About the Artist

Leslie Tucker Jenison

San Antonio artist Leslie Tucker Jenison is inspired by the textural beauty found in the patterns of natural and man-made environments. Leslie loves the tactile experience of working with cloth and paper.  Using dye, paint, and thread, Leslie creates unique imagery on these surfaces.  The juxtaposition of the macro to microscopic world is a recurring theme in her work. Long fascinated by the historical connection of quilts and the people who make them, she serves on the board of the Alliance for American Quilts. Leslie exhibits internationally in galleries and juried exhibitions. Her work  is held in both corporate and private collections. Leslie teaches a variety of quilt and mixed media workshops. She curates exhibitions and teaches as one half of Dinner At Eight Artists along with Jamie Fingal.

 

 

 

 

Resume

Selected Exhibitions
2015

  • Texas Art Quilts & Modern Masterpieces”, Institute For Texan Cultures, September 5, 2014 – January 11, 2015
  • Personal Apps”, Invitational Exhbition, Road To California, Pasadena CA, January 22-25, 2015.
  • Lone Stars III: A History of Texas Quilts 1986-2011”, Flagstaff Arts Center, Flagstaff AZ, April 20-July 10 of 2015

2014

  • Four Artists Invitational”, Wheeling Artisan Center, Wheeling, WV, January 14-31,2014.
  • She’s Got Issues”, invitational mixed media, San Antonio TX, July 1-31, 2014.
  • Reflections”, International Quilt Festival, Houston TX, October 30-November 2, 2014.
  • What’s For Dinner?”, International Quilt Festival, Houston TX, October 30-November 2, 2014.
  • Texas Art Quilts & Modern Masterpieces”, Institute For Texan Cultures, September 5, 2014 – January 11, 2015

2013

  • An Exquisite Moment”, International Quilt Festival Long Beach, August 1-4, 2013. International Quilt Festival Houston, October 30-November 3, 2013.
  • Quilts:  A World of Beauty”, International Quilt Festival Houston, October 30-November 3, 2013.
  • What’s For Dinner?”, International Quilt Festival Houston, October 30-November 3, 2013.
  • Modern Quilt Showcase”, International Quilt Festival Houston, October 30-November 3, 2013.

2012

  • SAQA Creative Force 2010”, Chunghie Lee, juror.
  • Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings MT, March 22-June 10, 2012
  • The Power Suit”,  Morin Gallery, The Arts Center, Orange, Virginia, June 7-July20, 2012.
  • Rituals”, International Quilt Festival, Long Beach CA, July 26-29,2012.
    International Quilt Festival, October 31-November 4, 2012.
  • Tactile Architecture”, International Quilt Festival Cincinnati, April 11-13, 2012.
    International Quilt Festival, Long Beach CA, July 26-29, 2012.
  • Lone Stars III: A History of Texas Quilts 1986-2011”, International Spring Quilt Festival, Cincinnati OH, April 11-13, 2012.
    International Quilt Festival, Long Beach CA, July 26-29, 2012.
  • Off The Hangar: Form & Surface”, View Art Center, Old Forge, NY, October 12-December 2, 2012.
  • Quilts:  A World of Beauty”, First Place Winner, International Quilt Festival, Houston TX, October 31-November 4, 2012.

2011

  • SAQA Professional Artist Members online mini-gallery”, February, 2011,
    Lynne Krawczyk, curator.
  • The Art In Fiber”, Copper Shade Tree Gallery,  Round Top TX,
    February 3-March 15, 2011.
  • Dallas Quilt Celebration”, Dallas Market Hall, March 11-13, 2011.
    Dallas Texas. (Group entry).
  • SAQA Creative Force 2010”, Chunghie Lee, juror.
    International Spring Quilt Festival, Cincinnati OH April 6-10, 2011.
    International Quilt Festival, Long Beach CA, July 29-31, 2011.
    Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus OH, September 11-October 31, 2011.
  • The Eye of the Quilter”, International Spring Quilt Festival, Cincinnati OH, April 6-10, 2011.
    International Quilt Festival Long Beach, Long Beach CA, July 29-31, 2011.
  • The Space Between”, curator’s piece, co-curated with Jamie Fingal, Dinner @ Eight Artists
    International Quilt Festival, Long Beach CA, July 29-31, 2011.
    International Quilt Festival, Houston TX, November 3-6, 2011.
  • Fiber Artists of San Antonio juried exhibition, Gallery Nord, San Antonio TX, October 3-28, 2011.
  • Tactile Architecture”, International Quilt Festival, Houston TX, November 3-6, 2011.
  • Quilts:  A World of Beauty”, Group Quilt entry, Houston TX, November 3-6, 2011.
  • The Eye of The Quilter”, juried photography exhibition, Houston TX, November 3-6, 2011
  • Lone Stars III:  A History of Texas Quilts 1986-2011”, Debut exhibition, Texas Quilt Museum, La Grange TX, November 13, 2011-January 31, 2012.

