. Rainier, MD
March 2013- present: Painting, group and individual lessons for adults and teens with disabilities

Instructor, Prince Georges Parks and Recreation, Greenbelt, MD
Sept 2014 - present: group classes for teens and adults with disabilities

Instructor, Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO
Fall 2005 – present: Online Art Appreciation, Art History Survey

Instructor, Lewis and Clark Community College, Godfrey, IL
Fall 2007- 2011: Figure Drawing, Design I, Art Appreciation

Instructor, St. Louis Community College at Meramec
Fall 2005 – Spring 2008: Design I, Design II (Color Theory), Drawing I

Instructor, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL
Spring and Fall 2005: Introduction to Painting

Instructor, North Idaho College Coeur D’Alene, ID
Spring 2004 Survey of Art

Instructor, Washington State University Pullman, WA
Fall 2003 – Spring 2004: Introduction to Figure Drawing, Advanced Figure Drawing, Introduction to Painting

Instructor of Record, Washington State University
Fall 2001 - Spring 2003: Introduction to 2D Formal Elements, Introduction to Drawing, Introduction to Painting

Teaching Assistant, Washington State University 2001-2003
Printmaking Studio and Woodshop

Education

Washington State University, Pullman, WA
MFA, Painting, 2003

Washington University, St. Louis, MO
BFA, Painting, 1992