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My work is made with cut-outs and acrylic on a variety of sturdy and lightweight surfaces including tyvek paper and polyester film. I am interested in imagery that is complex and that contains repeating variations. The subject matter I have explored has included braids, doilies, eddies, and murmurations, among other repeated forms that are drawn on intricately cut out backgrounds. The cutouts interact with the architectural elements and create optical effects through cast shadows and the interplay of the surfaces. The work creates a luminous, meditative space in which the viewer can wander and find wonder.
Leah Korican was born in Berkeley, California and lives in Oakland, California. She has lived in all around the world including Cave Junction, Oregon and Florence, Italy. Leah has a BA from UC Berkeley and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her work has been exhibited nationally including the Richmond Art Center, the Bedford Gallery and the Triton Museum. Her public art commissions include a large scale site specific cut-out for the Nashville International Airport and permanent artworks for Kehilla Community Synagogue and Rumsey Engineers in Oakland.
Public Art Commissions:
2020 DOILoveYou-Bonnaroo, Nashville International Airport, Nashville, TN
A site-specific, large scale cut-out piece for a skylight in the airport.
2011-2015 Kehilla Community Synagogue, Piedmont, CA
Lead Artist for the sanctuary and lobby. Created artwork, collaborated with designers, leadership, and community on a multi-year redesign of the interior of the sanctuary.
2009 Solar Chandelier
Site-specific sculpture for Rumsey Engineers in downtown Oakland, CA
2021 Wholly Holey, Mercury 20, Oakland, CA
2020 DOILoveYou Berkeley, Cedar Street Project, Berkeley, CA
2019 DOILoveYou, Fine Ideas and Art, Oakland, CA
2018 Divided Light, Metro Gallery, Reno, Nevada
2004 as above so below, The Bedford Gallery Windows Project, Dean
Lesher Center, Walnut Creek, CA
2002 trans/lucent, Richmond Art Center, West Gallery, Richmond, CA
2000 Annunciation, San Francisco Art Commission, Grove St.
1999 Of these no Elegy, Addison Street Windows, Berkeley, CA
1997 Maude Kerns Art Center Gallery, Eugene, OR
Firehouse Gallery, Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, OR
1996 Stevenson Union Gallery, Oregon State College, Ashland, OR.
2017 Interfaith Art Biennial Exhibit, Oakland, CA Created artwork in collaboration with poet Lenore Weiss.
2015 Interfaith Art Biennial Exhibit, Oakland CA Created artwork in collaboration with the public.
2014 Art in Nature Festival Oakland, CA Created a collaborative sculpture with adults and children.
2014 Cob Structures, Oakland CA Collaborated with builders and students to create structures in cob building at Bentley School
2014 Garment of Destiny, Oakland CA Collaborated with artists and 300+ students to create fabric sculpture.
2008-07 REBAR Parking Day, San Francisco, CA created a solar park installation.
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2020 Sanctuary, Gearbox Gallery, Rene de Guzman, juror, Oakland, CA
2018 Annual Juried Exhibition, Adobe Art Center, Rene de Guzman, juror, Castro Valley, CA
Elevate, Adobe Art Center, Castro Valley, CA
2017 AbstrAction, MarinMoca, Catherine Clark, juror Novato, CA
Cut and Paste, Paolo Mejia Gallery, Oakland, CA
2016 Airborne- Worth-Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2013 InterFaith Art Exhibit, Islamic Cultural Center, Oakland CA
2010 Past, Present, Future: Artists Look at Sustainability, Sonoma State University Library Art Gallery, Sonoma, CA
2010 Madame Lucretia’s Parlor, Studio Quercus, Oakland, CA
2008 Family, Memory, Roots, Kehilla Synagogue, Piedmont, CA
2007 Commons, Thoreau Center, San Francisco, CA
Solar Flora, Green City Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2006 Overhung, Boontling Gallery, Oakland CA
2005 Scents of Purpose, Artists Interpret the Spice Box, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
2004 Those who can, Artists who teach, Oakland, CA
2000 Yellow the First Color, The Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
Bittersweet Legacy, The Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA
Under the Skin, Anatomy as Iconography, Works Gallery, San Jose, CA
1999 ArtShip Exhibitions, Window installation, Oakland, CA
1998 Flights of Fancy, San Francisco Art Commission, Art in City Hall,
San Francisco, CA
1997 Celebrate Northwest Women, Wiseman Gallery, Grants Pass, OR
1996 30+ East Bay Painters and Graphic Artists, The Oakland
Museum, at the Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA
A Regional Canvas, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA
1995 Artphone GTE/KQED Exhibit, San Francisco Museum of Modern
Art and Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA work in rental collection
San Francisco Art Institute, M.F.A. Painting
University of California at Berkeley, B.A. Humanities, concentration in visual arts and creative writing
Merit award, Adobe Art Center Annual, Rene de Guzman juror
Visual arts instructor at the Bentley School in Oakland. Taught adults and children in a variety of places including the Museum of Children’s Art, San Francisco Art Institute Extension, and Oakland Department of Parks and Recreation.
cutouts, contemporary artist, mandala, meditation, Bay Area artist,