Nov. 7 – Artist Talk w/ Courtney Leonard, Rasmuson Foundation AiR

Courtney M. Leonard (Shinnecock, b.1980) is an artist and filmmaker, who has contributed to the Offshore Art movement. Leonard’s current work embodies the multiple definitions

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Courtney Leonard at Maori Indigenous Artist Exchange

of “breach”, an exploration and documentation of historical ties to water, whale and material sustainability. In collaboration with national and international museums, cultural institutions, and indigenous communities in North America, New Zealand, Nova Scotia, and the United States Embassies, Leonard’s practice investigates narratives of cultural viability as a reflection of environmental record.

Leonard is currently a Rasmuson Artist in Residence at the Native Art Center at University of Alaska Fairbanks and was nominated by the Santa Fe Art Institute.
Learn more about Courtney Leonard and her work at courtneymleonard.com
Cover photo: BREACH: Artifice, Mixed Media Ceramic Installation Detail at ASU’s Ceramic Research Center, 2016 by Courtney Leonard

radicalseafaring02.jpgBREACH: SUSTENANCE, Ceramic on Wood Pallet by Courtney Leonard