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MUSE

  • Prize
    Gold in Fine Art/Collage, 1st Place winner in Fine Art, Bronze in Fine Art/Collage
  • Photographer
    Leslie Hall Brown

MUSE offers a contemporary twist on the historical relationships
between women referred to as muses and the artists they inspired.
The photographs of the artists and muses were reworked to
enhance a somewhat surreal quality. Each pairing is set against a
background that is either geographically correct and or fits in a
psychological manner. All of the subjects in this historically based
series are from an era in art during which the muse was
considered to be a source of great inspiration. My fascination was
in what the subjects looked like in photographs and the pairing of
the particular muse or muses with each artist. I strive to hint at the
relationships, which were at the core of the muse-artist
arrangement. While each of the pairings became famous and often
romanticized I hope to peel always the veneer and see them side-
by-side as the people they were.

Leslie Hall Brown is a fine art photographer and psychotherapist from the USA. Leslie received the "Prix de la Photographie, Paris" (Px3) 2016 Best New Talent Award and first place from the 2015 (IPA) International Photography Awards in the category of Fine Arts, Self Publish Book. In 2014 she was endowed with the Julia Margaret Cameron Award, was a finalist for the 2014 Clarence John Laughlin Award, and received gold, silver, and bronze medals in the 2014 "Prix de la Photographie, Paris" (Px3). Her work has been published in print magazines and in various online photography magazines. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, in the US, Germany, Mexico, Spain, Thailand, Georgia, England and France.

Awards Leslie Hall Brown is a fine art photographer and psychotherapist from the USA. She grew up in a small town known as the capital of the Cherokee Indian Nation in Oklahoma, surrounded by a rich American Indian culture filled with enchantment. Leslie was endowed with the Julia Margaret Cameron Award in 2014, was a finalist for the 2014 Clarence John Laughlin Award, received gold, silver, and bronze medals in the 2014 "Prix de la Photographie, Paris" (Px3) and received a 1st place in the 2013 International Photography Awards. Her work has been published in print magazines and in various online photography magazines. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, with shows in the US, Germany, Mexico, Spain and Georgia.
Awards

2013 1st Place IPA Fine Arts:Digitally Enhanced

2013 Stellar Art Award California Digital Arts

2011 Honorable mention IPA Fine Art:Collage

1998 1st Place, PhotoSpiva (Juror: Connie Imbodin)

1991 1st Place, East Texas International Photography
Competition (Jurors: Luther Smith & Susan Kae Grant)

1990 9th Place, Photography 90, Abington Art Center
(Juror: Duane Michaels)

1988 Honorable Mention, The Photo Review (Juror: Emmet Gowin)

1988 Best in Show, Photo Expo 88 (Juror: Larry Fink)

1987 1st Place, PhotoSpiva (Juror: Gloria Baker Feinstein)

1987 4th Place, The Photo Review (Juror: Duane Michals)

1986 3rd Place, PhotoSpiva (Juror: Lewis Koch)

1985 2 Honorable Mentions, Quad-State Photography Exhibition
(Juror: Arthur Rothstein)

1982 Honorable Mention, PhotoSpiva (Juror: Olivia Parker)

1982 1st Place, PhotoImages (Jurors: Bob Kolbrener & Luther Smith)

1979 Honorable Mention, PhotoSpiva (Juror: Jean Tucker)

1978 Honorable Mention, PhotoSpiva (Juror: John Sexton)


Solo Exhibitions

1992 George A. Spiva Center for the Arts
Joplin, Missouri

1991 Fotogalerie in der Schwanenburg
Schanenburg, Germany

1989 Fabrik-Foto-Forum
Hamburg, West Germany

1988 The Baker Gallery
Kansas, City, Kansas.

1988 The University of California, Berkley Extension
San Francisco, California


Two Person Exhibitions

1998 Bellas Artes
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

1997 Mayoral Palace
Patzcuaro, Mexico

1997 Biblioteca Publica
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

1985 Jordan Creek Art Gallery
Springfield, Missouri

1983 Springfield Art Museum
Springfield, Missouri

1981 Springfield Library Gallery
Springfield, Missouri

1979 Park Central Art Gallery
Springfield, Missouri


National Juried Exhibitions

2000 PhotoSpiva 2000, Joplin, Missouri
1999 PhotoSpiva 99, Joplin, Missouri
1998 PhotoSpiva 98, Joplin, Missouri
1993 PhotoSpiva 93, Joplin, Missouri
1992 Second Annual Photography Exhibition, Annapolis, Maryland
1992 PhotoNational I, Royal Oak, Michigan
1991 PhotoSpiva 91, Joplin, Missouri
1991 LaGrange National XVI, LaGrange, Georgia
1991 East Texas International Photography Competition, Commerce, TX
1990 Photography 90, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
1989 Dog Days Dog Show, Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington, DC
1989 Photo Review National Photographic Competition, Langhorne, PA
1989 PhotoSpiva 89, Joplin, Missouri
1988 The Print Club, Philadelphia, PA
1988 Photo Metro 6th Annual Contest, San Francisco, CA
1988 PhotoSpiva 88, Joplin, Missouri
1988 The Photo Review, Langhorne, PA
1988 New Landscapes, Society for Contemporary Photography, KC, MO
1988 Current Works 88, Kansas, City, Mo
1988 Photo Expo 88, Jenkintown, PA
1988 1988 US Biennial III, Norman, Oklahoma
1988 Light Exposure 88, Bloomsburg, PA
1987 Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, Kansas
1987 Photo Opportunity Competition, Silver Eye Center, Pittsburg, PA
1987 PhotoSpiva 87, Joplin, Missouri
1987 The Photo Review, Langhorne, PA
1986 PhotoSpiva 86, Joplin, Missouri
1985 PhotoSpiva 85, Joplin, Missouri
1984 PhotoSpiva 84, Joplin, Missouri
1983 PhotoSpiva 83, Joplin, Missouri
1982 PhotoSpiva 82, Joplin, Missouri
1982 PhotoImages 82, Springfield, Illinois
1981 The Finished Print 81, Farmington, Connecticut
1981 Exposure Time V, Harrisonburg, Virginia
1980 American Vision, New York, New York
1980 LaGrange V National, LaGrange, Georgia
1980 The Finished Print 80, Farmington, Connecticut
1979 The Finished Print, Farmington, Connecticut
1979 LaGrange IV National, LaGrange, Georgia
1979 PhotoSpiva 79, Joplin, Missouri
1979 National Juried photography Exhibition, Birmingham, Alabama
1978 PhotoSpiva, Joplin, Missouri
1978 LaGrange III National, LaGrange, Georgia
1977 PhotoSpiva, Joplin, Missouri


Bibliography

1989 Portfolio, PhotoNews, Hamburg, Germany
1989 New Letters (Literary Magazine), Kansas, City, Missouri
1989 Shots Photo Magazine, Danville, Kentucky
1989 Photo Review, Langhorne, PA
1988 Portfolio, Photo Metro, San Francisco, CA
1988 Portfolio, Photo Review, Langhorne, PA
1987 Photo Review, Langhorne, PA
1987 Portfolio, Shots Magazine, Danville, Kentucky


Permanent Collections

Photographic Archives, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri