As a working artist Leslie’s work has been on display at Aurora Chappaqua, Westchester Center For The Arts and The Paint Box Gallery as well as in private collections. She is currently studying with David Fox and Joe Tomasini. In addition, Leslie teaches art to cognitively impaired adults. Leslie received her training at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program at the Tisch School focusing on Interactive Art and was graduated from Hobart and William Smith College with a B.A. in Art History/Art/Religion. Ms. Weissman is responsible for having launched some of the first internet sites built for the recorded music industry and spent six years with Philips Electronics as a member of the research staff and later serving as the Vice President of Marketing for their Internet division. Ms. Weissman currently sits on the board of Poindexter Systems, an Internet advertising support firm that specializes in marketing programs using rich media elements. She is also a Trustee of Blythdale Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, NY
The more I work on a piece it begins to represent a thought, a moment in time or a relationship that needs exploration. Constantly trying to balance the dichotomy in our world; anonymity and extreme presence, broken and perfect parts, personal histories and current circumstances my work evolves from an initial view of my environment to an abstract depiction of relationships. Currently I am exploring the suburban landscapes and broken faces as a thought about social, economic and political status. By depicting the suburbs from aerial views and abstracting the neighborhoods and interjecting line, silhouettes and other suburban elements I am hoping to initiate a dialogue about how we relate to each other and function as a community. I am interested in personal intrigues and how those personal struggles and background stories impact our reactions and relations to those around us.
b. 1966, New York, NY
Lives and works in New York, NY