CURRICULUM VITAE

LAURA J. LEIDEN
E-mail:  laura@lauraleiden.com
Website: www.lauraleiden.com 
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2004 Colour is the Mother Tongue of the Subconscious
Center Gallery, Sautee-Nacoochee Community Center
Sautee-Nacoochee, Georgia
2003 Autotelic: Possessing Internal Purpose
Monroe Art Guild
Monroe, Georgia
2002 Synergy
Cultural Center for the Arts
Douglasville, Georgia
2001 Prisms of Life Jacqueline Casey Hudgens Center for the Arts
Curator: Lucy Elliott
Duluth, Georgia
2001 Inner Vision, The American Center
Curator: Barkins-Leeds, Ltd.
Nashville, Tennessee
2000 Prisms of the Soul, Tate Student Center Gallery, University of Georgia
Selected by University of Georgia Student Representatives
Athens Georgia
2000 Windows of the Soul, Altama Museum of Art and History
Curator: Rebecca Smelser
Vidalia, Georgia.
2000 Athens/Clarke County Health Department
Athens, Georgia.
1999 Magistrate's Office, Athens Courthouse.
Athens, Georgia
1999 Highland Hills Village
Athens, Georgia.
1999 Athens Regional Library
Athens, Georgia.
1999 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Athens, Georgia
1986 Altama Museum of Art and History
Vidalia, Georgia.
INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION
2004 The Travelling Weave: Artists for Peace and Dialogue
Castello Svevo, Porto Recanati, Italy
2004 Artistic Committee Exhibition
Museum of Fine Arts, Arad, Romania
2003 Biennale Internazionale dell'Arte Contemporanea di Firenze
Invitational Exhibition, Fortessa de Basso
Florence, Italy
JUROR
2005 BiennaleArad, Juror and Judge, International Artistic Committee, Arad, Romania
2004 Ventopertrenta04, Festival of Digital Art, Cyberspace
TWO- AND THREE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2002 Mixed Media: paintings by Laura Leiden and Spirit Dolls by Barbara Odil
Le Maison Bleu, Watkinsville, Georgia
1999-0 Luminous Reflections: Painting, Glass and Steel, Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation Art Center. Watkinsville, Georgia.
1998 Oil And Water, Oconee County Library
Watkinsville, Georgia.
1986 Altama Museum of Art and History
Vidalia, Georgia
1985 Ben-Epps Airport Gallery
Athens, Georgia.
1982 Pickens Art Museum
Pickens, South Carolina.
1980 "Fifth Annual Curator's Choice Exhibition"
Curator: Edward Ritts
Award exhibition, Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, South Carolina.
1979 Falls Cottage Gallery
Greenville, South Carolina.
SELECTED JURIED AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2004 Infusion: Women's Caucus for Art Georgia
DeFoors Centre
Atlanta, Georgia
2003 OCAF's Member Exhibit
Oconee Cultural Art Foundation
Watkinsville, Georgia
2003 What's In a Pretty Face?
Sanford Community College Gallery
Sanford, Florida
2002 Articulations, The 30th Annual Fall Exhibition
Abstein Gallery
Atlanta, Georgia
2002 Thrive: Women's Caucus for the Arts, Georgia
Perimeter College
Clarkston, Georgia
2002 Athens Art Association Member Show
Oconee County Library, Watkinsville, Georgia
2002 From the Heart- Traveling Exhibit re: September 11, 2001
Oconee County Arts Foundation Art Center, Watkinsville, GA
Oconee County Library, Watkinsville, GA
University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens, GA
2001 Season of Color, The 29th Annual Fall Exhibition
Abstein Gallery
Atlanta, Georgia
2001 OCAF Member's Exhibit
Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation
Watkinsville, Georgia
2001 It's a Pigment of the Imagination, The 29th Annual Summer Exhibition
Abstein Gallery
Atlanta, Georgia
2001 26th Juried Exhibition Lyndon House Arts Center
Juror: James Dean, Alexandria, VA
Lyndon House Arts Center, Athens, Georgia
2001 Exponent: Women/Art/Power
Curator: Jennifer Schultz
Clayton Street Gallery Athens, Georgia
2001 Coconut Grove Fine Arts Festival
Coconut Grove, Florida
2000 Artscape Oconee: Art and Sculpture in the Landscape
Outdoor installation, downtown Watkinsville, Georgia
1998 Athens Art Association Juried Exhibition
State Botanical Gardens of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.
1997 Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation Annual Juried Exhibition
Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation Art Center, Watkinsville, Georgia.
1996 Moores Ford Invitational Exhibit
Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation Art Center, Watkinsville, Georgia.
1996 Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation Annual Juried Exhibition
Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation Art Center, Watkinsville, Georgia.
1979-80 Southeastern Metalsmiths Exhibition
Traveling exhibition throughout the Southeast for one year sponsored by the Southern Federation of the Arts.
1979 Greenville Artist Guild Spring Juried Exhibition
Greenville Museum of Art. Greenville, South Carolina.
1979 Art In Miniature
Columbia Museums of Art and Science, Columbia, South Carolina.
1978 Piedmont Graphics Juried Competition
Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, South Carolina.
1978 Biennial Exhibition of Piedmont Crafts
Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina.
AWARDS & HONORS
2000 Award of Merit, Fine Arts, Power's Crossroads Arts Festival
Newnan, Georgia
1997 Print of the Year Award
Selected by Education Foundation of Oconee County, Watkinsville, Georgia.
