Installation detail “DIAGONAL RESISTANCE //” @ Northern Arizona Art Museum, 2018 (Clockwise from front):  S4QK: collab w/Terry Berlier, S4QK: collab w/Lukaza Branfmann-Verissimo, Totem for Diagonal Resistance, Shield for Queer Kin, S4QK: collab w/Hannah Ireland, ShadowMask: Horse-Wolf, S4QK: collab w/Amanda Curreri

Installation detail “DIAGONAL RESISTANCE //” @ Northern Arizona Art Museum, 2018

Northern Arizona University Art Museum, Flagstaff AZ
January 30 - March 10, 2018

An exhibition of new and collaborative sculptures exploring themes of queer resistance, support, and community.  Composed of a series of diagonally oriented sculptures, and several recent interspecies sculptures, these diagonal, leaning material-bodies form a sculptural field of resistance to the straight, right angles of the normative world.  Similarly, the included interspecies artworks investigate human-animal kinship and the body’s central role in that inquiry.  These series function in tandem to give physical form to contemporary concerns including the vulnerability & strength in non-normative bodies, the potential power of resistance in queer politics, and what we might learn from the non-human as we navigate this new era of the anthropocene.  The exhibition includes four new collaborative works with artists Terry Berlier, Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo,  Hannah Ireland and Amanda Curreri.

More information: https://nau.edu/CAL/Art-Museum/DIAGONAL-RESISTANCE–Llewelynn-Fletcher

Terry Berlier talks about our collaborative sculpture “Non-Orientable Lavendar Menace” with Facebook Live:  https://www.facebook.com/stanfordarts/videos/10155958179403418/

Instagram process pics:  https://www.instagram.com/wellyfletcher/



Interspecies Power Portrait, 2016

Women To Watch – Ohio
Riffe Gallery, Columbus OH
May 3 – July 10, 2018

I am honored to be selected as one of four nominees by the Ohio Advisory Group of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.  Curators Reto Thuering and Matt Distel from the Cleveland Museum of Art and The Carnegie outside Cincinnati jointly recommended me as one of four candidates from the state, including: Tracy Featherstone, Carmel Buckley and Leila Khoury.   All four Ohio nominees and additional Ohio artists will be part of this collaborative Women to Watch – Ohio exhibition with the Ohio Arts Council in Columbus.



Headlands Center for the Arts- Artist in Residence, Spring 2018
Sausalito, CA
Feb 26th – May 2nd, 2018

*Praise-be kitty-grrl*, I am an Artist in Residence at Headlands Center for the Arts this spring.  Please visit me during the Spring Open House on March 25, 2018, from 12-5!



Coyote Hole, 2015 by ERNEST

Animal Magnetism
Wavepool Gallery, Cincinnati OH
October 7th – November 18th

An exhibition featuring prints, sculptures, video, sound works, and books, ranging from the 19th century to today, and which address issues of ethology, ethnography, romance, observations on observation, crossings, and interspecies communiqués. Curated by University of Cincinnati Associate Professor of Art History, Dr. Kim Paice.

Contributing artists include: Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzdilla, André Alves, Laurie Anderson, Margaret Atwood, James Audubon, Rachel Berwick, Gustave Doré, ERNEST, Llewelyn Fletcher, Simon Leung, Future Retrieval, J.J. Grandville, Hope Ginsburg, Francisco Goya, Erin Johnson, Roger S. Payne, Carolee Schneemann’s cat, Mark-the-Shark, Mark Jesus Quemada




Ohio Art Council Individual Excellence Award recipient, 2017
I am honored to be one of the receipients of this year’s Ohio Art Council Individual Excellence Award!  I will be utilizing this financial award to create a new body of work for my upcoming solo exhibition at NAU Art Museum.  Thank you OAC for your support!



Transformation Mask: Hawk

Transformation Mask: Hawk is now a part of Seattle University’s collection, installed adjacent to the REDHAWK RESOURCE HUB on the lower level of their student center.  This article was released about the new addition.


