2009    MFA in Studio Art - Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD    1989    BA Studio Art - University of Maryland, College Park, MD

2016 Trawick Finalist Exhibition, Gallery B,  Bethesda, MD
2016 35th Annual Invitational Sculpture Exhibition: Spatial Interpretation, Montpelier Arts Center, Laurel, MD
2015 Sondheim Semi-Finalist Exhibition – MICA, Baltimore, MD
2015 projection room, Leidy Gallery at Fred Lazurus IV Center, Baltimore, MD
2014 Sondheim Semi-Finalist Exhibition – MICA, Baltimore, MD
2013  B Grant exhibition, D-Center, Baltimore, MD
2013  drawing the undifferentiated – Common Ground Gallery, VisArts, Rockville, MD
2012 Dematerialization – Pterodactyl, Creative Project Space, Philadelphia, PA
2012 The Truth Following the Existence of Something – Rendition Gallery, Ft Collins, CO
2012 Sondheim Semi-Finalist Exhibition – MICA, Baltimore, MD
2012 Reflections + Refractions – CVA Gallery, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
2012 SOLOS 2012 – Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
2011   In Response - Stamp Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park
2010   Sondheim Finalist Exhibition - Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD          
2010   allographic iterations - John Fonda Gallery, Baltimore, MD 
2009   Drawing Chestnut, Towards an Open Work - Chestnut Project Space, Baltimore, MD 
2009   iterating the ordinary, MICA – MICA, Baltimore, MD 
2007   Of Paper - Montpelier Arts Center, Laurel, MD 
2006   Solo Exhibit - Creative Alliance, Amalie Rothschild Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2004   Solo Exhibit - Frieda O. Weise Gallery, RTKL Architecture, Baltimore, MD 
2002   Unfiltered - Blue Elephant Art Center, Frederick, MD
2001   Friends of the Walters-Summer Solstice - Big Bang Studio, Baltimore,
2000   Fall into Blue Dreams - 1601 Guilford, Baltimore, MD
1994   Solo Exhibit - American Institute of Architecture, Baltimore, MD
Related projects
The Black Bucket Essays (cofounder)
Discourse, a penny university (founder)
2012 ART342, Fort Collins, Colorado

2016 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award
2016 Franz and Virginia Bader Fund Grantee
2015 Janet and Walter Sondheim Prize, Semi-finalist
2014 Janet and Walter Sondheim Prize, Semi-finalist
2012 The William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, B-Grant
2012 Janet and Walter Sondheim Prize, Semi-finalist
2011   Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award
2010   Janet and Walter Sondheim Prize, Finalist
2006- MFA in Studio Art Fellowship

2010       The Washington Post, May 4, 2012, ‘Overlookable works shouldn’t be missed’, by Michael O’Sullivan,1221549/critic-review.html          
2010       The Washington Post, July 30, 2010, ‘Competing Perspectives’, by Michael O’Sullivan
2010       The City Paper, Cover Story, July 7, 2010, “The Janet and Walter Sondheim Prize 2010” by Bret McCabe
2010       The Signal, Weekly radio magazine, WYPR, Original airdate, July 2, 2010
2010       Visual Overture Magazine, Volume 1, Summer 2010
2009       Sketch Pages, Contemporary Drawing Practices, Online article ‘Leah Cooper, Drawing in Space’
2009       The Maryland Morning Show with Tom Hall
 Podcast on, original air date June 22, 2009

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