Leslie Patterson Batty
Member since January 2014
My artwork explores ideas of feminine identity construction. Having grown up in a family of seamstresses and grade-school teachers, my mixed-media paintings on fabric and collaged paper, reference the age-old practice of dressmaking as well as historical narratives that depict women in a state of alteration. The work investigates and plays upon the ironies of how we attempt to invent ourselves within the context of history and culture.
Recent solo shows include exhibitions at Adler & Co. Gallery in San Francisco; Fresno Art Museum, Fresno; Corridor 2122 Gallery, Fresno; and College of the Sequoias Art Gallery, Visalia, California. My work has also been included in group shows at Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara; El Camino College Gallery, Los Angeles; CSU Chancellor’s Gallery, Long Beach; Galerie Metanoia, Paris, France; and CSU Center – Aula Magna, Florence, Italy. My work is represented by Adler & Co. Gallery in San Francisco. A native to central California, I currently reside in Clovis with my husband and two children and work from my studio at Corridor 2122 in downtown Fresno.