Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship in Fine Arts, 2017
Inducted into the National Academy, class of 2016.
Commission Awarded: MTA windows design for F (Culver) Line Bay Parkway Station. To be installed in 2017.
Africa On My Mind: The Art of Malik Sidibe and Leslie Wayne, Houston Museum of African American Culture, April 28 – July 1, 2017
Work included in If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day: Collections of Claude Simard, Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY, April 22 – September 24, 2017
New York Studio Conversations: Seventeen Women Talk About Art, Edited by Stephanie Buhmann. Published by The Green Box Press, Berlin
Leslie Wayne: Exhibition d’Automne, Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez, September 15, 2015 – March 6, 2016
NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial, Museum of Arts and Design, NYC, Summer, 2014
Vivid Memories, le Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, September 2 – 21, 2014
2012-2013 recipient, Joan Mitchell Foundation Artist Grant
Studio Salon on Alma Thomas, Studio Museum in Harlem, October 27, 2016
Studio Critical, interview with Valerie Brennan, February 4, 2013
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, 2011 traveling exhibition Opening Reception