Education
 
2009    MFA in Studio Art - Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD    1989    BA Studio Art - University of Maryland, College Park, MD
 
Exhibitions

2016 Trawick Finalist Exhibition, Gallery B,  Bethesda, MD
2016 35th Annual Invitational Sculpture Exhibition: Spatial Interpretation, Montpelier Arts Center, Laurel, MD
2015 Sondheim Semi-Finalist Exhibition – MICA, Baltimore, MD
2015 projection room, Leidy Gallery at Fred Lazurus IV Center, Baltimore, MD
2014 Sondheim Semi-Finalist Exhibition – MICA, Baltimore, MD
2013  B Grant exhibition, D-Center, Baltimore, MD
2013  drawing the undifferentiated – Common Ground Gallery, VisArts, Rockville, MD
2012 Dematerialization – Pterodactyl, Creative Project Space, Philadelphia, PA
2012 The Truth Following the Existence of Something – Rendition Gallery, Ft Collins, CO
2012 Sondheim Semi-Finalist Exhibition – MICA, Baltimore, MD
2012 Reflections + Refractions – CVA Gallery, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
2012 SOLOS 2012 – Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
2011   In Response - Stamp Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park
2010   Sondheim Finalist Exhibition - Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD          
2010   allographic iterations - John Fonda Gallery, Baltimore, MD 
2009   Drawing Chestnut, Towards an Open Work - Chestnut Project Space, Baltimore, MD 
2009   iterating the ordinary, MICA – MICA, Baltimore, MD 
2007   Of Paper - Montpelier Arts Center, Laurel, MD 
2006   Solo Exhibit - Creative Alliance, Amalie Rothschild Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2004   Solo Exhibit - Frieda O. Weise Gallery, RTKL Architecture, Baltimore, MD 
2002   Unfiltered - Blue Elephant Art Center, Frederick, MD
2001   Friends of the Walters-Summer Solstice - Big Bang Studio, Baltimore,
2000   Fall into Blue Dreams - 1601 Guilford, Baltimore, MD
1994   Solo Exhibit - American Institute of Architecture, Baltimore, MD
 
Related projects
 
The Black Bucket Essays (cofounder) www.blackbucketessays.com
Discourse, a penny university (founder)  https://baltimorediscourse.wordpress.com/
 
 
Residencies
 
2012 ART342, Fort Collins, Colorado
 
 
Awards/Grants

2016 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award
2016 Franz and Virginia Bader Fund Grantee
2015 Janet and Walter Sondheim Prize, Semi-finalist
2014 Janet and Walter Sondheim Prize, Semi-finalist
2012 The William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, B-Grant
2012 Janet and Walter Sondheim Prize, Semi-finalist
2011   Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award
2010   Janet and Walter Sondheim Prize, Finalist
2006- MFA in Studio Art Fellowship
    2009  
 
 

Press/Publications
 
2010       The Washington Post, May 4, 2012, ‘Overlookable works shouldn’t be missed’, by Michael O’Sullivan
http://www.washingtonpost.com/gog/exhibits/spring-solos-2012,1221549/critic-review.html          
 
2010       The Washington Post, July 30, 2010, ‘Competing Perspectives’, by Michael O’Sullivan
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/29/AR2010072902252.html
               
2010       The City Paper, Cover Story, July 7, 2010, “The Janet and Walter Sondheim Prize 2010” by Bret McCabe
http://www.citypaper.com/arts/story.asp?id=20401
 
2010       The Signal, Weekly radio magazine, WYPR, Original airdate, July 2, 2010
                Podcast, http://www.signalradio.org/?p=699                   
               
2010       Visual Overture Magazine, Volume 1, Summer 2010
 
2009       Sketch Pages, Contemporary Drawing Practices, Online article ‘Leah Cooper, Drawing in Space’
http://sketchpages.blogspot.com/2009/11/leah-cooper-drawing-in-space.html
 
2009       The Maryland Morning Show with Tom Hall
 Podcast on www.wypr.org, original air date June 22, 2009
 












 
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