Leslie Thornton

 

Leslie Thornton (b. 1951) is a recognized pioneer of contemporary media aesthetics who is engaged with film, video, photography and installation. Retrospectives have been held at MoMA (New York), FemCine (Santiago), Anthology Film Archives (New York) and at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Her work has been widely exhibited at venues such as Documenta 12 (Kassel); MoMA PS1 (Long Island City); Centre Pompidou (Paris); the Whitney Biennial (New York); Raven Row and Rodeo Gallery (London); the New York Film Festival, Oberhausen, and Rotterdam International Film Festival, among others. Thornton is in the permanent collections of Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Centre Pompidou, MoMA, the Pacific Film Archives, the Walker Art Center and Jeu de paume. Recent exhibitions include Kuenstlerhaus Stuttgart, Secession (Vienna) and Malmö Kunsthalle. Thornton lives and works in New York.

News

current solo exhibition, GROUND, Kunstverein Nürnberg, Germany

Exhibitions

SO MUCH MUCH (2018)

flutter (2019)

Writing & Press

Financial Times

Publications

EVENT (2019)

Please contact the gallery for links to films & videos by the artist

flutter, 2019 installation view Frieze New York 2019

flutter, installation view Frieze New York 2019

flutter, installation view Frieze New York 2019

flutter, 2019 (still)

two-channel HD video, colour, sound, 5m20s

Mutton Fat Jade, 1973

acrylic on canvas, 68.5 x 57.7cm - 26.9 x 22.7 inches

Convair NX-2 Test 165, 2019 (with Thomas Zummer)

graphite, carbon, ink, chalk on rag paper, 55.8 x 76.2cm - 22 x 30 inches

Drawing of a Found Definition of the Uncanny, 1998 (with Thomas Zummer)

colour pencil, pure pigment, graphite, carbon, erasure on Arches 88 paper, 55.8 x 76.2cm - 22 x 30 inches

Anonymous Illustrator, General Electric

Convair NX-2Atomic powered Subsonic Aircraft (WS-125A), c.1960, pencil and watercolour, 47.9 x 91.4cm - 18.8 x 35.9 inches

SO MUCH MUCH, installation view Unit 17

SO MUCH MUCH, installation view Unit 17

Cut From Liquid to Snake, 2018 (still)

HD video, colour, sound, 22m6s

Cut From Liquid to Snake, 2018 (still)

HD video, colour, sound, 22m6s

SO MUCH MUCH, installation view Unit 17

They Were Just People, 2016 (still)

HD video, colour, sound, 10m

They Were Just People, 2016 (still)

HD video, colour, sound, 10m

Peggy and Fred in Hell: The Prologue, 1984 (still)

black and white video, sound, 19m40s

untitled, 1974

acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36cm - 14.1 x 14.1 inches

GROUND, installation view Kunstverein Nürnberg. Photo: Rory Witt

GROUND, installation view Kunstverein Nürnberg. Photo: Rory Witt

GROUND, installation view Kunstverein Nürnberg. Photo: Rory Witt

GROUND, installation view Kunstverein Nürnberg. Photo: Rory Witt

GROUND, installation view Kunstverein Nürnberg. Photo: Rory Witt

GROUND, installation view Kunstverein Nürnberg. Photo: Rory Witt

Peggy and Fred in Hell, 1983-2016, 16mm film transferred into video, b&w and sepia, sound, 92m. Photo: Rory Witt

GROUND, installation view Kunstverein Nürnberg. Photo: Rory Witt

GROUND, installation view Kunstverein Nürnberg. Photo: Rory Witt

Jennifer, Where Are You?, 1981, 16mm film transferred into video, colour, sound, 11m. Photo: Rory Witt