Curriculum Vitae

Leah Schreiber Johnson
leah@leahschreiber.com
www.leahschreiber.com

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Professional Experience

March 2014-Present
Lecturer, Department of Art and Design, Peck School of the Arts, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

June 2012-Present
Studio Art Instructor, Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Brookfield, WI

Sept 2010-March 2014
Associate Lecturer, Department of Art and Design, Peck School of the Arts, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

May-June 2013
Visiting Associate Lecturer, School of Art and Design, Hubei University of Technology, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China

May 2012-May 2013
Specialist, The Apple Store, Wawatosa, WI

March-May 2011
Visiting Artist, Painting Area, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI

Sept 2010-May 2011
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Performing and Visual Arts, Carroll University,
Waukesha, WI

Sept 2008-May 2010
Instructor of Record, Graduate Teaching Assistantship at Peck School of
Arts, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Sept 2007-May 2008
Project Assistant, Printmaking area, Department of Visual Art at Peck
School of the Arts, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Nov 2003- July 2007
Technical Director of Children’s Program, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL

April 2003-June 2007
Instructor, Marwen, Chicago, IL

Dec 2002-July 2007
Instructor, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL

Education

Master of Fine Art, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, 2010
Master of Art, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, 2009
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, 2002

Awards and Honors

2016
UWM Alumni Employee Outstanding Performance Award, nominated by department of Art and Design, award given by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni Association

2015
UWM Academic Staff Professional Development Award, funding for solo exhibition at Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA

2014
Mary L. Nohl Suitcase Export Award
funding for participation in Installation Nation 2014 in Indianapolis, IN

UWM Academic Staff Professional Development Award
funding for travel to Starry Night Retreat

Professional Development Award
Peck School of the Arts funding for travel to Starry Night Retreat

2013
UWM Academic Staff Professional Development Award for travel to present at FATE Conference in Savannah, GA

Lean Business Planning Grant
Wisconsin Department of Commerce and the Small Business Development Center,   Milwaukee, WI

2012
UW Mobile Learning Grant
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Learning Technology Center

2011
Professional Development Award
Department of Art and Design, Peck School of the Arts, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

2010
Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN) Mentors Protégé
chosen to work with artist Fahimeh Vahdat

Honorable Mention
Small Wonders Exhibition, Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD

Joan Mitchell Foundations Grant Nominee

2009
Chancellor’s Award

Dedalus Foundation M.F.A. Fellowship Nominee

2008
Chancellor’s Award

2007
Chancellor’s Award

2006
Merit Award, Contemporary Artists Center

2005
Honorable Mention, The Lubeznik Center for the Arts

2002
Marshall Frankel Foundation Fellowship

 

Exhibitions

2016

In, On, Of Paper, juried by Tom Balbo and Robert J. Lang, Paper Circle, Nelsonville, OH
Indiana Green: Then and Now, curated by Melissa Dorn Richards and Frank Juarez, UW-Sheboygan, Sheboygan, WI
Origin8: Abstract Artists Invitational, curated by Pamela Anderson, The Pop-Up Gallery, The Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee, WI
Lù|Way, solo exhibition, Dorris Ulmann Galleries, Berea College, Berea, KY
Inspiration: Foundations, a regional FATE exhibition of art by teachers of Foundations, Len G. Everett Gallery, Hewes Library, Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL

2015

Lù|Way, solo exhibition, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO
Lù|Way, solo exhibition, Brickton Art Center, Park Ridge, IL
Lù|Way, solo exhibition, Peoria Arts Guild, Peoria, IL
Lù|Way, solo exhibition, Haas Gallery, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA

2014

Indiana Green, group exhibition curated by Melissa Dorn Richards and Frank Juarez, Cedarburg Cultural Center, Cedarburg, WI
Installation Nation 2014, group exhibition curated by Primary Colours,Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN
FORWARD 2014: A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now, curated by Laurie Winters, Charles Allis Museum, Milwaukee, WI

2013

Choose Your Own Adventure, group exhibition, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI
Sum Total, group faculty exhibition, Art Center Gallery, Peck School of the Arts, Milwaukee, WI

2012

Diagram, solo installation (with collaborator), Lynn Chappy Education Wing, Sharon Lynn Wilson Center for the Arts, Brookfield, WI
[Un]finished, curated group show, Frank Juarez Gallery, Sheboygan, WI
Quick Response: Artists and the Root River, invitational group show, Black Eyed Press, Racine, WI
Art to Art, juried inter-arts performance show, Danceworks, Inc. Milwaukee, WI
Laws of Nature 2012, curated group show, Racine Arts Council Gallery,
Racine, WI
Indiana Green 2012, invitational group show, EffJay Projekts, Sheboygan, WI
Drawing the Line, featured artist in invitational group show, Gallery 224, Port Washington, WI
Present Music: Around 30, group exhibition and performance, Turner Hall, Milwaukee, WI
Crow’s Nest Karma, installation, Plaid Tuba, Milwaukee, WI

