Education 

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  
		M.F.A. in Painting, 1980. 
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine, 1977. 
School of Visual Arts, New York, New York.  B.F.A. in Painting, 1977. 
Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts.  B.A. in Fine Arts and 
	Anthropology,(including a year's field study in Morocco with 
	the Berbers of the south-central Atlas Mountains), 1975. 						 
 

Selected Exhibitions 
2011	Out There: Artist's Books, Constructions, Paintings & Drawings
		Solo exhibition at the Julian Scott Gallery, Dibden Center 
        	for the Arts, Johnson State College, Johnson, Vermont	
		Ken Leslie - Arctic Cycles
		Solo exhibition at the Governor's Gallery, Montpelier, Vermont
	Ken Leslie – Arctic Cycles Solo Exhibition 
    		in two venues--Gallerí BOXi, Listagilinu and 
        	Deiglan Gallery, Gilfelagið in Akureyri, Iceland.
2010	No Translation Required: Artists' Books in Germany and Georgia
		A collaboration between the Savannah College of Art and Design 
        	in Savannah, Georgia, and the University of the Arts, Braunschweig, 
            	and the Klingspor Museum, Offenbach, Germany. The exhibition showcased 
            	selections of the best contemporary book are in Germany and the US. 
            	Trois Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia.
2009	Top of the World – Paintings and Artist’s Books of the Arctic 
		Christensen gallery, Kjøllefjord, Norway. 
	Top of the World – Paintings and Artist’s Books of the Arctic and 
		Vermont Bennington Museum, Bennington, Vermont. 
2007-08 Top of the World – Paintings and Artist’s Books of the Arctic 
		Traveling solo exhibition: Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, 
		St. Johnsbury, VT; Feick Arts Center, Green Mountain 
		College, Poultney, VT; Brown Art Gallery, Sterling College,
		Craftsbury, VT.  
2007	Nature Remains: The Artist as Environmentalist Curated by 
		Idoline Duke, 	Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT 2006	
	Top of the World – Paintings and Artist’s Books from Svalbard 
		Solo exhibition, Julian Scott Gallery, Johnson State 
		College, Johnson, VT. 
2005-07  Arcadia Id Est – Artists’ Books, Nature and the Landscape 
		TRACE Gallery 	Dorset, UWE, Bristol; Centre for the 
		Artist's Book, Australia; Moufflon 	Bookshop, Nicosia, 
		Cyprus; Eagle Gallery, London; Hartley Library, Univer-
		sity of Southampton; AKI, Enschede, The Netherlands; 
		Rikhardinkatu Library, Helsinki, Finland; Yard Gallery 
		at Wollaton Hall, Nottingham; the John Flaxman Library 
		at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; John M. 
		Olin Library, Washington University, St. Louis; Fleet 
		Library, Rhode Island School of Design; Noosa Regional 
		Gallery, Tewantin, Australia. 
2005	Letters, Words & Books, group invitational, Studio Place 
		Arts, Barre, Vermont 
2004	Ken Leslie:  Artist’s Books and Paintings, Belk Gallery, 
		Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina.	
2002	Ken Leslie: Selected Artist’s Books Solo exhibition. 
		Open Book Gallery, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, 
		Minneapolis,Minnesota. 
	Space + Time  Solo exhibition at the Amy E. Tarrant Gallery, 
		Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington, Vermont 	
	Artists as Travelers Four artists at the Southern Vermont 
		Art Center, Manchester, Vermont,  Thomas Weston Fels, 
		Curator. 	
	10 Vermont Artists on the State of Vermont Agriculture Invita-
		tional exhibition of works commissioned by the Vermont 
		Department of Agriculture and the Vermont Arts Council, 
		traveling to eight venues around the state. 
