LESLIE PEARSON

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1072 Thistle Downs Street, SE, Leland, NC 28451           PH (910) 494-0690

leslie@lesliekpearson.com         www.lesliekpearson.com

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2013 (Fall)                     Instructor - 2D Design, Brunswick Community College - Bolivia, NC

2013 (Spring)                Instructor - Painting, Brunswick Community College - Bolivia, NC

2011                            Gallery Assistant, Gray Gallery - Greenville, NC

2010-2011                  Textile Studio Assistant, East Carolina University Textile Department - Greenville, NC

2010-2011                   Instructor, Textile Survey Class, East Carolina University - Greenville, NC

2010 Summer               Instructor, CFCC Kid’s College, Cape Fear Community College – Wilmington, NC

2009-2010                   Teaching Assistant, Distance Education, (Color and Design), East Carolina Univ. - Greenville, NC

2009                            CENTRA Meeting for a Faculty Interest Group - Co-Presenter, East Carolina Univ. - Greenville, NC

2006-2008                  Art Teacher, Fayetteville Christian School – Fayetteville, NC

2003-2004                  Arts and Leisure Correspondent, The Augusta Chronicle – Augusta, GA

2002-2004                  Photojournalist and Public Affairs Specialist, US Army – Fort Gordon, GA

2001                            Gallery Internship, Northern Gallery for Contemporary ArtSunderland, England

1997-2000                  Assistant Director, Arts Council of Southeast Missouri – Cape Girardeau, MO

1996-1997                  Art Teacher, Cape Christian School – Cape Girardeau, MO

 

EDUCATION                 

2011                         MFA, Textile Design, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC                 

2003                         Certificate, Photojournalism and Public Affairs, Defense Information School – Ft Meade, Maryland (Honors)

2001                        MA, Museum Studies, University of Newcastle – Newcastle, England, (Honors Graduate)

1998                         Missouri/London Study Abroad Program, Imperial College – London, England         

1998                         BA, Fine Art, Southeast Missouri State University – Cape Girardeau, MO, (Cum Laude)

                                                     

WORKSHOPS, SYMPOSIA, SEMINARS and CONFERENCES

2013

Guest Artist: Demonstration - Creating sculptural forms with wire and gut. Wilmington Artist Association - Wilmington, NC

2012

No Boundaries International Art Colony - Bald Head Island, NC

Guest Artist: Mixed Media Encaustic Demonstration for Cameron Art Museum's CAM Contemporaries. Also donated several original encaustic paintings to the museum's Gala incentive program. Hanover Gallery - Wilmington, NC

Guest Artist: Gave two Mixed Media Encaustic Workshops for Richard Conn's Art Appreciation classes, Cape Fear Community College's Hanover Gallery - Wilmington, NC

Bookmaking Workshop for a local women's meetup group - Leland, NC

 

2011                 

Guest Artist: Leather Sculpting Demonstration, Carolina Beach Elementary - Wilmington, NC

Studio Assistant for Joan Michaels Paque: Life Casting Workshop - East Carolina University - Greenville, NC

Studio Assistant for Lorraine Glessner: Rust Printing, Composting and Branding - Adventures in Mark Making Workshop at ECU - Greenville, NC

Trace Evidence, Mapping a Journey in Textiles (Symposium) - Attendee. Raleigh, NC

 

2010                 

Guest Artist: Puppet Making Workshop and Collaborative Multimedia Project with WIRE (Wilmington youth center for Inspiration, Recreation, and Education), a Communities in Schools program. Workshop was held in conjunction with Wilmington’s first annual puppet festival – Wilmington, NC

Guest Artist: Leather Mask Making Demonstration, Cape Fear Country Club Kids Camp - Wilmington, NC

Guest Artist: Leather Mask Making Workshop, East Carolina University Wood Guild - Greenville, NC

