Thursday, April 6th


6:30 PM, Walter B. Ford Auditorium

Lesley Dill is one of the most prominent American artists working at the intersection of language and fine art. Her elegant sculptures, art installations, mixed-media photographs, and evocative performances draw from both her travels abroad and profound interests in spirituality and the world’s faith traditions. Exploring the power of words to cloak and reveal the psyche, Dill invests new meaning in the human form. Intellectually and aesthetical engaging, the core of her work emerges from an essential, visionary awareness of the world.  The artist has been the focus of two retrospective exhibitions, which traveled widely. Her awards include a sculpture fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.  Dill’s work has been widely exhibited and is in the collections of many institutions, including Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; the Museum of Modern Art, New York City; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. The artist is represented by George Adams Gallery, New York, and Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans.