Lesli Marshall is a multi-media artist, curator, art consultant, and art designer based in Dallas, Texas.
As the sole owner of Articulation Art, for over a decade Marshall has met clients’ unique needs by curating and designing art spaces for dozens of high-grade venues and property complexes, as well as Dallas’ Virgin Hotel. For the upscale hotel, set to be unveiled in the summer of 2019, Marshall met the company’s distinctively playful aesthetic by designing across a substantial space including 268 rooms and the building’s outdoor spaces.
While offering an innovative design sensibility that serves clients’ creative demands, Marshall’s curatorial vision has kept a razor-sharp focus on facilitating opportunities for local artists. As the founder of the 42 Murals project in Deep Ellum, she’s directed a celebrated yearly series which sees the historic district’s streets enhanced by varying original works, and the venture received coverage as wide as the NY Post.
As the director of the Mr. Cooper’s artist residency program, which she conceived four years ago, Marshall has patronized hundreds of rising artists in six locations across four cities, resulting in Mr. Cooper’s Dallas headquarters having the honor of holding the largest private collection of local art in the metroplex.
As an artist, Marshall channels her worldly influences into uniquely electrifying statements; by creating a textural palette that incorporates unexpected materials, light installations, and interactive features, transfixing the viewer with bold visual experiences. Her own work has been commissioned by the Facebook headquarters, the renowned Texas Rangers baseball team, and hundreds of commercial clients, such as 7Up, Lululemon, and 7/11.
Marshall is a proud graduate of Brookhaven College and the University of North Texas. D Magazine has praised her entrepreneurial efforts, writing: “The city of Dallas is Marshall’s real canvas, (...) it offers an ideal convergence between commerce and art, and Marshall herself is the prime officiant to marry the two.”