Lezley Saar (b. 1953 Los Angeles, lives and and works in Los Angeles) was born to artist parents Richard and Betye Saar. Saar’s works include paintings, drawings, book-works, photography, banners, collages, dioramas, and installations. Her various series, “The Atheneum,” “Anomalies,” “Mulatto Nation,” “Tooth Hut,” “Autist’s Fables,” “Madwoman in the Attic,” “Monad,” “Gender Renaissance,” “A Conjuring of Conjurors,” and “Black Garden,” deal with notions of identity, race, gender, beauty, mysticism, sanity, and normalcy. She has held solo exhbitions at Various Small Fires, Seoul, South Korea; Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles; California African American Museum, Los Angeles; Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles; Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York; and David Beitzel Gallery, New York. Recent group exhibitions include The Wende Museum, Culver City; Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco; McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas; Koplin Del Rio, Los Angeles; and Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles. Saar is in the public collection at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri; California African American Museum, Los Angeles; Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, North Carolina;  The Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California; The Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California. Her forthcoming solo show will open at Craft Contemporary, Los Angeles in October 2022.