Installation at The Synagogue@ Westbeth June 20 - July 14, 2024

On view at the opening reception June 20, 6-9pm and every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 1-6pm through July 14, 2024. This is one of three exhibitions running concurrently at Westbeth, all opening on June 20.

There is a crack in everything
Curated by Valérie Hallier
*Located within Westbeth’s former Synagogue space

55 Bethune Street The Courtyard New York, NY 10014

There is a crack in everything is one of three exhibitions at the Westbeth complex, 

all opening on June 20th.

It regroups contemporary artists working in installation, sculpture, drawing, painting, photography, and video art. The show stages the duality of existence, with some artwork emerging from darkness while others bask in the glow of light. The title, inspired by Leonard Cohen’s lyrics, serves as a metaphor for the inherent imperfections and vulnerabilities within our reality as well as within the previously dormant space the show populates and brings back to life.

The vast space still shows its defects as the artists imprint their own realities and dreamscapes onto its rough edges and surfaces, but there is transformation, instability, there is expectation. We undulate between chaos and order, soft and hard, organic and artificial, light and darkness. Nothing is fine, but you are.

Presentation to the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze January 2024

I have been invited along with my collaborator Lianne Arnold to give a talk about our recent installation, Closing Ceremony to students and professors at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze on January 19, 2024 at 2:30pm. We have been invited by Professor Anna Luppi and the new Dean of the Academia, Professor Gaia Bindi as a part of Professor Luppi's conference "Farewell Ceremonies"

Video The World Contained II continues to travel the world

Our collaborative video has been recognized as an experimental film in the Florence Indie Film Festival. Collaborators: Lianne Arnold (video) and Elisheba Ittoop (sound).

Mystic's Riddles |  Ai Kijima

Curated by Leslie Kerby and Michelle Weinberg for Project: ARTspace.

Open to the public:

Wednesday, June 7 - Friday, August 4, 2023

Opening reception

Wednesday, June 7, 6-8 pm

Artist Talk with Lonnie Potter

Wednesday, June 21, 6-8 pm

Project: ARTspace is pleased to present a solo exhibition of works by New York City-based artist Ai Kijima. Kijima creates meticulously quilted works from textiles gathered from her travels and experiences in the world. She was born and raised in Japan, and from an early age was fascinated with textiles. Her immersive works fuse the vocabularies of Kimonos, kasuri and katazome indigo, childrens' illustrated bedding and folkloric and vintage fabrics from Europe, India, Africa and Turkey where she lived for five years. Of the pop-inflected works using textiles marketed to children, Kijima states " I love the bold, eye-popping imagery of the characters, pop icons and patterns. In my mind they hold a special historical importance within our throw-away society. I want to rescue them before they disappear. To me they are cultural artifacts of our time that are worth saving." Mystic's Riddles features some of the largest works Kijima has created in her studio lately, many incorporating octagonal pieces.

A conversation in the gallery between Kijima and artist/writer Lonnie Potter is scheduled for Wednesday, June 21, 6-8pm.

He writes: The works in Ai Kijima’s new show Mystic’s Riddles are best understood as sculpted paintings. In each she stitches together segments from a wide range of source textiles—children’s cartoony bedsheets pulled from Goodwill shelves, Uzbek ikats found in Turkish bazaars, strips of Japanese kimonos or Indian silk sarees—somehow managing to reverently preserve phrases from the stories these fabrics told, while collaging them to tell new stories of her own. 

Presenting "Closing Ceremony" installation at Moulin a Nef, Auvillar, France July 10-18, 2023

Many thanks to the Virginia Center for Creative Arts (VCCA) for their support of this installation that will take place July 10-18, 2023 at a Chapel in Auvillar, France along the Garonne River and one of the pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela. The installation considers cemeteries as their own social network and takes a view to trends in memorialization now that many physical cemeteries worldwide are at capacity. A collaborative project with video designer Lianne Arnold, the installation includes mobiles created with basswood, vellum and string representing actual monuments and symbols from East coast cemeteries and a 20 minute video projection that involves drawings, photographs, animations, sound and mapped projections. The concepts, research-driven, have been compiled in a booklet written by Paul D'Agostino and translated into French by Morgan Cini. This is an on-going project that will be updated with each new siting.

Follow our project on instagram @lesliekerby, @liannearnold

Cuts a Figure opens June 12, 2023

Works by the artists assembled for "Cuts A Figure" are involved in the construction of objects/images that refer to, adhere to otherwise modify a body. Mulling over and immersing themselves in material and craft, the conjure the figure from ground. Invited by Michelle Weinburg. @availablespace #upstateart #sharonsprings #artistinitiative

Opening event: June 17, 1-5pm | Sharon Springs is  1 hr west of Albany and about a  half hr northeast of Cooperstown, NY.

You can find us on Instagram at:

Leslie Kerby @lesliekerby

Sharon Horvath @horvath.sharon

Ai Kijima @aikijima
Judy Mannarino @j_mannarino
Nancy Shaver @nancya.shaver
Alison Slon @slonalison
Daniel Storto @mrdanielstorto
Rachel Urkowitz @rachel.urkowitz
Michelle Weinberg @mwpinkblue
CounterPointe 10...celebrating board member Leslie Kerby

On the occasion of our 10th year of CounterPointe, Norte Maar is pleased to honor long standing board member Leslie Kerby!

