Lesley Louden

Recent Exhibitions:

*Airing Out The Dirty Laundry" Traveling Exhibition, North Carolina, Ohio, Michigan, 2019/20.

*Foothill College 'Women in Business' Photography Exhibition, May 2019.

*Quiet Riot Exhibition, Grand Valley State University, Des Moine, Iowa - January 2018

*RED Exhibition, Group Show, Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland, CA - February 2018

Anne & Mark's Art Party 2016An Occasional and Irrational San Jose Arts Fest
San Jose, CA
- Recent Photographs on Display -
Juror for:
Art Exhibition — The Valley of Heart’s Delight: A Multiple–media Exhibit
Filoli • Woodside, CA

On Display: Image from "Traditions" series

Through Sunday, October 23 — Santa Clara Valley was for a time known as “The Valley of Heart’s Delight” for its thousands of acres of blooming orchards and plants, mild climate, and scenic beauty. This exhibit celebrates the beauty and bounty of the fall harvest through a stunning collection of original paintings, drawings, photography and three–dimensional art.

Recent Exhibitions:
Mowry Alumni Center
Ohio Wesleyan University

“Storied Grounds, Exhibition” includes 30 chromogenic color prints. The exhibited images include works from three of Louden collections: "Evelyn: Nothing Fancy," "House of Books," and "(un)Common Ground" series.

From April 24 through Oct. 4, Louden’s work will be on display in Ohio Wesleyan’s Alumni Gallery, located on two floors inside Mowry Alumni Center, 16 Rowland Ave. The gallery – a satellite of OWU’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum.

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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