2010

  • Form, Not Function: Quilt Art At The Carnegie”, Carnegie Center for Art & History,
    New Albany, IN, January 8-March 6, 2010.
  • The Art In Fiber”, Liz Axford, juror, Copper Shade Tree Gallery, Round Top TX,
    February 3-March 15, 2010.
  • Fiber:  A Closer Look”, juried exhibition, San Antonio Visual Artist’s Gallery, San Antonio TX, May 3-29, 2010.
  • Quiltart Quincenero:  Celebrating Fifteen Years of Contemporary Quilting on the Web”,
    http://www.quiltart.com/15/, opening June 2010 on the website gallery.
  • Hidden Gems”, SAQA online mini-exhibition, Carol Ann Waugh, guest curator.  August 2010.
  • Fiber Artists of San Antonio, juried exhibition, Maggie Weiss, juror.  10/13-11/5/10, Gallery Nord, San Antonio TX.
  • SAQA Creative Force 2010”, Chunghie Lee, juror, International Quilt Festival, Houston TX, November 4-7, 2010.
  • Quilts:  A World of Beauty”, Individual & Group quilt entries, International Quilt Festival, Houston TX, November 4-7, 2010.
  • The Eye Of The Quilter”, juried photography exhibit.
    International Quilt Festival, Houston TX, 11/2/10-11/7/10.

2009

  • It’s Not A Quilt…or is it?”, invitational exhibition, Copper Shade Tree Gallery,
    Round Top TX, February 6-March 6, 2009
  • Ties That Bind:  3 Women & Their Art”, Warehouse 414, Topeka KS, April 2009.
  • Fiber Artspace Gallery, Blue Star Contemporary Art Complex, mixed-media & quilts,
    March-August, 2009.
  • Edges”, invitational special exhibition, Long Beach Quilt Festival, July 23-27, 2009,
    Long Beach CA.; Houston International Quilt Festival, October 15-18, 2009.
  • Celebrating Our Creative Spirit”, Texas Federation of Fiber Artists juried exhibition,
    Houston Center For Contemporary Craft, October 3-December 24, 2009, Tim Harding, juror.
  • Quilts: A World of Beauty”, Group quilt, International Quilt Festival, October 15-18, 2009.
  • The Eye Of The Quilter”, juried photography exhibit.
    International Quilt Festival, 10/15-10/18/09.
    Spring Quilt Festival, Chicago, April 13-16, 2009.
    Quilt Festival Long Beach, 7/23-7/27/09.
  • Architexture”: SAQA online mini-exhibition, Ann Anastasio, guest curator. November 2009 through January 2010.

2008

  • Focus on Fiber:  Texas Federation of Fiber Artists Juried Exhibition, Teacher’s Choice
    Plano Community Art Center, Plano TX, February 1-29, 2008.
  • Altered Images, Kansas Art Quilters exhibition, Dane G Hansen Memorial Museum,
    Logan KS, January 4 through February 28, 2008.
    Eldorado KS, November 2008.
  • Long Beach Quilt Festival, Special Exhbition:  Winning Quilts,
    Long Beach, CA, July 25-27, 2008
    Prairie Museum of Art & History, Colby KS August 16-October 16, 2008.
    Coutts Museum of Art, Eldorado KS, October & November 2008.
  • Quilts:  A World of Beauty, Group Quilt, 2 individual entries,
    International Quilt Festival, Houston TX, 10/30-11/2 2008.
  • A Page From My Book:  Journal Quilts II:  2008 Juried Exhibition,
    International Quilt Festival, Houston TX, 10//30-11/2, 2008.

2007

  • Quilts:  A World of Beauty, Group Quilt, 2nd Place
    International Quilt Festival, Houston TX, October 31-November 4 2007
  • A Page From My Book:  Journal Quilts 2007
    International Quilt Festival, Houston TX 10/31-11/4 2007
  • A Page From My Book:  Journal Quilt Project Invitational Retrospective
    International Quilt Festival, Houston TX 10/31-11/4 2007
  • Fiber Artists of San Antonio Annual Juried Exhibition, Gallery Nord,
    San Antonio TX, October 4-29 2007
  • Postscripts:   A 3-woman invitational mixed media exhbition, Justin’s deli,
    San Antonio TX, September 4-30, 2007
  • Altered Images, Kansas Art Quilters exhbition, Irene B. French Gallery,
    Merriam Arts Center,
    Merriam KS, 5/30-6/30, 2007
    LPL Gallery, 707 Vermont, Lawrence KS, July 1-31, 2007
    Unity Gallery, 900 Madeline, Lawrence KS,  September 22 – October 27, 2007
  • Altered Quilts:  An Artists’ Collaboration, Kansas Art Quilters, Merriam Arts Center,
    Merriam KS, June 2-30, 2007
    LPL Gallery, 707 Vermont, Lawrence KS, July 1-31, 2007
    Unity Gallery, 900 Madeline, Lawrence KS,  September 22 – October 27, 2007
  • Covers Blown!, juried exhbition of the Kansas Art Quilters, Sabatini Gallery,
    Topeka KS, 5/25-6/30 2007
  • Dallas Quilt Show, Dallas, TX, March, 2007, Honorable Mention
  • Quilter’s Heritage Celebration, 3rd Place, Group Category, Pennsylvania,

