Anne Leone

Anne Leone was born in Los Angeles, California and lives in Berkley, Massachusetts and Brooklyn, New York. She has been featured in over 50 exhibitions. She was awarded a Mass Cultural Council Professional Development Grant as well as residencies at Millay Colony in Austerlitz N.Y. and Banff Center for the Arts in Alberta, Canada. She is a Professor Emeritus of UMass Dartmouth, where she taught from 1987-2007.

Since 1994, Anne Leone has been making paintings of the human figure suspended in water. Beyond its metaphorical significance -- for life, birth, and purity – she is fundamentally interested in how swimmers move expressively and freely when released from the corporeal bounds of gravity.  The setting for her recent works are the natural limestone ponds called “cenote” found near Tulum, Mexico. Though very deep and dark, the water is as clear as air, and coruscating light filters down from above, creating luminous color. This allows for a meditation on the freedom of movement, provoking feelings of isolation, serenity, confidence, fear, distress or joy. 

Dedee Shattuck Gallery Exhibitions:

The Contemporary Figure, 2014

Anne Leone: Paintings, 2011

Inaugural Exhibit, 2011

Résumé


Education

1985  Masters of Fine Arts, University of Cincinnati

1981  Bachelors of Fine Arts, Boston University       

Grants and Residencies

2001  Hershey Foundation Fellowship

2000  Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY

1999  Leighton Artists Colony, Banff Center for the Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada

1999  Massachusetts Cultural Council Professional Development Grant

1994  UMass Dartmouth Professional Research Grant

1993  College of Visual and Performing Arts Faculty Research Grant, UMass Dartmouth

1993  Finalist for Rhode Island State Council of the Arts Fellowship in Painting

Selected Group Exhibitions

2011  Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Westport, MA

1999  The More Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1999  Newick Park Gallery, Newick, England

1996  "Contemporary Landscapes", Virginia Lynch Gallery, Tiverton, RI

1996  "Landscapes", 1996 Invitational Exhibition, Heike Pickett Gallery, Lexington, KY

1995  UMass Faculty Show, UMass Medical Center, Worcester, MA

1995  Heike Pickett Gallery, Lexington, KY

1995  "Crucifixion of the Feminine", Dadian Gallery, American University, Washington, D.C.

1995  "Crucifixion of the Feminine", Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

1995  "Crucifixion on the Feminine", St. Catherine's School, Richmond, VA

1994  International Art Fair, Philadelphia Armory, Philadelphia, PA

1994  "1994 Invitational", Heike Pickett Gallery, Lexington, KY

1994   "Crucifixion of the Feminine", Mabey Gallery, Richmond, VA

1994  Annual Show, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI award winner

1993  "Native to Neon", Philadelphia Armory, Philadelphia, PA

1993  "Thirty at Ten", Heike Pickett Gallery, Lexington, KY

1993  "Tenth Anniversary Exhibition", Virginia Lynch Gallery, Tiverton, RI     

1993  Annual Show, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI

1993  "The Children Among Us", Lehman College, White Plains, NY

1993  "1993 Gallery Show", Mabey Gallery, Richmond, VA

1993  "Women in The Arts", New Bedford Women’s Center, Friends Academy, N. Dartmouth, MA

1992  Annual Show, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI

1992  Woman’s Caucus for Art, Zone Art Center, Springfield, MA

1992  "New Works", Heike Pickett Gallery, Lexington, KY

1992  "20th Century Artists", Kraushaar Galleries, New York, NY

1991  "72nd National Exhibition", George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, Springfield, MA

1991  "Artists and the American Yard", Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI

1991  Annual Show, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI  award winner

1989  "New Works", Triangle Gallery, Lexington, KY

1989  "Gallery Invitational", Headley-Whitney Museum, Lexington, KY

1988  Annual Show, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI  award winner

1987  "Explorations", Dartmouth Gallery, Dartmouth, MA      

1987  Annual Show, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI

1986  "1986 Kentucky Art Exhibition", J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY

1985  "1985 Conference of Cincinnati Women", Carnegie Arts Center, Covington, KY

1985  "Tri-State Small Drawing Show", Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

1985  "1985 Painting Competition", Cincinnati Arts Consortium, Cincinnati, OH

1984  "2-Dimensions", University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX

1983  "Eight State Annual", J. B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY

1983  "Opening Exhibition", Arts Place, Lexington, KY

1983  "Premier Gallery Artists Show", Triangle Gallery, Lexington, KY

Primary Exhibitions                                             

2012 "Anne Leone: New Drawings", Heike Pickett Gallery, Versailles, KY

2011  "Anne Leone: Paintings", Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Westport, MA