Workshop Assistant for Christine Zoller: Flat Peyote/Beaded Jewelry Workshop, in conjunction with: Material Topics Symposium - Jewelry and Metalworking in the 21st Century, East Carolina University - Greenville, NC

 

2001                 

Precious Objects and Changing Values - Conference Attendee. Sheffield Hallam Univ., Sheffield, England

 

2000                 

International Center for Cultural and Heritage Studies - Conference Attendee. Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England

 

CURATIORIAL, JUROR

2010                  Co-Curator with gallery owner Daniel North, East/West: Contemporary Fibers and Textiles, the art studio - Cut Bank, MT

2010                  Curator, Materials and Methods, a multimedia exploration in textiles, ACME Art Studios - Wilmington, NC

2007                  Juror, Town of Cary Senior Center Juried Art Exhibition - Cary, NC

 

COLLECTIONS                 

Joyner Library - East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Savannah College of Art and Design – Savannah, GA

Women’s Health Center – Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Art Library - Brooklyn, NY

Jay Hood, Hood-Herring Architecture - Wilson, NC

Schuller, Ferris, Lindstrom and Associates, Architects – Fayetteville, NC

West Town Community Church – Evans, GA

DeMarco Studio - Wilmington, NC

Port City Community Church - Wilmington, NC

Revival Time Tabernacle Church - Poplar Bluff, MO

Grace Cafe – Cape Girardeau, MO

Numerous private collections

 

GRANTS, AWARDS, and HONORS

2013

2013 Art Ability Exhibition ($200), Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, Malvern, PA - The Francis James Memorial Award, presented by Sal and Linda Panasci

2012-2013                  

Regional Artist Project Grant ($1,000), Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County

 

2012                                   

ArtBlast, Projekte Gallery, Wilmington, NC - Best in Show

All About Art at MossRehab Center, Elkins Park, PA - Best in Show ($500)

31st Annual CCA Juried Art Exhibition, Kinston, NC - Honorable Mention

 

2011                                   

4th Annual Joyner Library Graduate Student Art and Design Exhibition - East Carolina University, Greenville, NC - Friends of Joyner Library Purchase Award ($1,000)

Get Out, Go Somewhere, Mendenhall Gallery - Greenville, NC - Honorable Mention ($125)

Art Ability 2011 - Malvern, PA - Curator's Award ($50) Jurors: Teresa Jaynes, Artist and former Executive Director, Philagrafika; John Ollma, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery; Ingrid Schaffner, Senior Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania

30th Annual CCA Juried Art Exhibition, Kinston, NC - 2nd Place ($250)

All About Art at MossRehab Center, Elkins Park, PA - Best in Show ($250)

 

2010                                   

3rd Annual Joyner Library Graduate Student Art and Design Exhibition - East Carolina University, Greenville, NC - School of Art and Design Director's Award ($400)

Pulp Culture Exhibition - East Carolina University, Greenville, NC - Merit Award ($200)

Rebel 53 Arts and Literary Exhibition - Emerge Gallery, Greenville, NC - 1st Place Mixed ($100)

Women's Work Exhibition, UNCW - Wilmington, NC - Image selected for posters and postcards

GMA Artist Association Juried Art Exhibition, Greenville Museum of Art - Best in Show ($150)

ADROIT - ECU, Greenville, NC - Innovation Award presented by Michael Gayk ($150)

All About Art at MossRehab Center, Elkins Park, PA - Juror Award for Excellence ($100)

 

2009                                    

Rebel 52 Arts and Literary Exhibition - Emerge Gallery, Greenville, NC - 1st Place Textiles ($100)

Art First 2009 at University Medical Center, Princeton, NJ - Third Place Award

 

2008-2009                  

Regional Artist Project Grant ($1,000), Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County

 

2006-2007                  

Regional Artist Project Grant ($1,000), Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County

 

2001                                   

International Students from North America Scholarship, Newcastle University, England

 