2011

Petri Dish, juried group show, Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA
UWM Faculty Exhibition, invitational group show, Cedarburg Cultural Center, Cedarburg, WI
MARN Mentors Exhibition, invitational group show, Gallery M, Milwaukee, WI
Laws of Nature, curated group exhibition, EffJay Projekts, Sheboygan, WI
9×12, juried international exhibition, Ferencvarosi Pincegallery, Hungarian Multicultural Center, Budapest, Hungary
Indiana Green, invitational annual group show, Greenseed Studios,
Sheboygan, WI
Nut Factory 7, studio open house exhibition, The Nut Factory, Milwaukee, WI

2010
Small Wonders, juried exhibition, MFA Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD
Studio 731, invitational emerging artist exhibition, Studio 731, Milwaukee, WI
2010 Alumni Spectacular, group exhibition, University Galleries, Normal, IL
Please Mr. Postman, international ATC event, Sanctuary Tattoo and Gallery, Portland, ME
Indiana Green, invitational group exhibition, Greenseed Studios,
Sheboygan, WI
Rotatory, solo show, MFA Thesis Exhibition, INOVA Art Center, Milwaukee, WI
National Wet Paint Exhibition, juried show, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL

2009
Leah Schreiber, solo installation, Racine ArtSite at State and Main,
Racine, WI
Crossing Over, group show, The Union Art Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Le Roman Du Lievre: Marginalia, group show, MTS Gallery,
Anchorage, AK
Viscera: A Specious Compendium, solo show for MA thesis exhibition,
Milwaukee, WI
Daily Navigation, installation at Golda Meir Library, Milwaukee, WI

2008
In Your Community, group show, Intercontinental Hotel, Milwaukee, WI
Crossing Over, group show, Union Art Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Collectives Group Show, The Loft, Chicago, IL
Make Your Own History, group show, The Blatz Complex, Milwaukee, WI

2007
Summer Meat, group show, The Loft, Chicago, IL
Make The Case, solo show, Bailiwick Theater, Chicago, IL
The Touch Project, solo show, Zen Shiatsu, Evanston, IL

2006
Parts and Labor Collective: Founders Exhibition, The Loft, Chicago, IL
From Here to There, group show, Susan and Steven Berkowitz Gallery,   Chicago, IL
Tail, two person show, Gallery 203, Chicago, IL
How Did I Get Here?, invitational group show, Elastic Arts Foundation,   Chicago, IL
Those Who Do, Teach, invitational group show, Susan and Steven   Berkowitz Gallery, Chicago, IL

2005
Regional Juried Art Exhibition, Lubeznik Center for the Arts,
Michigan City, IN
Leer: Paintings and Other Works, solo show, Filter, Chicago, IL
Artist-Teacher/Staff Show, Susan and Steven Berkowitz Gallery,
Chicago, IL
Faculty Exhibition, invitational group show, Lillstreet Art Center,
Chicago, IL

2004
Leer: Paintings and Other Works, solo show, Streetside Cafe, Chicago, IL
Invitational Small Works Exhibition, New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA
Artist-Teacher/Staff Show, Susan and Steven Berkowitz Gallery,
Chicago, IL

2003

2003 Annual Juried Art Competition, South Arkansas Art Center,
El Dorado, AR
Desire: New Work, solo exhibition, Matisse, Chicago, IL

2002
Resident Focus, invitational group show, The Red Mill, Johnson, VT
Eye Object, solo exhibition, University Galleries, Normal, IL
The Forgery Show, invitational group show, Mc Lean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL

Presentations/Lectures

Feb 11, 2015
Lù|Way, artist/exhibition lecture, K.S. Gross Auditorium, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA

Nov 25, 2014
Mapping A Career in the Arts, A. E. “Mike”  Benton Memorial Speakers Program, Watertown Area Community Foundation, Watertown, WI

May 30, 2013
Momentum: new work by Leah Schreiber Johnson, Hubei University of Technology, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China

April 7, 2013
Engaging Their Platform: Social Media in the Studio Classroom, FATE Biennial Conference Panel Presentation, PostHaus, Savannah, GA

March 7, 2013
Getting the Word Out, Cedarburg Artist Guild, Event Loft, Grafton, WI

Oct 25, 2012
Engaging Their Platform: Social Media in the Studio Classroom, WAEA Annual Conference Presentation, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI

December 9, 2011
Guest Artist Lecture and Workshop on experimental transfer processes at the Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA.