Shield for Queer Kin

Sedona Summer Colony (artist residency)

I was honored to be a part of the Bay Area pod invited by Melissa Wyman to participate in the inaugural Sedona Summer Colony.  I created around a dozen small sculptures while in residence.
Participating artists from our group: 
Michael Namkung, Mel Day, Amanda Curreri, Llewelynn Fletcher, Lukaza Brandman-Verrisimo, Grace Rosario Perkins, José Luis Iñiguez, Cara Levine, Weston Teruya and Melissa Wyman
During July 2016 ten artists with a Bay Area connection overlapped time and energy with over 100 other artists and cultural producers to create work while interacting with the Verde Valley School, Sedona, its community, and the vibrant red rock surroundings.


TANGRAM TABLE, 2016 – collaboration with Erik Scollon (tableware) & Amanda Curreri (napkins and hosted CLAMS dinner)

I created this Tangram Table as part of a collaborative artwork with Erik Scollon, and Amanda Curreri – now on exhibit as a part of Amanda’s exhibition The Calmest of Us Would Be Lunatics, at the Rochester Art Center in Rochester, MN curated by Susannah Magers. The opening was Friday, Jan 22, 6:30-9pm with a panel discussion with the GUERRILLA GIRLS.  Also in the exhibition is Demos, a print, book and video by working group ERNEST,  (made while in residence at c3: initiative, 2013-15).  Up through May 8, 2016!


Demos: Wapato Correctional Facility, the Book from ERNEST on Vimeo.

ERNEST worked with Container Corps to create a publication as one part of our larger artwork, Demos, dealing with the nearby empty Wapato Correctional Facility.  The publication is 31 pages long, and contains 5 original essays. Includes contributions from Ace Lehner, Sarah Fontaine, Ernest Jerome DeFrance, Pete Brook, Dan Gilsdorf, and ERNEST. Available here via c3:initiative.  Also available soon with PRINTED MATTER -1

HawkInstall from Llewelynn Fletcher on Vimeo.

JUST PASSING THROUGH: Sculptures and Installation
Kalmanovitz Hall Rooftop Sculpture Terrace @ University of San Francisco
Feb. 23 – Dec. 11, 2015
Opening event: Thursday Feb 26th, 12-2pm
Open hours:  Weekdays 9am – 5pm
In this group show, large-scale works invite viewers to explore the ways in which we inhabit and pass through space.  I have completed a new large-scale sculpture as a part of this exhibition – Transformation Mask: Hawk is fabricated in blocks of pecky-cedar, and flocked in 350 colorful powder-coated aluminum feathers.  More info on the venue and exhibition can be found here.



September 18/19, 2015 in Portland, OR
The result of a 2-year residency and project, ERNEST presents the product of their investigation of Wapato Jail.  With support from c3initiative in Portland, OR, ERNEST focuses on the empty Wapato Correctional Facility in the St. John’s neighborhood of Portland with a public event, video screening, special edition print (printed in collaboration with Pacific Northwest College of Arts’s Watershed Press) and a publication.  Find out more about the project and events at iamernest.us

Feather Shield, 2015
Powder-coated aluminum on poplar

Saturday, March 21, 2015 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Tickets available here
Mark your calendars for EQUILUX, Southern Exposure’s 2015 fundraiser and art auction, featuring work by over 100 incredible artists. This is a great opportunity to collect great artworks and support a great cause.



Abstraction exercise, Fay Chang

T/W/Th from 10am – 3:30pm at Fort Mason studio
June 16th – July 23rd, 2015
Join me for a summer intensive sculpture course with City College of San Francisco at the beautiful Fort Mason campus.  Work (and play) with a wide variety of materials and processes.  No prerequisite required, all are welcome.  Support local community college, and register now.



Skin & Bones: Surface & Structure; August 24 – 28th, 2015

Join me in the gorgeous landscape of Snow Mass, CO for a week-long sculpture workshop at Anderson Ranch.  In Skin & Bones, the rigid structure of metal and wood is paired with a range of complementary flexible surfaces,  All levels welcome; scholarships available.  Learn more and register here.

Building Art with Industrial Felt; August 25 – 29th, 2014

Join me for this hands-on workshop at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, in Snowmass CO.



December 7, 2013 – February 15, 2014

Launch of a long-term collaborative exhibition and residency with c3:initiative in Portland OR.



