Oil on Board
9 x 9 inches
Leslie Shiels grew up in Cincinnati and has been painting for most of her life. She received her training from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning. She earned a BFA from the University in 1974. She has exhibited her work in galleries and museums throughout the United States. Her work has become a part of numerous corporate and private collections, most of which are located in Cincinnati. Art critics have described her paintings as lush, powerful, and skillful works of art. She has used her painting as a vehicle to solve problems as they relate to life experiences. She has traveled and painted in many locations, some of her favorite spots being France, Colorado, and Connecticut. The artist currently resides in Indian Hill with her husband Buck and works out of her studio on Findlay St. in downtown Cincinnati.
2014 “Dizygotic”, Customs House Museum, Clarksville, TN 2013 Hilton Head Biennial, Hilton Head, S.C. 2012 Ohio Annual, Zanesville Museum of Art, Zanesville, Ohio; Morehead State Univ.,‘Family Portrait’ Claypool Young Gallery, Morehead,KY; Birds in Art 2012, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum, Wausau,Wisconsin; Customs House Museum, National Juried Exh. , Clarksville, Tennesse; Butler Institute of American Art 76th Mid-Year Exh, Youngstown,Ohio 2011 Zanesville Museum of Art, Ohio Annual, Zanesville,Ohio ; “Fresh Ohio”, Bowling Green State University, Ohio; Butler Institute of American Art, Mid-Year Exh. Youngstown, Ohio ; Ohio Arts Council Riffe Gallery, "Portraits in Ohio", Columbus, Ohio 2010 Ft Wayne Museum of Art: Contemporary Realism, Ft.Wayne, Indiana; Zanesville Museum Biennial, Zanesville Ohio2010; “Birds in Art” , Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin; Texas National. Austin State Univ., Nacogdoches, Texas 2009 Art from the Heartland, Indianapolis Art Center Biennial, Indiana; Leslie Shiels: BirdHeads, Carnegie Center for the Arts, Covington Kentucky; “Birds in Art”, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin; Chautauqua National Exh., VACI of the Chautauqua Institute, New York; 46th Annual Exhibition, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, Louisiana; Halpert Biennial, Appalachian State Univ. Turchin Arts Center, Boone, N.C. 2008 September Competition, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, Louisiana; VACI National Exhibition, Strohl Arts Center, Chautauqua Institution, New York; Butler Institute of American Art, Mid-Year Exhibition, Youngstown, Ohio; Harrisburg Art Assoc. International Juried Exh., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Los Angeles Fine Arts Show, Los Angeles California 2007 “Intercessions” Cincinnati Art Galleries, Cincinnati, Ohio; Exhibition 280 Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia; “A” is for Art, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Columbus, Ohio 2006 Images 2006 Robeson Gallery, Penn. State University, College Park, Pennsylvania; “Leslie Shiels” Harcum Gallery, Boyd Arts Center, Wilmington College, Ohio 2005/06 “Leslie Shiels-Cultural Connections” Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio 2005 “Shiels-Paintings of Bermuda”, Masterworks Museum, Hamilton, Bermuda; “DaVinci Reinterpreted” Aronoff Center for the Arts, Cincinnati, Ohio; “Leslie Shiels”, Fitton Center for Creative Arts, Hamilton, Ohio 2004 OH+5 , The Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, Ohio; “Shiels: Guardians”, Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 2003 "Shiels: Recent Paintings” Cincinnati Art Galleries, Cincinnati, Ohio 2002 28th Juried Exhibition, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, Pennsylvania; 29th Juried Annual, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, Louisiana; “Guardians Against Ignorance” Aronoff Center Weston Art Gallery, Cinti, Ohio 2001 65th Mid-Year Exhibition, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio 2000 “Show of Chance” Cincinnati Art Galleries, Cincinnati, Ohio 1998 “Cups” Toni LaBoiteaux Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio 1996 “Leslie Shiels” Sally Harvey Fine Arts, Aspen. Colorado 1995 “Shiels/Heyl” Fitton Center for the Arts, Hamilton, Ohio 1994 “Shiels: Dog Days” Southern Ohio Museum, Portsmouth, Ohio 1993 18th Biennial Regional, Southbend Regional Art Museum, Southbend, Indiana 1992 “American Obsession” Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, Wisconsin 1991 “September Competition, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, Louisiana 1990 “Shiels: Hounds of Summer” Birckhead Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio