Lesley Louden
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Current Exhibition:
San Jose Museum of Art
Oct. 9, 2014 - Jan. 18, 2015

Post Portrait Group Exhibition @ SJMA

This group exhibition of contemporary portraiture explores the aesthetic, psychological, and emotional implications of the gaze in photography today. Here, the traditional view of a portrait is subverted: instead, a dynamic and ambiguous relationship between object and subject develops. The power of the gaze is blurred the moment the sitter becomes a partner in the art-making process. Included in the exhibition are works by Nicholas Albrecht, Caitlin Atkinson Richard Avedon, Charles Berger, Jim Campbell, Kelli Connell, Gohar Dashti, Beth Yarnelle Edwards, Katy Grannan, Elizabeth Heyert, r.r. jones, Henrik Kerstens, Miguel Angelo Libarnes, Lesley Louden, Jana Marcus, Shirin Neshat, Catherine Opie, Aline Smithson, and Larry Sultan.
Artist Biography:

Through all of her photo-based work, Lesley conveys the individual's story. She combines documentary practices with her fine art background to express her ideas through gallery installations and multi-media pieces.

Her work has been featured in exhibitions at the San Jose Museum of Art, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, the World Affairs Council in San Francisco, the Soros Foundation Moving Walls 15 Documentary Photography Exhibition, and in galleries and museums nationally and internationally.

Documentary video and photographic projects for social change include collaborations with filmmaker Anne Evans on projects for the Colombian environmental agency CORALINA, for BUILD a real-world entrepreneurial program for at-risk teens in the SF Bay area, and initiatives for the African Library Project in Botswana and Lesotho in Sub-Saharan Africa.

MFA, Photography • Cranbrook
MA, Photo-media • UNSW, Sydney, AUS
BFA, Photography • Ohio Wesleyan University

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