Issue Eleven

Leslie Kerby

New York

 Leslie Kerby is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York City. She works in a variety of media to create thematically interlinked bodies of work. She focuses on issues related to how we lead our lives personally, as individuals. And, to how our personal lives are variably connected to, and changed by, the broader networks and communities within which we live and interact. Motivated by social constructs that are at moments of change, Kerby has created art activating conversations around the shipping container and medical industries, has examined cemeteries as social networks and in a new series, financial inequality. Her work is in the permanent collections at Columbia University (School of Social Work), New York and Bradbury Art Museum, Arkansas State University, Arkansas. Kerby has received commissions from Norte Maar for Collaborative Projects in the Arts, BRIC Arts | Media and Visual Arts Center of New Jersey and awarded residencies at the American Academy in Rome, The Virginia Center for Creative Arts (VCCA), Virginia and Auvillar, France and School of Visual Arts, New York. Her work has also appeared at art fairs, Verge, Spring Break and AQUA Miami in the US. //