Bio

Virginia Leonard

Statement

Chronic pain has no biological value. Modern medicine cannot reliably treat chronic pain. It lacks both language and voice.

I have sought a voice for my own pain. The objectlessness of chronic pain is processed and overcome through abstraction. Abstraction represents the voiceless. The language of my clay making is my attempt to rid my body of trauma and reduce my level of chronic pain.

These objects are my body.

Education/Positions

2003-2004 Supervisor, Master of Fine Arts, Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design, Auckland

2001-2002 Teacher, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design, Auckland

2001 Master of Fine Arts, Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design, Auckland

1990 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design, Auckland

 

EXHIBITIONS

Up Coming

Auckland Art Fair, Solo Installation, PAULNACHE, May 2018

Melbourne Art Fair, Solo Installation, PAULNACHE, August 2018

TRESOR, Taste Contemporary, Basel, September 2018

Solo Exhibition, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, October 2018

Solo Exhibition, Two Rooms, Auckland October 2018  

2018

Collective Design Fair, Mindy Solomon Gallery, New York, March 2018

artgenève, Solo Installation, Taste Contemporary, Geneva

Exodus, The Vivian, Matakana

2017

Pulse Art Fair, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami Beach

Installation Contemporary, Sydney Contemporary, Carriageworks, Sydney

Solo exhibition, Galerie Wolfsen, Denmark

Farvestralende Keramik, Guldagergaard, Denmark

2016

HANDBUILT made in clay, Two Rooms, Auckland

Christmas Time at Middlemore, Corbans Estate Arts Centre, Auckland

Spring 1883 PAULNACHE, The Hotel Windsor, Melbourne

MUD, Galerie Wolfsen, Denmark 

Curiosity: 5 Artists / 5 Artworks / 5 Tools, Wallace Gallery, Morrinsville

Graffiti Lounge, PAULNACHE, Gisborne