Leslie Hewitt

Leslie Hewitt works with photography, sculpture, and site-specific installations, which appropriate documents of the past—old photographs, forgotten films, old books—to address the way that objects are transformed by time. Her photosculptural works not only retrieve memory but question the very basis of our access to it: how it is mediated, reframed, and changed through the contingencies of space and the exigencies of time.

Hewitt participated in SculptureCenter's Make it Now exhibition (2005), the 2008 Whitney Biennial, and the 2009 New Photography exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Her work has been reviewed by Modern Painters. She was a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University in 2009-10 and received the 2010 Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize from the Studio Museum in Harlem, as well a 2010 Grants to Artists Award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York, founded by John Cage and Jasper Johns. She has completed residencies at the Studio Museum in Harlem and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.