Leslie Hewitt

Handtmann Lecture
Wednesday, April 18 | 7:30 pm
Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
1717 East 7th Street, Los Angeles
Free, open to the public

Handtmann Lecture
Wednesday, April 18 | 7:30 pm
Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
1717 East 7th Street, Los Angeles
Free, open to the public

Working with photography, sculpture, and site-specific installations, Leslie Hewitt addresses fluid notions of time. Her work oscillates between the illusionary potential of photography and the physical weight of sculpture. In her photographed arrangements, she isolates personal ephemera and the residue of mass culture to consider the fragile nature of quotidian life.

Hewitt studied at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, the Yale University School of Art, and New York University, where she was a Clark Fellow in the Africana and Visual Culture Studies programs. She was included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial and the recipient of the 2008 Art Matters research grant to the Netherlands. A selection of exhibitions includes the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Power Plant in Toronto, Artists Space in New York, Project Row Houses in Houston, and LAXART in Los Angeles. Hewitt has held residencies at the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and the American Academy in Berlin, Germany, among others. From 2012 to 2017, she was a faculty member at Barnard College in the Department of Art History, where she was actively engaged in the Harlem Semester. Leslie is currently on the faculty of the School of Art at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Forthcoming monograph with OSMOS in 2018, along with exhibitions in Seoul, Korea and Paris, France with Galerie Perrotin.