Leslie Diuguid graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2009 with a BFA in Printmaking. Currently, she is the Women’s Accessories Manager at Urban Outfitters in Omaha, NE. Her employment and retail background greatly influence her studio work. She enjoys pairing the laborious process of tracing found material with gestural applications of color. She draws inspiration from fringe pop culture sources and the art of process. Leslie’s imagemaking is transgressive and commercial, and she is most recently drawn to the idea of fashion material as readymade art.
In her own words:
Misunderstanding google search results inspire the subject matter of my work. This process is compounded by laying images in Photoshop, and creating outrageous digital sketches. I love doing this and it has fueled my creativity for years. While I still plan on using this process during my studio fellowship, I’d like to focus on exploring new material. I am guilty of hording a random assortment of fabric collected from hand-me-downs, clothing alteration scraps, and impulse purchases at thrift stores. I’d like to use these on large scale panels where projections of digital sketches provide a blue print for me to render images in and out of alternating materials.
For more info on Leslie and to see examples of her work, please visit lesliediuguid.tumblr.com.