Printmaker, Portland, OR
“I’ve always been equally fascinated and repulsed by the idea of dissection. I feel like there is something extremely intimate about it—like exposing a deep secret as the layers of armored skin are peeled away. I express this intimacy in my prints, each abstracted self-portrait getting closer and closer to revealing what’s underneath.”
Leslie Dorcus is a printmaker based in Portland, Oregon. They received their BFA in printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and they have exhibited solo shows at Holocene and Flight64 Studio in Portland, as well as Gowanus Print Lab in Brooklyn and the Woods-Gerry Gallery at RISD. They are currently a member of Flight 64, a community print studio on Alberta Street.