A developing collaborative book project, conceived in 2022, with writer Elizabeth Logan Harris. Kerby and Harris serve as co-editors of the project that combines Kerby's images with Harris' micro texts and includes a variety of texts, poetry and haiku--voices from the current tenants of the Island.

I was pleased to provide 125 mono prints for the BAU 18 container at the invitation of artist Angelica Bergamini.

The BAU Contemporary Culture Container was founded in 2004 in Viareggio by a group of authors with decades of experience in the field of artistic research, observers of the many aspects of the culture of our time. At the local level and through national and international collaborations, the project has quickly established itself as a lively meeting point to activate wide-ranging dialogues and exchanges between the various artistic disciplines. BAU is assembled annually in a limited edition and contains original works by numerous authors. The publication collects the legacy of artist magazines and "assemblage" magazines of the 60s, 70s and 80s, adding an authentic dimension through the sharing of projects and ideas, also expressed through the organization of exhibitions , conferences and events. In seventeen years of activity, from number 0 to number 18, the BAU "network" has involved over 830 authors from more than 35 countries. The BAU box set is present in important museums, archives, foundations and public collections, such as the MART in Rovereto, the Tate Modern Library in London, the Museo del Novecento, the Triennale and the National Library of Milan, The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library of the University of Yale (USA), the Bibliothèque Kandinsky of the Center Pompidou in Paris and the libraries of the University of Iowa (USA).

The number 18 of BAU was born as an appointment between artists residing in New York and in Europe. We have always cared about the opportunities for relationships, for international artistic exchange. Thus, we have created a vibrant dialogue and put together a repertoire of works that, like a mosaic, show a strong and active collective, despite the closures and quarantines.

Host of 112 BK for BRIC TV interviews me about The World Contained II video screening at BRIC | Arts Media, downtown Brooklyn, on January 22, 2018.
In concert with a screening of The World Contained II video animation (a collaboration with Lianne Arnold and Elisheba Ittoop), I had the opportunity through BRIC Radio at BRIC Arts | Media in downtown Brooklyn, to have a conversation about the project with independent journalist Alexis Madrigal. You can access our conversation at this link. Madrigal has also produced his own 8-part podcast titled Containers on Sound Cloud. “It looks at how global trade really works and the people who do the labor of moving stuff.”
Presentation of a video animation- The World Contained II- created with animation designer Lianne Arnold and sound designer Elisheba Ittoop in collaboration with choreographer Eryn Rene Young of XAOC Contemporary Ballet for Norte Maar's CounterPointe 5 program in April, 2017.
BRIC launches a major new initiative, the BRIC Biennial. These exhibitions will present the work of emerging and mid-career visual artists working across artistic media, with each edition focusing on specific geographical areas in Brooklyn. Our first BRIC Biennial is curated by Elizabeth Ferrer, (Vice President, Contemporary Art), Jenny Gerow (Assistant Curator), with guest curators Leslie Kerby (Contemporary Art Advisory Council) and Fawz Kabra and will survey artists based in downtown Brooklyn and adjacent neighborhoods. BRIC Biennial artists include: ruby onyinyechi amanze, Scherezade Garcia, Jenna Spevack, Vince Contarino, Wendy Richmond (Artists Advisory Council), Dread Scott, and Jenny Polak among others.
I collaborated with printer Bryn Sumner and Master Printer Justin Sanz from the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop on this three color photo lithograph with a 16-piece chine colle. Edition of 5 Title: Please Stand By
A collaboration between artist Leslie Kerby and writer John Talbird, A Modicum of Mankind is a limited edition artist book publication underwritten by Brooklyn gallery Norte Maar for Collaborative Projects in the Arts. The book combines Leslie Kerby's art with John Talbird's short stories. The project was presented at Luhring Augustine Gallery in February, 2015. In Long Island City at the Shangri-La month-long event at The Factory in May, 2015 and at BookCourt with another reading in May, 2015, Brooklyn, NY

Collaborative project with 13 artists organized by Jeff White of Totemic 17 and Matteawan Gallery in Beacon, NY. Woodblock prints were created at Garrison Art Center and exhibited at Matteawan Gallery in Nov/December 2013. The "unique variant" prints are available for sale through Totemic 17.

Jill Conner, the NY Editor of WM|Whitehot Magazine and Editor of On Verge | Alternative Art Criticism (a collaboration between the International Association Art Critics and Cue Art Foundation) have developed a new website AS |Artists Studios. My profile can be found at this link.

Curatorial Exhibition Projects at Project: ARTspace (formerly known as 308 at 156 Project ARTspace https://www.tumblr.com/308at156)

Co-Directors Leslie Kerby and Michelle Weinberg

Color Forms 2022 Co-curated with Michelle Weinberg


We Are Your People, Now 2020





Link to other curated exhibitions



Land Air Place


Traces of Omnipresence

Life Inside and Out