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Lesley Dill

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Big Gal Faith Installation Image From Faith & the Devil, Traveling Exhibition © Courtesy of the artist; Owned by the Weatherspoon Art Museum, NC
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Poetic Visions: From Shimmer to Sister Gertrude Morgan, 2010 Installation View at Arthur Roger Gallery © Courtesy of the artist and Arthur Roger Gallery
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Divide Light, 2008 Still From Performance of Divide Light Opera at Montalvo Art Center, San Jose, California © Courtesy of the artist
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Divide Light, 2008 Still From Performance of Divide Light Opera at Montalvo Art Center, San Jose, California © Courtesy of the artist
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Divide Light, 2008 Still From Performance of Divide Light Opera at Montalvo Art Center, San Jose, California © Courtesy of the artist
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My Name Was Called, 2001 Billboard From Tongues on Fire, SECCA Winston Salem, NC © Courtesy of the artist
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Poem Dress for a Hermaphrodite, 1995 Dress Made From Light Vellum With a Ribbon With the Language From Emily Dickinson’s Poem #125 “for Each Ecstatic Instant” Running Down the Length of the Dress and Onwards to the Floor. © Courtesy of the artist. From "Pulp Fashion" Dieu Donne Papermill
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Exhiliration is Winthin, 1994 Two-color Lithograph With Thread
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Faith & The Devil, (installation view), 2011-2012 Acrylic Paint, Oil Pastel, Silver Leaf, Gold Leaf, Mixed Media on Cotton Panel © Courtesy of the artist
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Sister Gertrude Morgan: Wedding Dress, 2010 Installation of Hell Hell Hell Heaven Heaven Heaven; Encountering Sister Gertrude Morgan and Revelation © Courtesy of the artist
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Rise, 2006 Installation Photo From Hunter Museum © Courtesy of the artist
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Word Queen of Itchy Water with Suspended Crown, 2007 Installation View at Arthur Roger Gallery © Courtesy of the artist
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Paris Speaking Dress, 1996 Paris Performance, Curated by Bill T Jones © Courtesy of the artist
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Dill Poem Dress, 1992 Small Paper Dress on Printed Paper With Stamped Letters © Courtesy of the artist and Landfall Press
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A Word Made Flesh- Throat, 1992 Photograph © Courtesy of the artist and Landfall Press
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Bronxville, New York
Birth year
1950
Lives in
Brooklyn, NY
Schools
Smith College, 1974, MAT
Trinity College, Hartford CT., 1972, BA
MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art)
Representing galleries
Tags
text, fashion, mixed-media, performance
Statement

Lesley Dill works in sculpture, photography and performance, using a variety of media and techniques to explore themes of language, the body, and transformational experience. Her work has been widely exhibited and collected and can be found in the collections of the Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Cleveland Museum of Art, Kemper Museum, Kansas City; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among many others.

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