Department of Art and Art History People

Leslie Mutchler

Associate Professor

Regents' Outstanding Teaching Professor

Foundations Director

Foundations: 2D Foundations

Studio Art: Printmaking


MFA, Tyler School of Art
BFA, Kent State University

Leslie Mutchler is the Director of the Foundations Program for the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin.  She received her BFA from Kent State University and MFA from the Tyler School of Art. Her multi-disciplinary installations are experiments in faux-functionality and imperfect design. Utilizing the material language of our everyday, Mutchler engages with issues of hand(craft), labor, sustainability, and pedagogy.

Mutchler’s most recent work is WorkLAB Satellites, a commission by the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX (2014). WorkLAB Satellites is an artwork, an environment, and an activity. It is an ongoing installation intended to augment the Blanton Museum of Art’s educational programming objectives of participation, reflection, and intentionality.

Recent solo shows include TrendFACTORY, Kent State University Gallery, OH, Elon University Gallery, NC, Indianapolis Art Center, IN, ARPRIM Gallery, Montreal, Canada, and Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX (2014-2012), TumblrEAL, Gensler Global Architecture, Austin, TX (2012), ASTRAL pop-up, VA Gallery, University of Wyoming, WY (2012), Geometry of Labor, Poliglota Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2011), and (F)utility Kitchen, Snowflake, St. Louis, MO (2011).

Mutchler is a 2014 recipient of The Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award.