An Athens, Georgia native, Leslie Wilkes received a BA from the University of Texas at Austin and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and was the recipient of the Milton and Sally Avery Fellowship Award at the McDowell Colony. She has had solo exhibitions in Austin, Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, San Francisco and Milan. Her work was published in Texas Abstract - Modern and Contemporary (2015) and her work appears on the book jacket for James Elkins, The Object Stares Back (1997). Reviews of her work have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Denver Times, Dallas Morning News, Southwest Spirit Magazine, Big Bend Sentinel and New Art Examiner.
Pareidolia, a solo exhibition of new work by Marfa, Texas artist Leslie Wilkes, will be on view at Kruger Gallery Chicago, 3709 N Southport Ave, from September 8 - November 19, 2016.