Shaun Leonardo

EDUCATION
2005

M.F.A., Painting, San Francisco Art Institute

2001

B.A., Visual Arts, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

AWARDS
2017

Smack Mellon, Artist Studio Program, Brooklyn, NY

2016

Creative Capital, with Melanie Crean and Sable E. Smith, New York, NY

2015

Franklin Furnace Fund, New York, NY

Franklin Furnace Fund, with Melanie Crean and Sable E. Smith, New York, NY

2011

Jerome Foundation, Travel & Study Grant, New York, NY

2010

Franklin Furnace Fund, New York, NY

McColl Center for Visual Art Residency & Fellowship, Charlotte, NC

AWARDS
2008

Vermont Studio Center Residency & Fellowship

New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, Painting

2007

Art Matters Grant, New York, NY (for residency in Oaxaca, Mexico)

Smack Mellon Hot Picks, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY

2006

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Swing Space Residency & Grant

2005

New York Studio School Drawing Scholarship

2004

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Residency & Grant

SELECT SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017

Assembly, Recess, Brooklyn, NY

2016

Something I Can Feel, VOLTA NY, New York, NY

2013

Untitled (A Performance Project), Madragoras Art Space, Long Island City, NY

Champion of the World, Praxis International Art, New York, NY

2012

Battle Royal, Videodromo, Ancona, Italy

2011

Sleeping Giant, Praxis International Art, Miami, FL

SELECT SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2010

Self-Portrait: A One-Man Play, HERE, New York, NY

Death of a King, Praxis International Art, New York, NY

2009

VOLTA5, Basel, Switzerland

2008

El Debut de El Conquistador, La Curtiduria, Oaxaca, Mexico

2007

Self-portrait Fight, SCOPE Miami, FL

Self-portrait Fight, Performa07, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY

The Whole 'Dam Show, MARCH, New York, NY

El Conquistador, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

2006

The Steel Cage Match, LMCC Swing Space, New York, NY

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017

Out of Line, The High Line, New York, NY

The World is a Mirror of My Freedom, McColl Center, Charlotte, NC

Loving Blackness, Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, PA

2016

In the Blink of an Eye, Arthub screening program, Shanghai, China

Wound: Mending Time & Attention, The Cooper Union, New York, NY

A Dark Matter..., Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

March Madness, Fort Gansevoort, New York, NYY

Whisper or Shout: Artists in the Social Sphere, BRIC, Brooklyn, NYY

Who Is Playing?, Galerie MeetFactory, Prague, Czech Republic

Scrimmage, The Canton Museum of Art, Canton, OH; The Figge Museum of Art, Davenport, IA

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015

Scrimmage, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, OR; Col State Univ Art Museum, Fort Collins, CO

Hard Work, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, New York, NY

Radical Presence, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Between History and the Body, 8th Floor Gallery, New York, NY

Venturing Out of the Heart of Darkness, Harvey B. Gantt Center, Charlotte, NC

RESPOND, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY

2014

Crossing Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum, New York

Radical Presence, The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

The Invitational, Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn, NY

Dallas Biennial (DB14), Dallas, TX

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013

Self-Portrait revisited, The Performance Will Not Be Televised..., SVA Theater, New York, NY

Radical Presence, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

Not Book, Beit Ha'ir Urban Culture Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel

How Much Do I Owe You?, No Longer Empty, Long Island City, NY

superHUMAN, Central Utah Art Center, Ephraim, UT & Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ

2012

Radical Presence, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX

Death in the Afternoon, collaboration with Irvin Morazan, Bronx River Art Center, NY

And the Winner Is, Haverford College, Haverford, PA

2011

Battle Royal (commissioned by the Dumbo Arts Festival), Brooklyn, NY

Mixed Signals: Artists Consider Masculinity in Sports, Independent Curators International

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2010

X-treme Studio, A+D gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

Greater New York: 5 Year Review, PS1, Long Island City, NY

AVIFF Cannes 2010, international film festival, Cannes, France

Man Up!, judi rotenberg gallery, Boston, MA

2009

Nuit Blanche, commissioned project, Toronto, Canada

Fusebox09, contemporary arts festival, Austin, TX

An Intimate Affair, collaboration with Kalup Linzy, AVA Gallery, New York, NY

2008

75th Anniversary of Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre,

Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico

HEROIC, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN

Hard Targets - Masculinity and American Sports, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA

Some Things We Do Together, collaboration with Clifford Owens, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2007

Snofrid - World Premier, Smith-Stewart Gallery, New York, NY & Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

The Mayor's Awards for Arts & Culture, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY

The S-Files, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY

Corona Plaza, Center of Everywhere: Four Site-Specific Projects, Queens Museum of Art, NY

Foam of the Daze, Smith-Stewart Gallery, New York, NY

Emergency Room, (performance censored) PS1, Long Island City, NY

2006

Kick It One Time, RUSH Arts in conjunction with Ingalls & Associates, Art Basel Miami, FL

Invade My Dreams, Taxter & Spengemann, New York, NY

Black Alphabet, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland

Peekskill Project 2006, The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY

Self-portrait Icon, P.S.1, Long Island City, NY

Close Connections, Art Amsterdam video program, Amsterdam, Holland

The Masculine Box & Beyond, The LAB, San Francisco, CA

I Never Meant to Hurt You, Buzzer 30, Astoria, NY

God Complex: Images of Power, RUSH Arts Gallery, New York, NY