School of Visual & Performing Arts

Department of Art

Leslie Cober-Gentry

Faculty Artist Lecture

Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 11:30 am 

Visual & Performing Arts Center, room 144
WCSU, Westside Campus

Free & Open to the Public
Limited Seating Available

Leslie Cober-Gentry was born in New York City and grew up in a creative environment. She was surrounded by many artist friends of her father, Alan E. Cober, a renowned Hall of Fame Illustrator. By a young age, Leslie discovered her passion in illustration, and at age 15, completed her first assignment for the New York Times Op Ed page. She received her BFA from Syracuse University and continued to create professionally for magazines, newspapers, corporations, and advertising agencies. Her numerous clients have included: Washington Post, Forbes, New York Post, Wall Street Journal, Sony Records, Sesame Street, Disney, National Geographic, Strathmore Paper, Hallmark Cards, and Nike, to name only a few.

In 2011, Leslie received her MFA in Illustration from the University of Hartford. She has been teaching at WCSU in the graduate illustration program since 2015, and also teaches illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. A recipient of numerous awards, she has been honored by The Society of Publication Designers, Print’s Regional Design Annual, Vision Awards Annual Report Competitions, and Graphic Design USA. She serves on the Executive Board of the Society of Illustrators, NYC and the Board of Directors as Event Chair. She also serves on the Board of Directors at the Fairfield Theatre Company in Fairfield, CT.

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