Leslie Sills

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1970–73spacerThe School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA (Ceramic sculpture major)
1965–69spacerBoston University (B.A. Psychology)

2015spacerArtist Residency, Blue Mountain Center, Blue Mt., New York (painting)
2014spacerSculpture selected by Nan Smith for 500 clay figures, Lark Publications
2010spacerArtist Residency, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME
2009spacerNominee, The Brother Thomas Award, The Boston Foundation
2004spacerFellowship, Artist Resource Trust, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Inc.
1999spacerArtist Residency, Blue Mountain Center, Blue Mt., New York (writing)
1995spacerFellowship in Crafts — New England Foundation for the Arts/NEA
1994spacerMary B. Bishop / Francis S. Merritt Scholarship for Woodworking, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
1993spacerFinalist in Writing, The Bunting Institute, Radcliffe College, Cambridge
1991spacerMoney for Women / Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Grant
1984spacerFinalist in Painting, The Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities

Selected Exhibitions
2017       "Sanctuary", Exhibition of Paintings at Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury, VT
2017       "Life: from life," room 83 Spring, Watertown, MA
2016       "Personnages," Colo Colo Gallery, New Bedford, MA
2015spacer"The Vicissitudes of Youth," Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
2009spacer"A Girl's Life," Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
2005–9spacer"The Tea Pot Redefined," Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
2004spacer"Girl Art Now," HERA Gallery, Wakefield, RI
2003spacerThe American Textile History Museum, Lowell, MA
2002spacerLaGrange National XXII Exhibition, Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, LaGrange, GA
2000spacerThe Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA
2000–99 "SOFA," Art Exposition, New York City
2000spacerRenwick Museum, Washington, D.C.
1997–2006 "SOFA," Art Exposition, Chicago, IL
1995spacerCragin Fife Gallery, Brookline MA
1993spacerCreative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT
1992spacerArtemesia, Chicago, IL
1990spacerThe College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY
1989spacer"Boston Now: Clay and Glass," The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
1986spacerArt In General, New York, NY
1985spacerBerkshire Art Museum, Pittsfield, MA
1984spacerA.I.R. Gallery, New York, New York
1983–5spacerClark Gallery, Lincoln, MA
1981spacerHelen Shlien Gallery, Boston, MA
1979spacerImage Gallery, Stockbridge, MA
1975spacerNational Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Philadelphia College of Art, PA
1975spacerEvolution Gallery, Boston, MA
1971spacerThe Fuller Museum, Brockton, MA

Selected Bibliography
McQuaid, Cate. "Life Is Sweet," The Boston Globe, March, 25, 2009.
Something about The Author, Gale Publishers, Farmington Hills, Michigan, 2002.
Temin, Christine. "From figurative to fantastic, women’s art that keeps symbols alive," The Boston Globe, September 20, 1995.
Stapen, Nancy. "Inspiring Visions of Women Artists," The Boston Globe, March 27, 1993.
Ferguson, Jessica. "Spotlight: Leslie Sills," Museum School News, Fall, 1989.
Faxon, Alicia. "Boston Now: Glass and Clay," The New Art Examiner, Summer, 1989.
Taylor, Robert. "Artful Glass, Clay at ICA," The Boston Globe, May 5, 1989.
Stapen, Nancy. "Material Goods," The Boston Herald, May 5, 1989.
Faxon, Alicia. "New Work", Salem State College, Art New England, December / January, 1988-89.
Grad, Bonnie. "Women and Landscape: Interpreting Nature," Pilgrims and Pioneers: New England Women in the Arts; A. Faxon and S. Moore, Editors; Midmarch Arts Press, New York, 1987.
Faxon, Alicia. "Narrated Earth," Women Artists News, June 1987.
Stapen, Nancy. "Exploring Feminine Identity," The Boston Herald, February 8, 1987.
Nemser, Rebecca. "Symbolism: Animal as Metaphor," Art New England, April 1985.
Stapen, Nancy. "Art Gallery Turns to Animal World," The Boston Herald, February 24, 1985.
Temin, Christine. "Painting with a Natural Flair," The Boston Globe, February 7, 1985.
Temin, Christine. "Messages from the Jungle," The Boston Globe, January 6, 1983.
Stapen, Nancy. "Steve Wood and Leslie Sills," Art New England, May 1981, Volume 2, Number 6.
Taylor, Robert. "Heroic works, disaster, and nature in 3 shows," The Boston Globe, April 5, 1981.
Janows, Jill. "The Visual Arts: Let them express themselves," The Boston Globe, 1979.
Taylor, Robert. "The Clay's the Thing," The Boston Globe, 1979.
Mittenthal, Sue. "Clay Matter," The Boston Globe, 1976.

Sills has lectured at numerous colleges, universities, public and private schools, community centers, and corporations. She has taught at Boston University, Lesley University, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Montserrat College of Art, Salem State College, and the Addison Gallery of American Art. Since 1976, she has taught art to children, as well, in small private classes in her studio/home. She is also the author of four award winning art books for children. (See Books)

Public Collections
Fidelity Management and Trust, Boston, MA
Madame Marcel Fleiss, Gallerie 1900–2000, Paris
Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

Private Collections
John Cragin & Marilyn Fife, Brookline, MA
Dr. Salomon Grimberg, Dallas, TX
David Hinshaw, Esq., Santa Monica, CA
Gloria and Sonny Kamm, Los Angeles, CA
Susan Kaplan, Boston, MA
Meredyth Hyatt Moses, Lincoln, MA
Other private collections


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