Leslie Boyd (she/her or they/them) is an artist, educator and activist, born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. She studied Metalsmithing + Jewelry at Pratt Institute (BFA) and the Rhode Island School of Design (MFA). Leslie has exhibited throughout the US and in venues abroad such as the super+Centercourt Gallery in Munich, Germany and at Object Rotterdam in Holland. Boyd lives in Denver, CO where they are an Assistant Professor of Art at the Metropolitan State University of Denver.
In 2018 Leslie established the database Making Progress: Resources for Social Justice in Craft to assist craft students and educators in reflecting on how their research and practice can be inclusive and represent a more diverse range of voices and work.
Leslie is also a founding member of the JV Collective, a national group of jewelry artists based in South Philadelphia.