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leslie a. brown


Leslie A. Brown was born in New Kensington, Pennsylvania a small, mill town on the Allegheny River. Her earliest influence and inspiration came from her Grandfather, Lester. He encouraged her painting and drawing and love of music at a young age and long before home schooling was popular they toured New York to Florida taking in the landscapes, libraries, galleries, tourist novelties and all that 1963 could offer, during her 6th grade year. This is perhaps where her love of landscape, portraiture and still life and a connectedness to people outside

of family began.

Ms. Brown is a graduate with University Honors of both Carnegie Mellon University and the University of New Mexico in painting and printmaking. During her masters work she received a fellowship to study printmaking at the distinguished Tamarind Institute of Printmaking in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her career has spanned 40 years as an artist and educator and her exhibition record is extensive. Works are featured in prominent private, corporate and museum collections throughout the United States and Europe. Ms. Brown is a Professor at

Riverside City College in Riverside, Ca. and the Gallery Director of The Quad Gallery. During her tenure as director, The Quad Gallery has exhibited internationally renowned artists and has become one of the most respected college galleries in the Southern California region.

She resides in the beautiful De Luz area of Temecula, California with her husband, Christopher, and Scooter, Wyatt and Bullitt, their three dogs.


1983    MA University Honors, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

1980    BFA University Honors, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA


2020    September, Annual National Works on Paper, Brand Art Center, Glendale CA

2020    July, OCCCA 40th Anniversary Invitational, OCCCA, Santa Ana CA

2020    April, Go figure! Shockboxx Gallery, Redondo Beach CA

2019    December Women by Women, Sola Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2019    July Old Broads, Born to be Wild, Middleridge Gallery, Idyllwild CA

2019    June, Therefore I Am, OCCCA, Santa Ana, CA

2018    July, Old Broads, It’s About Time The Quad Gallery Riverside CA

2018    February, Embodiment, Norco College Gallery, Norco CA

2018    February, Music for your Eyes, OCCCA, Santa Ana, CA

2018    February, Red Hot And Wicked, Studio C Gallery, Santa Fe Art Colony, Los Angeles CA

2018    April, Air, Wind, Earth, LA Printmakers, Muckenthaler Center, Fullerton CA

2017    October, Words on the Wind II, T. Elliott Gallery, Riverside CA

2017    September, Words on the Wind, Bunnygunner, A solo show, Claremont Ca

2017    January, Impressive Women, Fallbrook Library, Fallbrook CA

2017    Old Broads III, Soho Gallery, Pomona CA

2016    September, Faculty Exhibition Riverside City College, Riverside CA

2016    August, Old Broads Still Kickin’, Chaffey Museum of Art, Ontario CA

2015    December, Vanities, Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA

2015    November, 2015 October, Love Wins, Peace Rises, The Whole Nine Gallery, Culver City CA

2015    October, Love Wins Peace Rises, The Whole Nine Gallery, Chelsea NY

2015    September, Fashionistas Fight Back, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana CA

2011-16 September,  Ink and Clay 39/40/41/42, Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona CA.

2015    July, Beverly Hills Art Show, Beverly Hills CA

2015    June, Luna’s Secrets, Taylors Gallery, Joshua Tree CA, Solo Exhibition

2015    January, Figuratively Speaking, Chaffey Museum of Art, Ontario CA

2015    March, Old Broads, Pipeline Gallery, Chinatown, Los Angeles CA

2014    July, City of Brea Art Gallery, Push-Pull, Los Angeles Printmaking Society, Brea CA

2014    April, Ontario Museum of Art and History Invitational, Ontario CA

2014    June, Transferring Ink III,  Fallbrook Center Art Center

2013    October Sense and Sensibility Invitational, Mount San Antonio College, Walnut  CA

2013    November,  Anniversary Exhibition, T Elliot Gallery, Riverside CA

2013    October Electron Salon, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles CA

2013    October, Compass, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art. Santa Ana, CA

2013    April Women Artist’s of the Permanent Collection, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside CA

2012    September The Contemporary Figure, Past  Presence   MOAH, (Museum of Art and History) Lancaster, CA

2012    August The Live Drawing Show, Cuttress, Main Street Gallery, Pomona CA

2012    August  8 x 10 Chaffey Museum of Art, Ontario CA.

2012    January Gothic Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

2011    April Mission Federal Artwalk San Diego CA

2011   November The Forgotten Goddess, Large Scale Works, Rico Adair Gallery, North Hollywood, CA

2010   June, Permanent Collection Exhibition, Riverside Art Museum Riverside, CA  

2010   April, Most Wanted, Blue Core Gallery, Pomona CA

2009-13 February, All You Can Eat, Annual Bunnygunner Gallery, Pomona, CA

2010    February, Community, dA Center for the Arts, Pomona CA

2010    January, The New Traditionalists, featured artist, dA Center for        the Arts, Pomona CA

2009    May, Los Angeles Printmaking Society, New Members Showcase,   Old Town Gallery Tustin, CA

2008    September, Identity The Craft and Folk Art Museum, Museum Row, Los Angeles CA

2009    March, Back in the Day, DBA 256,  featured artist, Pomona CA

2008-13   August, Bunnygunner Anniversary Invitational. Bunny Gunner Gallery, Pomona, CA

