MELISSA LEANDRO (American, b. 1989) lives and works in Chicago, IL. She received an MFA in 2017 and a BFA in 2012, both from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has participated in residencies, including The Vermont Studio Center, The Atlantic Center for the Arts, The Ragdale Foundation, The Jacquard Center, and the Weaving Mill. She is the recipient of the Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation Artadia Award for 2021. She has had recent solo exhibitions at Waubonsee Community College (Waubonsee, IL), ANDREW RAFACZ (Chicago, IL), University of Nebraska (Omaha, NE), The University Club of Chicago (Chicago, IL), Union League Club of Chicago (Chicago, IL), Rockford University (Rockford, IL) and the Wright Museum of Art (Beloit, WI). Upcoming group exhibitions include Pentimenti Gallery (Philadelphia, PA) and Kent State University Galleries (Kent, OH). She has had recent group exhibitions at DePaul Art Museum (Chicago, IL) and The Arts Club of Chicago (Chicago, IL). In May 2020 Leandro presented a solo project with the gallery at Frieze Viewing Room, the inaugural online edition of Frieze New York. Her work is included in numerous public and private collections

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