Leslie Rice

Lives and works in Sydney

Artist's CV

Represented by nanda\hobbs

I was a professional tattooer for more than 10 years before attending Art school and realising everything I loved was awful.

Completing his BFA with Honours at the national Art School in 2006, Leslie Rice began to make paintings that exploited, mocked and critically examined his own questionable taste. Winning the Doug Moran National Portrait prize in 2007 (and again in 2012), he was featured in a smattering of group shows, prizes and solo shows over the next ten years. As an actor, Rice has appeared in several feature films and nationally syndicated television programs and has contributed regularly as a presenter on ABC’s arts program, The Mix. Rice has taught students studying across all levels at the National Art School since 2008. He is currently a member of the NAS Academic board and is currently studying his Doctorate.

\ Artworks

8 Seconds, Portrait of Warwick Thorton

2021 \ Acrylic on velvet \ 220.5 x 160cm framed

Bacchanal (a luncheon on the grass)

2021 \ Acrylic on velvet \ 120.5 x 150.5cm framed


2021 \ Acrylic on velvet \ 120 x 94.5cm framed

Can't get santa muerte (out of my head)

2021 \ Acrylic on velvet \ 130.5 x 105cm framed

I'm with stupid (the aRTIST's Hand)

2021 \ Acrylic on velvet \ 32 x 37.5cm


Isabel de flores, st rose of lime

2021 \ acrylic on velvet \ 78.5 x 64cm framed

Self Portrait, Exercising Patience

2021 \ Acrylic on velvet \ 227 x 166cm


Servitude (Doopity-do what you Must)

2021 \ Acrylic on velvet \ 78.5 x 64cm


The heroic deeds of brave St. George, Great Matyr

2021 \ Acrylic on velvet \ 150.5 x 120.5cm framed

the Rest of St.John, Baptist

2021 \ Acrylic on velvet \ 130.5 x 105cm framed

\ News


Eight N\H artists selected in the 2022 Archibald, Wynne and Sulman prizes

6 May 2022

We're thrilled to have eight artists represented this year with ten artworks selected across the three prizes—Jonathan Dalton, Blak Douglas, Kim Leutwyler, Mathew Lynn, James Powditch and Caroline Zilinksky, Lesley Rice and Paul Ryan.

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\ Exhibitions featuring Leslie Rice

Leslie Rice

Disco/iNFERNO (Redux)

21 October — 30 October 2021


Group Exhibition

14 August — 28 August 2021

Leslie Rice


22 June — 10 July 2021

Contact Us

to find out more about Leslie Rice.

12 - 14 Meagher Street Chippendale, NSW 2008
Opening Hours
Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm Saturday, 11am - 4pm