1998-1999                 

Art Faculty Scholarship, Southeast Missouri State University

Harry Huebel Memorial Scholarship, Southeast Missouri State University

Endowed Scholarship, Southeast Missouri State University

Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Society Scholarship

Helen Bedford Memorial Scholarship, Southeast Missouri State University

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014

The Visual Word, Waterworks Visual Arts Center - Salisbury, NC

 

2013

Continuum, Page Walker Arts Center - Cary, NC

 

2012                 

Speak, Memory, a mixed media installation, Hanover Gallery - Wilmington, NC 

Melting Point, a collection of mixed media encaustic paintings, Black Door Gallery - Cape Girardeau, MO 

 

2011                 

Vignettes of a Family, a mixed media installation, Greenville Museum of Art - Greenville, NC

Incubation, a multimedia installation, Burroughs Gallery at East Carolina University - Greenville, NC

 

2010                 

We Made a World of Our Own, a multimedia installation, ACME Art Studios - Wilmington, NC

 

2008                 

Tell Me A Story, Boykin Center Hammond Gallery – Wilson, NC

The Shape of Things, Cafe Diem – Wilmington, NC

Sowing and Reaping, The Meeting Place – Charleston, SC

Wingspan, Gallery 208 – Fayetteville, NC

Resonance and Relevance, Cape Fear Artists Studios, Inc. – Fayetteville, NC

Passing Strange and Wonderful, Campbell House Gallery – Southern Pines, NC

 

2007                 

Inside Out, Cary Senior Center – Cary, NC

New Narratives, Olde Town Gallery – Fayetteville, NC

 

2006                 

Leslie Pearson, SFL +A Architect’s Gallery – Fayetteville, NC

 

2005                 

New Work, Market Square Gallery – Fayetteville, NC

Leslie Pearson: ArtWORK, SFL +A Architect’s Gallery – Fayetteville, NC

New Paintings, Olde Town Gallery – Fayetteville, NC

Earth Bound, Bray’s Island Plantation Museum – Sheldon, SC

 

2000                 

Red, Yellow, Blue, Associated Artists’ Gallery – Carbondale, IL

Red, Yellow, Blue, Shawnee Community College, Anna Extension Center – Anna, IL

Scad, Hannibal Arts Council – Hannibal, MO

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2014

SubSurface, ACME Art Studios - Wilmington, NC

30 NC Artists: The Self Portrait Show, 2TEN HAUSTUDIO - Ivanhoe, NC (in conjunction with the global "Inside Out" project)

Materiality, Ann Street Gallery - Newburgh, NY

Collage, ACME Art Studios - Wilmington, NC

 

2013

American Art Today: Figures, Bascom Center for the Visual Arts - Highlands, NC. Curated by Jonathan Stuhlman, Senior Curator of Contemporary and American Art at the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, NC

Map It, Riverside Arts Center Gallery - Ypsilanti, MI

Materials: Hard and Soft, Greater Denton Arts Council Center for the Visual Arts - Denton, TX

Brother, Can You Spare a Stack? - The Center for Book Arts - New York, NY. Curated by Yulia Tikhonova

Wilmington Artists Association Annual Juried Exhibition - Hannah S. Block Community Arts Center - Wilmington, NC

Feminine Perspective 2013 - Black Door Gallery - Cape Girardeau, MO

Crisp Museum at Southeast Missouri State University - Cape Girardeau, MO

 

2012                 

No Boundaries International Art Colony Exhibition, Acme Art Studios - Wilmington, NC

No Boundaries International Art Colony Exhibition, All About Art Gallery - Bald Head Island, NC

American Craft Today, Bascom Center for the Visual Arts - Highlands, NC

55th National Juried Art Exhibition, Maria V. Howard Arts Center - Rocky Mount, NC

Art Ability Satellite Exhibition, Delaware Art Museum - Wilmington, DE

Long Yarns - Fiber Art Stories, Fables, and Lessons, Museum and Arts Center - Sequim, WA (held in conjunction with the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival)

