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Name Leslie Sobel
Title artist
City Ann Arbor
State Michigan
Country United States (US)
Tell us about yourself! Leslie Sobel is the artist daughter of two scientists. She’s a hiker, an activist – and an MFA student at midlife. She's the mother of three, married for 30+ years. Her  artwork reflects her love of the outdoors and her deep concern about climate change. She works integrating wilderness fieldwork in remote places with scientists and time in the studio. In 2017 she camped on an ice field in the Yukon with a group of climate scientists. Her BFA is from the University of Michigan, upcoming MFA from the University of Hartford. She works in mixed media frequently incorporating photography, She has shown widely with numerous solo exhibitions and has curated a number as well. She worked in tech for a decade and did masters work in technology management.
Primary Medium/Industry Fine Art/Fine Craft
Experience level in primary Medium/Industry Advanced
Secondary Medium/Industry Printmaking/Paper
Experience level in secondary Medium/Industry Advanced
Tertiary Medium/Industry Photography/Videography
Experience level in tertiary Medium/Industry Advanced
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Education BFA cum laude University of Michigan Stamps School of Art 1983 MLS in technology management coursework - EMU - ABD MFA Nomad9/MFA University of Hartford degree expected 2020
Awards •2018    Professional Development Grant to study with master printmaker David A Clark from Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs (MCACA) •2017    Fiscal Sponsorship from Fractured Atlas - crowdfunded Kluane artist-in-residence on Eclipse Icefield, Kluane National Park, Yukon Territory with climate scientists doing field work measuring ice thickness and taking ice cores. •2014        Professional Development Grant to attend International Encaustic Conference from  Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs (MCACA) •2013     Artist in residence Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in Southwest Colorado funded by Colorado Art Ranch and the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute •2010      Artist in residence at the Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, CT •2009    3rd place award, Embedded Light, Grosse Pointe Art Center Sky River- public art workshop and proposal sponsored by the Ann Arbor Art Fair •2008    Where we live - the ecology of place, public art project funded by Ann Arbor Art Fair and the Legacy (formerly Washtenaw) Land Trust •2005     Artist in residence at Greenhills School, Ann Arbor •2001    Robert Bosch Corporation Award,  Michigan Finearts Competition Merit Awards, Ann Arbor Women Artists  2001 Exhibitions Second prize in Abstract Odyssey at the Scarab Club, Detroit, •2000      Residency & exhibition -48 Hours of Making Art -  at Lake Erie College, Painesville, OH.
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