2001	Vermont Artists as Travelers Four artists at the Brattleboro 
		Art Museum, Brattleboro, VT. Thomas Weston Fels, Guest 
		Curator. 
2000  A Theory of Everything Solo exhibition, Julian Scott Gallery, 
		Johnson State  College, Johnson, VT, and Christine Price 
		Gallery, Castleton State College, Castleton, VT. 	
	Turning Pages: Celebrating Artist-Made Books, Invitational, 
		Newport Art Center Gallery, Newport, NH. 
1999  Art, Image and Text  Invitational, T.W. Wood Gallery, 
		Montpelier, VT.    
1998 Bækur Og Málverk Solo exhibition, Deiglan, Gilfelagið, Akureyri, 
		Iceland.           
	Book and Paper Arts Biennial Chicago Ctr. for Book and Paper Arts, 
		Chicago, IL           
	Book Explorations '98 The New Art Forum , Kingston, MA. 
	Through the Looking Glass  Group Invitational, Helen Day Art 
		Centr, Stowe, VT. 
1997 Long-Playing Paintings  Solo exhibition, Vermont Arts Council, 
		Montpelier, VT. 
	Books as Paintings, Paintings as Books.  Solo exhibition, 
		Alliance for the Visual Arts Gallery, Lebanon, NH.   
1996 Viewpoint.  Invitational group exhibition.  Copley Gallery,   
		Morrisville, Vermont. 
1995  Intersection:  Books as Paintings, Paintings as Books.  Solo 
		exhibition.  Julian Scott Gallery, Johnson, VT.  
1994 Out of Bounds.  Group exhibition of artist's books, juried by 
		Richard Minksky Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT. 
1993  Artists du Vermont.  Invitational group exhibition of Vermont 
		Artists.  Galerie  Horace, Sherbrooke,  Quebec, Canada.  
1992 Worlds: Paintings and Other Ideas.  Solo exhibition.  Julian 
		Scott Gallery,   Johnson, VT. 
1990 Landscape, Cityscape, Mindscape.  Invitational group exhibition.  
		T.W. Wood   Gallery,  Montpelier, VT. 
1989 Ken Leslie: Paintings and Drawings.  Solo exhibit, Chaffee 
		Gallery, Rutland, VT.             
	Vermont Memory Maps. Travelling Invitational Exhibition of 
		commissioned works. Collaboration piece produced with Ruby 
		Leslie.  Brattleboro Art Museum, Brattleboro, VT.
1988 Ken Leslie:  Recent Works.  Solo exhibition.  Dibden Gallery, 
		Johnson, Vermont.            
	Vermont Council on the Arts Invitational. Governor's Corridor 
		Gallery, Montpelier, VT.             
	Portraits of Women.  Collaboration of two artists and two poets.  
		Dibden Gallery, Johnson, VT.                
	Vermont Selections '88.  Juried group exhibit, Helen Day Art 
		Center, Stowe, VT. 
1987 Works on Paper Invitational.  School of Fine Arts Gallery, 
		Indiana University at  Bloomington, Bloomington, Indiana.             
		Laughing.  Invitational travelling exhibition, beginning 
		at the Governor's Corridor Gallery,  Montpelier, VT. 
1986 Ken Leslie:  Wow!  Solo exhibition.  Dibden Gallery, Johnson, VT.              
	Ken Leslie: Recent Works. Solo exhibition. Copley Gallery, 
		Morrisville, VT.  
1985 Ken Leslie: New Work.  Solo exhibition. Gross McCleaf Gallery, 
		Philadelphia, PA.              
	Introducing Ken Leslie. Solo exhibition. Dibden Gallery, 
		Johnson, Vermont. 
1983 Ken Leslie: The Big One.  Solo exhibition.  Gross McCleaf 
		Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.            
	Ken Leslie: Paintings, Drawings and Prints.  Christine Price 
		Gallery, Castleton  State College, Castleton, VT.            
	Five Contemporary Artists.  Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA. 
	Philadelphia Invitational. Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, 
		Loretto, PA. 
1982  Ken Leslie: Paintings.  Solo exhibition.  Gross McCleaf Gallery, 
		Philadelphia, PA.            
	18th Juried Exhibition.  Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA.              
	20th Biennial Exhibition, University of Delaware, Newark, DE.  




