Letitia Quesenberry explores subtlety and obscurity to investigate vision’s ambiguities. Her artistic concerns involve the cultivation of an aesthetic inscrutability, a form of optical veiling that destabilizes perception. To this end, she has worked with drawing, painting, photography, video, text-based installations and light itself. Through formal play of materials, surfaces and technologies, her work frequently considers the many ways in which certainty is elusive and ambiguity is compelling.
Quesenberry has had solo exhibitions at Rockford University; Pieter PASD, Los Angeles and Smack Mellon, Brooklyn. Her work has also been included in exhibitions at 21C Museums, Louisville/ Cincinnati/ Bentonville; Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art; KMAC, Louisville; Pierogi Gallery, New York; Rare Gallery, New York; the Speed Art Museum, Louisville; and the US Ambassador Residence, Stockholm. Her work is included in the collections of the Speed Art Museum and 21C Museum. Large-scale commissions include scenic design for two productions by the Louisville Ballet. Quesenberry is the recipient of the Kentucky Arts Council Al Smith Fellowship (2004), Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship (2008), and Great Meadows Foundation Artists Professional Development Grant (2016 / 2018). She lives and works in Louisville, KY.