1993 University of Vermont, BA.
1992 Glasgow School of Art

Solo Exhibitions

2018 blues, greens and YELLOW, Lula Walls, Chicago, IL
2018 night brings day/day brings night, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL.
2017 Here Comes the Rainbow, Cleve Carney Gallery at the College of Dupage, IL
2016 Excuse Me If I Get To Deep, Geary Contemporary, NYC
2016 mountain and SEA, SXU Gallery, St. Xavier University, Chicago, IL
2016 MOUNTAIN and sea, 4th Ward Project Space, Chicago, IL
2015 Co-conspirators and the Possibilities of Painting in a Parallel Universe, Hap Gallery, Portland OR
2015 Drunken Geometry, a collaborative project with Allison Wade, Devening Projects + Editions, Chicago IL
2015 Unstuck TIme: A Small Stage for Unstuck Minds, Clutch Gallery, Chicago IL
2014 Souvenirs from Wonderland, Hiestand Gallery, Miami University of Ohio, Oxford, OH
2013 Heart on my Sleeve, Terrain Exhibitions, Oak Park, IL
2012 Leslie Baum, The Salon Series at Version Fest, MN Gallery, Chicago IL
2011 The Eyes Have It, Devening Projects + Editions, Chicago IL
2011 Axis Mundi, Lula Walls, Chicago, IL
2009 Half light, Half Life, Tony Wight Gallery
2006 The Space Between, Bodybuilder & Sportsman Gallery, Chicago, IL.
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, Chicago, IL
1998 Clonelike, The Better Weinmaraner Gallery, Chicago, IL

