About

Jennifer Leach

jrdleach@gmail.com

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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. 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. She served as president of The Print Club of Cleveland from 2019-2021, and continues to serve on its board. Jennifer is a member of The Society of American Graphic Artists (SAGA), a NYC-based artist-run organization that exhibits and supports its members, and is on its regional council.

Jennifer lives in Cleveland Heights, Ohio with her husband Ray. They have two daughters, Hannah and Audrey.

Exhibitions

Mid America Print Council virtual “#MAPCHISTORYSHOW,” Juried by Phyllis McGibbon, Wellesley College professor of art, August 2021.

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

Education/Classes/Workshops

Wood Engraving workshop with Joanne Price, 2021

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 2019-2021, current board member

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

Heights Arts

Morgan Conservatory