Lesley Nakonechny

Lesley Nakonechny is a Winnipeg-based graphic designer and artist whose art practice focuses on themes of nature, prairie plants, and science. Lesley visited IISD-ELA as an Artist-in-Residence from August 11 to 16, 2019.

IISD-ELA welcomes artist Lesley Nakonechny

Lesley graduated from the Graphic Design program at Red River College in 2004 and currently works full-time designing seed industry magazines. She works with a variety of media such as digital and alternative photography, printmaking, found objects, and video to deal with issues of time, memory, identity, and fragmenting of self.

lumen photograph of tansy plant by Lesley Nakonechny

Lesley spent her time out at IISD-ELA using pinhole cameras, shooting on Super 8 film, and making lumen prints that you can explore in the galleries below. See more of Lesley’s work at www.lesnakodesigns.com and follow her on Instagram.

Lumen Prints

Learn about how Lesley Nakonechny creates lumen prints—photographs made without the use of a camera.

Pinhole Photography

This gallery showcases Lesley Nakonechny's experiments with pinhole photography at IISD-ELA.