Leslie Starobin is a Boston-area photographer and montage artist.
Starobin’s artwork is in the permanent collection of many academic museums, including the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at the University of California at Berkeley, the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA, and the Smith College Museum of Art in Northampton, MA. Her work is also in the collection of numerous public museums in America, including the Jewish Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, NY, the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, TX.
Starobin has had solo exhibitions at the Center for Jewish History in New York, NY, the Danforth Art Museum in Framingham, MA, the Holocaust Museum Houston in Houston, TX, the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University in Durham, NC, and the Oregon Jewish Museum & Center for Holocaust Education in Portland, OR.
Throughout her career, Starobin has received numerous grants. In 2020, she received a grant from the Framingham Cultural Council, a subsidiary of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, to support the project, “Looming in the Shadows of Łódź.” In 2008 and 2007, Starobin received grants from the Hadassah Brandeis Institute at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA for her project, “The Last Address.” Starobin has also received fellowships from the New England Foundation for the Arts/Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture in New York, NY, and the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, DC. Early in her career, she received a Kinnicutt Travel Grant from the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, MA.
Starobin is a tenured Professor of Studio Art at Framingham State University in Massachusetts. She currently teaches photography and photojournalism. In the past, she has taught History of Photography, Visual Communications, and most recently a Special Topic's course: Visual Culture in the Age of War and Migration. Her academic and research interests have directly influenced her creative process.
Starobin received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in California and her BA from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA.