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1527 Otto Blvd

Chicago Heights

IL 60411

Phone

708 754 2601

Gallery Hours

Wednesday
12-5pm
Thursday
12-5pm
Friday
12-6pm
Saturday
11-4pm
Receptions
6-9pm






 

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Erica Lessie

Cellist and Studio Artist

   

 

Artist Statement 

I am drawn to objects, either natural or man-made, with high contrast in texture or color, and I incorporate this aesthetic into my work. I favor simple geometric shapes and patterns and I am inspired by the jewelry and architecture of the early Art Moderne. My pieces are informed by Aboriginal, Eastern European, Inuit, North African, and South East Asian cultures.

 

While diverse in style and function, all of my creations can be considered objects of personal adornment. When possible I like to incorporate movement into my pieces. I use a variety of material in my work including resin, paper, metal, wood, and fabric.

 

Biography

Studio Artist at Union Street Gallery since March 2010.     

 

Florida State Univerity Doctorial Studies

 

MM 1990 Florida State University

 

BM 1988 Indiana University

 

Music

Cello Instruction

Chamber Music Experience

Orchestral Experience

Teacher Training

Suzuki Cello Certification

Pedagogy Studies with Mimi Zweig t the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Music Together

Teacher Experience

17 years of extensive teaching experience in various institutions and locations in

Chicago, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin