Untitled - Melissa Leandro

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Melissa Leandro, 2013

Yellow dyed synthetic batting, machine stitching

15 x 15 in. (38.1 x 38.1 cm) 


MELISSA LEANDRO (American, b.1989) lives and works in Chicago, IL. Her practice lies between the media of drawing, painting, and textiles. She received an MFA (2017) and a BFA (2012) from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is presently at the Art Institute as a Lecturer. Leandro was awarded the Artadia Award (2021), the Craft Fellowship Grant, from the Illinois Arts Council (2020), the Wingate Artist Fellowship from Vermont Studio Center Residency (2021). She has had recent solo exhibitions at The University Club of Chicago (Chicago, IL), Union League Club of Chicago (Chicago, IL), Rockford University (Rockford, IL) and the Wright Museum of Art (Beloit, WI), ANDREW RAFACZ Gallery (Chicago, IL), and Frieze Art Fair NYC (2020+2021), Intersect Palm Springs (2023), Expo Chicago (2023). Recent group exhibitions include DePaul Art Museum (Chicago, IL) and The Lubeznik Center for the Arts (Michigan City, IN). She has participated in residencies, including The Vermont Studio Center, The Atlantic Center for the Arts, The Ragdale Foundation, Crosstown Arts, The Textiel Lab, BOLT- Chicago Artists Coalition. Leandro is represented by Andrew Rafacz Gallery in Chicago. Her work is included in numerous public and private collections.
Weight: 5 lb
Dimensions: 15 in × 15 in × 0 in