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Artists Statement

I create artworks that express my experiences of universal themes: love, loss, beauty, death and creation. I find inspiration in the patterns found in nature, including the human form. It is my intention to evoke the physical and spiritual human experience. I am drawn to both photography and ceramics as my primary mediums. Photography satisfies a need for immediacy in capturing a moment. Ceramics, through clay's tactile, hands-on nature, brings me closest to my creative source. Light is also a major focus of my work. When I add light to my sculptures, new dimensions and unexpected elements come into play. I am interested in pushing the boundaries between craft, functionality, and fine art. My intention and ultimate purpose is to create art that is both personally unique and universally accessible.


Leslie Jay Bosch is classically trained in Fine Art and has years of professional photography experience. Leslie Jay's art identity started in 4th grade when awarded Gifted Art Student Status by the Los Angeles Unified School District. She then received a Scholarship to the Ryman Arts Program at the University of Southern California in high school. Leslie Jay has a BFA from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena CA, where her focus was painting, sculpture, and environmental design. Her interest in photography began as a way to document her ephemeral art installations. She has 15 years experience as a professional landscape architecture photographer. She has also continued her fine art practice in ceramics at Santa Monica College, Pasadena City College, various private ceramic studios, and at The Mosaic Tile House, Venice CA. 

She is currently working as a freelance photographer in the Boise, ID area while actively involved in both the Treasure Valley Artist Alliance as a member and the Nampa Art Collective as a board member. She serves as a juror and participating artist in The Nampa Art Collective's quarterly art exhibitions at the Nampa Civic Center.

Her work has been published in various magazines including Western Interiors & Design, Garden Design, and Celebrated Living. It has also appeared in newspapers such as The Idaho Press Tribune,The Argonaut, The Santa Monica Mirror, and the Los Angeles Times.


  • Bachelor of Fine Art, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA 2001
  • Ceramic Studies, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA 2010-2011
  • Ceramics Apprenticeship with Cheri Pann, Mosaic Tile House, Venice, CA 2002-2007
  • Ceramic Studies, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA 2002
  • ​Certificate of Completion, Herbert Ryman Scholarship Art Program, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 1996
  • High School Diploma with Honors in Advanced Placement Art, Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks, CA 1996
  • LAUSD Gifted Arts Program, Wonderland Elementary, Los Angeles, CA 1986




  • Alexa Rose Foundation Artist Grant Recipient, Boise, ID - 2018



Group Art Shows

  • After Dark : A Duality, Nampa Civic Center, Winter 2019
  • #NoFilter, Nampa Civic Center, Fall 2018
  • agri-CULTURE Influenced by the Land, Nampa Civic Center, Summer 2018 
  • Boise Weekly Review 
  • Nampa Chapter of Treasure Valley Artist's Alliance booth, Nampa Festival of the Arts, August 2018 
  • Let's Face It, a Portrait Show, Nampa Civic Center, Spring 2018  
  • Together In The Dark, Online Exhibition
  • Together In The Dark, Nampa, Nampa Civic Center, Winter 2017/2018
  • Together In The Dark, Boise, Gem Center For The Arts, Winter 2017/2018
  • Everything Changes, Nampa Civic Center, Fall 2017
  • Door To My Art, Nampa Art Collective booth at Habitat for Humanity Pumpkin Launch, 2017
  • Festival of the Arts, Nampa Art Collective booth, Nampa, 2017
  • Heat, Nampa Civic Center, 2017
  • The Artist's Muse, Nampa Civic Center, 2017
  • Door To My Art, Nampa Art Collective at Long Branch, 2016
  • Little Things Group Art Show, Tree People, Los Angeles, 2011
  • Selected Senior Student Work, Santa Monica College Art Department Display Case, 2011
  • Ceramic Department Student Show, Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, 2011
  • Macro-Photography, Blair Graphics lobby, Santa Monica, 2009-2010
  • Ryman Arts Alumni Show, Gale's Pasadena 2009
  • Landscape Photography, In The Garden Gallery, Santa Monica, 2007
  • Contemporary Art Market, ​One Colorado, Pasadena, bi-annual 2005-2008
  • ​An Affair of the Art, Ryman Arts Alumni Show, Sklar Residence, 2006
  • Art Party, Create: Fixate, Downtown Los Angeles, 2002