Leslie has been instrumental in the strategic development and sustainability of Norte Maar. We honor her as a valued board member, a vocal supporter of the arts in general, and as an accomplished interdisciplinary artist whose own work focuses on issues related to how we lead our lives as individuals.

Join us for an intimate post-performance gathering, a toast, and Persian-inspired eats celebrating Leslie Kerby's 10 years of service to Norte Maar!
Sat, Mar 25 at 8:45pm Bijan's 81 Hoyt Str, Brooklyn

More about CounterPointe10

SARACROWN New York \ Opens online Flatfiles February 2023


Featuring Margrethe Aanestad, Elisa Bertaglia, Leslie Kerby, David Syre, Dov Talpaz, Sasha Vinci, and Alice Yang

373 Broadway
New York, NY 10013

February 7 – ongoing, 2023

SARAHCROWN is pleased to announce the launch of our first Flat Files program: a curated selection of works on paper by SARAHCROWN artists. The program is introduced by an online and on-site exhibition, on view between February 7 – 21, 2023. The works can be purchased online or in-person at the gallery. Three of my artworks are included on the site.

Traditionally, the term “Flat File” refers to two-dimensional and unframed artworks that can be stored in flat file cabinet drawers, mostly on paper. These works can be drawings, paintings, collages, watercolors, prints, and photographs, while also including smaller scale works on panels or boards. Our own Flat Files contain a diverse range of artists and works from our portfolio, and gather different mediums, approaches, materials, and techniques together to present a coherent, stylized, and an economically accessible option.

The program aims to promote smaller scale works, and give voice to artists who produce two-dimensional works as a significant part of their artistic practice. 

Recognition for Experimental Film The World Contained II

In 2022 I submitted my collaborative video project to a variety of Film Festivals in the US and abroad. We are honored to have been nominated for Semi-final status in the following Festivals

Dubai Independent Film Festival, Chicago Filmmaker Awards, Vancouver Movie Awards, Rotterdam Independent Film Festival, Brussels World Film Festival. Collaborators - Lianne Arnold (video designer), Elisheba Ittoop (sound designer). A link to the video is available at the video link on the website.

Paper Power opens January 19, 6-8pm at Frosh & Co. thru February 26, 2023  - New Press

FROSCH&CO is pleased to present Paper Power, featuring artists Yvette Cohen, Elise Engler, Leslie Kerby, Eva Lake, Magnolia Laurie, Vicki Sher, and Jeanne Verdoux.

Paper is small. Delicate. Fleeting. It is our notepads full of miscellany and marginalia. The to-do lists we hang on the fridge. Yet paper is also the letters we preserve, the journals we pass down, and the books we cherish. It is the substrate on which much of our memories survive, revealed to us in pen strokes, creases, and smudge marks. Featuring large drawings by all women artists, Paper Power engages paper as an archive of women’s embodied experiences and their claim to space. 

Leslie Kerby’s drawings critically examine the American healthcare system, capturing the societal and political problematics of the industry in intimate, charged moments between doctors and patients. Her figures encounter one another in liminal spaces teeming with fungi and flora, implying both decay and the potential for healing and regrowth. 

Frosch & Co. 37 E Broadway, NYC   Open Wednesday - Sunday noon to 6pm and by appointment.


Featured on Women Artists to Watch, January 28, 2023

BAU 18 Container of Contemporary Culture - Contenitore di Cultura Contemporanea

I am pleased to have 125 mono prints in this edition of BAU - Container of Contemporary Cu

Artist Angelica Bergamini invited artists from New York and Europe to participate in this edition that includes 67 artists in total. The project is on view in September 2022 at Paola Raffo Arte Contemporanea in Pietrasanta, Italy. 



Additional venues:

Presented in Milan at Palazzo Reale, Piazza Duomo 14, Sala Conference, 3º piano, February, 2023

In the Archives at

Mart Roverto 

Paola Raffo Gallery

Interview with Meg Hitchcock for IN THEIR STUDIOS

Many thanks to artist Meg Hitchcock who conducted this wide ranging interview about me and my work and how I came to art making.

The interview can be found at this link.

ArtPort Kingston hosts Shuffling Liminal Episodes for Upstate Art Weekend July 22 - 24, 2022

The two person exhibition Shuffling Liminal Episodes with art by Leslie Kerby and Michelle Weinberg has been reconfigured and installed at ArtPort Kingston, Kingston, NY. The installation  will be on view through during the Upstate Art Weekend, now in its second year The installation will also be available throughout the summer into fall 2022.












Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of SummerJune 8 - September 24, 2022

My work will be featured at the Yard Columbus Circle this summer into fall with Sara Crown NY.

Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer opens June 8 - September 24, 2022.

The Yard at Columbus Circle 33 West 60th Street, Manhattan.

With artists Elisa Bertaglia, Gabriele Grones, Leslie Kerby, Gina Occhiogrosso, David Syre, Dov Talpaz, Osaretin Ugiabe and Sarah Vinci. Curated by #sarahcrown_ny.

