FIRST LONDON EXHIBITION OF AMERICAN ARTIST LEIGH TARENTINO
We are proud to announce the first London exhibition of young American artist Leigh Tarentino.
Leigh was born in Albany NY and trained at the Kansas City Art Institute (BFA) and Rhode Island School of Design (MFA).
She makes digital prints, works on paper and paintings constructed from photographs of the built landscape. In her work she pays homage to the landscape of her childhood: “an industrial area of upstate New York, which was gritty, fairly mundane and a little disappointing visually ”and transcends in to places of unexpected beauty.
Her work is constructed from photographs of the built landscape. Her motifs consist of street intersections, traffic lights, criss-crossing telephone wires, power lines, ‘formatted’ buildings and bridges. These are attributes of a small American town that you passed through on the way to somewhere else.
Leigh’s work has already been exhibited in Moscow, Los Angeles and New York, among others places and she is now preparing an exhibition in Seoul, South Korea as well as her first solo show in London with the Adam Gallery.
She has been the recipient of many awards and grants, such as an ‘Award of Excellence’ in 1994 from Rhode Island School of Design, a Pollock-Krasner grant in 2008, up to 2011 with a ‘Humanities Research Award’ from Brown University. She is also an Assistant Professor at Brown University where she teaches painting, drawing, printmaking, foundations, and digital imaging.
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