Lesley Dill works in sculpture, photography and performance, using a variety of media and techniques to explore themes of language, the body, and transformational experience. Her work has been widely exhibited and collected and can be found in the collections of the Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Cleveland Museum of Art, Kemper Museum, Kansas City; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among many others.


Brooklyn, NY


Maryland Institue of Art, Baltimore, M.F.A. 1980.

Smith College, Northampton, M.A.T. 1974.

Trinity College, Hartford, B.A. 1972.


Falk Visiting Artist Residency, University of North Carolina at Greensborrow, 2014-15.

Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, SGC International Lifetime Achievement in Printmaking Award, 2013.

Center for Book Arts Honoree, 2010.

Anonymous Was A Woman, 2008

Rockefeller Foundation Multi Artists Production Award with Tom Morgan, 2007

Maryland Institute of Art, Alumna Award, 2007

Selected Solo Exhibitions

"Lesley Dill" DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, 2014.

"Faith & the Devil", Fine Arts Center Gallery at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, 2014. Traveling to: Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, Charleston, WV. Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC, 2014. Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, FL, 2015

"Divide Light: Operatic Performance Costumes of Lesley Dill", Fine Arts Center Gallery at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, 2014

"I Gave My Whole Life to Words" Louisiana State University School of Art, Baton Rouge, LA, 2013.

"Lesley Dill: A 20 Year Survey," George Adams Gallery, New York, 2013.

"Lesley Dill: I had a Blueprint of History," Dieu Donné, New York, NY, 2012.

"Faith & the Devil," George Adams Gallery, New York, NY, 2012.

"Lesley Dill, Selections (Prints, Works on Paper)." Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2011.

"Lesley Dill's Poetic Visions: From Shimmer to Sister Gertrude Morgan," Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA, 2011. Traveling to Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, Sept 28 – Dec 9, 2012; Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston, SC, Jan 25 - Mar 8, 2013.

"Hell Hell Hell/Heaven Heaven Heaven: Encountering Sister Gertrude Morgan & Revelation," Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA, 2010.

"Paper and Bronze," George Adams Gallery, New York, NY, 2010.

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