Parade of the SpeciesFlux House Colonels Row #404 Governors IslandArt Show and Events

Curated by Sally Beautie Twin, Parade of the Species includes an Art Show, Parade and other art making activities and events on Governor's Island over four weekends May 21 - June 12, 2022.

Schedule below.

Artists include: Amanita Muscaria, Jemila MacEwan, Suzanne Kiggins, Anna Gardner,

Elizabeth Demaray, Niceli Portugal, Melanie Casswell, Sally Beauti Twin, Ben Eden,
Paula Querido, Mirla Pereira, Halley McNeill, Isaac Kevan-Hoffman, Camila Roriz,
Chris Santiago, Alexis Graman, Tamara Wyndham, Mamoun Nukumanu,Leah Ogawa,
Alexander Zev, Ariel Kleinberg, Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chou, Fran Janal, Claire Weaver-Zeman,, Alice Cohe, Johanna Robinson, MV Carbon, Dasha Bazanov, Georgia Hourdas,

Aliene de Souza Howell, Sally Jerome, Greg Corbina, Kerry da Sliva Cox, Leslie Kerby, Robert Zott Julia Adler, Sarah Coote, Marta Lee, Nick Jussen, Ronit Levin Delgado Rojaas, Isobel Joy Robinson, Jeffrey Morabito, Neil Constantine, Chihiro Ito, Melinda Keifer and others.

Brooklyn Utopias: Along the Canal Old Stone House April 10 - June 30, 2022

Brooklyn Utopias: Along The Canal

April 10 Opening Reception, 4-6pm

April 9 Opening Reception Arts Gowanus Coffey Park Banners, 12-5pm

Arts Gowanus and the Old Stone House & Washington

Park have invited artists to consider what “Utopia” would look

like for communities bordering the Gowanus Canal.

Curated by Katherine Gressel and Arts Gowanus

Visit Friday - Sunday, noon - 4 pm

336 Third Street (bet 3rd & 4th Sts). Brooklyn

By Subway--F (4th Ave) R (Union St) B63 Bus


Shuffling Liminal Episodes Project: ARTspace April 6 - June 17 2022         extended until June 23

April 6 - June 17 Shuffling Liminal Episodes    Opening Reception Tuesday, April 12, 5-9pm

Like a stack of snapshots, Leslie Kerby and Michelle Weinberg’s works on paper and vellum individually alight on various settings, some specific, some imagined.

Project: ARTspace 99 Madison Avenue, 8t

New York, NY 10016

Visit Monday - Friday 11am - 5pm

Masks at your discretion.


The artists will be in the gallery on the following days:

May 20 from 6:30-7:30 pm Artists Talk: A conversation with Heidi Norton, Leslie Kerby and Michelle Weinberg

May 4 from 4-6pm Tea with the Artists


Art Spiel Blog

Artists Draw Their Studios Hewitt Gallery | Marymount College

April 6 - May 6 Artists Draw Their Studios Opening Reception Wednesday, April 6, 6-8pm Works by more than 40 artists invited by Michelle Weinberg Hewitt Gallery, 

Marymount Manhattan College. 221 East 71st St. New York City. 

With Kelly Rae Adams, Fanny Allie, Octavio Campos, Francis Cape, Karlos Carcamo, Hallie Cohen, Annette Cords, Chris Costan, Anne Devine, Janet Gloeas, Terri Hackett, Kylie Heidenheimer, Juan Hinojosa, Carter Hodgkin, Jayne Holsinger, Sharon Horvath, Christine Ravena Hughes, Will Hutnick, Julia Jacquett Leslie Kerby, Kristin Lamb, Kakyoung Lee, Joan Linder, Nancy Lorenz, Judy Mannarino, Margo Margolis, JoAnne McFarland, Maureen McQuillian, Eva Melas, Portia Munson, Anne Muntges, Liza Phillips, Leslie Jane Roberts, Lydia Rubio, Claudia Sbrissa, Kristen Schiele, Polly Schindler, Beth Shipley, Jeanne Silverthorne, Karen Snouffer, Maryann Strandell, Rachel Urkowitz, Josette Urso, Odalis Valdivieso, Michelle Weinberg, Eleanor White, Etty Yaniv.

Masks and ID may be required.

@nycmarymount @mwpinkblue @available_space


2022 Artists-in Residence LMCC at Governor's Island

I am excited to be among the cohort for Session I for the 2022 Artists-in-Residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Center's Art Center. 

The 2022 Arts Center Residency offers short-term, project based residencies to artists and creative practitioners whose work is concerned with the broader themes of equity and sustainability.


#Governors Island


Home Sweet Opens Dec 9, 2021

This new exhibition will feature 12 my paintings on vellum from the series Happy Place created in the winter of 2021. The series has become a powerful statement about community.


