Leslie Grigsby

Leslie Grigsby

    Studio

    Wilmington, DE

    Beadwork/Sculpture

    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
    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
    "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