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Photography: Reynolds Gallery

Photography: Reynolds Gallery

 

EDUCATION

Virginia Commonwealth University – Richmond, VA      MFA - 2015

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, NC     BFA – Highest Honors 2003

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2016

Conversation | Unspoken LanguageTwo Person Show, Penland Gallery, Penland

Go For Baroque, Group Show, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI

Repeat, Group Show, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

LEIGH SUGGS, Solo Show, Minnesota State University, Moorhead, MN (expected)

Double Vision, Solo Show, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA

2015

The Contemporaries, Group Show, LIGHT Art + Design, Chapel Hill, NC

INVISIBLELIGHT, Solo Show, LIGHT Art + Design, Chapel Hill, NC

Mapping My Mind, Solo Show, Horace Williams GalleryChapel Hill, NC

Dog Days, Group ShowReynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA

Summer Show, Group Show, LIGHT Art + Design, Chapel Hill, NC

LIGHT 4, Group ShowLIGHT Art + Design, Chapel Hill, NC

TRYING TO EXIT HERE, Solo ShowAnderson Gallery, Richmond, VA

2014

METAL IV, Group ShowLIGHT Art + Design, Chapel Hill, NC

Following Threads, Group Show, Greenhill Center for ArtGreensboro, NC

FIBER OPTIONS, Juried Show, Maryland Federation of Art Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD

Leigh Suggs & Ippy Patterson, Two Person ShowLIGHT Art + Design, Chapel Hill, NC

Where Words Are Not EnoughGroup Show, Artspace, Richmond, VA

GROW, Group ShowLIGHT Art + Design, Chapel Hill, NC

Black White Blue, Group ShowLIGHT Art + Design, Chapel Hill, NC

NCAC Fellowship Exhibition, Group Show, Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC

2013

The Contemporaries, Group ShowLIGHT Art + Design, Chapel Hill, NC

STITCH, Group ShowLIGHT Art + Design, Chapel Hill, NC

Jimmy Fountain & Leigh SuggsTwo Person ShowLIGHT Art + Design, Chapel Hill, 

2012 

Art on Paper, Group ShowWeatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC

Leigh Suggs:Red White Black and Blue Solo Show, LIGHT Art+Design, Chapel Hill, NC

ILLUME, Group Show, LIGHT Art+DesignChapel Hill, NC

2011

Books & Broadsides Juried Show, Ackland Museum Store, Chapel Hill, NC

Returning Bowl | Live Relic, Group Show, Alcott Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC

RE Group Show, LIGHT Art+Design, Chapel Hill, NC

PULP, Juried ShowVisual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC

Perseveration: Persistent Repetition, Solo ShowRoom 100, Durham, NC

New Work: Grid ReferencesSolo ShowThe Nevica Project, Chicago, IL

For the Birds Group Show, LIGHT Art+Design, Chapel Hill, NC

2010

Winter Show Group Show, The Greenhill Center for Art, Greensboro, NC

ElementalGroup ShowLIGHT Art+Design, Chapel Hill, NC

2009

OpeningGroup ShowSitzer Spuria Studios, Carrboro, NC

Collect, Group Show, The Nevica Project, Chicago, IL

 

PUBLICATIONS/SELECTED PRESS

2016

“Three Artists with Richmond Connections Emphasize the Process of Making” Amanda Dall Villa Adams, Style Weekly, January 26

2015     

“Art Of Hospitality” Jessica Ronky Haddad R.Home, Sept – October issue

Indy Artist Pick of the Week, Indy Week, August 28

“Reynolds Gallery Celebrates ‘Dog Days’ With Diverse Art Show Open Now” Becky Ingram, RVA MagazineJuly 31

2014      

“Four Artists Augment Drawings with Related Practices” Winston Salem Journal, Tom Patterson, October 12

“At CAM, NC’s Commitment to the Arts” The Herald Sun, April 3

Artist Fellowship Exhibition Showcases Technology, Multimedia Work at CAM” Press Release NCACFebruary 6

2013      

Featured on Mint Design Blog, February 5

2012     

“DOTS & LOOPS: The Precision Tools of Leigh Suggs” Indy Week, September 19

“Leigh Suggs Solo Exhibition” Chapel Hill Weekly, September 7

“North Carolina Artist Leigh Suggs” Helen Hiebert blog, September 5

2011       

Featured on The Best Part blog, April 12

2010       

Featured on OK Great! Blog, October 1

 

WORKSHOPS, CLASSES & RESIDENCIES

2017     

THINK MAKE - MAKE THINK, Teacher, Penland School of Crafts, Penland,NC (fall)

Sculptural Forms in Paper WorkshopNorth Carolina Museum of ArtRaleigh, NC     

2016     

PAPER: DOT, LINE, GRID, FORM, Teacher, Penland School of Crafts, Penland,NC

Professional Practice Professor, Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmond, VA       

2015     

Quirk Residency Quirk Hotel & Gallery, Richmond, VA

Talking With Beads Teaching Assistant to Sonya Clark, Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmond, VA

Arrowmont 2D Pentaculum, Participant, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN        

2014     

Paper in Multiple Dimensions Adjunct Faculty, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Intermediate & Advanced Weaving Teaching Assistant to Susan Iverson, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

2013     

Beginning Weaving (Tapestry) Teaching Assistant to Susan Iverson, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

2011     

Structuring Lines Assistant for Jerry Bleem, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

Winter Printmaking ResidencyPenland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

2002    

Work Study at Dieu Donne, New York, NY

 

AWARDS/GRANTS

2016     

Culture Works Grant

2015     

Graduate Thesis Research Grant, Virginia Commonwealth University

2014    

Graduate Assistantship for Sonya ClarkVirginia Commonwealth University

2013     

Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Virginia Commonwealth University

2012     

North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship Recipient

2003     

Penland School of Crafts Scholarship – University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

John and June Alcott Travel Award – University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

2002     

George Kachergis Memorial Scholarship – University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

           

COLLECTIONS

            Markel Corporate Collection

            Fidelity Investments Corporate Collection   

            Capital One Corporate Collection

            Federal Reserve Collection                

             Private Collections in Richmond, VA, Chapel Hill, NC, Durham, NC, Chicago, IL, Greensboro, NC, Brooklyn, NY, and New York, NY

 

COMMITTEES & BOARDS

2013     

See & Hear co-founderA collaborative series by Leigh Suggs, Charlie Hearon & David Winton, promoting local artists & musicians within the same venue

2012     

CAM ArtHouse Auction Committee, Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC

2011     

CAM/now Young Professionals Steering Committee, Contemporary Art MuseumRaleigh, NC

2010     

Co-Organizer of designSPARK, a division of SPARKcon, Raleigh, NC

CAM/now Young Professionals Steering Committee, Contemporary Art MuseumRaleigh, NC

2009    

CAM/now Young Professionals Steering Committee, Contemporary Art MuseumRaleigh, NC