Leah Raintree is an artist based in New York City. Her practice addresses our relationship to time, scale, and ecology through process-based interactions with sites and materials, with projects arising from a hybrid of research and physical engagement in place. She works across sculpture, photography and drawing to distill correlations between human and geologic scales, capturing points of interaction within natural and manmade phenomena. The work extends from a long-standing drawing practice that couples with sculpture and performative action, whether an individual makes a mark, a collective makes a mark, or a mark is found.
Recent exhibitions include Pier 54 with High Line Art, NYC, an other land, and in the other, our own at Prosjektrom Normanns, Norway, and EAF15: The Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park, NYC. Forthcoming, she will have a solo exhibition at The Noguchi Museum in 2016. She has been awarded numerous artist-in-residence fellowships including Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace and Process Space, NYC, Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium, and the Banff Centre, Canada. Raintree holds a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and an MFA from Parsons, the New School for Design.