Leah Raintree

Born 1979, lives and works in New York City

MFA, 2012, Parsons, the New School for Design, New York, NY, Visual Art
BFA, 2003, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, Painting and Art History


Another Land: After Noguchi, The Noguchi Museum, Queens, NY, curated by Dakin Hart and Matt Kirsch (solo exhibition), August 10, 2016 – January 8, 2017
Traverse, William Holman Gallery, New York, NY

EAF15: 2015 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY, Curatorial Advisors Gary Carrion-Murayari and Nora Lawrence
Edge Effects: Christine Howard Sandoval & Leah Raintree, King Street Gallery, Montgomery College, Silver Spring, MD (two-person exhibition)
Creative Climate Awards & Exhibition 2015, The Human Impacts Institute, Taipei Cultural Offices, New York, NY
Soft Eyes, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA, curated by Pete Schulte
an other land, and in the other, our own, Prosjektrom Normanns, Stavanger, Norway, curated by Ian Cofre

Pier 54, High Line Art, New York, NY, curated by Cecilia Alemani
Matter to Scale, Peninsula Art Space, Brooklyn NY
Fluid, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY
Created in Company: An Exhibition of LMCC Residents, Convene, New York, NY

Rising Waters, 2.0, Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY
Pleinairism, Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada, curated by Kitty Scott
Along the Lines, Homage to Richard Long, Glasshouse, Brooklyn, NY
Workspace Open Studios, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY
Spring, The Willows, Brooklyn, NY

American Landscape, FiveMyles, Brooklyn, NY
The New Brutalists, Parallel Art Space, Queens, NY
The Child Alberta Said Red, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada
…Is This Free?, NURTUREart, Brooklyn, NY,  curated by Marco Antonini
Everything is Index, Nothing is History, The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Melanie Kress and Natalie Bell
(Re)Purpose:The Parsons MFA Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, The Kitchen, New York, NY, curated by Jane Panetta and Veronica Roberts
Not Wanting to Say Anything About John Cage, The Skybridge Art & Sound Space, New York, NY

No One is an Island, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Building 110, Govenors Island, New York, NY, curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud
Prix Canson pour l’Art et du Papier 2011, Hôtel de Sauroy, Paris, France
(HOW) DOES CLIMATE CHANGE AFFECT YOU?, The New School, Sheila Johnson Design Center, New York, NY
Small Works, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL
Rupture, Parsons 25 East Gallery, New York, NY
Noir: The New School Arts Festival, The New School, Sheila Johnson Design Center, New York, NY
Stone’s Throw, College Art Association: MFA Exhibition, Hunter College/Times Square Gallery, New York, NY (two-person exhibition)

The Language of Space, ligne roset, New York, NY
The Doubtful Guest, Kill Devil Hill, Brooklyn, NY
More Simple, More Fun, Atlantic Center For the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Operable Chambers and Other Biological Fictions, Foley Gallery, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
Involuntary Action, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA (solo exhibition)

Rococo: the Continuing Curve, 1730 – 2008, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution – New York, NY
Moraine Park Museum – Estes Park, CO

Per Square Foot, Dieu Donné – New York, NY
Project to Surface, m127 Gallery – New York, NY
Let’s Bolt!, CSV Cultural Center – New York, NY
Reynold’s Gallery – Richmond, VA
The Drawing Room, VCU Fine Arts Gallery – Richmond, VA

Artist Residencies, Fellowships, and Awards
Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, New York, NY, 2016
Emerging Artist Fellowship 2015, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY, 2015
The Quarry At Marble House Project, Dorset, VT, 2015
Process Space, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY, 2014
Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium, 2014
Workspace, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY, 2012-2013
The Banff Centre, A PAPER A DRAWING A MOUNTAIN with Silke Otto-Knapp and Jan Verwoert, Banff, Canada, 2012
Mildred’s Lane, Beach Lake, PA, 2011 With funds granted from Parsons, The New School for Design
Atlantic Center for the Arts - With Jean-Marc Bustamante – New Smyrna Beach, FL, 2010 With funds granted from the Center and the Joan Mitchel Foundation
Vermont Studio Center – Johnson, VT, 2009
Big Cypress National Preserve - Ochopee, FL, 2007
Rocky Mountain National Park - Estes Park, CO, 2006

Artist Talks
Another Land: Noguchi & Imaging Space in the Anthropocene, The Noguchi Museum, Queens NY, 2015
Edge Effects: Christine Howard Sandoval & Leah Raintree, Montgomery College, Silver Springs MD, 2015

Asboe, Eric, “From the Road: Slow Heat” Bad At Sports, Aug 18, 2015
Rosenberg, Karen, “Pier 54” The New York Times, Dec 4, 2014
“The Child Alberta,” Ed. David Giordano, Silke Otto-Knapp, Charlie Satterlee, Mitch Speed, and Jan Verwoert. Banff: The Banff Centre and Vancouver: Setup, Issue 3.5, Summer 2013
D’Agostino, Paul, “The New Brutalists: Not So Brutal,” The L Magazine, Nov 7, 2012
Kress, Melanie and Natalie Bell, “Everything Is Index, Nothing Is History,” Exhibition catalog to accompany exhibition presented by Recession Art at the Invisible Dog, May 2012
Panetta, Jane and Veronica Roberts, “(RE)PURPOSE,” May 2012
Schultz, Charlie, “MFA Thesis Shows: Columbia and Parsons,” ARTSlant New York, Reviews and Critic’s Pick
Behm-Steinberg, Hugh, Eleven Eleven Issue 9, California College of the Arts, Summer 2010
Clarke, Daniel, Feature Article, Niche Magazine, February 2010, pp. 42 – 51
Cofré, Ian, “Constructed Forms” culturehall Feature Issue 37, February 2010
Hegardt, Bjørn, “In Focus”, FUKT a magazine for contemporary drawing, Issue 8/9, June 2010
“More Simple, More Fun” Limited Edition Catalog with Jean-Marc Bustamante,
Atlantic Center for the Arts, March 2010
Peck, Derek, “Leah Raintree: Mind and Matter”, Planet Magazine, August 2009
“Leah Raintree – Excerpts / The Incredible Machine”, suckerPUNCH, August 2009
Coffin, Sara D., “Rococo: The Continuing Curve”, 1730-2008, Assouline, 2008,
pp. 242 – 245
“Leah Raintree – Operable Chambers”, suckerPUNCH, April 2008
Ha, Jihae, “Project to Surface”, Interior World, Volume 60, pp. 188 – 191, 2007
“Review”, The Architects Newspaper, June 2007, p. 38, 2007
Sokol, David, “Higher Planes”, Surface Magazine – Annual Design Issue,
May 2007, pp. 92-94