Bio Leslie Hinton
San Antonio, Tex., artist Leslie Hinton (b.1983), a native of Tennessee, made her mark in Columbia between 2006 – 2009, when she completed an MFA at the University of South Carolina art department. Her MFA thesis exhibition was Luna Tic Tac Toe, a memorable spectacle at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios in Columbia. She holds a BFA from the University of Hawaii in Honolulu.
Hinton creates outrageous and funny, intricate ceramic sculptures and drawings featuring figures and animals, often together, in fantastical situations that have a stream-of-consciousness quality. Since 2005, she has been in more than two dozen exhibitions in North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, California, Hawaii, and Taiwan, where in the spring of 2008 she studied at Tainan National University for the Arts.
Resume Leslie Hinton
2008 Spring Semester Tainan National University for the Arts.
2006- 2009 Master of Fine Arts. University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.
2005 Received BFA from University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
Award and Honors
2009 Graduate Student Studio Award University of South Carolina
2009 Honorable Mention Student Juried Shoe University of South Carolina
2006 Scholarship with tuition deduction. University of South Carolina.
2005 Recognized as outstanding ceramic student award , University of Hawaii.
2013 Conditions of Humans: Leslie Hinton, Bob Trotman & David Yaghjian, if ART Gallery, Columbia, SC
2013 Work shown in Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC
2013 Commission work for collector in Asheville, NC.
2012 Narrative Ceramics, Terminus Building, Atlanta, GA.
2012 Fifth Annual Cup Show: Form and Function, Gulf State College, Panama City, FL.
2012 Cup show, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC.
2011 Creatures of the Night, Mudfire Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2011 Containment, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC
2011 Emerging Ceramic Artists of the Southeast, Blue Spiral Gallery, Asheville, NC
2011 Meyers Gallery, Santa Anna, CA
2010 July Featured Artist, New French Bar, Asheville, NC
2010 Odyssey Residents, Odyssey Gallery, Asheville, NC.
2009 'Luna Tic Tac Toe' Gallery 1808, Columia, SC.
2009 Juried Student Exhibition. Mc Master Gallery. University of South Carolina.
2009 'Compus Five'. Cayce Architecture Firm. Columbia, SC.
2009 'Big Art Show' McMaster. Columbia, SC
2008 'Untitled Show' Bebe Gallery. Atlanta, GA.
2008 'Fragments of Fiction' Dupree Gallery. Columbia, SC.
2008 'Skate and Create' Gallery 80808. Columbia, SC.
2008 'Eye Candy' C-Space. Kaoshung, Taiwan.
2007 ‘Past and Present’. Myrtle Beach, SC.
2007 ‘Four’. Dragonfly Gallery, Columbia, SC.
2007 ‘Art A Must’ Columbia, SC.
2006 ‘One Fourth’ Artist Basement. Columbia, Sc.
2006 Raku Ho’Lolea. Juried Show. Art at Mark’s Garage. Honolulu, HI.
2006 Mercury Lounge. Featured Artist. Honolulu, HI.
2005 Lady Fest. Art At Mark’s Garage. Honolulu, HI.
2005 Ceramic Showcase. University of Hawaii. Honolulu, HI.
2010-2011 Teaching Children's Classes at Odyssey
2010 Assitant for James Tisdale Workshop, Odyssey, Asheville, NC
2010 Summer ‘mini residency’ At the residence of USC Drawing Prof. Sara Schneckloth , Columbia, SC
2010 Workshop Assistant for Steven Forbes- Desoule, Odyssey , Asheville, NC.
2010 Teacher for Arts Camp, Marshall, NC
2010 Assistant for Chris Moses ‘Raku Zoo’ Weaverville, NC.
2010 Assistant for Steven Forbes-Desoule, Weaverville, NC.
2009-2010 Participated in Southern Highlands Craft Fair, civic center, Asheville, NC
2009-2010 Participated in Studio Stroll, River Arts District, Asheville, NC.
2009 Workshop Assistant for Dina Wilde Ramsing, Odyssey, Asheville, NC.
2009 Resident at Odyssey
2009 Teaching begining ceramics University of South Carolina.
2008 Teaching Beginning Ceramics University of South Carolina.
2008 Slide Talk at Tainan National University for the Arts.
2008 Slide Talk and Demonstration at National Taiwan University, Taipei Taiwan.
2008 Slide Talk at The Pottery Workshop, Jingdezschen China.
2007 Teaching Assistant. University of South Carolina.
2007 Summer Workshop for Children. Columbia Museum of Art.
2006 Teaching Assistant.
2006 (Spring) Clay Club President
2006 Southern Pottery teaching position.
2005 Children Art Program. Honolulu Academy of the Arts.