Leslie Hewitt
Photographer and Sculptor
New York , NY
2014 USA Fellow

This award is generously supported by David Horvitz & Francie Bishop Good.

Working with photography, sculpture, and site-specific installations, Leslie Hewitt addresses fluid notions of time. Her work oscillates between the illusionary potential of photography and the physical weight of sculpture. In her photographed arrangements, she isolates personal ephemera and the residue of mass culture to consider the fragile nature of quotidian life. Her most recent collaborations with cinematographer Bradford Young, explore photographic, topographical and psychological landscapes through a contemporary lens, exposing the tension between still photography and the cinematic experience of moving images. Hewitt studied at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, the Yale University School of Art, and at New York University, where she was a Clark Fellow in the Africana and Visual Culture Studies programs. She was included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial and the recipient of the 2008 Art Matters research grant to the Netherlands. A selection of recent and forthcoming exhibitions include the Museum of Modern Art in New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; Artists Space in New York; Project Row Houses in Houston; and LA><ART in Los Angeles. Hewitt has held residencies at the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and the American Academy in Berlin, Germany amongst others. She has recently joined the faculty of Barnard College in the department of Art History.

Portrait photo courtesy the artist.
  • Artwork by Leslie Hewitt
    Riffs on Real Time (6 of 10), 2013.
  • Artwork by Leslie Hewitt
    A selection from Blue Skies, Warm Sunlight, 2011. Installation View: Sudden Glare of the Sun Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis September 7 – December 30, 2012.
Artwork by Leslie Hewitt Artwork by Leslie Hewitt