Leslie Hewitt (born in Saint Albans, NY, 1977) received her BFA from The Cooper Union, studied Africana/Cultural Studies at New York University and graduated with an MFA from Yale University. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2014); Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York (2013), the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2012), Des Moines Art Center, Iowa (2012), The Menil Collection, Houston (2012), Artpace, San Antonio, TX (2012), the Studio Museum, Harlem (2010), The Kitchen, New York (2010), the Center for Curatorial Studies and Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (2009) and la><art, Los Angeles (2006). She has participated in numerous group exhibitions at institutions internationally including the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2014), Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2014), Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2013), Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013), Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2012). Hewitt has also participated in several biennials including the Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Sweden (2015) and the 2008 Whitney Biennial, New York. Leslie Hewitt lives and works in New York City.