Free Experience, at Jack Shainman Gallery, Sept. 7 – Oct. 21, 2017

Artist Profile in Women’s Wear Daily, August 29, 2017

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

Commission: visual contribution to catalog for Alma Thomas exhibition at the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College and Studio Museum in Harlem 2016.

New York Studio Conversations: Seventeen Women Talk About Art, Edited by Stephanie Buhmann. Published by The Green Box Press, Berlin

The English Room, Artist Spotlight Series: Leslie Wayne

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

Leslie Wayne -Rags- Jack Shainman Video Interview

Studio Critical, interview with Valerie Brennan, February 4, 2013

Interview with Stephanie Buhmann, 2013

Leslie Wayne: “Gorky’s Granddaughter” Video Interview Jan 2012

Studio Interview for Halsey Institute for Contemporary Art, 2011

Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, 2011 traveling exhibition Opening Reception