Leslie Wilkes is an American abstract artist who specializes in highly geometrical, kaleidoscopic gouache works. Based in the bright, psychedelic imagery of the 1960s, Wilkes’s work cycles through innumerable compositions, to find the ones that elicit a response of recognition from her audience.
Born in Monroe, Georgia, Wilkes received her BA from the University of Texas and her MFA from the School at the Art Institute of Chicago. She has had solo exhibitions in New York, San Francisco, Santa Fe, Chicago, Austin, and Marfa, Texas. Her most recent group exhibition was called “12 Abstractions” at the Barry Whistler Gallery in Dallas, Texas. Wilkes has been a Visiting Artist at the Ox-Bow School in Michigan and the California College of Arts. The artist lives and works in Marfa, Texas.