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Leah Cross

73 Atlantic Street
Portland, Maine 04101


University of Massachusetts, Amherst


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


2019 -  Clearing, Zoot Coffee, Camden, Maine

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



2019 - Art2019, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, Maine

2019 - Hourglass Gift Gallery, Melrose, Massachusetts

2017 -  In Flawed Abundance, New Arts Center, Newton, Massachusetts

            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

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


Teaching Artist, Side X Side

Portland, Maine - 2014 - Present


● 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
● Developed a series of after-school art 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
●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

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