Living Totem Tree, 2TEN Haustudio - Ivonhoe, NC

ArtBlast, Projekte Gallery - Wilmington, NC

Ego, Papermill Gallery at Todmorden Mills - Toronto, ON

The Jar Project, Brooklyn Art Library - Brooklyn, NY

Art of the Auction, North Carolina Museum of Art - Raleigh, NC

Feminine Perspective 2012, Black Door Gallery – Cape Girardeau, MO

31st Annual CCA National Juried Exhibition, Kinston Community Council for the Arts - Kinston, NC

Schwa 2012, National Juried Exhibition, Emerge Gallery - Greenville, NC

Handcrafted 2012, Maria V. Howard Arts Center - Rocky Mount, NC

Prime Time, New Media Juried Exhibition, CityMac - Asheville, NC

2012 North Carolina Artists Exhibition, Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh, NC

All About Art, International Juried Exhibition at MossRehab Hospital (7 pieces included) - Elkins Park, PA

 

2011                 

1 x 1 = One, (Invitational), 2TEN HAUSTUDIO - Ivanhoe, NC

4th Annual Joyner Library Graduate Student Art Exhibition, ECU Joyner Library - Greenville, NC

Self, Observed, North Carolina Museum of Art - Raleigh, NC

Get Out, Go Somewhere, East Carolina University's Mendenhall Gallery - Greenville, NC

Art Ability, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, Malvern, PA

Pulp, unframed works on paper, Visual Art Exchange - Raleigh, NC

Feminine Perspective 2011, Black Door Gallery – Cape Girardeau, MO

State of the Art/Art of the State, Cameron Art Museum - Wilmington, NC

54th National Juried Art Exhibition, Maria V. Howard Arts Center - Rocky Mount, NC

Detour, 311 Galleries and Studios - Raleigh, NC

30th Annual CCA National Juried Exhibition, Kinston Community Council for the Arts - Kinston, NC

Fantastic Fibers 2011, Yeiser Art Center - Paducah, KY

Handcrafted, Maria V. Howard Arts Center - Rocky Mount, NC

Small Works, Visual Art Exchange - Raleigh, NC

Tiny Art Show, Emerge Gallery - Greenville, NC

All About Art, International Juried Exhibition at MossRehab Hospital (5 pieces included) - Elkins Park, PA

Schwa 2011, National Juried Exhibition, Emerge Gallery - Greenville, NC

 

2010                 

Fine Contemporary Crafts (biennial juried exhibition), Artspace - Raleigh, NC

Paperozzi, explorations in paper - a joint exhibition at Bottega Gallery and Projekt Gallery - Wilmington, NC

3rd Annual Joyner Library Graduate Student Art Exhibition, ECU Joyner Library - Greenville, NC

High Fiber Content, (in conjunction with American Craft Week), aMuse: artisanal finery - Wilmington, NC

Rebel 53, Emerge Gallery - Greenville, NC

Women's Work, University of North Carolina, Wilmington - Wilmington, NC

Pulp Culture, innovative works in paper, East Carolina University's Mendenhall Gallery - Greenville, NC

The Sculptural Salmagundi, Art Center at the Imperial Centre - Rocky Mount, NC

Schwa 2010, National Juried Exhibition, Emerge Gallery - Greenville, NC

Snapshot, Visual Art Exchange - Raleigh, NC

GMA Artist Association Juried Art Exhibition, Greenville Museum of Art - Greenville, NC

Abstraction and Beyond, Center for Faith and the Arts – Salisbury, NC

Feminine Perspective 2010, Black Door Gallery – Cape Girardeau, MO

Creative Divergents, online competition and exhibition - www.creativedivergents.com

Art Ability, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, Malvern, PA

20/20: Filters of Light and Insight, ACME Art Studios - Wilmington, NC

Bird by Bird, ACME Art Studios - Wilmington, NC

University of North Carolina Exhibition, UNC Campus - Chapel Hill, NC

East/West: Contemporary Fibers & Textiles, the art studio & gallery - Cut Bank, MT

