Leslie Hewitt is an artist living in New York City. With her work in photography and other media, she tries to restructure pieces of American history by inserting people, things, and icons forgotten by the times and gives them new purpose in the present. Hewitt graduated from The Cooper Union’s School of Art in 2000 and went on to earn an MFA from Yale University in 2004. Her work is in the public collection at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, the Yale Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, among others. Hewitt was represented in the Museum of Modern Art’s New Photography 2009, a thematic presentation of significant recent work in photography that examines and expands the conventional definitions of the medium. Hewitt participated in Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence Program in July 2009.