facebook: Jennifer Dye Leach
Jennifer Leach Studio & Gallery at the Screw Factory, 13000 Athens Ave., #C290 Lakewood Ohio 44107
Jennifer Leach works primarily in woodblock and linoleum relief printmaking techniques. Printmaking has been integral to her 25+ year career in graphic design, illustration, and K-12 art education. She is the current president of The Print Club of Cleveland, the 100-year old affiliate group of the Cleveland Museum of Art that supports the museum’s department of prints and drawings and encourages private print collecting.
As an artist printmaker, designer, and illustrator, Jennifer’s work has won awards in national competitions and has been accepted into juried gallery shows including Manhattan Graphics Center, The Newark Public Library in NJ, the the Erie Art Museum, the Butler Institute of American Art, Morgan Conservatory, and the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve. Jennifer is a member of The Society of American Graphic Artists (SAGA), a NYC-based artist-run organization that exhibits and supports its members.
Jennifer lives in Cleveland Heights, Ohio with her husband Ray. They have two daughters, Hannah and Audrey.
The Salon at the Screw Factory, five artists who are part of the Salon exhibit at the Screw Factory. May 2021.
Loganberry Books Annex Gallery, “Reflections and Shadows,” an exhibit by the Altered Book Group, May-June 2021.
Artist Archives of the Western Reserve Annual Members Exhibition March-May 2021
The Providence Art Club, “Society of American Graphic Artists 86th Annual Members Print Exhibition”.The juror for the show was Andrew Raftery, a noted American artist and associate professor of painting and printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design. My print won the In Memory of Ruth Leaf Award. Providence RI, March to April 2021.
Worthington Yards, “Open Yards II,” exhibition of regional artists whose work has been acquired by the Dalad Collection in Cleveland, January-March 2021.
Tinnerman Lofts, work acquired and included in the permanent collection. January 2021.
The Trudy Wiesenberger Gallery at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, “Heights Artists Showcase,” November 2020 – February 2021.
Worthington Yards, “Art Made in the Shut Down,” June-August 2020
Loganberry Books Virtual Gallery, “Door Ways,” an exhibit by the Altered Book Group, May 2020
Morgan Conservatory National Juried Exhibition, October-November 2020
Manhattan Graphics Center, “It’s in the Cards,” group show March 4-28, 2020
Valley Art Center, “Identity: THINGS,” juried exhibition January 24-March 4, 2020
Heights Arts Holiday Show, November-December 2019
Society of American Graphic Artists’ 85th Members Print Exhibition at the Newark Public Library in Newark, NJ. My print will become a part of the Library’s Special Collections Department’s permanent collection. The show runs from September 23-December 31, 2019
Valley Art Center, “Mixed Emotions,” solo show of nine woodcut prints created by layering various combinations of 5 woodblocks, June-August 2019
Heights Arts Spotlight Show, solo show of prints on the theme of personal identity, June-August 2019
Loganberry Books Annex Gallery, “Yin Yang,” an exhibit by the Altered Book Group, May-June 2019
Artist Archives of the Western Reserve Annual Members Exhibition March-May 2019
Valley Art Center, “Identity/PLACES,” juried exhibition, January-March 2019
The SALON at Judson, a group exhibition of new works by the five artist members of the SALON, January-March 2019
Valley Art Center, “47th Annual Juried Art Exhibit,” Best of Show Award, November-December 2018
Manhattan Graphics Center, NY New York, “The Print Effect 2018: Small Works/Big Impact,” November 2018
Heights Arts Members Show, April-June 2018
BAYarts Annual Juried Exhibition, April-May 2018
Morgan Conservatory Sixth Annual Juried Exhibition “Paper Trails,” March-April 2018
Artists Archives of the Western Reserve Members’ Exhibition 2018, March-May 2018
Valley Art Center, first juried show in a three-year series; “Identity: PEOPLE,” January-March 2018
Valley Art Center 46th Annual Juried Art Exhibit, November-December 2017
J-Show, Mandel JCC Juried Art Show, September-November 2017
MOCA Cleveland, Contribution of a self portrait to artist Liz Maugans’ collective work “The Artist’s Pension Trust: A Portrait of the Artist in Cuyahoga County,” her contribution to the “Constant as the Sun” exhibition, 2017
Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition 2017, June-July 2017
Artists Archives of the Western Reserve Members’ Exhibition 2017, March-May 2017
Morgan Conservatory Fifth Annual Juried Exhibition “American Fiber”, March-April 2017
The Nicholson B. White Gallery at St. Paul’s; “The Salon Shows,” Work of four artists from Cleveland, March-June 2017
Invisible Cities Book Project at Constellation Studios in Lincoln NE, Oct/Nov 2016
Artists Archives of the Western Reserve juried exhibition; “The New Now,” Sept/Oct 2016
Morgan Conservatory juried exhibition; “From the Ground Up: Surface and Dimension,” April/May 2016
The Australian Bookplate Design Award Exhibition, March/April 2016
Valley Art Center juried exhibition; “It’s Secondary,” Winter 2015
Artists’ Archives of the Western Reserve juried exhibition; “Textures & Patterns,” Summer 2014
Morgan Conservatory juried exhibition; “Transformation,” Summer 2014
Artists’ Archives of the Western Reserve Spring Show, 2014
Butler Institute of American Art; 70th Area Artists Annual Juried Exhibition, 2006
Erie Art Museum; 83rd Annual Juried Spring Show, 2006
NOIS (Northern Ohio Illustrators Society), 2005
Cleveland Museum of Art; “A City Seen,” Gund Annual Report included in show of photographs from The George Gund Foundation Collection, 2002
Kent State University; Alumni Exhibition, 1998
Akron Art Museum; “Ohio Perspectives,” show of architectural, graphic and industrial design, 1992
Cleveland Institute of Art studio practice painting with Susan Danko, Winter 2019
BIG INK large scale woodblock printing with Lyell Castonguay, Pittsburgh PA, Fall 2018
Morgan Conservatory pressure printing on the Vandercook workshop with Wendy Partridge, Winter 2018
Moku Hanga workshop with April Vollmer at the Morgan Conservatory, Summer 2016
Color Woodcut Printmaking with Karen Kunc at Constellation Studio in Lincoln Nebraska, five day workshop, Summer 2016
Printmaking, portrait painting, Tri-C East, 2014
Cleveland State University; Post Baccalaureate Art Education/State of Ohio Teaching Certification, 2010
Letterpress printing, Zygote Fine Art Press, 2008
Printmaking, University of Akron, 2006
Kent State University; BFA Graphic Design and Illustration, 1988
Professional Membership and Board Service
Print Club of Cleveland, President
Society of American Graphic Artists, NYC, member of Regional Council
Shaker Community Gallery, former board member
SALON, art critique group
Altered Book Club
Artists Archives of the Western Reserve
Cleveland Museum of Art