In her practice, Leah Raintree addresses our relationship to time, scale, and ecology through process-based interactions with sites and materials, with projects arising from a hybrid of research and physical engagement in place. She works across sculpture, drawing, and photography to distill correlations between human and geologic scales, capturing points of interaction within natural and manmade phenomena. Her work extends from a long-standing drawing practice that couples with sculpture and performative action, whether an individual makes a mark, a collective makes a mark, or a mark is found.
The NY-based artist recently held a solo exhibition at The Noguchi Museum in Queens, NY. She has also exhibited at Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin; Prosjektrom Normanns, Norway; High Line Art and Socrates Sculpture Park, both, New York, NY. She has been awarded numerous artist-in-residence fellowships including Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace and Process Space, NYC, Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium, and the Banff Centre, Canada. Raintree holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master of Fine Arts from Parsons, the New School for Design.