CREATE, The Art of Fine Craft, Cape Fear Studios - Fayetteville, NC

Materials and Methods, a multimedia exploration in textiles, ACME Art Studios - Wilmington, NC

Adroit, East Carolina University's Mendenhall Gallery - Greenville, NC

Material Topics Intercollegiate Exhibition, East Carolina University – Greenville, NC

All About Art, International Juried Exhibition at MossRehab - Elkins Park, PA


2009                  

Space, the art studio & gallery - Cut Bank, MT

Rebel 52, Emerge Gallery - Greenville, NC

School of Art and Design Showcase, ECU Mendenhall Gallery - Greenville, NC

2nd Annual Joyner Library Graduate Student Art Exhibition, ECU Joyner Library - Greenville, NC

Miniatures 2009: Portraits, the art studio & gallery - Cut Bank, MT

Schwa 2009, National Juried Exhibition, Emerge Gallery - Greenville, NC

Arrhythmia, ACME Art Studios - Wilmington, NC

GMA Artist Association Juried Art Exhibition, Greenville Museum of Art - Greenville, NC

Art Lives, featuring recipients of the NC RAP Grant, The Art Center - Fayetteville, NC

Natural Transformations, Caffe' Phoenix - Wilmington, NC

Diverse Perspectives, The Reserve at Mayfaire - Wilmington, NC

ArtFirst International Juried Exhibition, The University Medical Center at Princeton, Princeton, NJ

Feminine Perspective 2009, Black Door Gallery – Cape Girardeau, MO

Art Ability, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, Malvern, PA

 

2008                     

Art Ability (extension exhibition), William Penn Foundation – Philadelphia, PA

ACME Art Studios, Spring Exhibition – Wilmington, NC

Women’s Vision, A Glimpse Through Her Eyes, Fort Bragg Officer’s Club – Fayetteville, NC

Feminine Perspective 2008, Black Door Gallery – Cape Girardeau, MO

Arts Council of Greenwood County – Greenwood, SC

Bitter Fruit, Altered Esthetics Gallery – Minneapolis, MN                 

Flesh: A Celebration of the Human Form, Bottega Gallery – Wilmington, NC

                 

2007                 

The Art of Sacrifice, Altered Esthetics Gallery – Minneapolis, MN

Divine Inspiration, Religion: Meaning and Morals in the Modern World, Gallery RFD – Swainsboro, GA

City Lights Gallery – Bridgeport, CT

Arts Council of Wayne County – Goldsboro, NC

Small Works 2007, New Arts Program – Kutztown, PA

Moments in Time, Davidson County Community College – Lexington, NC

 

2006                 

Am Fluss/By the River, Kulturhaus Pusdorf – Bremen, Germany

An Art Affair, The Fayetteville Academy, Alumni Center for Fine Arts – Fayetteville, NC

Small Works 2006, New Arts Program – Kutztown, PA

Icarus, Savannah College of Art and Design’s Red Gallery – Savannah, GA

Imagining Ourselves, A Global Generation of Women, International Museum of Women

The Phases of Eve, A Contemporary Portrayal of the Female Ideal, The Art Fix International (online)

Through Women’s Eye’s, By Women’s Hands, The Women’s Center – Chapel Hill, NC                 

2006 Fine Art Calendar Competition (Best of Show), Cape Fear Studios – Fayetteville, NC

 

2005                 

Her Mark, Woman Made Gallery – Chicago, IL                 

Women, Words and Images, Mills Pond House Gallery – St. James, NY

Public Works, sponsored by PWC - The Arts Center - Fayetteville, NC

 

2004                 

The Power of Color - The Arts Center - Fayetteville, NC

 

TRAVELING EXHIBITIONS                 

2013

Fiberart International 2013, Exhibition of Contemporary Fiber Art. Jurors Kai Chan, Paulina Ortiz, and Joyce J. Scott selected 81 pieces from over 1,200 works of art by 526 artists from 36 countries.

