b.1977, Durham, England.
Lives and works in Sheffield, UK

Lesley is an artist, writer and curator based in Sheffield, UK. She is a Content Curator for Axisweb and Co-director of Bloc Projects, an artist led contemporary art space. She graduated with an MA in Contemporary Fine Art from Sheffield Hallam University in 2010 and has exhibited widely across Europe, Asia and the UK. Group shows include Portmanteau, curated by g39 for Halle 14 in Leipzig, Jeune Creation at Centquatre, Paris, Appropriate Response, Vulpes Vulpes and Possession at BACC, Bangkok, London. Her work was recently published in Drawing Paper #6, co-curated by Gavin Delahunty from Tate Liverpool.



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Solo Exhibitions
2010
If..., G39, Cardiff

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013
GARAGE, Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh
A3 Works, A3 Project Space, Digbeth, Birmingham
Here There Everywhere, Oriel Wrecsam, Wrexham, Wales
Das Wird Sich Alles Finden, Arts Collingwood, Cleveland, Ohio
Possession, BACC, Bangkok

2012
Das Wird Sich Alles Finden, Bloc Projects, Sheffield, UK
Appropriate Response, Vulpes Vulpes Open 2012, London
Microcosm, Departure Lounge, Leeds
Moveable Feast, Hotel de Sauroy, Paris

2011
Jeune Creation 104, Paris
The Berlin Project, Hasenheide, Berlin
Off Duty, The Burlington Fine Arts Club, Manchester
We Are All In This Together BUREAU, Manchester
Prism9, CADS Sheffield
Portmanteau Halle 14, Leipzig,
Citizen tactileBOSCH, Cardiff


2010
Day Zero Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
Collaborators 2 ROOM, London
Endgame Persistence Works, Sheffield

2009
Curiosity Vault Gallery, Lancaster
Otherliness: Host9 Vane Gallery, Newcastle.
Pleasurewood thrills! The Workstation, Sheffield

2008
Observatory: Host08 Art Sheffield 08, Yes/No/Other Options, Millennium Galleries, Sheffield
Up and Coming CUC Gallery, Liverpool

2007
Home Disco: Host Ongoing group project
Consortium gallery, Amsterdam,
Colar Te gallery, Centro De Arte Independiente, Santander, Spain,
Festival International du Premier Film. Annonay, France.
Deja Vu Bloc, Sheffield
Beauty: Host06 published in The Sheffield Pavilion launched at the Venice Biennial and Documenta12


Published work
2010
Carnival of Souls
Patricide magazine
A Booklet For Friends
Part of the chapbook set, Transmission Off-Air
Money Changes Everything
Discourse commissioned by Bloc Projects to accompany the exhibitionA42D
The Language of Your Architecture
Accompanying text for Daniel Hall exhibition.
2009
Contemporary art reviews.
Metro, 20 published so far.
Transmission: Host
Sheffield Hallam University
2007
The Problem of Beauty
Essay published on Host Artist’s website www.hostoffice.org.uk/

Curatorial Activity
2011
Bloc Projects. Programmes exhibitions and events.
Function, (group show), Nicola Dale, Mike Gent, Alistair Owen and Paul Lewthwaite.
Dale Holmes, The MONUMENTAL pictures.
McCartney/Velardi. Billboards
2010
Bloc Projects. Programmes exhibitions and events.
Kate Pickering, Gallery and Billboards
Assembly 10: Correspondence
Frances Hegarty
Hondartza Fraga
Greg Thomas, Billboards
2009
Otherliness: Host9 Vane Gallery, Newcastle


Education
1996-99 BA hons, Fine Art. University of Leeds
2006-10 MA, Contemporary Fine Art. Sheffield Hallam University