Leah Cross

73 Atlantic Street
Portland, Maine 04101
207-329-6183

 

leahcrossdesigns@gmail.com

 EDUCATION

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

 

1995 – Bachelor of Fine Arts
Studio concentration in ceramics
Graduated Cum Laude
 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
 

2015 - Adrift - Zoot Coffee, Camden, Maine

2014 - Nostalgia - Bard Coffee, Portland, Maine

            Collage Paintings - Zoot Coffee, Camden Maine

2013 - Journeys - St. Lawrence Center for the Arts, Portland, Maine

            Journeys - Bard Coffee, Portland, Maine

2012 - Encaustic Collage, Bard Coffee Shop, Portland, Maine
Encaustic Collage, Hilltop Coffee Shop, Portland, Maine
2011 - Taking Flight, Heart Opening Yoga Studio, Portland, Maine
2006 - Collage Drawings, Hilltop Coffee Shop, Portland, Maine

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 - In Flawed Abondance, New Arts Center, Newton, Massachusettes

            Hopeful Darkness, Atlantic Gallery, New York, New York

2015 - Adrift, Blue Spoon, Portland, Maine

            Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland, Maine

            Galleries at Morning Walk, Kennebunk, Maine

            Rendez Vous Cafe, Hyannis, Massachusetts

2014 - Rumpus Revisited, Engine, Biddeford, Maine

            Hourglass Gallery, Melrose, Massachusetts

2013 - Paste and Pages, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, Maine
1995 - BFA Thesis Show, Student Union Art Gallery, UMASS Amherst
1998 - Ceramics, Featherstone Arts, West Tisbury, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
 

COLLECTIONS
Featherstone Arts, West Tisbury, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Teaching Artist, Side X Side

Portland, Maine - 2014 - Present

Accomplishments

● Designed 6 to 8 week art projects to fit with teachers curriculum

● Collaborated with other artists 

● Taught sculpture, book-making, collage, drawing, painting

 

Arts Educator, Neighborhood Arts
Portland, Maine - 2008 to 2011
Accomplishments
● Developed a series of after-school arts enrichment classes for local elementary school students
● Taught classes on ceramics, costume making, puppets, masks, design, and cooking
● Collaborated with other artists
 

Assistant Director, Arts Educator, A Company of Girls

Portland, Maine - 2000 to 2017
Accomplishments
●Assisted the director in all aspects of after-school theater and art program for “at-risk” girls
●Developed art curriculum for elementary, middle, and high school students
●Costume, prop, and set design and construction
●Collaborated with the Director to teach workshops in Portland public schools, Long Creek Youth Center, and Spiral Arts