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Leslie Adler

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New York

Birth year

Lives in
New Jersey

Works in
New York/ New Jersey

Universirty of MAryland, BS
William Paterson, MFA

Representing galleries
First Street Gallery New York City

design, photography, traditional, modern, landscape, installation, mixed-media, sculpture, figurative, abstract, artist, installation art, paintings, women artist, Master of Fine Arts, artist, artist contemporary


Artist Statement:

Earning first a BS at the University of Maryland in Design, I then went back to school several years late to earn a MFA in Fine Art. Currently a member of First Street Gallery in New York City. I like to experience all types of art venues. I create paintings  murals and installation art. These installations are often as a sublimation of my paintings. I enjoy India ink, oils, pastels gouache. I have taught at the college level. My current work meditates on the Hermetic tradition of "So as is above, So as is below" along with the human condition of fear end expectation. Some of my pieces are inspired by spiritual poetry. Others take this inspiration as they relate to universal narratives in the personal journey. This artwork is a combination of deep organic imagery, archetypal imagery and volitation imagery. 

Leslie Adler


Installation Art, Fine Artist and Graphic Designer / BS in Advertising and Design from the University of Maryland and a MFA from William Patterson University. Paints with india ink, water color, gouache and fabric dye. Enjoys oil paints, drawing, graphic and surface design business. Has taught at the college level. T

Objectives: Using Art to reach people not just where they think, but where they feel engaged and motivated.
Creating art for reflection and awareness.

Artist Internship  Montclair, New Jersey  Fall 2010

Assisting Fine Artist Siona Benjamin in putting together a solo show. Painting background’s, shading, and cutting out materials. Production of a magazine for a large commissioned project.


MFA William Paterson University, MFA
Boston College of Art, Art Direction
University of Maryland, BS in Advertising and Design
Northern Westchester Center for the Arts & Northern NJ Center for the Arts, Drawing, Painting, and Mixed Media

Art Awards and Exhibitions

Installation, Southern Vermont Art Museum, Permanant Loan
Southern Vermont Art Museum, Art Collectors Juried Show, 2012
Southern Vermont Art Museum, Small Works Juried Show, 2012
Manhattan Graphics Center, Juries Print Show, July 5th — August 31st, 2012
Southern Vermont Art Museum, Fall Open Juried Show, “Paintbrush”, 2011
Solo Exhibition of fine Art, Presbyterian Church of Franklin Lakes, NJ, Art Gallery “Shades of All”, April 2009
Art Directors Club of New Jersey, Certificate of Excellence, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Northern New Jersey Center for  the Arts, Juried Show, First Place Digital Art 2006
Northern New Jersey Center for  the Arts, Juried Show, First Place Pastel Art, 2008
S.D. Warren Company, The Idea Exchange, Graphic Excellence for Promotional Brochure “Aviation Services” 1992
Mohawk paper company Certificate of Excellence Design 1990
American Society of Media Photographers New Jersey Chapter, Juried Show, 2005, 2006
Art Directors NY, Special Merit 1991 Utilities Consulting Brochure
Art Directors NY, Special Merit 1991 Asset Consulting Brochure
Art Directors NY, Special Achievement 1992 International Pension Brochure
Art Directors NY, Special Achievement 1992 Worldwide Remuneration Brochure|
Art Directors NY, Special Achievement 1992 Med Manager Brochure

Recent Exhibits

Leslie Adler participated in these exhibits:

Feb, 2016 Concealed Crossings and Spontaneous Dynamical Collapse
First Street Gallery
Sep, 2015 Precision and Pattern
City Without Walls, Newark, NJ
Jul, 2014 Emerald City
Gateway Gallery Newark Penn Station Concourse
Feb, 2014 CONTRA HEARTS REopening
Gallery 69
Feb, 2014 Contra Hearts Group Show
Gallery 69
Jan, 2014 Pop Up Series - “On and Off The Wall” Series 1
First Street Gallery
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