Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation Distinguished Painting Fellow
Leslie Shows’ expansive and cryptic paintings connect geologic timescales with urgent and intense imagery. A 2015 Clive Foundation Fellow, Shows is presenting newly commissioned works in a solo exhibition at SFAI’s Emanuel Walter Gallery from November 7– December 12. The Los Angeles–based artist is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Artadia Award and the SECA Award from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Leslie Shows received her BFA from SFAI in 1999, and her MFA from California College of the Arts in 2006. She has presented solo exhibitions at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art; Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha; Haines Gallery and Jack Hanley Gallery, both in San Francisco; and in group shows at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, and the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.
About the Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation Distinguished Painting Fellowship
The Clive Foundation Fellowship supports visiting artists working at the leading edge of contemporary painting practices. The Fellowship offers student-artists opportunities for deep engagement with internationally recognized painters. During the 2015–2016 academic year, four artists will work directly with student-artists through critiques, discussion, workshops, public lectures, and Leslie Shows' exhibition.
Leslie Shows, Regolith 1 & Regolith 2/3, 2014, Sand, ink, acrylic, paper, metal leaf, canvas and rust on aluminum; 90 x 130 inches, Courtesy of the artist and Haines Gallery, San Francisco