Join Leslie Sheryll as she presents her photography and artistic journey with us. Sheryll’s talk is in conjunction with her on-line show, Pick Your Poison, in the Griffin’s Virtual Gallery, which runs through December 3, 2017.
Bio: Leslie Sheryll
Leslie Sheryll is a fine artist and photographer who grew up in New York, and is currently living in Jersey City, N.J. Leslie studied photography beginning in high school at The High School of Art and Design and received her BFA, in photography from the Kansas City Art Institute.
Leslie explores the male / female relationship in a phallocentric society. She uses 19th century tintypes of women, which she appropriates and alters. She names each woman using names from the 19th century, thereby giving each woman a personal identity. Her interest is inspired by a need to represent the restrictive perimeters put upon women who are forced to fit into prescribed societal beliefs. This body of work has received numerous accolades.
She has won the 10th Edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Awards For Women Photographers in the alternative process category and was a finalist of the 7th and 8th Edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Awards For Women Photographers. Leslie has also been a finalist in the Charles Dodgson Black & White Award, as well as finalist in Focus, Photo L.A. Currently Leslie is included in an exhibit titled Reconstructed History at the Arts Council of Princeton in Princeton New Jersey.