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Simone Leigh

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2010
Divine Horsemen, with Chitra Ganesh, Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, curated by Latoya Ruby Frazier


2009
The Gods Must Be Crazy, for In Practice, SculptureCenter, Queens, NY
Queen Bee,G Fine Art Project Room, Washington, D.C.

2008
Rush Arts Gallery Project Space, New York, NY

2005
Momenta Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2010
Else, Jack Tilton Gallery, curated by Derrick Adams
Wide Sargasso Sea, Deustche Bank, curated by Kimberli Gant
Comedy and Tradgedy, Marvelli Gallery, curated by David Hunt
Bunny Redux, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburg, PA, curated by Eric Shiner
Hair Tactics, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ,  curated by Rocio Aranda,Alvarado
ves·sel,  Brennan Gallery, Jersey City, NJ, curated by Kenya (Robinson)
 
2009
30 seconds off an inch, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY, curated by Naomi Beckwith
Rockstone and Bootheel: Contemporary West Indian Art, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, curated by Kristina Newman-Scott and Yona Backer
Herd Thinner, Charest-Weinberg Gallery, Miami, FL
The Pleasure of Hating, Lisa Cooley Gallery, New York NY, curated by David Hunt
AIM 29, Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY, curated by Micaela Giovannotti
Locus, MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams, MA curated by Lauren Wolk
Pulse, Taller Boricua, New York NY, curated by Curated by Fernando Salicrup and Christine Licata

2008
The Future As Disruption, The Kitchen, New York NY, curated by Rashida Bumbray and Matthew Lyons
Intransit, Moti Hasson Gallery, curated by Omar Lopez-Chadoud
The B-Sides, ALIRA a Center for Contemporary Art, curated by Edwin Ramoran
Archeologies of Wonder, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, curated by Kristina Newman-Scott
Ethnographies of the Future Remixed, Tides Foundation, New York, NY, curated by Sara Reisman
Scratching The Surface VOL 1, L’appartement22, Rabat, Morocco and AVA Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa, curated by Gabi Ngcobo and Mwenya Kabwe
Ethnographies of the Future, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY curated by Sara Reisman

2007
Material Culture, Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos, Bronx, NY, curated by Juanita Lonzos
Red Badge of Courage, Newark Council for the Arts, Newark, NY, curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud
Done by the Forces of Nature, City of College of New York, New York, NY curated by Roberto Visani
Visual Jury, Fine Art Work Center, Provincetown, MA
Defensive Mechanisms (part of INTERSECTIONS) Henry Street Settlement, Abrons Art Center,
New York, NY curated by Martin Dust

2006
Wild Girls, EXIT ART, curated by Jodi Hanel, , Sarah Ryhanen, and Juana Gallo.
Henry Street Settlement, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY, AIR exhibition
Brooklyn Divas, Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Figures of Thinking: Convergences in Contemporary Cultures,, curated by Vicky Clark and Sandhini Poddar, various venues including The Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL, Richard E. Peeler Art Center, De Pauw University, Greencastle, IN Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA,
The Mc Dounough Museum of Art, Youngstown, OH, Tufts University Gallery, Medford MA and the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, Univeristy of Richmond, Richmond, VA, (with catalog)


2005
“From the Studio: Wish You Were Here…”,Co-dependent: Artists, Artist/Curators, & Curators Select Artists @ The Living Room, Miami, FL, curated by Franklin Sirmans
Remnants and Relics: Reinterpretations in African American Art, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Queens, NY (with catalog) curated by Heng-Gil Han
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine and LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY, curated by Bruce W. Ferguson and Milena Honigsberg
James E Lewis Museum of Art, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD)
Watershed Kiln Gods, Gallery 1448, Baltimore, MD) (with catalog)

2004
Art Downtown: Connecting Collections, for the Deutsche Bank, New York, NY
Steuben Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore MD
2003
Skylight gallery, Bedford Styvesant Restoration Corporation, Brooklyn, NY and
The Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York, NY

2002
 The Center for African American Art and NOEL gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina

2001   
Unspeakable, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Lea K. Green

2000
SMIRK, Women, Art and Humor, Firehouse Gallery, Hempstead, NY, curated by Debra Wacks
 (with catalog)

EDUCATION 

1990 BA in Art, Earlham College, Richmond IN 

RESIDENCIES/INTERNSHIPS/GRANTS
2009    New York Foundation of the Arts fellowship in Sculpture
2009    Art Matters Grant

2009    Bronx Museum AIM program
2008- 09-    Artist in Residence, Hunter College
2007-08    Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace grant
2008    Arthur Gottleib Foundation Grant
2007-08    Artist in Residence, School of Visual Arts Computer Art MFA program
2007    Astraea Foundation Visual Arts grant
2006     Artist In Residence, Henry Street Settlement, New York, NY
2005     Wheeler Foundation grant
2004      Artist in Residence, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY
2001    Kiln God fellowship, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Watershed, ME
2000    Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME