Leah Raintree is a multidisciplinary artist who addresses our relationship to the environment through permeable, process-based interactions with sites and materials. She works across drawing, photography and installation to consider human impact within broader expanses of time and networks of life.
Raintree was recently an Artist-in-Residence through Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Process Space at Building 110: LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island, and included in Pier 54, an exhibition with High Line Art in NYC. In the spring of 2014, Raintree was an Artist-in-Residence at Frans Masereel Centrum in Belgium. She participated in LMCC’s Workspace during 2012-13, while a concurrent Visiting Scholar at NYU with the Department of Art and Art Professions. She completed a site-specific installation for No One is an Island at Building 110: LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island and has exhibited at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum (NYC), The Walter Phillips Gallery (Banff), The Museum of the City of New York (NYC), Peninsula Art Space (Brooklyn), Parallel Art Space (Queens) NURTUREart (Brooklyn), The Invisible Dog Art Center (Brooklyn) and FiveMiles (Brooklyn). She has had solo exhibitions at Foley Gallery (NYC) and Reynolds Gallery (VA).
Raintree has been an Artist-in-Residence through Frans Masereel Centrum (2014), LMCC’s Workspace (2012-13), the Banff Centre (2012) Mildred’s Lane (2011), Atlantic Center for the Arts (2010), Vermont Studio Center (2009), Big Cypress National Preserve (2006) and Rocky Mountain National Park (2005). Her work has been published nationally and internationally, including FUKT a magazine for contemporary drawing (Berlin), California College of the Arts’ Eleven Eleven (San Francisco), Niche (Los Angeles) and Planet Magazine (New York).
Raintree was raised in rural Virginia and lives and works in New York City. She holds a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and an MFA from Parsons, the New School for Design.