Liverpool John Moores University MA Fine Art
Manchester Polytechnic BA(hons) Photography
Falmouth School of Art
Awards & Residencies
2019 Art Council Wales research & development grant.
2018 Judges Prize, Wrexham Open, Ty Pawb, Wrexham.
2018 3 month residency at Make, Liverpool
2017 Royal Drawing School residency at Dumfries House, Scotland.
2002 1st prize, North Wales Open
2019 Royal West of England Academy Open, Bristol
2019 North Wales Open, Theatre Clwyd, Mold
2018 Wrexham Open, Ty Pawb, Wrexham
2018 Beneath, solo show, Make, North Docks, Liverpool
2018 Viewpoints, Espacio Gallery, London
2018 Thresholds: The Adjacent Possible, The Tapestry, Liverpool
2017 Royal West of England Academy Open, Bristol.
2017 Weight of pressure, St Johns Market, Liverpool.
2017 Chasing out something alive, Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales
2016 The organic and inorganic body LJMU, Liverpool
2016 We are all connected, Bridewell studios, Liverpool
2015 Wrexham Open, Oriel Wrexham, Wrexham, Wales
2010 Colwyn Bay Library gallery, Conwy, Wales
2007 Solo show, Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold, Flintshire, Wales
2006 MOMA Winners group show, Y Tabernacle, Machynlleth, Wales.
2003 Solo show, Denbigh Library Arts Centre, Denbigh, Wales.
2003 Solo show, Worcester City Art Gallery, England.
2003 Solo show, Jersey Arts Centre, Jersey, Channel Islands.
2002 Y Lle Celf, National Eisteddfod, St Davids, Wales.
2002 Solo show, Cornerstone Gallery, St.Ives, Cornwall.
Lesley F James
Originally from Cornwall, UK
Lives & works in North Wales, UK
Lesley is interested in surface traces, form, and in the physical and invisible barriers we create. Following a career in photography, she now uses more nascent materials to create large physical pieces that tread a line between drawing and sculpture.
Her photographic practice has been exhibited widely across the UK including solo shows in the Channel Islands, Cornwall, Worcestershire, Lancaster and Wales.
Recent work focuses on large paper and graphite drawings that can then become sculptures. They are virtually impossible to recreate, taking on new form and response to each new environment that houses them.
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