Teaching and Professional Experience  

Professor of Fine Arts and Chair, Visual Arts Center, Johnson State College
		Johnson, Vermont, teaching painting, drawing and book arts 
        	in the B.F.A. and M.F.A. degree programs, since 1984.
Resident Artist, Gilfelagið Art Foundation, Akuryeri, Iceland 
		December 2010 and January 2011.   
Author of Oil Pastel:  Materials and Techniques for Today's Artist, 
	Watson-Guptill, New York, NY, 1990.  The first technical book 
	ever published on oil pastel and oil stick.  Published also in 
	French under the title Pastel à L'Huile: Techniques et Matériels,  
	Éditions Bordas, Paris, 1992. 
Ellen Johnson Visiting Artist, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, 
	March, 2006 
Resident Artist, Kunstnersenter of the Galleri Svalbard, 
	Longyearbyen, Svalbard 2006.
Guest Artist, Visiting Artist series, Art Department, State 
	University of New York at Plattsburgh. Visiting Resident 
	Artist,2005. 
Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina. 
	February/March 2004. 
Visiting Artist, Nexus Press, Contemporary Arts Center, 
	Atlanta, GA. Book signing and exhibition, March, 2003. 
Visiting Artist, By Design, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, 
	teaching a  workshop in artists’ book multiples.  
	January, 2003.  
Resident Artist, Gilfelagið Art Foundation, Akuryeri, Iceland, to 
	study the solstices. November, 1998 and June 1999. 
Board of Trustees, Vermont Council on the Arts, 1991--1998.  Vice 
	Chair, 1994--1996. 
Guest Curator for Frontiers, an exhibition of Quebec artists, 
	Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, Johnson, VT, 1993. 
Visiting Artist, teaching intensive studio workshops: 
	Vermont Alliance for Art Education Bread Loaf conference, 
		Middlebury, VT. Workshops in Coptic Bound Sketchbooks, 
		Painting, Artist Book Multiples, Color Intensive and 
		Oil Pastel, 2000 through 2005. 	
	VT Alliance for Art Education , Shelburne Museum. Oil pastel 
		workshop, 1996. 
	Bishops University, Lennoxville, Quebec, Canada.  Oil pastel 
		workshop, 1995. 	
	Vermont Department of Education's Residential Summer Arts 
		Institute, Vermont College, Montpelier, Vermont.  Oil 
		pastel workshop, 1995.  
	Vermont Alliance for Arts Education Conference, Lake Morey, 
		Vermont.  Monoprinting workshop, 1995. 	
	Atelier Daumier, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.  Oil pastel 
		intensive, 1994 
Guest Lecturer, Works in Progress Series, Hood Museum of Art, 
	Dartmouth College,  Hanover, New Hampshire, 1986. 
Visiting Artist, Bennington College July Program, Bennington, 
	Vermont, 1984. 
Adjunct Faculty, Community College of Vermont, Bennington, 
	Vermont, 1983-1984. 
Artist-in-Residence, Georgia Fine Arts Academy, Calhoun, 
	Georgia , 1981 and 1982. 
Visiting Artist, The Crefeld School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1981. 
Teaching Assistantship, University of Pennsylvania School of Fine Arts, 
	Philadelphia,  PA, 1978--1979. 
Project Supervisor,  Creative Time Incorporated, New York, NY.  
	Directed several large-scale environmental art projects, working 
	with young inner-city artists. 
Workshop Supervisor for Otto Piene, Dir., Center for Advanced Visual 
	Studies at M.I.T., Cambridge, MA, for shows of installation 
	and environmental art in NYC, Boston, Princeton, Washington, D.C. 
	and Milwaukee, between 1976 and 1978.  




