Lesley Vance


Lesley Vance, Untitled, 2021

Lesley Vance (b. 1977, Milwaukee, WI) lives and works in Los Angeles. In 2023, she will be the subject of a solo exhibition at the Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus, Ohio. Recent solo exhibitions include Herald St, London (2022), Bortolami, New York (2019), the FLAG Art Foundation, New York (2012), Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Bowdoin, Maine (2012), and The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California (with Ricky Swallow).

Recent group exhibitions include We Paint, Beaux-Arte de Paris (2022), Aftereffect: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Paintingat the MCA Denver (2019); The Campaign for Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2016), Don't Shoot the Painter, Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Milan (2015); Variations: Conversations in and Around Abstract Paintings, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2014); Painter Painter, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota (2013); A House of Leaves. Second Movement, David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2012); Difference, Dallas Museum of Art (2012) and The Whitney Biennial, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2010).

Her paintings are featured in the public collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, among others.


Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: always circled whirling

always circled whirling

21 Apr – 3 Sep 2023

Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Lesley Vance

Lesley Vance

1 Mar – 20 Apr 2019

39 Walker
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: After Effect: Georgia O’Keefe and Contemporary Painting

After Effect: Georgia O’Keefe and Contemporary Painting

15 Feb – 26 May 2019

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Lesley Vance and Ricky Swallow

Lesley Vance and Ricky Swallow

10 Nov 2012 – 13 Mar 2013

The Huntington Library, Arts Collection, and Botanical Gardens
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Lesley Vance

Lesley Vance

12 Apr – 2 Jul 2012

Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Whitney Biennial 2010

Whitney Biennial 2010

25 Feb – 30 May 2010

Whitney Museum of American Art


Will Heinrich New York Art Galleries: What to See Right Now The New York Times Apr 2019Alfred Mac Adam Lesley Vance The Brooklyn Rail Mar 2019Sarah Cascone, Caroline Goldstein 23 New York Gallery Shows Opening in March That You Don’t Want to Miss Artnet News Mar 2019Hettie Judah Lesley Vance’s Still Lives On An Alien Plane Frieze Aug 2018Phoebe Cripps Lesley Vance at Herald St, London Mousse Jun 2018Yannis Kostarias Lesley Vance: A Kind of Painting The Steidz Magazine Sept 2017Shana Nys Dambrot David Kordansky Gallery – Lesley Vance: 12 Paintings Fabrik Jun 2017Emily Nimptsch The Botanical Wonderland of Lesley Vance alphasixty Jun 2017Kristen Tauer Lesley Vance Mounts New Work at David Kordansky Gallery WWD May 2017Travis Jeppensen Critics’ Picks Artforum Jul 2016Howard Halle The best painting shows in NYC this fall Time Out Oct 2015David Kordansky Gallery Lesley Vance at Frieze NY Art Agenda May 2015Leah Ollman Lesley Vance Art in America Feb 2014Suzanne Hudson Lesley Vance Artforum Jan 2014Trevor Spaulding Lesley Vance at David Kordandsky Gallery Abstract Critical Dec 2013Charlotte Day A Secret Life of Paintings: Lesley Vance Art and Australia Nov 2013Sharon Mizota Minute, with muscular lines Los Angeles Times Nov 2013Jori Finkel Huntington mansion to house works from Lesley Vance, Ricky Swallow Los Angeles Times Aug 2012Evan Gershkovich Vance offers painterly perspective The Bowdoin Oreint Apr 2012Lauren O’Neill-Butler Critics' Pick Artforum Jul 2011Laura Fried Brand New: Lesley Vance Flash Art May 2010Richard Lacayo Stars of the Arts TIME Mar 2010Christopher Knight A painter’s risk proves worthwhile Los Angeles Times May 2005