Lesley Asare is an artist, maker and facilitator who makes solo and collaborative work. Her work explores identity, personal histories and the representation of women (specifically, women of colour) in contemporary culture and aims to create the space for self reflection, empowerment and healing.
She generates work through drawing, painting, the creation of abstract self portraits, the exploration of narratives within organic and domestic objects as well as through the design and construction of costumes that can be transformed by the body in space which culminate in performances and installations.
Having graduated from the London College of Fashion with an MA in Costume design in 2012 she has worked with artists such as Mark Storor, Rene Baker, Amanda Monfrooe, Phoebe Davies and The Ahhhness of Things and has presented contemporary work within Artsadmin Toynbee Studios, Lost Theatre, Bush theatre, ]performance s p a c e[, Steakhouse Live, The Hat Factory (Luton), Brixton East Gallery, SPILL Festival’s National Platform (Ipswich) and the Bargehouse, London.
She is one half of the art collective I Shape Beauty,
Costume Design for performance - Masters - London College of Fashion
Sep 2010 - Feb 2012
Costume Design for performance - BA - London College of Fashion
Sep 2007 - Jul 2010
Foundation Diploma in Art & Design - Foundation Diploma - London College of Fashion
Sep 2006 - Jul 2007
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