b. 1988, Brownsville, TX
lives and works in Austin, TX
chantallesley@gmail.com
EDUCATION
2021 BFA | Fine Art Photography, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS
2022 Clare Strand: Between Intention and Realisation, Fotofilmic
2021 Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA

RESIDENCIES
2022 Future Front Texas Creator Residency, Austin, TX
          LATITUDE, Chicago, IL

AWARDS & GRANTS
2022 Fotofilmic Class Scholarship
          Puffin Foundation Grant
          Hohlt and Wich Emerging Photographer Scholarship, Houston Center for Photography
2021 Honorable Mention, 2021 Lenscratch Student Prize
          Honorable Mention, Texas State School of Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition, Curator: Christopher Blay
          Names Family Foundation Scholarship, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle WA
          BFA Thesis Proposal Scholarship, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
          Silver - Portrait Photography, Graphis New Talent 2021
2020 Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Honors College, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
           Honorable Mention, Third Coast Biennial, K Space Contemporary, Corpus Christi, TX, Curator: Rigoberto Luna
           Most Original, Exploring Scale in Art, LBJ Student Center Gallery, San Marcos, TX, Curator: Brianna McDonald
2019  AIGA Maura Rose Kampa Scholarship, AIGA, Austin, TX
           Honorable Mention, enGENDERing Change, Cloyde Snook Gallery, Alamosa, Curators: Alan L. Woods & Ann Alaia Woods
           Best in Show, Texas State School of Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition, Curator: Jenny Gheith

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2022 En Medio de la Nostalgia, Dougherty Arts Center, Austin, TX

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2022 [Forthcoming] LATITUDE'S 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Chicago Art Department, Chicago, IL, Curator: Asha Iman Veal
          [Forthcoming] Feminist Biennial, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, Curator: Ashley Wynn
          Collective Rage, Strange Paradise Gallery, Portland, OR, Curator: Small Talk Collective
          A Sense of Place, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA, Curator: Erin Dunn
          Through The Body, Light Art Space, Silver City, NM, Curator: Michael Puff
          What Freedom?, Stove Works, Chattanooga, TN Curator: Rainn Jackson
          This Reality - Group Show, Subject Matter x Repaint History x Art Girl Rising, Curators: Pegah Kargar, Liezel Strauss and Kitty Dinshaw, link
          Issue 157
, Fraction Magazine -14th Anniversary Issue, link
2021 GAZE, Arts to Hearts x All She Makes, Curator: Svitlana Martynjuk, link
         What we’ve found: Generational Spirit, Aint-Bad, Curator: Toby Kaufmann, link
         2021 Summer Show, The Curated Fridge, Curator: Michael Behlen, link
         $5 Video: A National Juried Exhibition, LHUCA, Lubbock, TX, Curator: Aaron Hegert
         Time Capsule, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA, Curator: Shamim M. Momin, link
         When Words Fail, Visionary Art Collective, Curator: Grace Lang, link
         School of Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition, TX State Galleries, San Marcos, TX, Curator: Christopher Blay
         Back to Abnormal, Texas State Galleries, San Marcos, TX
         Contemporary Practice ‘21, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
         Rising Eyes of Texas, Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport,TX, Curator: Rigoberto Luna
         Perpetual Impermanence, Gallery of the Common Experience, San Marcos, TX, Curator: Riley Taber
         small works - BIG TALENT, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
        La Frontera: A New Latinx Lexicon, Humble Arts Foundation, Curator: Erick Guzman, link
2020 2020 All Women, J Mane Gallery
          Shop Texas,
Presa House Gallery, San Antonio, TX
          Artopsy: Perceptions of the Body,
Online Group Exhibition, San Marcos, TX
          US: What divides us and what unites us?,
Touchstone Gallery, Washington DC,
          Curators: Kimberli Gant, Kristen Hileman, Frauke V. Josenhans, Miranda Lash, Karen E. Milbourne, Gabriel Ritter
          Women Artists Making Their Mark,
O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA, Curators: Donna Seager & Suzanne Gray
          Sensibility: Revealed Truths, Tensions, and Vulnerability,
Art Room, Fort Worth, TX, Curator: Taylor Barnes
          Third Coast Biennial, K Space Contemporary,
Corpus Christi, TX, Curator: Rigoberto Luna
          TEXAS NOW Online Showcase,
Artspace111, Fort Worth, TX
          New Texas Talent XXVII,
Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX, Curator: Giovanni Valderas, link
          Creative Distancing,
Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
          Truth, LBJ Student Center Gallery,
San Marcos, TX, Juror: Brianna McDonald
          School of Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition, TX State Galleries, San Marcos, TX, Juror: Ed Schad
         Drowned Neon Rose, I Like Your Work Juried Show Winter 2020, Juror: Kristin Lamb, link
         Exploring Scale in Art, LBJ Student Center Gallery, San Marcos, TX, Juror: Brianna McDonald
         Moral Fiber, Gallery of the Common Experience, San Marcos, TX, Juror: Shannon Faseler
         41st Annual Juried Art Exhibition,
Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ, Juror: Grace Graupe-Pillard
        35th Annual International Exhibition,
Meadows Gallery, University of Texas, Tyler, TX, Juror: Leslie Moody Castro
2019 Mix ‘n’ Mash, Mexicarte Museum, Austin, TX
         E.A.S.T. (East Austin Studio Tour),
Studio Cube, Austin, TX
         Presence and Absence,
Sabinal Gallery, San Marcos, TX, Juror: Austen Villacis
         First Come, First-Show,
Mantle Art Space, San Antonio, TX
         The Fl3tch3r Exhibit: Social and Politically Engaged Art,
Reece Museum at East Tennessee University, Johnson City, TN, Juror: Sue Coe
         enGENDERing Change,
Cloyde Snook Gallery, Adams State University, Alamosa, CO, Jurors: Alan L. Woods & Ann Alaia Woods
         Art as Advocacy: Promoting Equity and Social Justice for Women,
Springfield Art Association, Springfield, IL, Jurors: Jan Brandt, Beate Minkovski, Patricia Olson
         Solo Show [Down],
Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX, Juror: Christina Rees
         School of Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition,
TX State Galleries, San Marcos, TX, Juror: Jenny Gheith

