Artist Bio: Leslie Daly

Leslie Lehr Daly is a sculptor currently living in Loveland, Ohio (a Cincinnati suburb) after years of  living in New Jersey, Georgia, South Carolina, South Africa, back to South Carolina and finally Ohio.  With a BFA in Design from the University of Georgia, Leslie worked for design and architectural firms in South Carolina before marrying and starting a family.

As her children grew older, Leslie looked for new ways to express her creative spirit. Beginning with concrete, she cast organic forms into bird baths which sold locally and retailed nationally.  Looking to expand her knowledge base, Leslie took an Introduction to Steel Sculpture class at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and was hooked!  Three years later, her instructor asked if she'd be interested in sharing studio space at the new Brazee Street Studios in Oakley, where she worked and maintained studio space for three years. While at Brazee, Leslie began her love affair with glass casting through various processes and began to incorporate  cast glass into her steel work, providing additional texture, transparencyand color into her work.

Two years ago Leslie moved her studio back home and took  over the garage for her studio space. She loves working outside, taking breaks to smell the roses, hanging out with Buddy the Wonder Dog,  and working on her tan in between welds. While  ideal for now, one day, she'd love to have a barn style building with rolling garage doors to roll out large scale pieces, a fire place for ambience and heat in the winter, and an outdoor shower stall for rinsing away the metal dust and grunge of the day...

She continues to dream and hopes she never runs out of ideas.... 

Leslie Daly
166 Dogwood Dr
Loveland, OH 45140

Phone: 513.374.2388
Email: lesliedaly57@gmail.com

Curriculum Vitae

Sculpture at the River Market Show 2019
Little Rock, AR

Art at the Mill Exhibition 2019
Greenville, OH

YWCA Sheros Exhibition 2019
Cincinnati, Ohio

Art Comes Alive 2019
Art Design Consultants
Cincinnati, Ohio

Miniatures Exhibit
Brazee Street Gallery
Cincinnati, Ohio

Solo exhibition:"In The Shallows - Nature Abstracted" 2018
Brazee Street Gallery
Cincinnati, Ohio

Sculpture at the River Market 2017
Juried sculpture show
Little  Rock, Arkansas

Guest Artist/Lecturer 2017
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Sculpture Department

"Elemental" 2017
Gallery 708
Cincinnati, OH

Golden Ticket Show 2017
Juried Art Show
Clifton Cultural Arts Center
Cincinnati, OH

Sculpture In The Park 2016
Juried Sculpture Show
Loveland, Colorado

Sculpture at the River Market 2016
Juried sculpture show
Little  Rock, Arkansas

Sculpture in the Park 2015
Juried Sculpture Show
Loveland, Colorado

C-Link/Design Build Exhibit 2015
C-Link Gallery
Cincinnati, Ohio

Sculpture at the River Market 2015
Juried Sculpture Show
Little Rock, Arkansas

Sculpture at the River Market 2015
Grand Prize Winner
Little Rock, Aransas

Sculpture in the Park 2015
Juried Sculpture Show
Loveland, Colorado

Showcase: Female Artists for a cause benefit
Benefits the YWCA
2014

Tripletta
A 2013/2014 traveling art show featuring 46 artists working with 3" x 5" boundary by 1/4" thick in triplicate. Curated by Paige Wideman. Show has traveled to Kentucky and is currently seeking other gallery opportunities.

Sculpture in the Park 2014
Juried Sculpture Show set against the beautiful mountains in Loveland, Colorado.
4th year participant.

Function/Dysfunction at Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio 2013
Function/Dysfunction in concert with the Constella Music festival. October 19, 2013 Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Sculpture in the Park 2013
Sculpture in the Park
Juried sculpture show
Loveland, Colorado
2013

Installation of Safe Passage
Commissioned sculpture Safe Passage, installed in Mason, Ohio, May 2013.

Sculpture in the Park, Loveland, Colorado 2012

Beyond the Veil Exhibit
Works by artists Paul Lehr, Diana Lehr and Leslie Lehr Daly at Gallery Verditas in New Orleans, January 21,2012.

Third Place, Sculpture catagory, Summerfair 2011, Cincinnati, Ohio

Eco Sculpt 2011 Award Winner
EcoSculpt 2011 First Place, Fountain Square, Cincinnati, Ohio. 100% recycled series of sculptures titled "Anemone Anomaly". Please refer to portfolio page for photos.

Sculpture in the Park, Loveland, Colorado
Sculpture in the Park
August 12, 13, 14, 2011
Loveland, Colorado

Representation

  • Mary Williams Fine Arts - Boulder, Colorado

  • Gallery 708 - Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Greenwich House Gallery - Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Hayley Gallery - Columbus, Ohio