My sculptures and works on paper are inspired by basic human needs: food, shelter, clothing, love, and consciousness. I model, cast, draw, and print by combining organic materials such as plants, paper, clay, and fabric, with plaster, concrete, rubber, metal and resin. The intersection of the natural world and the human-made world drives my work. Mining for inspiration from the remains of those worlds, I integrate the human body with architecture, flora and fauna, melding fragments from each into moments of wholeness.
Diverse influences come from literature, psychology, mythology – and in the visual arts, range from the body/spirit experience of medieval architecture to the theatrical narratives of William Kentridge.
About Leslie Fry:
Leslie Fry’s art has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the globe including Artists Space and Exit Art in New York; Kunsthaus in Hamburg; Hangaram Art Museum in Seoul; Windspiel Galerie in Vienna; Couvent des Cordeliers in Paris; deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum near Boston; and Centre des Arts Visuels in Montreal. Corporate and public collections include Tufts University, Songchu Art Valley International Sculpture Park, Kohler Arts Center, Tampa Museum of Art, Fleming Museum, Whole Foods Market, Milan Hilton, and St. Petersburg, Florida’s Museum of Fine Arts.
Public projects have been specific responses to architecture, history, and landscape. Commissions include Wave Hill, New York; International Sculpture Festa, Seoul; Tufts University, Boston; Kohler Arts Center, Wisconsin; Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montreal; Housing Vermont and Burlington City Arts, Vermont; and Pinellas County Cultural Affairs, Tampa Public Art Program, and Broward Public Art Program in Florida.
Originally from Montreal, Fry earned a B.A. from the University of Vermont, an M.F.A. from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, and attended the Central School of Art and Design in London. She lives in Winooski, Vermont.