LEAH THOMASON BROMBERG
 

lEAH THOMASON BROMBERG

spends most of her time making oil paintings and dreaming about saving her family from myriad apocalypses.  She grew up in Fredericksburg, VA, and is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation. Currently she lives and works in London.

She was in residence at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada in 2014 for an indigenous thematic residency titled “In Kind” Negotiations. Her work has appeared in Pacific Coast issues (#115 & #127) of New American Paintings as well as Association Vol. 5 and Vol. 8, a publication of Cornell University’s students, alumni/ae, and faculty.

In the spring of 2014, she was the recipient of California College of the Arts' Barclay Simpson Award and its accompanying exhibition. She has exhibited at the artsdepot (London), Piedmont Center for the Arts (Piedmont, CA), Foundry Art Centre (St. Charles, MO), Washington State History Museum (Tacoma, WA), the Bedford Gallery (Walnut Creek, CA), and Pirate: Contemporary Art (Denver, CO) among others. Bromberg also is a contributor for The Coastal Post, where she seeks to create a dialogue with other artists through studio visits.

Bromberg received her MFA from California College of the Arts (San Francisco), and her BFA from Cornell University (Ithaca, NY).

 

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EDUCATION

MFA, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, California

BFA, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018
Open 2018, artsdepot, London
In The Spirit, Washington State History Museum, Tacoma, Washington

2017
TAKEOVER, Alter Space, San Francisco, California
Open 2017, artsdepot, London

2016
In The Spirit, Washington State History Museum, Tacoma, Washington
Third Annual Juried Art Show, Piedmont Center for the Arts, Piedmont, California

2015
Going Home, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, Missouri
In The Spirit, Washington State History Museum, Tacoma, Washington
Botanica, The Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, California

2014
Hero Twins, MFA Thesis Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco
Barclay Simpson Award Exhibition, California College of the Arts, Oakland, California
Expulsion, Asterisk Gallery, San Francisco, California
Brew, Post Office Gallery, California College of the Arts, Oakland, California
Ithaca with Monique Crine and Jillian Piccirilli, Pirate: Contemporary Art, Denver, Colorado

2013
For The Love Of Country, Driftwood Salon, San Francisco, California

2011
50-50 Show III, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, California
Nest, Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, Virginia

 

AWARDS / RESIDENCIES

2017
Open Prize (Barnet), 2nd place, artsdepot Open 2017

2014
“In Kind” Negotiations, Indigenous Residency at the Banff Centre, Alberta
Barclay Simpson Award, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, California

 

SELECTED PUBLICATION & PRESS

2017
TAKEOVER, San Francisco zine of art work and writing by female and genderqueer artists and writers.

2016
New American Paintings 127, Dec / Jan 2017.
Association, Volume 8, Architecture, Art, & Planning, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

2015
New American Paintings 115, December / Jan 2015.

2014
Award Winning Student Work,” Glance, California College of the Arts.
Cornell alumnae filled Pirate’s walls for Ithaca,” by Michael Paglia, WESTWORD, Feb 13.

2013
Association, Volume 5, Architecture, Art, & Planning, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

 

SELECTED TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2015-6
Painting / Drawing Instructor, Pre-College, California College of the Arts, Oakland

2014-5
Painting Instructor, Young Artist Studio Program, California College of the Arts, San Francisco

 

SELECTED WRITING

2017
Looking for a brighter day,” The Coastal Post, July 13.

2016
Non compos mentis,” The Coastal Post, December 14.

2015
Dreams of Aggressive Vitality,” The Coastal Post, November 30.
Somewhere between Mulder and Scully,” The Coastal Post, June 23.
Explorer is a funny word for colonial imperialist,” The Coastal Post, January 20.