2018 Create Change Artist-In-Residence| 2021 Creative Action Fund Awardee
Leslie L. Stancil is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator based in New York. Jimenez graduated with honors from Parsons, The New School.
She has been awarded residencies by The Sugar Hill children’s Museum of art & storytelling, Create Change Fellowship and residency by The Laundromat project and recently, Wassaic Project.
Her work combines drawing, sculpture, installation and it has been mentioned in the New York Times, Manhattan Times, Financial Times and featured on PBS, NYC Arts, CNN en Español en others. Jimenez’s work has been exhibited in museum and galleries nationally and abroad. Including el Museo del Barrio, Elizabeth Dee, Sugar Hill Museum, Cheim & Read, Rush Arts Galleries and more.
2021 Creative Action Fund | The Girl and the Seed
The Girl and the Seed is a short illustrated story about a girl and a seed. In this story which I started creating during the Covid-19 lockdown, the girl finds a seed and embarks on a fascinating journey, exploring notions of kindness, care, patience, curiosity, trust, and surprise. While the girl cares for her seed throughout the seasons, she looks closely as it transforms, witnessing the slow yet fascinating growth process. The girl begins to understand how nature mirrors the growth and developmental process shared by living organisms, including that of human beings.