2006

  • Quilting Arts Magazine Invitational Exhibit,
    International Quilt Festival, Houston TX 10/31-11/5 2006
  • Quilts:  A World of Beauty, Group Quilt, 3rd Place
    International Quilt Festival, Houston TX, 10/31-11/5 2006
  • Kansas Art Quilters Annual Exhibition
    Lawrence Public Library, July 1-31, 2006
  • Scratching the Surface:  Federation of Fiber Artists Juried Exhibition, First Place
    Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio TX, Janary 18-March 12, 2006
  • Quiltart at 10-juried exhibition
    Spring Quilt Festival, Chicago IL 2006
    Quilt Expo, Lyon France, June, 2006
    Lowell Quilt Festival, Lowell MA, August 4-6, 2006
  • A Page From My Book:  Journal Quilts 2005
    Spring Quilt Festival, Chicago IL 2006
    Spring International Quilt Market, Minneapolis MN 2006
    Quilt Expo, Lyon France, June 2006
    Lowell Quilt Festival, August 4-6, 2006
  • Fiber Art For A Cause
    (Exhibition & sale to benefit the American Cancer Society)
    Spring Quilt Festival, Chicago IL, April, 2006
    International Quilt Festival, Houston, November, 2006

2005

  • Casting Threads Upon the Water-juried exhibition, Best of Show.
    Sponsored by the Fiber Artists of San Antonio & The Witte Museum Betty
    Coates Textile Gallery, San Antonio TX, November 8, 2004-March 3, 2005
  • I Remember Mama – juried exhibition
    Spring Quilt Festival, Chicago IL
  • Word & Image-invitational mixed media exhibition
    ArteReyes Contemporary Art, Keller-Rihn Studio, Blue Star Art Complex
    May 6, 2005-May 31, 2005.
  • Midpoint-juried exhibition of the Kansas Art Quilters, Merriam Arts Center,
    Merriam KS, June 2-30, 2005
  • Quiltart at 10-juried exhibition
    International Quilt Festival, Houston TX October 2005
  • A Page From My Book:  Journal Quilts 2005
    International Quilt Festival, Houston TX October 2005
  • FiberArt For A Cause
    Online exhibition & sale to benefit the Amercian Cancer Society
    Exhibition & sale to benefit ACS at the International Quilt Festival, Houston TX, 10/05
  • Fiber Artists of San Antonio juried exhibition,
    Bihl House, San Antonio TX, 11/05-12/05.

2004

  • Beyond Our Fingertips:  New Works in Fiber-juried exhibition
    Arts Alliance of Clear Lake, Clear Lake, TX, February 5-27.
    Slater Mill Historic Site, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, May 31-August 31.
  • A Page From My Book:  Journal Quilts 2003
    Spring International Quilt Festival, Chicago, IL, March 26-28.
    Quilt Expo IX, Den Haag, Netherlands, April 29-May 2.
  • I Remember Mama-juried exhibition
    Spring International Quilt Festival, Chicago, IL, March 26-28.
    Quilt Expo IX, Den Haag, Netherlands, April 29-May 2.
  • In Full Bloom-juried exhibition
    Spring International Quilt Festival, Chicago, IL March 26-28.
    Quilt Expo IX, Den Haag, Netherlands, April 29-May 2.
    International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX, November 3-7.
  • Student and Faculty Mixed Media Exhibition-juried exhibition
    Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio TX, April 12-June 13.
  • Selections from Beyond Our Fingertips-juried exhibition
    Travis Tower Fiber Show, Bellaire, Texas, October 5-December 31.
  • A Page From My Book:  Journal Quilts 2004
    International Quilt Festival, Houston TX, November 3-7.
  • I Remember Mama-juried exhibition
    International Quilt Festival, Houston TX, November 3-7.
  • Dias de los Muertos-online exhibition with Quiltart.net
    website exhibition opens on September 6.
  • Casting Threads Upon the Water-juried exhibition, Best of Show,
    sponsored by the Fiber Artists of San Antonio and the Witte Museum
    Betty Coates Textile Gallery, Witte Museum, San Antonio TX, November 7, 2004-February 27, 2005.

2003

  • Deep In The Heart-Greater San Antonio Quilt Show 2003
    2nd place, mixed technique, “What Bugs Me The Most”.
  • I Remember Mama-juried exhibition
    International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX, November 2-6.
  • A Page From My Book:  Journal Pages 2003
    International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX, November 2-6.
  • A Page From My Book:  Journal Quilts 2002
    Spring International Quilt Festival, Chicago, IL.

2002

  • A Page From My Book:  Journal Quilts 2002
    International Quilt Festival, Houston TX, November