Leila Cartier

lcartier@ post.com

Education

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL                                                  

MFA, Painting and Drawing, May 2009                                                  Jacob K. Javits Fellow

 

DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Arabic Language Program, September 2007 – June 2009

 

Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA

BFA, Art History with a Minor in 2-D Fine Arts, 2004                           Summa Cum Laude

 

Temple University Rome, Italy                                                                         

Junior Year Abroad, September 2002 – May 2003

 

Professional Activities

1241 Carpenter Studios, Philadelphia, PA                                                                            

Studio Artist, April 2015 – Present

Independent studio practice in rehabilitated factory building among community of fifty artists and craftspeople. Gallery representation through SchmidtDean Gallery in Philadelphia, PA, and Mallory Fine Art in Abingdon, VA.

 

William King Museum of Art, Abingdon, VA                                                                            

Curator of Exhibitions, December 2009 – April 2015

Curate exhibitions in four galleries featuring fine art and material culture from the region and throughout the world. Compose scholarly essays and supplementary text for each exhibition. Responsible for all aspects of exhibition design and installation. Create and oversee multi-disciplinary programming. Contribute to grant writing, marketing and budgeting efforts. Direct new artist-run space for monthly rotating exhibits featuring local contemporary art. Manage curatorial staff and volunteers.

 

Virginia Highlands Community College, Abingdon, VA                                

Professor of Art History and Drawing I - II, January 2010 – July 2012

Prepare and deliver lectures surveying the history of Western Art. Drawing assignments and critiques focus on perceptual drawing and concept oriented projects.

 

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Evening Workshop Instructor, Early College Program, June – July 2007

Conceptualized and instructed art projects for high school students supplemented with art history lectures.

Teaching Assistant: Roving Substitute Professor, January – May 2007

Instructed college-level painting and drawing classes on an as-needed basis.

Teaching Assistant: Painting Studio Multi-level, September 2006 – December 2006

Assisted students as they explored individual projects that aimed to reflect unique visual and conceptual points of view.

 

Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA                          

Director of Membership and Special Projects, September 2004 – June 2006

Supported all major fundraising, exhibition, and program efforts. Directed Young Art Alliance exhibition program. Administered membership, database, communication, and various other needs of the institution.

 

Philagrafika (formerly Philadelphia Print Collaborative), Philadelphia, PA

Volunteer Research Assistant, July 1 – August 31, 2004

Conducted research for potential marketing strategies and up coming projects.

 

Curatorial Projects at William King Museum of Art

Fortune, Courage, Love: African Art of the Akan and Kuba Kingdoms from the VMFA, March 28 – July 12, 2015. Curator

The Proud and the Profane: The Colorful Life of Lucy Herndon Crockett, March 6 – July 12, 2015. Curator

Mapping the Cosmos: Jan Hurt and a Constellation of Artists, February 6 – May 17, 2015. Curator

Cavaliers of Nowhere: Tammy Mercure and Dawn Roe, September 5, 2014 – January 18, 2015. Curator

An American Turning Point: On Loan from the Virginia Historical Society, August 1, 2014 – February 1, 2015.

Artist by Trade: Independent Projects by Barter Theatre Creatives, March 7 – August 17, 2014. Curator

There/Here: Architectural Research in Urban and Rural Virginia, January 31 – June 15, 2014.

Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find: The Comic Collection of Shelton Drum, January 24 – June 29, 2014.

11th From These Hills Biennial, October 18, 2013 – February 16, 2014.

Great and Small: the Tradition of Diminutive Furniture in Our Region, August 29, 2013 – January 12, 2014. Curator

European Modern: Masters from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, August 23, 2013 – January 5, 2014. Curator

Unshelved: Nick Deford, Daniel Essig, Travis Head, and Robyn Raines, June 7 – September 29, 2013. Curator

Quilt National: The Dairy Barn Arts Center Biennial, March 8 – July 14, 2013.

The Virginia Dulcimer: 200 Years of Bowing, Strumming & Picking, January 18 – August 11, 2013.

Fantastic Mechanics Sean Pace and Robert Sulkin, January 11 – May 19, 2013. Curator

Dali Illustrates Dante’s Divine Comedy, September 29, 2012 – February 17, 2013.

reDomestication: Ceramics by Birdie Boone, August 31 – December 23, 2012. Curator

Shining Light: Folk Artists Nancy Johnson and Minnie Ma Scyphers, May 31 – December 30, 2012. Curator

Circles in the Sand: Aboriginal Painting from the Kluge-Ruhe Collection, April 27 – September 9, 2012.