Leslie Kerby, Julia Kuhl, Heather Morgan, Patricia Satterlee, Jeanne Verdoux

Opening Thursday, December 9, 6-8

December 9, 2021 - January 16, 2022

Location : 34 East Broadway, New York


Wednesday - Sunday | 12 - 6pm
or by appointment

Face masks encouraged


Two Coats of Paint Blog

Dumbo Film Festival Oct 14-18, 2021 Semi-finalist Experimental Short

Honored to have been selected as a semi-finalist for The World Contained II as an Experimental Short out of 500 entries from 55 countries. This collaboration with designer Lianne Arnold and sound designer Elisheba Ittoop, explores the world of shipping containers, their use in our global supply chain and their re-use for a variety of market applications. (see Video link on website to view).

Artists Draw Their Studios Oct 9-Nov 21, 2021

The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild is proud to present Artists Draw their Studios, opening October 9 and on view through November 21, 2021 at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts. Invited by artist Michelle Weinberg and inspired by her practice of periodically drawing her own studio, approximately 50 artists will contribute drawings of their workplaces in a unique project that exposes the diverse ways that artists perceive their own creative work and lives.

Participating artists include Kelli Rae Adams, Sally Apfelbaum, Sam Bornstein, Jenny Brillhart, Francis Cape, Karlos Carcamo, Susan Carr, Dimitry Chamy, Amanda Church, Hallie Cohen, Karen Combs, Elisabeth Condon, Chris Costan, Melanie Daniel, Anne Devine, Nereida Garcia Ferraz, Janet Goleas, Theresa Hackett, Kylie Heidenheimer, Carter Hodgkin, Sharon Horvath, Christine Hughes, Will Hutnick, Bethanie Irons, Julia Jacquette, Leslie Kerby, Kirstin Lamb, Nancy Lorenz, Judy Mannarino, Margo Margolis, Maureen McQuillan, Kathleen McShane, Anne Muntges, Laura Newman, Anne Peabody, Liza Phillips, Nora Riggs, Leslie Roberts, Lydia Rubio, Donna Ruff, Bonnie Rychlak, Shuli Sade, Kristen Schiele, Jeanne Silverthorne, Karen Snouffer, Sara Stites, Mary Ann Strandell, Natasha Sweeten, Christina Tenaglia, Sarah Trigg, Rachel Urkowitz, Josette Urso, Kristiina Uusitalo, Michelle Weinberg, Etty Yaniv.

Exhibition on view October 9 – November 21, 2021
Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Gallery hours: Friday – Monday, 12 noon – 5 pm

Link full press release:

Exhibition: Hanging at Home

The Mod House of Ellenville is pleased to introduce our inaugural art show "Hanging at Home" with opening events the weekend of September 17th - 19th, 2021, and the art on display by invitation until October 31st. Curated by Julie McKim, a veteran New York art world mover with experience at The Whitney, Performa, The Kitchen, and Kunsthalle Galapagos, the show features artists Leslie Kerby, Grayson Cox, Natalie Capannelli, Juan Hinojosa, and Erik Hougen.


The World Contained II in Short to the Point International Film Festival
Online exhibition at Jason McCoy Gallery May 5-31, 2021

Back to Nature, 2021, Monoprint with chine collé, 30 x 40 inches has been included in the online exhibition "the one who best understands the significance of light"

Vasari21 Drawing roundup

Pleased to have two drawings included in Vasari21's annual drawing round-up

Art Spiel Blog - Happy Place

Art Spiel blog is hosting my latest community project on their blog. You can access the full project at this link.

The Washhouse One Year later at Equity Gallery

The Washhouse One Year Later at Equity Gallery, New York City

Opens March 31 - April 4, 2021

When painting the Washhouse series, Melanie Vote was searching for the untold stories of what might have occurred there, reckoning with a troubled North American past, masked behind a seemingly banal 100 year-old structure. In the spirit of The Washhouse, initially an outbuilding used by people to launder garments, we are asking artists to create a work on paper and hang it on a clothesline at Equity Gallery, to produce and make visible their deepest concerns and literally bring them to light.

This is the New Silk Road, 2021, inkjet on silk organza, thread and japanese paper with fiber, 14 x 12 in.

Interview with N. Maidoff Artist Planet

Interview with filmmaker Natasha Maidoff for Artist Planet about my work and life as an artist.

Access the interview at these links

Watch (YouTube):

Listen (Spotify):

Page Turner exhibition on Artsy.netPresented by Odetta Digital | SHIM Art Network through June 10
Stimlus 2, 2021, graphite on paper, 30 x 22 in. is one of several drawings included in the new exhibition from Odessa Digital | SHIM Art Network exclusively on 

See more of this work and the work of 50 other artists at this link.

Deadlocked and Loaded: Disarming America  February 11 - April 18, 2021

36 Female Artists Address Gun Issues and our culture of violence in the USA. What does American value? Life or Liberty? This exhibition is a "locked and loaded" conversation through art that addresses our culture of violence and gun issues in the United States--particularly how it affects women, children, and marginalized peoples.

Curated by Karen M. Gutfreund, the exhibition is being hosted by three galleries in Syracuse, New York: ArtRage Gallery, Community Folk Art Center and Point of Contact Gallery.

