Leah Reynolds

Leah Reynolds

    Contact Information

    reynolds.leah@hotmail.com

    Phone: 215-206-3317

    http://www.leah-reynolds.com/

    Studio & Gallery

    813 South Mildred Street Philadelphia, PA 19147

    Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

    Installation

    Zoetropes

    Archived Work

    Artist's Statement

    My work is mainly sculpture and installation- usually temporary. It is meant to be experienced in relation to the whole body. I am interested in the dichotomies between fragility and strength; ephemerality and solidity. The use of fabric as a basic material allows me to explore these issues. My studio practice is very process-oriented- and part of that involves information-gathering. I am always looking for projects that engage others and occur outside of the studio or gallery. I like to work with a particular site in mind because it adds to the mix of information.

    When I started out (over 35 years ago), I was most interested in placing art in places where it could be encountered by anyone. At the time I was using fabric in mixed media constructions. I was drawn to using fabric because of its various uses; for protection, disguise, decoration, etc., as well as its association with women’s work. While working at a shelter for battered women and their children I began to think about the concept of shelter- physical, psychic, metaphoric. This has remained as one of the basic elements in my work. I also began to realize that I needed to find a balance between solitary studio time and collaborative work.

    Selected Exhibitions

    Solo
    2016
    Trap(ped), Old City Publishing, Philadelphia, PA

    2015
    110 Church Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2012
    Like a Moth to a Flame, URBN, Philadelphia, PA

    2011
    Leah Reynolds: Bee Life, Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art, Philadelphia, PA

    2010
    Like A Moth to a Flame, The Hall, InLiquid at the Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA

    2009
    Sphericity, Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art, Philadelphia, PA

    2007
    Furl, Philadelphia International Airport, Terminal A-West, Philadelphia, PA

    55 Mercer Gallery, New York, NY

    2005
    Reading Art Works, Reading, PA

    55 Mercer Gallery, New York, NY

    2002
    The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE

    2000
    Outdoor Installation, Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Philadelphia, PA

    1995
    Window on Broad, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    1993
    University City Arts League, Philadelphia, PA

    Fleisher Challenge, Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

    1991
    West Chester University, West Chester, PA

    School One Gallery, Providence, RI

    1984
    Chapel Gallery, West Newton, MA

    1983
    Outdoor Installation, Rhode Island State Arts Council, Providence, RI

    1982
    Outdoor Installation, Brown University, Providence, RI

    Outdoor Installation, Lincoln Woods Park, Lincoln, RI

    1981
    Outdoor Installation, Providence Public Library, Providence, RI

    1980
    School One Gallery, Providence, RI

    Outdoor Installation, Roger Williams Park, Providence, RI

    Group
    2016
    Art in the Open, Philadelphia, PA

    2013
    Fleisher Art Memorial, Founder’s Award Celebration, Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

    2010
    GROUND PLAY: Nexus at The Schuylkill Center, The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Philadelphia, PA

    2008
    J. Makary, Leah Reynolds, and Blaine Siegel: New Members Exhibition, Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art, Philadelphia, PA

    2003
    Repetition: Day After Day, InLiquid at the Bride, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

    2000
    Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

    1999
    Focus on Fibers, Art in City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

    1998
    20 x 12: A Generation of Challenge Artists, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

    1997
    The Nature of Form, Borowsky Gallery/ Gershman Y, Philadelphia, PA

    1996
    Defining the Edge, The Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

    1992
    Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA

    1991
    Port of History Museum, Philadelphia, PA

    1990
    Arthur Ross Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    1989
    Levy Gallery, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

    1988
    Momenta Art Alternatives, Philadelphia, PA

    1987
    Momenta Art Alternatives, Philadelphia, PA

    Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

    1983
    Gallery Naga, Boston, MA

    Professional Experience

    2015 and 2016
    New Courtland Fellowship, Philadelphia, PA

    2013
    Awbury Recreation Center Summer Camp, Philadelphia, PA

    2012
    Artist in Residence, Philadelphia Mural Arts/Parks and Recreation, Awbury Recreation Center, Philadelphia, PA

    2010
    Artist in Residence, Moth drawing project with seventh grade classes, Independence Charter School, Philadelphia, PA

    Honors and Awards

    1988
    Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship

    Theatre Set Design and Construction

    2004
    Chrysalis, multi-media performance, Meetinghouse Theatre at the CEC, Philadelphia, PA

    1990
    DanceFusion, Philadelphia, PA

    1989
    Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

    1984
    Chapel Gallery, West Newton, MA

    1982
    Providence Public Theatre, Providence, RI

    Trinity Conservatory, Providence, RI

    Flat Branch Theatre Company, Providence, RI

    Education

    1986
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    MFA, Sculpture

    1980
    Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
    BFA, Printmaking