CV

James Leonard CV

Recent Solo Exhibitions:

2015 The Tent of Casually Observed Phenologies, Chile Hassam Park; Boston, MA
2013 A Kiss For Luck, chashama Window Space; New York, NY
2011 927 Days At Sea, Open Source Gallery; Brooklyn, NY
2006 Pinpoints and Sparkles, Dogmatic Gallery; Chicago, IL

Festivals and Fairs:

2015 Isle Arts Initiative, Flux Boston; Boston Harbor Islands, MA
2014 CROSSROADS Festival, Local Project; Queens, NY
2013 CRACK 2013, Forte Presentino; Rome, IT
I Never Read Art Book Fair, Volkshaus Basel; Basel, CH
2012 NY Book Arts Fair, MoMA PS1; Queens, NY
NADA Hudson; Hudson, NY
Photoville, Brooklyn Bridge Park; Brooklyn, NY

Group Exhibitions:

2014 Pets, Beasts, and Dinner, Bergen Gallery, BCC; Paramus, NJ
Some Assembly Req’d, Fuse Works/Open Source; Brooklyn, NY
2013 There Are Many Like It, But This One Is Yours, Front Room Gallery; Brooklyn, NY
Spin/s: a Fluxus Festival, Cade Art Gallery; Arnold, MD
2012 eL Paper Release, Local Project; Queens, NY
2011 The Meeting, International Studio and Curatorial Program; Brooklyn, NY
Alarums and Excursions, Front Room Gallery; Brooklyn, NY
2010 Associated, Open Source Gallery; Brooklyn, NY
2009 Multiples and Editions Vol. 2, Front Room Gallery; Brooklyn, NY
All Things Electoral, Susan Hensel Gallery; Minneapolis, MN
Home Again, Curator, WCC Fine Arts Gallery; Valhalla, NY

Performance, lectures, and screenings:

2015 Impermanence and the Future Foretold, lecture & book release, GERTRUDE’S Salon, Mills Gallery; Boston, MA
Visiting artist presentation, MASS Art; Boston, MA
2013 Inside A Kiss For Luck, lecture, cHURCH OF MONIKA, Open Source Gallery; Brooklyn, NY
2012 Pulsar Listening Gardens, lecture, Impossible Project Series, Reverse Space; Brooklyn, NY
Readings of unSuicide Note and Letter To My Nephew, Proteus Gowanus; Brooklyn, NY
2011 Warbonds Performance, Dumbo Arts Center; Brooklyn, NY
Captain America, film, Dumbo Arts Center; Brooklyn, NY
unSuicide Note, reading, Front Room Gallery; Brooklyn, NY
Monster Drawing Rally, live drawing, Dumbo Arts Center; Brooklyn, NY
2010 Seeing in 5 Dimensions, lecture, cHURCH OF MONIKA, Open Source Gallery;
Brooklyn, NY
Warbonds Performance, Winkleman Gallery; New York, NY
2009 Home Again, panel discussion, WCC Fine Arts Gallery; Valhalla, NY

Selected Press

2013 Boat Transforms into ‘Sea of Shavings’ in Midtown Storefront
(www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20130730/garment-district/boat-transforms-sea-of-shavings-midtown-storefront)
2011 Interview with Artist James Leonard, DUMBO Arts Center
(http://dumboartscenter.blogspot.com/2011/10/interview-with-artist-james-leonard.html)
The People in Your Neighborhood: Artist James Leonard
(http://www.thelmagazine.com/TheMeasure/archives/2011/09/09/the-people-in-your-neighborhood-artist-james-leonard)

Selected Fellowships and Awards:

2015 BCA Artist Resident, studio residency with focus on socially engaged artwork—Boston Center for the Arts; Boston, MA
2006 Rotunda/BCAT Multi-Media Residency, incl. $20K in-kind donation of sound
stage—Rotunda Gallery; Brooklyn, NY
2004 Gallery Fellowship—University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, MI
2003 Rakham Graduate Grant, $10K for production/lease of high-speed military research
camera—Rakham Graduate School and The School of Art and Design, University of
Michigan; Ann Arbor, MI

Education:

University of Michigan
MFA, School of Art and Design/Center for the Study of Complex Systems
Graduate Thesis: The Emergence of Meaning

Syracuse University
BFA, College of Visual and Performing Arts

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