Notable venues: San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, CA; Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA; Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA; Art Museum of Myrtle Beach, SC

 

2012                 

The Sketchbook Project Limited Edition, Sponsored by Art House Co-op. 

Notable venues: Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY; Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL; Cleaners at the Ace Hotel, Portland, OR; W2 Media Cafe, Vancouver, BC; iam8bit, Los Angeles, CA; Pop Up Library, Oakland, CA; Lynn Arts, Lynn, MA; Space Gallery, Portland, OR; The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON; The Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA; Mass Collective, Atlanta, GA; Urban ReThink, Orlando, FL; Co-Lab Project Space, Austin, TX; Canada Water Library, London, UK; NGV Studio, Melbourne, AU

Touch, Anoint, Heal: God With Us, a CIVA (Christians in the Visual Arts) traveling exhibition.

Notable venues: Apostles Anglican Church, Lexington, KY; Evangel University, Springfield, MO; James Gallery-Wilshire Baptist Church, Dallas, TX; John Knox Presbyterian Church, Seattle, WA; Boger Gallery-College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, MO; First Presbyterian Church of Flint, Flint, MI

The Sketchbook Project, Sponsored by Art House Co-op. 

Notable venues:  Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY; Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX; SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME; The Granite Room, Atlanta, GA; Transformer Gallery, Washington, DC; Form/Space Atelier, Seattle, WA; 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago, IL; Full Sail University, Winter Park, FL
 

2008-09   

Succour, Gifts of Support and Solace, Sponsored by SEEDS Fine Art Exhibits and The Grove Center for the Arts 

Venues:  St. John’s Lutheran Church, Orange, CA; Richard Meier's Visitor Center, Crystal Cathedral, Anaheim, CA                

 

2006-07                

Dawn to Dawn, Journeys Through Pain to Freedom, Sponsored by:  SEEDS Fine Art Exhibits and The Grove Center for the Arts

Venues:  St. John’s Lutheran Church; Orange International Street Fair; Whittier Playhouse; California Baptist University, Riverside; Coast Hills Community Church, Aliso Viejo; Concordia University, Irvine, CA; Midland Lutheran College, Fremont, NE

Muestra Internacional de Arte Venado Tuerto

Venues: Provincial Museum of Fine Art, Santa Fe, Argentina; Municipal Museum of Fine Arts, Rosario, Argentina

Expressions of A Cancer Journey, Lilly Oncology on Canvas, World Tour

Notable venues: Royal College of Art – Kensington Gore, London; Metropolitan Pavilion – NY, NY                 

