Leslie Hewitt graduated from The Cooper Union's School of Art in 2000 and went on to earn an MFA from Yale University in 2004. From 2001-2003, she studied Africana Studies and Cultural Studies at New York University. Hewitt has held residencies at The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, A Center for Contemporary Art and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, among others. Recent and forthcoming exhibitions include The High Museum, Atlanta, GA; Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; The Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Houston, TX; Artists Space, New York; Sculpture Center, New York; Project Row Houses, Houston, TX; The Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA, D’Amelio Terras, New York; Arndt & Partner, Zurich, Switzerland, Thomas Dane, London, United Kingdom and The Kitchen, New York. Hewitt participated in the 2008 Whitney Biennial and is the recipient of the 2008 Art Matters research grant to the Netherlands. Her work is in the public collection at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. In 2009, Hewitt was represented in MoMA's New Photography 2009, a thematic presentation of significant recent work in photography that examines and expands the conventional definitions of the medium. She has also been in residence at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and was a recipient of the prestigious 2010 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Individual Artist Grant.
Leslie Hewitt, Riffs on Real Time (10 of 10), 2008 , chromogenic print, 102 x 76.2cm. Courtesy of the artist and D'Amelio Terras, New York. © 2010 Leslie Hewitt