Honors, Awards and Commissions   

2008 American-Scandinavian Foundation Independent Research Award for 	
	completing a series of artist’s books and paintings in Inari, the 
	Sámi cultural center of Northern Finland in June/July and 
	December/January, 2008/2009. 
2007 Johnson State College Distinguished Faculty Award awarded 
	annually to one Johnson State College professor. 
2006 Johnson State College Advisor of the Year Award. 
	President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning from 
	Johnson State College, for continued winter work in the 
	Svalbard Archipeligo.
2005--New Works Award from the Vermont Arts Endowment of 
	The Vermont Community Foundation, to create Top of the World,
	an exhibition of paintings, digital photographs and artist’s 
	books about the northern Arctic. 
2002--Artist Initiated Project Award, Nexus Press, Atlanta 
	Contemporary Art Center,  Atlanta, Georgia.  For production 
	and publication of Space + Time, a circular artist book that 
	documents the passage of time as seen throughout a year from 
	a single location.  
1991 to 1993. Community Arts Grant for the Town of Hardwick, VT, from 
	the Vermont Council on  the Arts, building the Hardwick Art Park 
	with seven other area artists.  The  project includes a 35' Entry 
	Wall, covered with mosaics made from broken  china collected from 
	kitchens all over town.  
1990--Commission of a pair of murals--Tilted Arc and Satellite, 
	for Vermont Technical  College, Randolph Center, Vermont.  
	Installation in a 70' space, using acrylic on  cut-out plywood, 
	with daylight wavelength and blacklight lamps. 
1987--1988--Visual Artists Research Grant from Daniel Smith, Inc., of 
	Seattle, Washington, for  research into the use, permanence and 
	toxicity of oil pastels.  . 
1985--1986--Visual Artists Fellowship Grant in painting from the 
	Vermont Council on the Arts,  
1983--1984--Visual Artists Fellowship Grant in painting from the 
	National Endowment for the Arts,  
1977 and 1975--Fellowship for continued Graduate Study, 
	Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts.  
1969--Exchange Student scholarship from International Fellowship, Inc., 
	in Santiago and  Pirque, Chile.

Advanced Study Grants, from Johnson State College: 	
	2009—to exhibit and create artist’s books and paintings 
		in Kjøllefjord, Norway. 	
	2008—to create summer and winter artist’s books and paintings 
		in Inari,Finland.  	
	2007—to create paintings and artist’s books in Iqaluit, 
		Nunavut, Canada. 	
	2005— to create paintings, and artist’s books in the Svalbard 
		Archipeligo. 	
	2004— to create paintings, drawings and artist’s books in 
    	Kotzebue, Alaska. 	
	2002— To research in contemporary art at Documenta XI, Kassel, 
    	Germany. 	
	2001— for production and publication of Space + Time with 
    	Nexus Press, Atlanta, Georgia. 	
	1997—for research in artist's books and art at Documenta X in 
    	Kassel, Germany. 	
	1994—for continued work and production of two limited edition 
    	artist books. 	
	1989—for continued work on the book, Oil Pastel: Materials and 
		Techniques for Today's Artist, published by 
		Watson-Guptill, New York. 
        
        
        
        
Selected Collections 	

Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York 	
Christoph and Annedore Methfessel, Wuppertal, Germany 	
Bailey-Howe Library, Special Collections, University of 
	Vermont, Burlington, VT 	
Hadda, Akureyri, Iceland 	
Western Carolina University Fine Arts Center, Cullowhee, 
	North Carolina 	
Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida 
Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, Georgia 
Keith Smith, Rochester, New York 
Bertram Cohen, Boston, Massachusetts 	
Vermont Technical College, Randolph, Vermont 	
Fred Rossman and Leslie Abramson, Morrisville, Vermont 	
Robert Chamberlaine, New York, New York 	
William Scott, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 	
Ann and Tom Williams, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 	
Ballard, Spahr, Andrews and Ingersall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 	
Joe McGovern, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 	
Galman & Lepow, Cherry Hill, New Jersey 	
Copley Hospital Birthing Center, Morrisville, Vermont