Color Me Bad: The Animation, Pop, Satire of Brian Clinebell, Peter Morgan, and Jessica Walker, March 9 – August 12, 2012. Curator

Dress-Up: A Regional Portrait of Childhood, December 15, 2011 – May 13, 2012. Curator

Hazel Larson Archer: Black Mountain College Photographer, November 18, 2011 – April 8, 2012.

Visions of Paradise: Paintings by Rob Vander Zee, July 22 – November 6, 2011.

Virginia Rocks! The History of Rockabilly in the Commonwealth, July 1 – December 1, 2011.

Paper Forest: An Installation by Travis Graves and Jackson Martin, April 22 – September 25, 2011. Curator

Goya, Dali, Warhol: Masterpieces of World Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, April 17 – July 10, 2011.

Mischief-Making: Contemporary Craftsman Jake Cress, January 28 – June 19, 2011.

To Transgress: Abstract Paintings by Betty Clark, October 22 – April 3, 2011.

Thinking Postmodern: Selections from the Radford University, September 10 – March 20, 2011. Curator

Cabinet of Curiosities, July 23 – January 9, 2011.

The Subject of Being: Works by Megan Van Deusen and Gabriel Shaffer, May 14 – October 3, 2010. Curator

Cohabitants: New Works by Heide Trepanier and David Mazure, March 19 – August 22, 2010. Curator

An Educated Woman: Art from Girls’ Schools and Women’s Colleges, January 22 – July 11, 2010.

 

Gallery Representation

Mallory Fine Art, Abingdon, VA, 2012 – Present.

SchmidtDean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2006 – Present.

ABryant Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2009 – 2011.

JMS Gallery, Philadelphia, 2005 – 2006.

Afif Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2004 – 2005.

 

Solo Exhibitions

An Imaginary Land of Promise, SchmidtDean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, December 13, 2014 – January 24, 2105.

All is Vanity, Mallory Fine Art, Abingdon, VA, September 5 – October 1, 2013.

What on Earth, Wolf Hills Brewing Co., Abingdon, VA, July 4 – August 31, 2013.

For Kafka, Virginia Highlands Community College, Abingdon, VA, February 4 – July 31, 2012.

Fits and Fanfare, Perspectives Gallery, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, March 17 – April 13, 2012.

Paintings Above the Fireplace, House on Main, Abingdon, VA, October 20 – November 15, 2011.

About the Artist, Virginia Highlands Community College, Abingdon, VA, June 11 – December 17, 2010.

Wide-Eyed Garden, William King Museum, Abingdon, VA, February 13 – June 7, 2009.

A Natural Imbalance, The Galleries at Moore, Philadelphia, PA, September 5 – October 14, 2007.

New Work, SchmidtDean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, June 2 – July 1, 2006.

Featured in: Newhall, E. "Evoking the Sublime." The Philadelphia Inquirer. June 16, 2006.

Recent Work, JMS Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, April 28 – May 29, 2005.

Featured in: Sozanski, E. "Last Chance Times Two." The Philadelphia Inquirer. May 27, 2005.

Recent Work, Afif Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, February 11 – April 1, 2005.                        

 

Select Group Exhibitions

The Real Bugwives of Philadelphia, Handmade Craft Brigade, 1241 Carpenter Studios, Philadelphia, PA, December 12, 2015.

Mapping the Cosmos, William King Museum of Art, Abingdon, VA, February 6 – May 17, 2015.

Color Wars, SchmidtDean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, November 2, 2013 – January 11, 2014.

At The Moment, Slocumb Gallery, East Tennessee State University, July 2 – July 13, 2013.

Secret Admirer, Mallory Fine Art, Abingdon, VA, February 7 – March 1, 2013.

In the Dining Room, Shady Business, Abingdon, VA, July 26 – August 12, 2012.

1st Annual Arts Invitational, Appalachian Arts Center, Richlands, VA, September 1 – October 31, 2011.

Soaring, Tipton Gallery of East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, June 3 – 28, 2011.

Conversations, The Galleries at Moore, Philadelphia, PA, January 29 – March 12, 2011.

