Leah Guadagnoli was born in Chicago in 1989 and lives and works in New York’s Hudson Valley. She received her BFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and completed her MFA at Rutgers University. Guadagnoli was an artist in residence at Yaddo, the Macedonia Institute, Wassaic Project, and the Tilleard Projects Artist Residency in Lamu, Kenya. She was awarded the Lighthouse Works Fellowship and received a full fellowship to attend the Vermont Studio Center. Guadagnoli is dedicated to arts education and was a part-time lecturer at the Mason Gross School of Art in New Jersey, the founder of the Maple Terrace Artist Residency and Mentorship Program in Brooklyn, New York, and is currently an instructor of painting and drawing at SUNY Albany.
Guadagnoli has had solo presentations at Hollis Taggart, New York; Asya Gesiberg, New York; Victori + Mo, Brooklyn, New York; and 247365, New York, among others. Recent group exhibitions include Jeff Marfa, Marfa, TX; Turley Gallery, Hudson, NY; Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, New York; Cooke Latham Gallery, London; White Columns, New York; and Allouche Benias Gallery, Athens, Greece. Her work has been reviewed by numerous publications such as the New York Times, Hyperallergic, Art F City, Cultured Magazine, and Architectural Digest. She was recently nominated for a Fountainhead Fellowship in Miami, FL, and is currently preparing work for Art21 Shanghai with WeSpace gallery opening this November.