Leigh Anne Lester


2012 - 2013

Window Works at Artpace; San Antonio, TX


Seed Pod; Site-specific/temporary land art on San Antonio River sponsored by San Antonio River Foundation; San Antonio, TX


Beautiful Freaks/Nature’s Bastards; Houston Art Alliance; Houston, TX


Beautiful Freaks/Nature’s Bastards; Southwest School of Art; San Antonio, TX


Intelligent Design?; Institute of Texan Cultures; San Antonio, TX


Artificial Arrangement; Conduit Gallery; Dallas, TX

Artificial Arrangement; Lawndale Arts Center; Houston, TX

Untitled; McNay Museum; San Antonio, TX


Family Portraits; International Museum of Surgical Science; Chicago, IL

Artificial Arrangement; Sala Diaz; San Antonio, TX.


ROCK; New Works Space, MAC; Dallas, TX


ROCK; Project Room; San Antonio, TX




Inaugural Exhibit; David Shelton Gallery; Houston, TX

The State of Drawing; University of Texas; Arlington, TX; 
curated by Benito Huerta


Wild Things; Texas State University; San Marcos, TX

Rock, Paper, Carbon; grayDUCK gallery; Austin, TX

San Antonio Draws; Mc Nay Art Museum; San Antonio,TX


Ucross: Twenty-Seven Years of Visual Artist Residency; Nicolaysen Art Museum; Casper, WY; curator, Lisa Hatchadoorian

Palimpsest; McKinney Avenue Contemporary; Dallas, TX


Texas National; Cole Art Center; Nacogdoches, TX; juror, Mel Chin


Transitions; Cantanker Magazine, Issue #6: Big Medium; Austin, TX; curator, Leona Skull-Hons

Biennial Southwest; Albuquerque Museum of Art; Albuquerque, NM; curated by Dr. Stephanie Hanor


Beneath the Skin; LIMN Gallery; San Francisco, CA

Naturally Inclined; College of Mainland Gallery; Texas City, TX


Utopia, Kohler Arts Center; Sheboygan, WI

Show – Offs; Unit B; San Antonio, TX


Stitch in Time: Women and their Work; Austin, TX; , curator, Joan Davidow


Cross Stitch: Craft Medium Redefined; The Bank; Kansas City, MO

100 Drawings; Haggarty Gallery, University of Dallas; Dallas, TX

H2O: Considering the Hydrosphere; Southwest Center for the Arts and Crafts; San Antonio, TX

Piece Work; Dallas Center for Contemporary Arts; Dallas, TX


10x3; San Antonio Museum of Art; San Antonio, TX



Hunting Art Prize Winner; 2011

Artist Foundation of San Antonio; 2007 Award Winner, Visual Arts



Ucross Foundation; Clearmont, WY; Sept. 1998



“Escena San Antonio: Leigh Anne Lester rocks on, Cruz Ortiz as auteur, a visit from Houston curators, Glastire, June 17, 2011

“Rock, Paper, Carbon”, Austin Chronicle, June 10, 2011, Wayne Allen Brenner

“Interview: Leigh Anne Lester”, might be good, Isue # 170, May 27, 2011, The Tangible and the Ethereal, Wendy Atwell

“Exquisite art leaves you wondering”, San Antonio Express News, Elda Silva, January 16, 2011

“Strange Fruit and Odd Vegetables”, Plaza de Armas, Sarah Fisch, December 10, 2010

“Leigh Anne Lester @ Institute of Texan Cultures, Artlies, Issue # 63, Fall 2009, Dan Goddard

“Nature in the Hands of the Artist”, San Antonio Express News, Elda Silva, August 9, 2009
“Growth Spurt”, San Antonio Current, Elaine Wolff, July 22- 28,  2009

“The man works wonders with, yes, paint rollers”, San Francisco Chronicle, June 16, 2007 
“Stitch in Time”, Artlies, Issue 49, Winter 2006

“Artificial Arrangement”, New York Arts Magazine, March/April 2006 Volume 11, No. 3/4

“For Artist, Sala Diaz is a house of ‘I will’ repute”, San Antonio Express News, January 15, 2006

“Picture of Ill Health”, Chicago Tribune, January 12, 2006

“Watch for Thorns”, San Antonio Current, December 29, 2004- January 3,2006

“Stray Cats”, San Antoio Current, April 24, 2004

“H2O: Considering the Hydrosphere”, Voices of Art, Volume 12, Issue 1, 2004 “Fabric Art Illustrates the Fiber of Life”, Dallas Star Telegram, January 31, 2004

“Natural Wonders”, Dallas Morning Observer, March 22-28, 2001

“Rock”, Artlies, #29 Winter 2000-2001


1993 – University of Texas at San Antonio, BFA, Painting


1993 to Present- Manager, San Angel Folk Art, Inc. Blue Star Arts Complex, San Antonio, TX.

1993 – Present - Co-founder, co-owner, co-curator, Cactus Bra Space, an alternative exhibition space for new artist, Blue Star Complex, San Antonio, TX.



Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pa., Permanent Collection

Bobbie Nau, Houston, TX

University of Texas in San Antonio, TX, Permanent Collection

Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, Austin, TX

Judy Nyquist, Houston, TX

Bill and Margaret Kanyusik, San Antonio, TX

Jennifer Katz, San Antonio, TX

Richard H. Lee, San Antonio, TX

Karen Rymer-Moore, Denver, CO

Gregor Eichele, Houston, TX

Christina Thaller, Houston, TX.

Mark and Denise Adams, Brusels, Belgium

David Asboe, London, England

Charles Waller, Seatlle, WA

Lara and Rick Weber, New York, NY

Mauricio Carranza, Austin, TX

John and Carolyn Seals, San Antonio, TX

Margie Shakelford and Alex Carragone, San Antonio, TX

Jerry and Alice Kruze, San Antonio, TX

Marcus Sloan, Houston/San Antonio, TX

Caroline Hill, Atlanta, GA

Leigh Anne Lester; Mutant Generate, 2012; graphite, colored pencil, drafting film; 35 x 43 in.
Leigh Anne Lester; Aspects Potential, 2012; colored pencil on drafting film; 12 x 12 in.
Leigh Anne Lester; Infinite Morphology 1.2, 2012; colored pencil and graphite on drafting film; 14 x 11 in.
Leigh Anne Lester; Elastic Clarity, 2012; colored pencil and graphite on drafting film; 11 x 14 in.