Leslie is a designer and artist. She was born in 1981 in California and received her bachelor’s degree in plant biology at Yale University in 2003, where she also studied art and met Sara Bouchard.
She has been based mainly in Berlin since 2006 with stints in Honolulu and New Haven. Her studio Local Color Design is focused on food, culture, community and the environment. There, she creates down-to-earth design for neighborhood businesses and organizations, as well as experimental projects like Urban Plant Research.
Leslie exhibits her artwork, which explores local plants, places and people, in Berlin, New Haven, New York and beyond, and enjoys working as an urban artist-in-residence, for example at Pilotprojekt Gropiusstadt.
Sara is a visual artist and musician. She was born in 1982 in California and received her bachelor’s degree in art at Yale University in 2003, where she met Leslie Kuo.
She lives and works in New York, where she performs as a solo singer/songwriter and with her band, the Salt Parade. She exhibits regularly at Open Source gallery and has twice been an artist in residence at ChaNorth.
Sara’s recent projects include “The News: Monday-Friday”— a song cycle based on newspaper clippings, “Songs of Lewis & Clark” — a song cycle based on the journals of the American explorers, as well as walking performances and narrative collages. You can listen to Sara’s music online.