Call & Response, Root Division, San Francisco, CA, January 8 – 30, 2011.

TenXx, ABryant Gallery, Chicago, IL, November 18, 2010 – January 30, 2011.

Summer, SchmidtDean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, June 18 – August 14, 2010.

Red Light River North, ABryant Gallery, Rode Bros., Chicago, IL, February 25 – April 11, 2010.

Cool Stuff, New People, SchmidtDean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, June 20 – August 15, 2009.             

Featured In: Fallon R. and Rosof  L. "SchmidtDean Tries New Stuff." theartblog.org July 9, 2009.

        Newhall, E. "For a Good Time..." The Philadelphia Inquirer. July 26, 2009.

Glut and Grandeur, Graduate Exhibition, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, May 2 – May 15, 2009.

Kunsthalle Chicago, Curated by Jean Kang, Dollar Store, Chicago, IL, April 19 – 30, 2008.

Featured In: Time Out Chicago, Issue 165, April 24 – 30, 2008.

Group Exhibition, Gallery 2 and Project Space, Chicago, IL, August 11 – September 8, 2007.

Light, The Galleries at Moore, Philadelphia, PA, February 24 – March 19, 2006.

Feature Article: "Artist Historian." Moore News. Fall 2005.

Gallery Group Show, Schmidt/Dean Gallery, February 1 - March 11, 2006.

Illuminated, Afif Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, November 2004.

Annual Keisho Art Association Exhibition, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, Summer 2004.

Pardon Me, Ladies, Hyder Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, May 2004.

Emerging Artists: Senior Show, The Galleries at Moore, Philadelphia, PA, April 2 – May 16, 2004.

Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Temple University Gallery, Rome, Italy, 2002 & 2003.

 

Public Collections

Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington D.C.

Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Abingdon, VA

 

Symposia and Visiting Artist Lectures

The Proud and the Profane: The Life of Lucy Herndon Crockett, Smyth Bland Regional Library, Marion, VA, April 2015.

Shining Light: Folk Artists Nancy Johnson and Minnie Ma Scyphers, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, July 2013.

From These Hills, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, November 2012.

Submitting an Artist Portfolio, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, March 2012.

Visiting Artist Lecture, Art Speakers at Penn, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, April 2010.

"Scarlett O'Hara's Costumed Aggression and a Modern Day Problem with the Feminine," paper presentation for symposium "From Peplos to Petticoat to Punk," hosted by Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA, March 2010.

Visiting Artist Lecture, The Rotary Club, Abingdon, VA, February 2009.

Artist Lecture, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, October 2007.

Visiting Artist Lecture, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA, September 2007.

The Challenge to Beauty in Contemporary Art, Thesis Presentation, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA, December 2003.

 

Awards and Honors  

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, 2007 – 2009 

John and Mary E. Hoggins Scholarship, 2009

Community Associates Scholarship, The Art Institute of Chicago, 2007

Departmental Honors for Art History, Moore College of Art & Design, May 2004

Dean's List, Fall 2000 – Spring 2004

Presidential Scholarship, Moore College of Art & Design, Fall 2000 – Spring 2004

MCAD Scholarship, Moore College of Art & Design, Fall 2000 – Spring 2004

 

Appointments

Guest Juror, Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition, Lakeland, FL, 2015.

Chair, Artistic Direction Committee, William King Museum, Abingdon, VA, 2010 – 2015.

Chair, Acquisitions Committee, William King Museum, Abingdon, VA, 2010 – 2015.

Host, Art Speaks, WEHC 90.7, 2010 – 2015.

Guest Juror, Hunting Art Prize, Houston, TX, 2014.

Guest Juror, Taubman Museum Sidewalk Art Show, Roanoke, VA, May 2014.

Member, Arts Advisory Committee, Virginia Highlands Community College, Abingdon, VA, 2010 – 2013.

Guest Speaker, 'Round the Mountain Professionalism in Arts and Crafts, Abingdon, VA, 2011.

Juror, Heartwood Artisans Center and 'Round the Mountain, Abingdon, VA, 2011.

Member, Community Outreach Committee, William King Museum, Abingdon, VA, 2010.

Juror, Virginia Highlands Festival Student Exhibition, Abingdon, VA, 2010.

Juror, Art in the Market, Blacksburg, VA, 2010.