2009-13 February, All You Can Eat, Annual Bunny Gunner Gallery, Pomona, CA

2008   June, Consciously Dreaming, Leslie A Brown /Denise Kraemer, Bunnygunner Gallery, Pomona CA

2008   March, Naked Truth, DBA256, Pomona CA

2007   Feb Printing in the I.E, Division 9 Gallery Riverside, Ca

2007   Women in Print Making, La Sierra University. Riverside CA

2007   The Solar Plate, Redlands Art Center, Redlands Ca


2017 October, Words on the Wind II, T. Elliott Gallery, Riverside CA

2017   September, Words on the Wind, Bunnygunner, A solo show, Claremont Ca

2015  June,Taylor Gallery, Joshua Tree Ca

2010  T Elliot Studios, Riverside CA

2008  April Emergence… through fire and water Riverside Community  College, Riverside, CA

2007  Echoes of the Feminine Ethos Mount San Jacinto College, Mount           San Jacinto, CA

2005  Summer Artist in Residence Exhibition, Corona Heritage Foundation, Corona, CA

2003 Madonna’s and Odalisque’s Riverside Art Museum, Riverside CA


Women by Women, Sola Gallery Publication

Brand 48 Works on Paper 2020, Brand Library Publication

Speaking Through Sediment, Cover Art

Gothic, Orange County Center for the Arts, 2012

Sense and Sensibility, Mount San Antonio College 2012

The Press Enterprise, April 16, 2008 April 24, 2008, March 15, 2008

February 2007, February 2006, March 2005, July 2004, Oct 2000

I.E. Weekly March 2013,March 2012, March 2011,January 2011,Nov 2010, April 14,2008

The Inland Chronicle, February 2007

Viewpoints, March 2005

The Painted Monkey, May 2004

Daniel Smith Catalog, cover art summer 2003


Los Angeles Printmaking Society, Los Angeles Ca

Corona Heritage Association, Artist in Residence, Board of Directors

Women Artists of the West

 Insight Editions, Inc. - Fine Art Publishers

National Endowment Funding - Artist in Residence

Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, Temecula, CA

The University of New Mexico, Tamarind Printmaking Institute, Graduate Student Artist

John L. Porter Award, proficiency in painting - Carnegie Mellon University


Marriot International

Marriott Resorts International

Kaiser Permanente

Wells Fargo Corporation

Vivant Corporation, Dr. James Fulton

Daniel Smith Corporation

John Cogley, CEO Daniel Smith Corporation

Riverside Art Museum, Riverside CA

PAS Corporation, Riverside CA

Andi Campognone, AC Projects, Pomona CA, Executive Director MOAH


2005–Present   Gallery Director Riverside City College, The Quad Art Gallery

1998–Present   Adjunct Faculty Riverside City College, Riverside, CA Figure Drawing, Figure Painting, Drawing, Painting, 2D & 3D Design, Art Appreciation

1997–05   Adjunct Faculty Mount, San Jacinto College, SJC & MVC, CA Drawing, Figure drawing, 2D Design

2004–06   Adjunct Faculty Rancho Santiago College, Santa Ana, CA, Art Appreciation

2005   Adjunct Faculty, Citrus College, Glendale, CA, Figure Drawing

2005   Adjunct Faculty, Cypress College, Cypress, CA, Art Appreciation

2000–03   Adjunct Faculty, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA, 2D Design

2002–09   Corona Heritage Foundation, Artist in Residence, Atelier Teaching

2004–05   Visiting Artist, The Webb Schools, Claremont, CA, Printmaking

2005   Visiting Artist, Lecturer Rancho Santiago College

2004   California Art Educators Association, Masters Class, Figure Drawing Instructor



Glenn Hunt Outstanding Associate Faculty Service Award 2013

Awarded Faculty Advisor of the Year, Riverside Community College, Moreno Valley Campus, 2001

Created and directed first student Art Club of Riverside Community College, 2000-01

Moreno Valley Campus, faculty advisor Fall 2000- 2001

Muse Magazine RCC - contributor, Spring 2001

Norco Art Club - faculty advisor, Spring 2000 


Awarded Outstanding Faculty Member MSJC by Associated Student Body, 2000

Curriculum development for MSJC, Figure Drawing

Flight Magazine MSJC - Student Art Coordinator, 1998-2000

CNUSD Mentor Program

Outreach program to encourage student performance and goals of higher education through portfolio development, critique and studio experience. 2004 - 2009

Riverside Arts Council

Authored and awarded grants for children’s printmaking workshops. 2001-02

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