Shadow Mask: Wolf, 2013


Sept 28 – Nov 10, 2013
exhibition at Dodds and Eder, Sag Harbor, NY


Sky-Gazing Platforms


One day group exhibition on Oct 19, 2013
the desert at Wonder Valley, CA

I created these Sky-Gazing Platforms for taking in the weekend’s gorgeous full moon and Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Power Place, 2013

Power Place, 2013


May 29- August 29, 2013

Artists:  Annie Albagli, Erin Allen, Hayley Delaney, Llewelynn Fletcher, Pablo Guardiola, nif hodgson, Nick Karvounis, Kate Klingbeil, Sam Lopes, Susan O’Malley, Carissa Potter, Unai San Martin, Lena Wolff, Erik Scollon

Kala Art Institute is pleased to announce, Print, Print, Pass, the latest exhibition at Berkeley Central Arts Passage. We invite you to two events in conjunction with this exhibition: the Opening Reception on May 29, Wednesday, 6-8pm and “The Pass”on June 26, Wednesday, 6-8pm. With a slightly imploded framework, Print, Print, Pass highlights the physical and social economies of the print medium. Fourteen artists were asked for two prints each – the “Print, Print” of the exhibition title. Artworks are initially hung to display the idiosyncrasies of seriality. One week in, artists will be asked, anonymously, for their top five choices for an actual trade or “pass” of one of their prints. “The Pass” will be revealed June 26 with a new installation of the works reflecting the allegiances. Each artist offers one work for sale and one explicitly for trade with one of their cohorts in the show.

esqExhibit at ESQUELETO, Oakland CA Works on view April 5 – June 5 Artist’s reception May 3, 6-9pm


Auction to Benefit the Artists


Thinking Like the Universe

January 10-February 2, 2013 – K. Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco Reception for the artists: Thursday, January 10, 5-7:30 pm

January 18-February 23, 2013 – Hatch Gallery, Oakland Reception for the artists: Friday, January 18, 7-9:30 pm

Thinking Like The Universe brings two galleries and two cities into conversation: K. Imperial Fine Art in San Francisco and Hatch Gallery in Oakland. Exhibiting artists at K. Imperial include: Miguel Arzabe, Gina Borg, Fritz Chesnut, Claire Colette, Desiree Holman, Adam Sorensen, Andy Vogt and Lena Wolff. Exhibiting artists at Hatch Gallery include: Randy Colosky, Bryan de Roo, Lauren Douglas, Alan Firestone, Llewelynn Fletcher, Treasure Frey, Sarah Jane Lapp and Jesse Schlesinger. Thinking Like The Universe is curated by Aimee Friberg.

www.kimperialfineart.com www.hatchgallery.org.


2013.02.09 diRosa_MFA

MFA Selections:  a salute to bay area emerging artists

Gatehouse Gallery at di Rosa, Napa CA opening Sat Feb 9th, 6-8pm, closes April 15th.  Artist talk Thursday March 14 at 7:00pm

Selected artists Llewelynn Fletcher, Chris Fraser, Jacqueline Gordon, Camilla Newhagen, Chelsea Pegram, and Angie Wilson.  Juried by Cathy Kimball (Director of SJICA), Eli Ridgway (owner of Eli Ridgway Gallery), and Alison Bing (art critic)


Standing Sound Costume: Lion 2010

Actual Scale

Kala Gallery, Berkeley CA opens Thurs Feb 21st 6-8pm.  Artist Talk March 16th 2pm, closes March 31st.  With Josh Band, Kevin Chen, Llewelynn Fletcher, Phil King, Nadim Sabella, Amber Stucke, Renee Gertler


We’re All Here Because We’re Not All There

Barclay Simpson Award 25th Anniversary ExhibitionTecoah Bruce Gallery at the Oliver Art Center, Oakland

Co-curated by Dane Jensen & David Kasprzak

Artists include Harrell FletcherAnthony DiscenzaTodd HidoHank Willis Thomas,Patricia EsquiviasTravis MeinolfDina DanishJosh Greene, Scott Oliver, Bill DurginMik GaspayKatie Lewis, Patricia Olynyk, Conrad Ruiz,Gabrielle TeschnerImin Yeh,Lawrence LaBiancaDavid HuffmanLlewelynn Fletcher, and Hannah Ireland.

Opening: Thursday, September 27, 2012