Leslie Wilson Photography
Leslie Wilson is a Curatorial Fellow at the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago through January 2021, and Assistant Professor of Art History at Purchase College, SUNY. International in scope, her research focuses on the global history of photography, modern and contemporary arts of Africa and the African diaspora, and modern and contemporary American art. Her current book project charts the development and popularization of color photography in South Africa, from its inception in the early twentieth century to contemporary practice. She has held curatorial internships at the Art Institute of Chicago, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, and the St. Louis Art Museum and contributed writing to publications including Manual, FOAM Magazine, African Arts, caa.reviews. From 2015 – 2017, she held a predoctoral fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts. She received a PhD in Art History from the University of Chicago and holds a BA in International Relations from Wellesley College.