Group Exhibitions

2019 Fuzzy Transpositions, curated by Jesse Malmed, MONACO, St. Louis, MO

2019 Pome, curated by Jesse Malmed, Seattle Freezer, Seattle, WA

2019 With a Capital P: Selections by Six Painters, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL

2019 Cloud Nine, LVL3 Gallery, Chicago IL

2019 Rebuilding the Present, Weinberg Newton Gallery, Chicago IL

2019 My Informal Printmaking residency with Stan Shellaburger, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

2018 Human Touch, Left Field Gallery, Jonathan Apgar, Leslie Baum, Rema Ghuloum, and Scott Wolniak, Los Osos CA

2018 Local Comfort, LVL3 Gallery, Chicago, IL

2018 Regarding the Unknown, Leslie Baum and Brain Kapernakas, Yellow Door Gallery, Des Moines, IA

2018 Inquiry 01: Chicago Jewish Artists Fellowship Exhibition, Spertus Institute, Chicago, IL.

2018 Pushing Up Daisies, curated by Ruslana Lichtzier and Ryan Coffey, Peana, Monterray, Mexico.

2018 Waterworld, curated by Holly and Zachary Cahill, Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL.
2017 Un:Function, curated by Tracy Featherstone, the Weston Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2017 Dangerous Professors, curated by Ruslana Lichtzier and Ryan Coffey, Triumph Gallery, Chicago IL
2017 Good Vibrations, Circle Contemporary Gallery, Chicago IL
2016 EXPO Chicago, Geary Contemporary, NYC
2016 Ohne Titel, 65Grand, Chicago IL
2016 The Annual, CAC, Chicago, IL
2016 Known Unknowns: Painting in Chicago, Cleve Carney Gallery, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
2016 New American Paintings, Elmhurst Museum of Art, Elmhurst, IL
2015 Expo Chicago, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago IL
2015 Appropinquation, Carrie Secrist Gallery, curated by Britton Bertran, Chicago IL
2015 Making Strategies, Geary Contemporary, curated by Andy Hall, NYC, NY
2015 Making an Entrance, Robert Blumenthal Gallery, curated by Vincent Uribe, NYC, NY
2015 Ducks LA, curated by Ryan Travis Christian, Minotaur Projects, Los Angeles, LA
2015 Driveway, Driveway 327 curated by Troy Curtis Kreiner, Venice CA
2015 Material Fair: Leslie Baum and Liz Nielsen, LVL3, Mexico City, Mexico
2014 Rocket Run, Abstraction from Chicago, Curated by Alexander Herzog, Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE
2014 Chromatic Consortium, The Franklin, Chicago IL
2013 Wheelhouse: Animations by Amy Sillman, Allison Schulnik, Melissa Oresky/Zak Boerger, Kate Nartker and Leslie Baum/Frederick Wells, Devening Projects + Editions, Chicago IL
2013  My Crippled Friend, curated by Michael Goodson, CCAD, Columbus, OH
2013  Leslie Baum, Stacy Fisher, and Matt Miller, BravinLee programs, NYC 
2013  Fragment: Sampling the Modern, curated by Staci Boris, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst IL
2013 The Drawer’s Drawing, curated by Carrie Gundersdorf and Eric Lebofsky, Julius Caesar Gallery, Chicago IL
2013 Post Hope: Leslie Baum & Kokoska, LVL3, Chicago IL
2012 Artadia Booth, Expo Chicago, curated by Steven Bridges, Chicago IL
2012 Various Small Abstractions, Gallery D, Chicago IL
2011 Drawing Connections, Siena Art Institute, Italy
2009 Divergent Discourse: Leslie Baum and Mark Booth, Elgin Community   College
2009 Psst Shhhh, curated by Tim Kinsella, Heaven Gallery, Chicago IL
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 Francisco, CA
2005 Arte Chicago, Barone Odom Galleria, Rome, Italy
2004 Private, CRG Gallery, New York, NY
2003 Summer, Bodybuilder & Sportsman Gallery, Chicago, IL
2002 Here and Now, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
2001 The Emerging Landscape, The Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston, IL
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 Award
2004 Named “Best Emerging Artist” by Chicago Magazine.
2003 Nominated for the Richard H. Driehaus Individual Artist Award
1993 Vermont Studio Center, Artist’s Residency, June
Selected Publications
2017 "At Triumph Gallery, More Than 150 artists counteract a GOP Watch list," by Kate Siezputowski, The Chicago Reader, May
2016 "Excuse Me If I Get Too Deep," exhibition catalogue, November
2016 "Known Unknowns," exhibition catalogue, June
2016 "Artist Invites Audience to Walk All Over Her Work at Saint Xavier," by Howard Ludwig, dnainfo Chicago, February
2016 "Leslie Baum: MOUNTAIN and sea @ 4th Ward Project Space," by Zach Blumfeld, February
2015 “I Love What You Have Done With This Room,” by Patrick Collier, Oregon Artswatch, September.
2015 "Escape, Release, and Return," by Sarah Sgro, Guernicamag.com, April
2015 "Review: Drunken Geometry/ Devenging Projects + Editions," Newcity, by Alan Pocaro, February
2015  "Drunken Geometry//devening Projects + Editons," The Seen: Chicago's,  Online International Journal of Contemporary & Modern Art, by Ruslana Litchtzier, March
2014 “Weekend Studio Visit: Leslie Baum in Logan Square, Chicago,”Hyperallergic, NYC by John Yau.
2014 “Leslie Baum’s Hydradic Appetite,” Inside/Within
2014  "Chromatic Consortium Vibrant" Bad At Sports, Edition #29 by Dana Bassett
2013 "My Crippled Friend," artforum.com, December
2013  “Building Blocks: Leslie Baum, Stacy Fisher, and Matt Miller,” NY Arts Magazine, September 10.
2013 “The Top 13 Art Shows,” Surface Magazine, July/August
2013  “Post Hope,” SFAQonline, February 5
2013  “Eye Exam: Friends Curating Friends,” Newcity, February 5
2012 “Global Art Exhibition Could Paint City Differently,” Chicago Tribune, November 14
2011 "Digital Bits with Real Bite," Chicago Tribune, June 9
2011 "Artists of the Week," lvl3tumblr
2009 “Divergent Discourse, Leslie Baum & Mark Booth,” Exhibition Catalogue
2009 “Leslie Baum and Jessica Mein at Tony Wight Gallery,” Saatchi-gallery.com
2007 “Leslie Baum, Bodybuilder & Sportsman Gallery,” Artforum, January
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, December
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, October
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
Museum Collections
Art Institute of Chicago
Elmhurst Art Museum