Incorporating elements of sculpture, painting, graphic design, and architecture, Leah Guadagnoli's whimsical, idiosyncratic works defy easy classification. The artist's work expands on the Pop tradition by making use of readymade imagery and quotidian materials. Often drawing on the aesthetics of her Midwestern upbringing, the artist appropriates designs and patterns from the 80s' and 90s' - often considered kitschy - presenting them in fresh and dynamic ways.
Leah Guadagnoli lives and works between New York City and the Hudson Valley. She received her BFA in Painting and Art History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her MFA in Visual Arts at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Recent solo exhibitions include Soft Violence, Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York; I Just Want to See You Underwater, Victori + Mo New York; Everything All at Once, Sadie Halie Projects, Minneapolis and Addison Assassin, 247365, New York. Recent group exhibitions include American Women, Allouche Benias Gallery Athens, Greece; Breaking the Frame, Hollis Taggart Contemporary New York; Summer of Love, Freight and Volume, New York; Reading Between the Lines, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco; When Geometry Smiles, Ortega y Gasset New York and White Columns, New York. In 2017 Guadagnoli was awarded the Lighthouse Works Fellowship and in 2016 she received a full fellowship to attend Vermont Studio Center.