Bio

I am a native of San Diego and have been working as a visual artist and art professor since I received my MFA from UC San Diego in 1981. While there, I discovered the common DNA between cinema and painting, and learned to talk about film as painting and painting as film.

As a studio artist, my influences and inspirations are globally intertwined with my Southern Californian upbringing. Imagery is adapted from references in popular culture but specifically from film and television. I connect eras of film history with memories and am transfixed by its eclectic and random nature.

I maintain a studio at my home in San Diego, travel when possible, photograph everything and paint often.

I am interested in the transition and translation from real life action, to film, to television, to digital photography, to drawing and then to painting; electronic media moving in a de-evolutionary pattern into the traditional medium of oil paint.

– Leslie Nemour

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018

Lessons From the Dark, Alexander Gallery, Clackamas College, Oregon City

2017

Otherwise, Art Produce Gallery, San Diego, CA

2014

Betwixt, Not An Exit Gallery @ Bread and Salt, San Diego, CA

2013

Myth of the West, West End Gallery, San Diego International Airport, Terminal 2, one-year exhibition of the series “Love Lessons”

2010

L7, Sushi Performing and Visual Arts, San Diego, CA

2009

Variety Show, Northview Gallery, Portland Community College. OR

2008

RUTV, Hyde Gallery, Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA

2006

Sincerely, Kruglak Gallery, MiraCosta College, Oceanside, CA

In Care Of, Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM

2005

Television Portraits, Crossing Tracks Gallery, San Diego, CA

2000

Vestidos, Northview Gallery, Portland Community College Art Gallery, OR

Heads & Tales, Cal State University San Marcos, San Marcos, CA

Out of the Corner of My Eye: Painting Between the Pages, Galeria Senecu, San Yselta School District, El Paso, TX

1999

Heads & Tales, Hyde Gallery, Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA

1996

Eyes, Nose, Teeth & Hair, Sheppard Gallery, Univ. NV, Reno

Fashionable Paintings & Objects, Galeria Dos Damas, San Diego, CA

1995

Searching For Venus, Galeria Dos Damas, San Diego, CA

1994

Antojitos Y Antojados, Intersection Gallery, San Diego, CA

1992

Desires/Ganas, Art Gallery, San Diego State University-Imperial Valley Campus, Calexico, California

Cuerpos Y Almas/Bodies and Souls, Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA

1991

Daily Miracles/Milagros Diarios, Daniel Saxon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018

Campus Creatives: from Classroom to Museum, California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA

Terra Infirma, Space4Art, San Diego, CA

2017

Out of Body, Kruglak Gallery, MiraCosta College, Oceanside, CA

Nasty Women, Helmuth Projects, San Diego, CA

Prism, Zone Gallery, Osaka, Japan

2015

Re-membering Our Ancestors: Discovering Ourselves, California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA

San Diego Dreaming, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA

2015 Invitational, Cannon Gallery, Carlsbad, CA

2013

Artist’s Mentors, Grossmont College Gallery, El Cajon, CA

2012

Nemour, Mosley, Randall, JR Studio, LES, NY

2011

Cross Disciplinary Productions, Arts & Humanities Gallery, University California San Diego, La Jolla, CA

2010

In Place, SCA Contemporary Art, Albuquerque, NM

2008

Dead On, Crossing Tracks Gallery, San Diego, CA

2004

Unframed, Thacher Gallery, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

2002

Girlilla Art, Simayspace, Art College International, San Diego, CA