Leah Raintree is a Brooklyn-based artist raised in rural Virginia. Her practice focuses on the human connection to Earth, engaging questions at the intersection of art, ecology, and human activity. She works across drawing, photography and sculpture to distill correlations between human and geologic scales, with an interest in how we frame and experience time, matter, scale, and phenomena.
Her recent and forthcoming solo exhibitions include Another Land: After Noguchi, The Noguchi Museum, Queens, NY, 2016-17; Leah Raintree, JDJ | The Ice House, Garrison, NY, 2019; and the landscape is not still, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA, 2020.
Her group exhibitions include The Edge Effect, Katonah Museum of Art, 2019; How to Flatten a Mountain, PhotoIreland Foundation, Dublin, Ireland, 2018; EAF15, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY, 2015; and Pier 54, High Line Art, New York, NY, 2014.
Leah is a recipient of:
Artist-in-Residence, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada, 2019 & 2012
Artist-in-Residence, Process Space and Workspace, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, 2014 & 2012
Emergency Grant, Foundation for Contemporary Arts New York, NY, 2016