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Leigh Cole — leigh.ann.cole@gmail.com

Education
2011       MFA Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego
2010-11  Graduate Semester Abroad, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
2007       BFA Sculpture, Virginia Commonwealth University
2007       BFA Painting & Printmaking, Virginia Commonwealth University

Exhibitions
2016       Bling It Out!, Iridian Gallery, Richmond, VA
2015       Space Jam, VCU Fine Arts Building Gallery, Richmond, VA
2012       Crest, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
2010       Never Before Seen, UCSD Visual Arts Facility Gallery, La Jolla, CA
2010       UCSD Open Studios, La Jolla, CA
2009       The Dark Tower, Compact Space, Los Angeles, CA
2009       I’ll Show you Mine, UCSD Visual Arts Facility, La Jolla, CA
2009       UCSD Open Studios, La Jolla, CA
2008       From Panic to Power, Angstrom Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2008       GLAMFA, CSU Long Beach, CA
2008       Satellite Ensemble, Kava Lounge, San Diego, CA
2008       MultiMedia Happening, The Guild, San Diego, CA
2008       Love/Lust, UCSD Visual Arts Facility, La Jolla, CA

Residencies | Awards | Art Fairs | Research
2018       Resident Artist, Ninth Wave Global Sailing Expedition, Antarctica
2017       Student, Science Summer Programme, Cambridge University, UK
2017       Visiting Scholar, Harris Manchester SRI, Oxford University, UK
2015       Phoenix Reader Award, AP College Board – Studio Art
2015       Adjunct Faculty Research Grant, VCU School of the Arts
2015       Tasmeem in the Classroom Competition Winner, VCU Qatar
2011       Takt Kunstprojektraum, Berlin, Germany
2009       Russell Grant, UCSD Visual Arts, La Jolla, CA
2007       Faculty Achievement Award, VCU Sculpture
2007       Scope International Art Fair, ADA Gallery, New York, NY
2006       Student Fellowship, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
2006       Artist Scholarship, Virginia State Fair

Teaching Experience
2016-      Instructor, Sculpture + Extended Media, Richmond, VA
2016       Adjunct Faculty, John Tyler Community College, Midlothian, VA
2015-16  Adjunct Faculty, Sculpture + Extended Media, VCU, Richmond, VA
2011-16  Adjunct Faculty, Art Foundation Department, VCU, Richmond, VA

Academic Service
2016-      Shop Technician, VCU Department of Sculpture + Extended Media
2012-      Student Recruitment Representative, VCU Arts Admissions Office
2017       Faculty Mentor, VCU Honors Summer Research Undergrad Research Program
2012-16  New Student Orientation Advisor, Art Foundation Department, VCU
2012-16  Wood Shop & Laser Cutter Assistant, Art Foundation Department, VCU
2007-10  Graduate Teaching Assistant, Visual Arts Department, UCSD
2009       Chair, UCSD Open Studios Committee
2009       Grad Student Representative, Studio New Hire Committee, UCSD Vis Arts
2009       Lead Teaching Assistant, UCSD Visual Arts
2008       Grad Student Representative, Admissions Committee, UCSD Vis Arts

Professional Experience
2015      AP Studio Art Exam Reader, Salt Lake City, UT

Press
2010      Kathy Grifin: My life on the D-List; Season 6, Episode 7
2010      ‘Never Before Seen’: Leigh Ann Cole Holds Her MFA Exhibition; SDnews.com
2008      GLAMFA 2008, Exhibition Catalogue, Fine Arts Roundtable