Leslie Deere Artist

Selected Projects

About Contact details


Originally from Tennessee, I’m a London based sound artist working with a variety of media. My background is in the performing arts as a classically trained dancer. I have a BA Honours degree in Sonic Art and hold a Masters Degree in Communication Art & Design from the Royal College.



MA, Communication Art & Design, Royal College of Art, London

BA Honours, Sonic Arts, Middlesex University, London

Solo Exhibitions

Refraction, Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva
Spring Festival, Kew Gardens, Princess of Wales Conservatory
Nest, Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva

Group Exhibitions

Battle Lines, AirSpace Gallery, Stoke
Direction Artistique, Galerie Magda Danysz, Paris
Pidgog & Monkeyfestos II, Phoenix Gallery, Exeter

EX-FACTORY, Olympus Engineering, Stoke-on-Trent
Liminal Space Residency, Temporary Artists Project TAP, Southend-on-Sea
One Day in the City Festival, University College London / Slade College of Art
Pigdog & Monkeyfestos, curated by Doyle & Mallinson, AirSpace Gallery, Stoke
Sound Thought Festival, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow

Les Paysages sont aussi interieurs, Musee de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris
Pump House Open, Pump House Gallery, London
Live installation with Penny Arcade in NY, The Penthouse, Manchester
Playing the Field, SoundUK Commission - Devon, Cornwall, Rowde
Rare Breeds, Residence Gallery, London

BYOB, Contemporary Video Art Fair, Oxo Tower Bargehouse, London
Beautiful Penis (Tracey Emin, 2002), Galerie Nuke, Paris
Dead Fingers Talk 2012, Curated by Mark Jackson, Galleri Box, Gothenburg, Sweden
Full Rabbit, Shoreditch Town Hall, London
Spring Festival, Kew Gardens, Princess of Wales Conservatory

Gone with the Wind & Resonance Open, Raven Row Gallery, London
Politics of Memory, Curated by Pamela Prado, Metales Pesados, Santiago, Chile
Half Rabbit - Local Whispers 2, Platform China Space A, Beijing
Summer Festival, Kew Gardens, Palm House & Princess of Wales Conservatory
Explum, Murcia, Spain
Made in Goldsmith's, Curating Contemporary Art Dept. & Martin Creed

Alpha-ville Festival - Visionary Cities, Whitechapel Gallery, London
Poesie, Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva
Dragonfly Sound Festival, Sound Fjord, Falkoping, Sweden
Oslo Screen Festival, Norwegian Film Institute
CIR Showcase, Hospital House, London
Technicity, Curated by Paul Ardenne, Fiera Bologna, Italy

Acoustic Images, British Film Institute (BFI), London
Palimpsest, Curated by Dean Kissick, 29 Thurloe Place, London
MiArt, Fiera Milano International Spa
Underground City, Curated by Michaela Freeman, Divus Unit 30, London
Office of Real Time Activity, RCA Curating Contemporary Art Final Show

Exchange Student Group Exhibition, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto
Canal 42, Kings Place, Grand Opening Exhibition
Essence, Beldam Gallery, London
Nuit des 1001 Videos, Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva
Decasia, Guest Curator, Whitechapel Gallery, London
Sonic Arts Expo, The Lighthouse, Brighton
Comfort of Strangers, Future Sonic, Contact Theatre, Manchester


-Sound Thought Publication, University of Glasgow, online journal
-What is an Art Book Vol 2 by Modern Language Experiment, released this winter

Pigdog and Monkeyfestos 2, compiled by Doyle & Mallinson, pg. 12

-Review: B!D!F!W! at The Albany, Franco Milazzo, Londonist, December 17th
-May Special - International Creatives, Marcela Perez, SELF Magazine China, pg. 158

An Artist's Palate, CB, Wired Magazine, March, pg. 55

You Never Thought It Could Happen Prototypes and Concepts, Leslie Deere Prototype, Cent Magazine, Spring / Summer, pg. 49

-Leslie Deere, Auditoria, Exhibition Catalogue, Forward by Rosalba Brana, Director - Palazzo Pino Pascali
-Leslie Deere, mostra a Polignano, Pietro Marino, La Gazzetta Di Bari, Arts & Culture 6th July
-La Puglia di Leslie Deere in scena al museo Pascali, Antonella Marino, La Repubblica, Arts & Culture 5th July

Talks, PA, Performance

-Live sound performance & installation for Reactor Halls, 6th June, Nottingham
-Feature on Stuart Maconie’s Freakier Zone, BBC Radio 6, 15th March
-Sound design and Music Supervision for Huishan Zhang AW15, London Fashion Week

-30 Channel Sound Installation for Thomas Tait show SS15, LFW
-Music Curation, Sound Design for Huishan Zhang SS15, LFW
-Live Sound Art Broadcast between London & California KPPG Live, 16th May
-Artist Talk at SAE, Nashville, 7th March
-AllSaints A/W14, Field Recordings, Collage, Music Curation, NY Fashion Week
-Huishan Zhang A/W14, Music Curation, LFW

-Fractal Meat Live – Apiary Salon, live sound and projection performance, Apiary Studios London, 24th Nov
-Empty Spaces Hidden Narratives w Touch Recs, live sound and projection performance, Peckham Pelican, 9th Nov
-Open Sound Group, live improvisation using aeolian harps & turntables, 23rd Nov
-Commissioned Radio show for Modern Language Experiment as part of the Urban Encounters Festival at Tate Britain, broadcast on Resonance FM, 10th October
-BBC Radio Live Interview for SoundUK Commission, 5th July
-BBC Radio Live Interview for SoundUK Commission, 29th June
-Huishan Zhang A/W 2013 Collection, Sound Design & live, London Fashion Week

-Artist talk Leslie Deere, Music Hackspace, London, 18th October
-Penny Arcade's B!D!F!W! Dancer, Arcola Theatre, Old Vic Tunnels & The Albany

-Rooftop Rainforest, 2 part TV Documentary, Sky 1 HD, April 4-5

-Made in Goldsmiths Recorded Radio Show, Resonance FM, Hosted by Matilda Strange & Anne Duffau, 16th January
-Un Bruit Une Melodie Live Radio Show - Leslie Deere Interview, Resonance FM, Hosted by Anne Duffau & Patrick Furness, 29th September
-Last Friday Shorts, Leslie Deere presents The Earth Eaters, curated by Michaela Freeman, TAP, Southend, 29th October

Office of Real Time Activity, Leslie Deere Real Time Sculpture, Curating Contemporary Art Dept Final Show, Royal College of Art, 28th March


Sound and Music & Music Hackspace Embedded Residency

KULES Residency Artist, Inaugural year
AllSaints Commission

SoundUK Commission

Allen & Overy Commission

Shortlisted for Hospital House Creatives in Residence, Hospital House, London

Kyoto Residency, Royal College of Art & Kyoto City University of Arts
New Music Award, Society for the Promotion of New Music spnm, London

Artist in Residence, Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva


Private collections in Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, England, USA and Japan
Public collections - Explum Collection, Forever Institut