1993 University of Vermont, BA.
1992 Glasgow School of Art
1993 Vermont Studio Center, Artist’s Residency, June
2012 Leslie Baum, The Salon Series at Version Fest, MN
Gallery, Chicago IL
2011 The Eyes Have It, Devening Projects + Editions, Chicago
2011 Axis Mundi, Lula Walls, Chicago, IL
2009 Half light, Half Life, Tony Wight Gallery
2006 The Space Between, Bodybuilder & Sportsman Gallery,
2004 My Mountain, My Molehill, Bodybuilder & Sportsman
Gallery, Chicago, IL
2002 A Daytripper’s Diary, Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, IL
2001 Leslie Baum, New Paintings, Jan Cicero Gallery,
1998 Clonelike, The Better Weinmaraner Gallery, Chicago, IL
1996 Space Invasion & the Heartthrob, The University
Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Selected Group Exhibitions
2012 Artadia Booth, Expo Chicago, curated by Steven Bridges,
2012 Various Small Abstractions, Gallery D, Chicago IL
2011 Drawing Connections, Siena Art Institute, Italy
2009 Divergent Discourse: Leslie Baum and Mark Booth, Elgin
2009 Psst Shhhh, curated by Tim Kinsella, Heaven Gallery ,
2007 Sosabul Art Expo, PyungTeak, Korea
2007 Direct, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago IL
2006 But You Gave Me Flowers, Illinois State University
Galleries, Normal, IL.
2006 Summertime, Judy Saslow Gallery, Chicago.
2006 Land Escape, River East Art Center, Chicago, IL.
2005 Associative Realms, Gregory Lind Gallery, San
2005 Arte Chicago, Barone Odom Galleria, Rome, Italy
2004 Private, CRG Gallery, New York, NY
2003 Summer, Bodybuilder & Sportsman Gallery, Chicago,
2002 Here and Now, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
2001 The Emerging Landscape, The Noyes Cultural Arts Center,
2001 Serendipity, The Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago, IL
2001 Summer Show, The Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, IL
2001 The Big Show, The Dwellingseries, Chicago, IL
2000 Lowdown, The Dwellingseries, Chicago, IL
2000 Grounded, The Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, IL
2012 Artadia Chicago Finalist
2012 Yaddo Residency
2005 Nominated for the Richard H. Driehaus emerging artist
2004 Named “Best Emerging Artist” by Chicago Magazine.
2003 Nominated for the Richard H. Driehaus Individual Artist
2011 "Digital Bits with Real Bite," Chicago
Tribune, June 9.
2011 "Artists of the Week," lvl3tumblr
2009 “Divergent Discourse, Leslie Baum & Mark Booth,”
2009 “Leslie Baum and Jessica Mein at Tony Wight Gallery,”
2007 “Leslie Baum, Bodybuilder & Sportsman Gallery,”
2007 “Windy Apple…Leslie Baum,” Artnet.com, January.
2007 “Leslie Baum,” Flavorpill Chicago, November.
2006 “Still Materialism,” Chicago Tribune, December.
2006 “Five Shows To See…Leslie Baum,” The New City,
2005 New American Paintings, Volume 59.
2005 “Mostracolletiva 01,” Arte49.com, February.
2004 “The Best of Chicago,” Chicago Magazine, August, p.108.
2004 “Art Galleries Review,” Chicago Tribune, September 24.
2004 “Air-kissing booth,” Chicago Journal, September 25.
2003 “Summer Vacation,” The New City, July.
2003 New American Paintings, Volume 47.
2003 “Reviews, Chicago,” Art in America, January.
2002 “Color’s Effects Exposed…Leslie Baum,” Chicago Tribune,
2002 Here and Now Catalogue, October.
2001 “Serendipity,” The New Art Examiner, November.
2001 “Five Shows to See,” The New City, March.
2000 “Prairie Smoke,” Artnet.com, September.
The Art Institute of Chicago