Lesley Dill (b. 1950) is known for combining language with the human form in a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking and performance art. When creating her work, Dill draws from both her travels abroad and her profound interest in spirituality and the world’s faith traditions. She has been inspired and influenced by poets such as Emily Dickinson, Franz Kafka and Salvador Espriu and their words often find physical form within Dill’s work, taking their shape in cast bronze, handmade paper and draped fabric.
Dill’s work has been exhibited in solo shows both nationally and internationally. Her work is included in numerous permanent collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Chicago Art Institute and the Library of Congress. Her awards include a sculpture fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.