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Leslie Martinez

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Leslie Martinez (b. 1985, McAllen; lives and works in Dallas) received an MFA from Yale University (2018) and a BFA from The Cooper Union (2008). Solo exhibitions have been held at MoMA PS1, Queens (2023); Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles (2023); Blaffer Art Museum, Houston (2023); and And Now, Dallas (2021, 2020). Selected group exhibitions have been held at Chapter NY (2024); Project Native Informant, London (2024); Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (2023); Lehmann Maupin, New York (2022); Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York (2021); and The Latinx Project, New York University (2020). Martinez has participated in residencies at Denniston Hill, Woodbridge (2023); Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Dallas (2020); and Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson (2019). Martinez is a recipient of Latinx Arts Fellowship, Mellon Foundation (2022).


Martinez’s work is in the collections of Dallas Museum of Art; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Pérez Art Museum Miami; Speed Art Museum, Louisville; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.