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 

World of Threads, Interview 91, Published by Gareth Bate and Dawne Rudman, August 2013
The Crafts Report Magazine, March 2013
StarNews, Wilmington, NC - Taking a Critical Eye to 2012's Art Exhibits, 12/18/12
The WAE (Wilmington Area Art and Entertainment) - Rainy Day Art Colony, 11/15/12
StarNews, Wilmington, NC - Community of Artists Inspire New Work, 11/13/12
Aesthetica Magazine, Creative Works Annual 2012, UK publication featuring 75 artists selected from 3,000 entries
The Daily Reflector - The Leading English Daily of Bangladesh, East and West Meet, Group Art Exhibition at Papermill Gallery in Toronto, 8/7/12
Art Talk NOW!  Leslie Pearson: A True Experimental Artist, 8/18/2010
nc artblog, Bird by Bird at ACME Art Studios, 4/3/2010
StarNews, Textile exhibit features various media exploring fiber art, 2/25/2010
Aesthetica Magazine, Creative Works Annual 2011, Judges Commendations page (over 4000 entries and only 40 finalists and 50 commended entries in each section: art, poetry, and fiction)
Encore Magazine, A Stitch in Time, 2/23/2010
Fayetteville Observer, Grant Recipients' Works Shown, 7/03/2009
Encore Magazine, Masks of Nature, 5/27/2009
ArtSync Magazine, Featured Artist Leslie Pearson, December 2008
Wilson Daily Times, Artist Leslie Pearson Tells Stories Through Her Work, 10/9/2008
Star News, Acme Exhibit to Showcase Diverse Work of 22 Artists, 4/11/2008
Encore Magazine, Leap of Faith, 3/6/2008 - 4/1/2008
The Fayetteville Observer, Biblical Stories Inspire Artist Pearson, 2/29/2008
Arts Council of Fayetteville Website, Pearson Unveils Show at Gallery 208, 1/24/2008
Up & Coming Weekly, Gallery 208 to Showcase Works of Leslie Pearson, 1/21-24/2008
MWR in Motion, Magazine, Throckmorton Library Art Exhibit, Spring Issue 2008
Cape Fear Artist Studios, Inc. Website, Resonance and Relevance, Feb.-March 2008
Daily American Republic, PB Native's Book Published, 2/24/2008
The Pilot, Passing Strange and Wonderful, 1/8/2008
Up & Coming Weekly, Circumstance and Change at Gallery 208, 2/13-19/2008
Up & Coming Weekly, 4th Friday Journey, 5/18-24/2005
Encore Magazine, Skin Deep, 12/19-25/2007
Davidson County Community College Website, DCCC Fall Art Exhibit, 8/24/2007
The Dispatch, Moments in Time, 8/23/2007
Davidson County Community College Website, Fall Art Exhibit Reception, 8/3/2007
City View Magazine, Artist to Soldier and Back Again, June/July 2007
Discover Fayetteville Magazine, Who We Are, 2006-2007 Edition
The Fayetteville Observer, Artist's Exhibit Is Anything But Square, 8/5/2006
Carolina Arts, Pearson Gallery Features Artwork of Leslie Pearson, March 2006
The Fayetteville Observer, Abstracts Require a Little Imagination, 8/5/2005
Carolina Arts, SFL+A Architect's Features Works by Leslie Pearson, August 2005
Up & Coming Weekly, Local Artist Leslie Pearson Debuts New Exhibit, 7/13-19/2005
The Art Fix, Issue 69, July 2005, (online at: www.theartfixinternational.org)
Absolute Arts, Indepth Arts News, Leslie Pearson: Along the Journey, 5/30/2005
The Fayetteville Observer, Art Group Celebrates the Power of Color, 11/12/2004
Standard Democrat, Art on Display, 9/12/2000
Southeast Missourian, The Drawing Room, 9/06/2000
The Southern Illinoisan, Red, Blue, Yellow on Display at SCC-Anna, 8/17/2000
Nightlife Magazine, Gallery Walk: Red, Yellow, Blue, 8/24/2000

Books/Catalogs

Fiberart International 2013 - Exhibition Catalog, 2013
Materials: Hard and Soft - Exhibition Catalog, 2013
Embracing Encaustics, eBook by Linda Womack, 2013
EGO - Exhibition Catalog, 2012
Rebel 53 Arts and Literary Publication, a publication of East Carolina University, 2011
Pulp Culture, innovative works in paper - Exhibition Catalog, 2010
Wildflowers, La Cultura della Biodiversity by Edward Bent, (Two encaustic paintings included in book; published in Italian and English), 2010
Materials and Methods, a multimedia exploration in textiles - Exhibition Catalog, 2010
Rebel 52 Arts and Literary Publication, a publication of East Carolina University, 2010               
Off the Diving Board, the Narrative Paintings of Leslie Pearson - 146 page, full-color book, 2008               
Graduate Arts Forum Catalog, East Carolina University, 2009                
Her Mark 2006 Datebook, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2006

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC - Member
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC - Member
Artspace, Raleigh, NC - Artists Association Member
Wilmington Artists Association, Wilmington, NC - Member
CIVA (Christians in the Visual Arts), Wenham, MA - Member
Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC - Member
ACME Art Studios, Wilmington, NC