Leigh Cole — leigh.ann.cole@gmail.com

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

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
2017 Ninth Wave Expedition, Sailing Expedition to Antartica
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

2010 Kathy Griffin: 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

Teaching Experience
2016-     Instructor & Shop Technician, Sculpture + Extended Media, VCU, 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
2009 Chair, UCSD Open Studios Committee
2009 Graduate Student Representative, Studio New Hire Committee, UCSD Vis Arts
2009 Lead Teaching Assistant, UCSD Visual Arts
2008 Graduate Student Representative, MFA Admissions Committee, UCSD Vis Arts

Related Professional Experience
2012-     Student Recruitment Representative, VCU Arts Admissions Office
2015      AP Studio Art Exam Reader, Salt Lake City, UT
2012-16 New Student Orientation Advisor, Art Foundation Department, VCU
2012-15 Wood Shop & Laser Cutter Assistant, Art Foundation Department, VCU
2007-10 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Visual Arts Department, UCSD