Leslie Grigsby

Leslie Grigsby

Studio

Wilmington, DE

Beadwork/Sculpture

Archived Works

Artist's Biography

Leslie, a career professional in the museum field, lives in Wilmington, Delaware and creates her artworks in glass seed beads and thread, sometimes over cores made of wood or other materials. Technical assistance, especially regarding woodworking and assembly, is provided by Leslie's husband, Lindsay Grigsby.

Leslie's works variously are inspired by science fiction, science fact, art history and/or Nature. They are included in private or institutional collections in the United States, Canada and Australia and have been exhibited at venues in the US, Canada, and Africa.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2017
Private Thoughts: Beadwork Sculpture by Leslie Grigsby, New York Ceramics & Glass Fair, New York, NY

Group
2020
Une Exposition d’Arts Obsessionels de la Fibre, Gravers Lane Gallery, Chestnut Hill (Philadelphia), PA

2019
Gravers Lane Gallery, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA

2017
World On A String: Exploring Contemporary Interpretations of Bead Work, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA

2016
Art in Embassies, US Embassy (US Department of State), Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, Africa

Teapots! 10th Artists Invitational, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2015
Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia

2014
9th International Fiber Biennial, Snyderman Works Galleries, Philadelphia, PA

2013
The Artists of Winterthur: A Collective Exhibition, The Oxford Art Alliance, Oxford, PA

The Beadmaker's Art: Inspired by the Book 35 Artists Innovate with Beads, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA

Snyderman Works Galleries, Philadelphia, PA

2012
Reactor Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2010
Rittenhouse Hotel Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Snyderman-Works Galleries, Philadelphia, PA

Turning Point Gallery, Media PA

The 7th International Fiber Biennial, Snyderman-Works Galleries, Philadelphia, PA

The 4th Annual Teapots! Invitational, The Morgan Gallery, Pittsburgh PA

2009
Snyderman-Works Galleries, Philadelphia, PA

2008
Annual International Exposition of Sculpture, Objects & Functional Art (SOFA), 57th Street Armory, NYC

Snyderman-Works Galleries, Philadelphia, PA

Turning Point Gallery, Media, PA

2007
Snyderman-Works Galleries, Philadelphia, PA

Blue Streak Gallery, Wilmington, DE

Artist's Bibliography

2020
American Artwork (2021 issue), Printed Hong Kong, China

Newhall, Edith, “In Philly galleries: Top-notch craft art, and a noteworthy solo debut,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, (March 14, 2020), review of “Une Exposition d’Arts Obsessionels de la Fibre” at Gravers Lane Gallery, Chestnut Hill (Philadelphia)

"Contemporary Craft", Life Desaturated (Squirrel), American Craft Council Magazine, Home Issue, Feb./Mar. 2020.

2017
Solis-Cohen, Lita. "The New York Ceramics & Glass Fair," pp. 22-D to 25-D, Maine Antiques Digest, April 2017.

2016
"Two Loan Exhibitions Take Center Stage at New York Ceramics & Glass Fair, January 18-22, 2017", ArtFix Daily: Curated Art World News & Exclusives, November 18, 2016.

2016
Fieldman, Lisa. “The Intersection of Love and Art”, pp. 76-80, West Chester & Chadds Ford Life, Spring/Summer 2016.

2013
"The Week Ahead: Theater, galleries, and museums," The Boston Globe, August 14, 2013.

Golden, Suzanne. Works Published, pp. 94-99 Suzanne Golden Presents: 35 Artists Innovate with Beads, Lark Books, Sterling Publishing, NYC, 2013.

Chambless, John. "A Concern For The Past Unites Winterthur Artists", Chester County Press, September 11, 2013.

2012
Featured online, Daily Art Muse, April 24, 2012.

2010
Douglas, Mary. "Fiber Finds from the Kamm Teapot Collection", Fiber Arts Magazine, September/October 2010 issue.

"Seen: Pittsburgh gallery overflows with teapots", UrbanGlass, April 13, 2010.

Professional Experience

2011 - Present
Senior Curator of Ceramics and Glass, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Winterthur, DE

1999 - 2011
Curator of Ceramics and Glass, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Winterthur, DE

Memberships

National Sculpture Society
American Craft Council
American Ceramic Circle (Vice President, Past President)
English Ceramic Circle

Education

1980
University of Manchester, Manchester, England
Post-graduate Diploma in Art Gallery and Museum Studies

1979
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL
Bachelor of Arts, Art History