1979 Fifth Annual Curator's Choice Award
Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, South Carolina.
1979 Third Place Open Media Award
Juried Greenville Artist Guild Exhibition, Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, South Carolina.
1978 Fulbright Art Scholar
BIBLIOGRAPHY (*Reviews)
"Oconee Artist, Laura Leiden, represents U.S. at international exhibit in Italy",
Oconee/Athens Banner Herald, October 20, 2004
"Oconee artist joins 'Traveling Weave', group of international Artists"
Oconee/Athens Banner Herald, September, 1 2004
"UGA's new Campus Village to display Oconee artist's work", Oconee/Athens Banner Herald, August 18, 2004
"Exhibit to open March 20", The Northeast Georgian, March 16, 2004
"Laura Leiden exhibits at mountain venue", Oconee/Athens Banner Herald, March 16, 2004
"Oconee artist invited to Italian art show", Oconee/ Athens Banner Herald, October 1, 2003
"Leiden exhibit begins at Monroe Art Guild", Oconee/ Athens Banner Herald, May 7, 2003
"Laura Leiden to exhibit at festival", Oconee /Athens Banner-Herald, October 23, 2002, Athens, Georgia
"Two have exhibit through November", Athens Banner-Herald, October 16,2002 Athens, Georgia
"Women's Causcus for Art exhibit arrives on campus", The Collegian, October 7, 2002, Atlanta, Georgia
"Artist Laura Leiden", Douglas Neighbor, May 15, 2002
"Laura Leiden exhibit", Athens Banner-Herald/ Oconee Living, May 8, 2002
"Leiden, Shay highlighted in CAC's May exhibit", Douglas County Sentinel, May 5, 2002"
Laura Leiden enjoys reception at exhibit", Athens Banner-Herald/ Oconee Living, November 28, 2001
"Artists layer colors and history in Hudgens Center exhibits", Gwinnett Daily Post, November 17, 2001
"Leiden Exhibition at Hudgens Center for the Arts" Athens Magazine, November-December, 2001
"Leiden's bright abstract art in Hudgens show" Atlanta Journal-Constitution/ Gwinnett, November 7,2001
"Laura Leiden has Duluth art exhibit" Athens Banner-Herald/ Oconee Living, Athens, Georgia, November 7, 2001
Marquee, Athens Banner-Herald, November 6, 2001
"Arts Spotlight", The Tennessean, Nashville, Tennessee, February 18,2001
"Watkinsville Artist has Nashville exhibit" Athens Banner Herald/ Daily News, Athens Georgia, January 10, 2001
"Leiden wins award at Arts Festival", Athens Banner Herald/ Daily News, Athens, Georgia, November 8, 2000
*Jennifer Schultz, "Paintings Like Jewels", Flagpole Magazine, Athens, Georgia, September 6, 2000
Tate Student Center Gallery, University Union Visual Arts (catalog), September, 2000
"Local Artist paints from the soul", Oconee Enterprise, Watkinsville, Georgia, June 15, 2000
Oconee Artscape, Channel 2 Evening News, May, 2000
"Artist to show works at Dogwood Festival", Athens Daily News/ Banner Herald, Athens, Georgia, April 5, 2000.
"Local exhibits in Vidalia", The Oconee Enterprise, Watkinsville, Georgia, March 30, 2000
"Local Artist has exhibit in Vidalia", Athens Daily News/Banner Herald, Athens, Georgia, March 29, 2000.
"Inspirational 'Windows of the Soul' Exhibit at Altama Museum", The Advance Progress, Vidalia, Georgia, March 15, 2000
"Reception draws a crowd", The Oconee Enterprise, Watkinsville, Georgia, January 27, 2000
*Melissa Link, "Let There Be Light," Flagpole Magazine, Athens, Georgia, January 26, 2000.
"Three Watkinsville artists have reception Friday", Athens Daily News/Banner Herald, Athens, Georgia, January 12, 2000.
"Art Show Opens", Athens Daily News/Banner Herald, Athens, Georgia, December 15, 1999.
"OCAF to host exhibit", The Oconee Enterprise, Watkinsville, Georgia, December 9, 1999.
"Exhibit includes artist's latest paintings", Athens Daily News/Banner Herald, Athens, Georgia, January 20, 1998.
Julie Phillips Jordan, "Calligrapher finds artistic outlet through oil painting", Marquee, Athens Daily News/Banner Herald, Athens, Georgia, December 24, 1998.
Carrie E. Gibson, "Festive fall time", Athens Daily News/ Banner Herald, Athens, Georgia, October 8,1997.
Kay Ellis, "Laura Leiden Communicates Through Her Artwork", Watkinsville, Georgia, Oconee Arrow, 1995.
"Ceramics and Graphics at Airport Gallery", Athens Banner Herald, Athens, Georgia, July 1985.
"Calligraphy exhibit opens in Pickens July 7", Greenville News, Greenville, South Carolina, 1981
Ken Shoffner, "Ms. Laura Leiden Exhibits Her Work At Museum of Art", The Greer Citizen, Greer, South Carolina, 1980.
Sharon Todd, "Curator's Choice", Greenville News, Greenville, South Carolina, April 4, 1980
Michael Ginsberg, "World of art thumbs nose at calligraphers", Greenville News, Greenville, South Carolina, September 19,1977.
EDUCATION
Rhode Island School of Design. Masters of Art Education, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Massachusetts College of Art. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA