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Leslie Shershow is an artist and jeweler, whose work primarily focuses on our relationship with the natural world; our expectations of it, experiences in it, and how it is represented in media and artificial landscapes in order to appeal to a collective ideal.

 Originally from Maine, Leslie made her way to California by way of Boston and Houston. Leslie received her BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, majoring in jewelry and metals. After school she continued to work in Boston; teaching metalsmithing at a local community arts center, and as the small metals area studio technician at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. She later went on to teach Continuing Education courses on alternative material jewelry at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. In 2011, she moved to Texas for a residency at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Upon completing the residency, she continued her art practice in Houston by participating in craft shows, exhibitions, and art events. She continued to teach metalsmithing regularly, and specialized workshops throughout the city on moldmaking and plastic casting. Leslie has also worked as a fabricator and stone setter for a fine jewelry company.

Leslie has exhibited her work nationally and internationally; participating in exhibitions at Galerie Marzee, Sienna Gallery, Gallery Loupe, Alliages, and during the Society of North American Goldsmith’s conference. Leslie received her MFA from San Diego State University in 2019, majoring in Jewelry + Metals.

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