Leslie Fry

My sculptures and works on paper are inspired by basic human needs: food, shelter, clothing, and love. The intersection of the natural world and the human-made world is central in my work. I draw, print, model, and cast by combining organic materials such as plants, paper, clay, and fabric with plaster, concrete, metal, and resin. My current series, Supports, imbues architectural details with human anatomy and expression – making visual poems about structure and the unruliness of existence. Forms are stacked to evoke different meanings of support: balance, endurance, bearing weight, holding together, and falling apart. My art has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the globe including Paris, Seoul, Hamburg, NYC, Vienna, Montreal, and Boston. Public commissions in South Korea, New York, Wisconsin, Florida, and Vermont have been specific responses to architecture, history, and landscape. Public collections include Tufts University, Songchu International Sculpture Park, Freehand New York, Kohler Arts Center, Tampa Museum of Art, Fleming Museum, and St. Petersburg, Florida’s Museum of Fine Arts. Born in Montreal, grew up in Vermont, I earned a B.A. from the University of Vermont, an M.F.A. from Bard College, and attended the Central School of Art and Design in London. I live in Winooski, Vermont.

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