Press release

Virtual Exhibit


TV Interview:

Artist Talk

Essential Works presented Odetta Digital on
ODETTA Digital: Winter 2020 Exhibition - Essential Works | Organized and Curated by Ellen Hackl Fagan | Hosted by SHIM Art Network  December 11 - March 11, 2021
Vasari 21 The Monuments Contest

Pleased to have my submission to The Monuments Contest (part 2) featured here.
Pandemic Proof Online exhibition organized by Odetta Digital/SHIM Opens September 24, 2020

Odetta Digital part of the SHIM Network has organized an online exhibition Pandemic Proof that will be viewable on beginning September 24 through November 15, 2020. Featuring work by over 50 artists.

We Are Your People, Now  September 26 - November 20, 2020 Project: ARTspace

Featuring works by
Kim Sykes, Karen J. Revis, and JoAnne McFarland
Curated by Leslie Kerby

September 26 – November 20, 2020

Gallery Open Monday - Friday, 12 - 6pm

Reserve a time to visit

Project: ARTspace is pleased to present, We Are Your People, Now, an exhibition featuring paintings, prints, and a video chapbook by artists Kim Sykes, Karen J. Revis, and JoAnne McFarland. All three artists’ work is deeply rooted in the communities and dynamic multi-generational families from which they hail—Sykes originally from New Orleans; Revis from Washington, D.C.; and McFarland a native New Yorker.

Sykes’ portraits of both herself and other people of color are sensitive and compelling—you know these people too. McFarland is exhibiting two self portraits each with a black doll, her “muse,” combined with poetic elements of nature, domesticity, humor and layered connotations. In Pullman, a projection of McFarland’s latest chapbook, she skillfully weaves history with the angst of the current moment, moving us “like a Pullman porter moving through a train.”

While each of the artists reflect upon Black Lives Matter, Revis most directly speaks to the energy and urgency of protest through her prints—a medium long associated with social justice. Here, along with Sykes’ self-portrait, we are lit on fire with the faces of black men set within moving target-like shapes, collaged elements such as bullet-proof vests and guns. In talking about her work with curator Leslie Kerby, Revis said she was listening to 70’s music in the studio, particularly Roberta Flack’s Tryn’ Times. “Tryin' times, yeah, that's what the world is talkin' about. You got confusion all over the land.”

We Are Your People, Now is a turn of the phrase “Now, who are your people?” Ella Baker’s pre-eminent question according to Barbara Ransby in her biography of Baker (1903-1986) who she describes as an “important grassroots organizer and perhaps most influential woman in the civil rights movement. Baker's desire to know and place her visitor was characteristic of what had been important to her throughout her life. The question, 'Now, who are your people?' symbolizes Baker's approach to life-history as well. Who one's people were was important to Ella Baker, not to establish an elite pedigree, but to locate an individual as a part of a family, community, a region, a culture, and a historical period. Baker recognized that none of us are self-made men or women; rather we forge our identities within kinship networks, local communities and organizations.” *

How these three artists approach their art has a striking synergy with Baker’s words. And Flack who also sings “But maybe folks wouldn't have to suffer. If there was more love for your brother”, is the message Sykes, Revis and McFarland would like you to take home and share.

Video: Artist walk through

Slideshow of the Exhibition - Photography by Michael Hnatov

Not Normal: Art in the Age of Trump new book publication
"Not Normal: Art in the Age of Trump" is a visual protest of the Trump administration featuring 147 artists with over 350 works brought together in a book by Karen M. Gutfreund, Independent Curator. Artists around the United States are raging against Donald Trump in visual protest. "Not Normal" documents this artistic movement in a curated collection. Their outrage is evidenced in full Technicolor on subjects ranging from racism, the Covid pandemic, xenophobia, immigration, promotion of hatred and violence, mistrust of science and facts, misogyny and of course, a narcissism that puts our entire country and world at great risk. While the subject matter is serious, the art is alive with color, detail, and multi-layered messages, and is delivered with an irreverent sense of humor. Protest is Patriotic!

The publication which can be purchased on, includes 3 out of 10 of my paintings chronicaling the first 100 days of the current administration.


Artists for the USPS @uspsartproject

Brooklyn-based artist Christina Massey initiated a project to bring artists together to collaborate on artworks and at the same time support the Post Office during the pandemic. The result is over 700 artworks and counting that are now being exhibited in a series of traveling exhibitions.

Opening September 24 at 5pm through - November 15, 2020 at the Ely Center for Contemporary Arts ( in New Haven, CT.  Gallery hours: Sundays 1-4pm & Thursdays 5-8pm  and by appointment.

This is my collaboration with artist Laura Karetzky.

Zoom virtual opening: Thursday, October 8, 2020 @6:30pm

City-wide open studios Weekend October 17 & 18, 2020

Persistence of Creativity, Art Students League online

July 17 - September 17, 2020

Curated by Hugo Bastidas and Elizabeth Demaray

"In describing Leslie Kerby’s Please Stand By, a work in which the artist depicts sixteen television sets in a grid-like format, Bastidas writes, “In both form and content, Leslie Kerby’s Please Stand By reflects the great pause we are enduring. The work consists of a repeated still of a TV screen showing conflicting and disjointed information/misinformation. This work reminds us that as we carelessly or carefully sift through information, it remains nearly the same every day. The captions are about our daily routines, which are noticeably amplified due to the self-confinement we endure for safety. Kerby’s reductive visualization of our complex state makes our condition even more painfully apparent; we’ve lost our illusion of independence and realized our strength in numbers and dependence upon each other.”