2008  “Anne Leone and Daniel Ludwig”, Cadogan Contemporary, London, England

2008  Heike Pickett Gallery, Versailles, KY

2007  “Anne Leone and Daniel Ludwig: Figuring the Figure”, Bannister Gallery, Rhode Island College

2007  “Anne Leone: Backward/Forward, 30 Years of Painting”, Dana Hall Gallery, Wellesley, MA

2006 Cadogan Contemporary, London, England

2005  Heike Pickett Gallery, Versailles, KY  

2005  Boulevard Gallery, Newport, RI

2004  Cadogan Contemporary, London, England

2002  Cadogan Contemporary, London, England

2002  Heike Pickett Gallery, Versailles, KY

2001  Cadogan Contemporary, London, England

2001  Heike Pickett Gallery, Versailles, KY

2000  “Water”, Heike Pickett Gallery at CMW, Lexington, KY

2000  “Face Off: Confronting the Figure”, Fuller Museum, Brocton, MA

2000  Heike Pickett Gallery, Versailles, KY

1999  DeBlois Gallery, Newport, RI

1999  Virginia Lynch Galle

ry, Tiverton, RI

1999  Cadogan Contemporary, London, England

1998  "Pool Stage,  The Figure i

n Water", Leeanne Schmidt and Anne Leone, Southern Ohio Museum, Portland, OH

1998  Heike Pickett Gallery, Lexington, KY

1997  Cadogan Contemporary, London, England

1996  Heike Pickett Gallery, Lexington, KY

1995  McKillop Gallery, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

1995  Mabey Gallery, Richmond, VA

1994  Heike Pickett Gallery, Lexington, KY

1993  "Asphodel Fields", Dana Art Gallery, Wellesley, MA

1993  Mabey Gallery, Richmond, VA

1993  Cadogan Contemporary, London, England

1990  Heike Pickett Gallery, Lexington, KY

1988  Cadogan Contemporary, London, England

1988  Triangle Gallery, Lexington, KY

1987  Nancy Lincoln Gallery, Chestnut Hill, MA

1985  Carnegie Arts Center, Covington, KY

Invitational or Featured Exhibitions

2012  "Contemporary Drawing: A survey of contemporary drawing by artists with connections to Southern New England", New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA

2009  “New Works Invitational”, Heike Pickett Gallery, Versailles, KY

2008  “Out of the Blue”, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA Jurors Prize

2007  “Humanly Possible: Four Figurative Artists”, New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA

2007  “New Works Invitational”, Heike Pickett Gallery, Versailles, KY

2006  “New Works Invitational”, Heike Pickett Gallery, Versailles, KY

2004  "New Works Invitational”, Heike Pickett Gallery, Versailles, KY

2003  “Twenty Years”, Heike Pickett Gallery, Versailles, KY

2002  Georgetown University Art Museum, Georgetown, KY

2001  “Artists Collect”, New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA

2000  “Virginia Lynch; a Curatorial Retrospective”, Providence, RI

2000  “Fine Arts Downtown 2000”, New Bedford Art Museum,  New Bedford, MA

1999  “Annual Invitational”, Heike Pickett Gallery, Versailles, KY

1999  "Creative Connections", Fuller Art Museum, Brockton, MA

1999  "Inaugural Exhibition", Heike Pickett Gallery, Versailles, KY

1998  “New Works ”, Heike Pickett Gallery, Versailles, KY

1998  "Figurative Work", Heike Pickett Gallery, Lexington, KY

1995  "Portrait-Self-Portrait", Heike Pickett Gallery, Lexington, KY

1994  "Five Rhode Island Artists", South County Art Association, Kingston, RI

1994  "Six Painters", UMass Dartmouth Art Gallery, N. Dartmouth, MA

1992 Virginia Lynch Gallery, Tiverton, RI

1992  "Ten Figurative Artists", Heike Pickett Gallery, Lexington, KY

1991  Kraushaar Galleries, New York, NY

1990  Virginia Lynch Gallery, Tiverton, RI

1990  "Gallery Artists Summer Exhibition", Kraushaar Galleries, New York, NY

1988  Cadogan Contemporary, London, England

1988  "Ten Who Teach", Arnold Art Gallery, Newport, RI

1985  "Showcase 1985", Water Tower Art Association Invitational, Louisville, KY

1984  "Figurative Art", Central Trust Company, Cincinnati, OH

1984  "Realism Today", Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Evansville, IN


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