Leslie Vigeant knows how to sweat. Based in Portland, OR, her practice is filled with artificial sky-scapes, big-box store cakes, colored lights, and spreadsheets galore. She is the Director of Marketing and Communications at Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA), Manager of the GLEAN Residency, and plays with the hierarchies of social expectations in her studio.
Leslie received her MFA in Applied Craft + Design from Oregon College of Art and Craft / Pacific Northwest College of Art, and has a BFA in 2D Studies and Painting from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Leslie has exhibited at Winnipeg Underground Film Festival, Canada; Woodbury Art Museum, UT; AIA, San Francisco, CA; Cambridge College, MA; University of Missouri, MO; Marchutz School, Aix en Provence, France; Stephanie Chefas Projects and HAP Gallery, Portland, OR. She has received grants from Portland’s Regional Art and Culture Council, Oregon Arts Commission, and UMass Arts Council. Residencies with Recology, Artspace, Penland School of Crafts. Leslie is a member of the newly minted Carnation Contemporary and Board Member for Portland Art Museum’s Contemporary Art Council (CAC).