Artists Studio Projects RE/location online

Re/Location July 17- September 17, 2020

is a group exhibition that reflects the cathartic essence of the current moment. Connections have either fissured or strengthened while the new and other remain suspended in the present. The process of change appears as an alluring, unknown chasm while we remain in the middle of an ongoing motion that is conflicting, complex and unresolved.

Re/Location features new artworks by July Ancel, Ilona Anderson, LaThoriel Badenhausen, Jessica Baker, Serena Bocchino, Michele Brody, Hedwig Brouckaert, Pauline Chernichaw, Muddyum Choudhury, Vivien Collins, Ernest Concepcion, Annette Cords, Francine Demeulenaere, Cora Jane Glasser, Marietta Hoferer, Susan Kaprov, Leslie Kerby, Pavel Kraus, Michael Kukla, Sally Lelong, Katsura Okada, Miguel Olivera, Kara Rooney, Ethan Shoshan, Jaime Steiger, J. Wren Supak, and Nola Zirin.

This exhibition presents works of collage, drawing, installation, painting, performance, printmaking, sculpture, textile and video.

Mutual Aid Art Sale | Brooklyn Arts Council through Sept 15, 2020

I am excited to participate in the Brooklyn Arts Council's first Mutual Aid Art Sale. From now through September 15, artists will sell their work directly to Brooklyn Arts Council supporters like you through our online gallery. They have the option of donating their work, selling directly to you and keeping the proceeds, or some combination thereof. Work can be purchased either by bidding or by using the 'buy now' feature to purchase items for twice their market value. We will also hold occasional "flash sales" and add new artworks regularly, so register on the site and revisit it often. With art beginning at $150, there is truly something for everyone at the Mutual Aid Art Sale.

Sea Change

"Sea Change" organized by @odettagallery in collaboration with the SHIM Art Network on Opens June 15, 2020. This is Containment SY U22H0, 2016 Monotype collage with relief block printing and intaglio chine collé.


Equity and Justice: Exhibition and Donation Drive

Artists Equity Association ( presents Equity and Justice an online exhibition and donation drive to support #blacklivesmatter. June 12 - June 19, 2020. All proceeds from the sales of artwork will be donated to Just Leadership's ( #2MillionVoices.

"More than 2 million people are currently incarcerated in the United States. #2MillionVoices is Just Leadership USA's national project dedicated to elevating the expertise and stories of the human beings currently incarcerated in our jails and prisons."

ArtFare Fundraiser #Black Lives Matter

I am raising funds through ArtFare in Support of the ACLU and George Floyd Family.

This is Critical Mass IV, 2019 Relief monotype with vinyl and woodblocks. See this and other work at

Interview with Art Spiel blog

Pleased to be invited to participate in Art Spiel's interviews with artists on coping during COVID-19. The interview can be accessed at

Murze Magazine Issue 11
This 3-color photo lithograph with 16 piece chine collé Please Stand By was published in Murze Magazine in March/April. The focus for issue 11 is CLARITY. A portion of the sale of the magazine goes to support Mind UK (, a charity that uses arts to help people living with mental health challenges. 
Deep Sea organized by Ground Floor Gallery April 6-June 1, 2020

Many thanks to Ground Floor Gallery for organizing Deep Blue See, an online group exhibition selling prints to benefit Prevent Child Abuse America. 10% of sales from this show benefit their partner organization, Prevent Child Abuse America, and $100 from each $200 "Blue Print" for Prevention sale will go towards the organization as well.

Pierogi Gallery First, Second and Third Person

Me & You and Everyone We Suspect I, 2009, monoprint with paper litho transfer, 22 x 30 inches appears in the flat file show as part of the exhibition First, Second and Third Person January 19 - February 16, 2020.

Home at Kentler International Drawing Space

Containment ZW U22V2, 2018, Monoprint collage with linocut and intaglio, 17 x 15.5 in appears in HOME at Kentler International Drawing Space January 12- February 9, 2020


HOLIDAY exhibition at LABspace

December 8 - January 26, 2020

Hillsdale, New York


DRAWING at SITE Gallery Brooklyn

December 13 - January 18, 2020

American Academy in Rome

In October-November, 2019 I was a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome. It was an opportunity to do research and sketch ideas about public space for a future series.

Luxe Magazine

The Clarinet Player, 2001, linocut (3/5) appeared in an article about a collector's home in the June/July issue of Luxe Magazine, Southeast edition.

