Painting with Words

The University of Alabama in Hunstville presents Painting with Words, an exhibition of work by Leslie Nichols. 

The Salmon Library Gallery
November 8—November 30, 2018
Closing Reception November 29 from 4:30-6:30 pm

Leslie Nichols uses found and original text to create visual imagery. A recent Artist Enrichment Grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women provided support for Leslie to create large-scale portraits of women working for social change in Kentucky. Her work has been recognized with additional grants from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, AAUW, Women’s Studio Workshop, and the Great Meadows Foundation.

Nichols is well known for her works created on manual typewriters which are featured in Typewriter Art: A Modern Anthology published by Laurence King in 2014 and The Art of Typewriting published by Thames and Hudson in 2015. Leslie earned a BFA in painting from Fontbonne University and she has an MA from Western Kentucky University with a focus in gender and women's studies. Her studio is in Bowling Green, Kentucky.