Helen Lessick

Structural Expressionism
Los Angeles, California

Helen Lessick is an artist, writer and civic art catalyst.  Working in public art, sculpture, artists’ books and conceptual art, she has been honored with solo museum and gallery exhibitions across the United States. Her public art has been in Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Morgan Hill, California and Nairobi, Kenya. Her temporary artworks have been in California, New York, North Carolina and Oregon and North Ireland, Kenya and France. Her pieces are in the Museum of Modern Art, Getty Research Institute, Sackner Archive for Conceptual and Concrete Poetry, and numerous public, private and academic collections.

Originally from Philadelphia, Helen earned degrees from the University of California Irvine and Reed College. She has been recognized with Pollock Krasner and Bonnie Bronson Fellowships, several Art Matters grants, and was artist in residence at Taliesin West/Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Sculpture Space, Annenberg Community Beach House and Atelier Bordas and Art3, both in France.

Helen contributed the public art chapter in Doug Borwick’s Art for Community Change and essays to Barbara Goldstein’s Public Art 101.  She managed public art collections in Houston, Inglewood, Los Angeles, New York and Seattle and presented at US and Pacific Rim conferences. She resides in Los Angeles.