Networks and Systems | Leslie Kerby and Lianne Arnold collaborations

June 29 - July 21, 2019

NETWORKS AND SYSTEMS - Leslie Kerby and Lianne Arnold Collaborations

One Brooklyn Bridge Park
360 Furman Street | Brooklyn, NY 11201

Open hours -
Wednesdays  3-8pm
Thursdays - Saturdays  12-7pm
Sundays 12-4pm

Receptions -
Wednesday, July 10  5-8pm
Thursday, July 18  5-7pm

Networks and Systems presents three projects developed by Leslie Kerby and Lianne Arnold through video, sculpture and installation. Closing Ceremony, an installation that will be in-progress for the duration of the exhibition will present a positive reflection on the community life of the cemetery and offer new ways in which we may consider memorializing loved ones as physical memorial parks and cemeteries are increasingly less availble. The World Contained sculpture and video animation The World Contained II uses the container shipping industry as a a force in our global economy as well as their re-use for housing and a variety of other market applications. The third project, The Laying On of Hands reflects upon the systems, networks and players that comprise our healthcare systems.

Support for the space is provided by @chashama #spacetopresent
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SEDIMENT | As Above So Below

As Above, So Below
Gowanus Dredgers Boathouse  
Address: 165 Second Street, Brooklyn 

Exhibition Dates: May 11 - June 15th
Opening Reception - Saturday, May 11, 1 - 5 pm

Gallery Hours: Saturdays, 1 - 5 pm or by appointment
(email for appointment)
Open Mother's Day, Saturday, May 12th 1 - 5 pm
Self-guided tour with card/map: May 11 and 12, 1 - 5 pm

Curator: Sasha Chavchavadze
Artists: Monique Allain, Diane Bertolo, Jeri Coppola, Phyllis Ewen, Donna Maria de Creeft, Leslie Kerby, Mikael Levin, Nancy Manter, JoAnne McFarland, Jennifer Marshall, Andrew Mockler, Tammy Pittman.
Sediment sinks downward, settling at the lowest point, a human and ecological repository of what rises above. In As Above, So Below curated by Proteus Gowanus founder Sasha Chavchavadze, eleven artists will explore the residue of urban change, from its lowest point at the bottom of the Gowanus Canal, to the highest site lines of impending high rises.

Among Friends / Entre Amigos

My piece for Among Friends/Entre Amigos, May 3-12, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center 107 Suffolk Street @theclemente Organized by Alexandra Rutsch Brock, Beth Dary, Patricia Fabricant, this is a fundraiser for the Lower East Side Girls Club.

May 3-5 and May 8-12, 2019, 12-7pm

Inspired by the Robert Rauschenberg artwork "Hiccups", Among Friends reflects and responds to the strength and illumination we find through art, friendship and community.

Dance With Me

Salon Zurcher Gallery
33 Bleeker Street, New York, NY

Dance with Me
A celebratory exhibition curated by gallery artist Kyle Staver

Opening May 11, 2019 from 6 - 8 PM

May 10 - June 15, 2019

Jane South
Julie Evans
Kyle Staver
Julie Heffernan
Janice Nowinski
Helen O’Leary
Sharon Horvath
Ruth Marten
Staver Klitgaard
Sarah Walker
Katherine Bradford
Barbara Takenaga
Susanna Coffey
Leslie Kerby
Anne Harris
Jenny Lynn McNutt
Lisa Corinne Davis
Elisabeth Condon
Jennifer Coates
June Leaf


Postcards from the Edge 21

Benefit Exhibition for Visual Aids 
February 22-24, 2019
Bortolami Gallery
39 Walker Street, Tribeca, New York City

Feb 22 6-8pm
Feb 23 10am-6pm
Feb 24 12pm-4pm

Exhibition Ondate | Waves

Born out of a collaboration between Brooklyn-based Centotto and Bologna-based Officina 15, Ondate / Waves is an iterative, itinerant sequence of traveling exhibitions of postcard-sized artworks and messages addressing, in various ways, the theme of migration.

The first showing will be at Officina 15, located in the Castiglione dei Pepoli area of Bologna, with an opening on 26 January 2019.

VCCA Artist Residency | Auvillar, France

I had the great pleasure of working within the community of Auvillar, France for the month of October, 2018 as a Fellow with the Virginia Center For 
Creative Arts. I spent the time developing a community project that resulted in a book of photographs and drawings and worked with layered collages and clay to react to the history of the place and the environment— creating new stories and "artifacts"

AQUA Art Miami | 2018

Exhibiting works from the Containment series in "Out of Many" with Julie McKim Projects/SHIM in Aqua Room 227, Miami Florida  December 5-9. 2018
VIP Preview December 5, 3-10 pm

Out of Many
Curated by Julie McKim

Inspired by Joseph Beuys’s idea of “social sculpture”, Out of Many brings together seven distinct artists to distribute their specific ideas and intentions into the world through the far-reaching forum of an art fair.
Post-war German artist Joseph Beuys created the term “social sculpture” to encompass his belief that both art and human creativity have the potential to transform society and enact social and political change. He conceived of his “multiples” as a way to distribute these intentions and ideas to a much larger audience.



