b. 1994


Leslie Drennan is a sculptor and visual artist from the American South using a materials-first approach. In both her mixed media sculptures, as well as her more narrative 2D works, she explores how the complicated cycle of life, death, and rebirth can be represented through fragile, impermanent object making. She often fuses the fleeting details of her life with the larger story of environmental change happening at a global scale. In response to the shifting relationship humans have to the planet, Drennan creates work that bargains with the future by using found materials, waste products, and environmentally neutral methods. She is currently completing an MFA in sculpture at Georgia State University and was selected by the Welch Foundation at Georgia State to participate in a residency at the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts in Rabun Gap, Georgia in May of 2023. Her work will be included in the upcoming group exhibition Interconnect at Echo Contemporary Gallery in January 2024.