About

Jennifer Leach

jrleach2@neo.rr.com

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Jennifer Leach works primarily in woodblock and linoleum relief 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 a designer, illustrator and an artist printmaker, 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 and works in Cleveland Heights, Ohio with her husband Ray. They have two daughters, Hannah and Audrey.

Exhibitions

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

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

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