I am primarily a figurative artist who creates across multiple mediums. Within the abstract, there is usually  a figurative element hidden within my work. Many of my paintings, though representational of recognizable cultural icons or events, are intended to generate an unsettling tension that draws the viewer in to explore a meaning behind the first impression. This attention to conceptual awareness is indicative of the fine art training I received at the New York Academy of Art where I obtained an MFA in painting in 2001. My undergraduate education was completed at Boston College.

My work is featured in the large-format hardcover THE FIGURE, Margaret McCann, Skira Rizzoli, 2014. Group shows include Flowers Gallery, New York/London; Boltax Gallery, Shelter Island NY; and, at juried exhibitions in Tribeca at the NYAA. My most recent solo exhibition was at the South Street Gallery in Greenport, NY.

I worked as an Art Director for various publications at Conde Nast before relocating full-time to Litchfield County in 2014.

for full cv please email  jeanne.leslie@unseen.is