PUBLICATIONS & PRESS
2022 One Year Later: The 2021 Lenscratch Student Prize Winners, July 2022, link
          Aeonian Magazine Issue #7 Interview, July 2022,  link
          May 2022 Artist in Residence: Chantal Lesley, LATITUDE, May 2022, link
          How We See Ourselves, The Luupe, link
          A Photographer Contemplates Her Family's Cross-Cultural History "In The Midst of Nostalgia", Humble Arts Foundation, January 2022, link
2021 En Medio de la Nostalgia, Deep Red Press, October 2021, link
          Codifying a Multifaceted Identity: Chantal Lesley - En Medio de la Nostalgia, PhMuseum, September 2021, link
          Chantal Lesley: The Lenscratch 2021 Student Prize Winner Honorable Mention, July 2021, link
          The 2021 Lenscratch Student Prize: 26 Photographers to Watch, link
          New Talent Annual 2021, Graphis, link
2020 COVID19 Reflections Winners, Bartur Photo Award, June 8, 2020, link
           Photographer of the Day: Chantal Lesley, PhMuseum January 15, 2020, link
           For Women Who Roar: Body Issue

LECTURES, TALKS, & PRESENTATIONS
2022 Artist Talk: Chantal Lesley, Julia C. Butridge Gallery, Austin, TX, Aug. 24, 2022
          Open Studio: Chantal Lesley, LATITUDE, Chicago, IL, May 20, 2022
2021 Artist Talk: Chantal Lesley, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, D.C. March 9, 2021, link
          Artist Talk: Perpetual Impermanence, Gallery of the Common Experience, San Marcos, TX, March 5, 2021, link
2020 Artist Talk: Chantal Lesley, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, D.C. Sept. 18, 2020, link
          Artist Talk: Chantal Lesley, K Space Contemporary, Corpus Christi, TX Sept. 5, 2020, link

EXPERIENCE
2020-2021 Photo Lab Monitor, Sabinal Gallery, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
2021 Astromaterials 3D Image Processing Intern, NASA, Houston, TX
2021 Assistant Gallery Preparator, Texas State Galleries, San Marcos, TX
2021 Assistant to Harry James Hanson, Legends of Drag, TX
2019 Assistant to Obsidian + Blush, Austin, TX

EXTRA CURRICULAR
2018-2020 Middle Grey Photography Association - Public Relations Officer
                    FASA (Fine Art Student Association) - Member2021 Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA
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