Interview with Art Spiel

Interview with Etty Yaniv @ Art Spiel

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CONTAINMENT @Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

Mitzi and Warren Eisenberg Gallery
June 1–September 9,  2018

Containment features artwork from a group of artists who examine the shipping containers and ships that move goods, people, and power across the oceans. The containerized shipping industry is central to international commerce and largely responsible for our increasingly globalized economy. The artists featured include David Packer, who has created a ceramic version of a shipping container, and Linda Ganjian whose sculptural installation reimagines a container-ship accident. Also included are Erin Diebboll and Gabby Miller, who have both been artists-in-residence on container ships and have created art in response to their firsthand experiences—Diebboll’s meticulous drawings illustrate the contents of shipping containers, and Miller used the ship’s engine oil as her medium for a series of paintings.

Additionally, a site-specific installation by Leslie Kerby in Marité & Joe Robinson Strolling Gallery I, explores the movement of shipping containers and incorporates sculpture, mixed media works on paper, and video animation.


Art Spiel

Interview with Vasari 21

An extensive interview "The Slyly Activist Art of Leslie Kerby" with Ann Landi of Vasari 21 about my practice and recent solo exhibition The Laying On of Hands at Project: ARTspace. 

CIVITAS: Art Connects NY 2018 Spring Benefit

It was an honor to have The World Contained II video animation featured in Art Connects New York's benefit presentation CIVITAS: Art Connects New York 2018 Spring Benefit at Paula Cooper Gallery, New York City. Honoring For Freedoms, the benfit celebrates the organization's partnership with the Robert Fulton Houses in Chelsea. Monday, June 4, 2018

Exhibition on view: Charles Gaines, through June 23, 2018

The World Contained II is a collaboration between Leslie Kerby, Lianne Arnold (design) and Elisheba Ittoop (sound design).

Leslie Kerby : The Laying On of Hands

Solo Exhibition
Leslie Kerby: The Laying On of Hands

May 15 - June 15, 2018
Opening Reception: May 16, 7-9 pm
Artists Talk: June 9, 3pm

Project ARTspace
99 Madison Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Exhibiting works on paper and a video animation created in collaboration with designer Lianne Arnold. Catalog essay by Paul D'Agostino, Ph.D.

“In The Laying On of Hands, one of Leslie Kerby’s most polyphonic bodies of work to date, the artist turns her critical eye towards one of the most politically charged, ideologically divisive, societally expansive and, at the very same time, most deeply intimate issues of our time in the United States: our healthcare system. By tapping into a broad range of her artistic skills and techniques — drawing, painting, printmaking and mixed media collage, among others Kerby has crafted one of her most fully realized, conceptually seamless bodies of work to date.” 

— Modified excerpt from “Manual Realizations,” Paul D’Agostino’s essay for the exhibition catalogue


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Plus One

Project ARTspace's inaugural show in its new location
99 Madison Avenue  8th Floor  Manhattan
March 6 - March 26, 2018

Opening Receoption
March 6, 7-9pm

Screening of The World Contained II animation

Screening of The World Contained II animation 
BRIC Radio interview with journalist Alexis Madrigal
BRIC Arts|Media 
647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY

January 8-17, 2018 and January 22 & January 29, 2018
Open Mondays 10am-6pm
Tues-Fri 10am-6pm (break from 2-3pm)
Sat & Sun 10am-6pm

The artists will be present:
Fri, January 12, 4-6pm & Sat January 13, 1-3pm

The World Contained II video animation, is a collaboration between visual artist Leslie Kerby designer Lianne Arnold and sound designer Elisheba Ittoop, presented in BRIC’s Garage Door Video Series.

The animation is part of a work on paper and sculpture series using shipping containers and their re-use as a construct. A now ubiquitous element of global trade, containers are increasingly repurposed as shelters and used in new community applications. The animation references this dynamic. The schedule follows:

In addition, BRIC Radio has recorded a conversation between Leslie Kerby and independent journalist Alexis Madrigal about this project and his related research for the 8-part podcast Containers—“it looks at how global trade really works and the people who do the labor of moving stuff.”

Inward/Outward: Responding to the Built Environment

Inward/Outward: Responding to the Built Environment 
Garvey | Simon
547 West 27th Street, New York, NY

January 4th - February 10th, 2018
Curated by Joseph Gross

Opening Reception: January 4th, 6-8pm

Art Daily

Introductions 2018

Introductions 2018
Trestle Gallery 
850 Third Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

January 19 - February 28, 2018
Curated by Enrico Gomez

Opening Reception Friday, January 19th, 7-9pm

Being Well: In Search of Utopia?

Being Well: In Search of Utopia?
Old Stone House
336 Third Street (bet 4th & 5th Avenues) Park Slope Brooklyn

Open Fridays 3-6pm or by appointment 718-768-3195

EXTENDED through January 7, 2018

Curated by Katherine Gressel
Featuring artists:
Zoey Hart
Leslie Kerby
Anthony Heinz May
Carolyn Monastra
Shana Moulton
Carmen Paplia
Shervone Neckles
Jenna Spevack
Tafftoo Tan
Jody Wood

Being Well: In Search of Utopia? is a group exhibition exploring artists’ role in defining and facilitating community health and wellness. At a time of anxiety over the future of healthcare, the environment, and a population increasingly divided, individual and collective healing are at the forefront of many conversations

New Print

I collaborated with printer Bryan Summer 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  Titled: Please Stand By.

Print featured in this announcement