Christina Leslie was born in Toronto, ON, Canada where she currently resides. She earned her BFA in 2006 at the OCADU in Toronto and is presently pursuing her MFA at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia USA.
Her photographic works have been featured at the following institutions:
· The National Film Board in Toronto, ON.
· Oakland University in Detroit, MI
· Pier 21 Canada’s National Immigration Museum in Halifax, NS
· Famu in Prague, Czech Republic.
· The historical Gladstone Hotel in Toronto,ON
· The Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON
· The Art Gallery of Windsor in Windsor, ON
· The Glasgow Gallery of Photography in Glasgow, Scotland.
· The Edmonton Radisson Airport Hotel, Edmonton, AL
· RAWartist Showcase: Stellar, Toronto, ON
· Caribbean Art Fair in Mandeville, Jamaica.
In 2010, Christina Leslie was a panelist speaker at the Society of Photographic Education in Philadelphia and 2011, a panelist for the Position as Desired symposium at the Royal Ontario Museum.
Her photographs have been featured in an extensive list of publications; most recently in the UK magazine Murze Issue four.
In 2020, she will have an extensive year of exhibitions throughout Canada, with two solo exhibitions in April one being a part of the Scotiabank Contact Photography festival. Three of her prints from her latest work Morant Bay will be transformed onto billboards as part of Vancouver’s Capture Festival.
Much of her photographic practice revolves around the themes of identity, immigration, issues of marginalization, memory, race and her west- Indian heritage. She often will encompass text and photo-collage in her work and use historical photographic applications to create her pieces.