Ledelle Moe (b.1971, Durban) studied sculpture at Natal Technikon graduating in 1993. Active in the local art community, Moe was one of the founding members of the FLATGallery, an artist initiative and alternative space in Durban. A travel grant in 1994 took her to the United States where she embarked on a period of study at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Sculpture Department Master’s programme. Moe completed her Master’s Degree there in 1996 and soon after accepted an adjunct position in the Sculpture Department at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, Maryland. Later she taught at the Corcoran College of Art in Washington, DC, Virginia Commonwealth University and St.Mary’s College of Maryland.
Moe has exhibited in a number of venues including the Kulturhuset (Stockholm, Sweden) the NSA Gallery (Durban, South Africa), the International Sculpture Center (Washington,DC), The Washington Project for the Arts (Washington, DC) and American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY. Projects include large-scale concrete installations at Socrates Park and Pratt Institute in New York City, and Decatur Blue in Washington, DC. In 2002 Moe was the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Award and in 2008 the Kreeger Museum Artist Award. Recent projects include installations in Salzburg, Austria, Brooklyn, NY, Boston MA, India and Cape Town. Presently based in Cape Town, Moe is head of sculpture at the University of Stellenbosch and continues to work on large-scale pieces.