October 1, 2010
Guest Artist Lecture: The Physical Viewer, Senior Capstone class of Prof. Amy Cropper, Dept of Performing and Visual Arts, Carroll University, Waukesha, WI

June 9, 2010
Le Roman du Lievre: Marginalia, project introduction and visiting artist presentation followed by special film screening at The Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

April 13, 2010
Gallery Talk for Rotatory, INOVA at the Peck School of the Arts, UWM, Milwaukee, WI

March 10, 2009
Gallery Talk, Viscera: A Specious Compendium, INOVA, Milwaukee, WI

Feb 7, 2009
“In Your Community: A Visual Exploration into the Peck School of the Arts”, Panel Discussion, Intercontinental Hotel,
Milwaukee, WI

Jan 28, 2009
Daily Navigation, Lecture on the exhibition and the use of mapping in   contemporary art practices, American Geographical Society
Library, Milwaukee, WI

March 29, 2002
Presenter at the Women’s Studies Symposium 2002

Residencies

2014
Starry Night Retreat, Truth or Consequences, NM

2010
Artist-in-Residence at Milwaukee Public Schools, Summer Recreation Enrichment Program, 65th Street School, Milwaukee, WI

2008
Artist-In-Residence at The American Geographical Society Library,   Milwaukee, WI

2006
Four-week residency at the Contemporary Artists Center,
North Adams, MA

2002
Four-week residency at Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

Publications

June 29, 2016
Art-a-Go-Go with Frank Juarez, Tony Conrad, Dean Valadez, Leah Schreiber-Johnson, Riverwest Radio, https://soundcloud.com/riverwestradio/18-00-00-art-a-go-go-22

April 17, 2015
PJStar.com, Peoria Journal Star, “Two Exhibits Opening at Peoria Art Guild”, http://www.pjstar.com/article/20150417/NEWS/150419333/2052/ENTERTAINMENT

Feb 10, 2015
BloomU.edu, “Artist Brings Chinese Experience to Campus”, http://www.bloomu.edu/media/releases/15-02-10

May 27, 2014
LyndenSculptureGarden.org, “Nohl: Suitcase Export Fund Winter Cycle 2013 Awardees”, http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/blog/nohl-suitcase-export-fund-winter-cycle-2013-awardees

April 2, 2014
IDADA.org, “Installation Nation 2014”, by Dan Cooper, http://www.idada.org/2014/04/installation-nation-2014

Feb 24, 2014
DanceworksMKE.org, “Double the Art, Double the Fun”, by Deborah Farris, http://danceworksmke.org/double-the-art-double-the-fun/

Jan 23, 2014
365Artists365Days.com, “Leah Schreiber Johnson- Milwaukee, Wisconsin”,  http://365artists365days.com/2014/01/23/leah-schreiber-johnson-milwaukee-wisconsin/

May 31, 2013
Third Coast Daily.com, “Letters from China: written in water”, by Leah Schreiber Johnson, http://thirdcoastdaily.com/2013/05/letters-from-china-written-in-water/

Aug 18, 2012
Third Coast Digest.com, “Art to Art: Seven new collaborations at Danceworks”, by Tom Strini, http://thirdcoastdigest.com/2012/08/art-to-art-seven-new-collaborations-danceworks/

Aug 16, 2012
Shepherd Express, “DanceLAB’s ‘Art to Art’ Showcases Inter-art Collaboration”, by John Schneider, pg 31

April 18, 2012
Studio Break: Conversations with Artists, podcast interview, Episode 28, www.studiobreak.com

Aug 2011
“The Meaning in the Margins” essay in Marginalia, LRdL: Appendix G, Rabbit Rabbit Press; Anchorage, Alaska

June 24, 2011
Third Coast Digest.com, “MARN Exibition at Gallery M” by Judith Ann Moriarty, http://thirdcoastdigest.com/2011/06/marn-mentors-exhibit-at-gallerie-m/

June 2, 2011
Sheboygan Press, “Artists Examine the Laws of Nature”, pg B3

April 2011
Cream City Review, vol. 34.2, Fall/Winter 2011, images pg 44-51 and
back cover

February 2011
Graduate Studies in Studio Art, Peck School of the Arts Art and Design program brochure, cover image

September 14, 2010
The Shepherd Express, “Growing Milwaukee Through the Arts”pg 21, Rotatory installation image

August 2010
Peck School of the Arts Roadmap: 2010-2011 Season Brochure, pg 7, Rotatory installation image

April 2010
Cultivate, Visual Art and Film Graduate Students 2009-2010, with essay by Neil Gasparka

Jan 2010
National Wet Paint Exhibition Catalog, curator, Sergio Gomez

Oct 21, 2009
Milwaukee Shepard Express Online, “Leah Schreiber @ UWM’s ‘Crossing Over’”, by Peggy Sue Dunigan
http://www.expressmilwaukee.com/blog-4456-leah-schreiber-a-uwms-union-gallery-in-tcrossovert.html

May 2008
Make Your Own History, Exhibition Catalog, essay author, Marcelino Stuhmer

May 2002
Seventh Annual Women’s Studies Symposium Presenter
Publication, Illinois State University