Leonard Koscianski

Biographical Sketch


Leonard Koscianski was born in Cleveland, Ohio.  A student of R. Buckminster Fuller, and noted American painter Wayne Thiebaud, he received his Bachelor’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and his Master’s degree from the University of California, Davis.  An inspired painter, with an eerie, menacing vision, he has exhibited his much-acclaimed artwork throughout the United States and Europe.  He is represented by the O.K. Harris Gallery in New York, and the Carl Hammer Gallery in Chicago.  His artwork is to be found in many public and private collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Philadelphia Museum, and the Chicago Art Institute.  It has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Art News, Art in America, and Art Forum.  He is a popular professor and speaker, and the recipient of numerous awards including the National Endowment for the Art’s Individual Artist Fellowship, and the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Fellowship.  He lives and works in Annapolis, Maryland. 

Solo Exhibitions    
2009    Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2007    O.K. Harris Gallery, New York, New York.

2004    O.K. Harris Gallery, New York, New York.

2001    Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, California.

1996    Wright Gallery, New York, New York.

           Notre Dame College,  Baltimore, Maryland.

           Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee      
1995    Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, Florida.
           OK Harris Gallery, New York, New York.
1994    Robert Berman Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1992    Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
1991    Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
           Fendrick Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1990    Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York
           Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago
           Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans
1989    Brody Gallery, Washington, D.C.
           Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago
1988    Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, S. Carolina                 
           Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York
1987    Karl Bornstein Gallery, Los Angeles
           Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago
1986    Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York
1984    Karl Bornstein Gallery, Los Angeles
1984    Newport Harbor Museum, Newport Beach, California
           Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York
1983    Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York
           Karl Bornstein Gallery, Los Angeles
1980    Karl Bornstein Gallery, Los Angeles
1979    George Belcher Gallery, San Francisco
           C. N. Gorman Museum, Davis, California                                                                                                                                 

Public Collections    
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois.

The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio.

The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia.

The Milwaukee Museum of Art, Milwaulkee, Wisconsin.

The Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California.

The Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, South Carolina

The Montgomery Museum of Art, Montgomery, Alabama

The Newport Harbor Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California

The Arnot Museum of Art, Oswego, New York

The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia.

University Art Museum. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.

The Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C.

The Federal Reserve Board, Cleveland, Ohio.

C.N. Gorman Museum, Davis California.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Sandra J. Blain Gallery,      
Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

University of California, Davis, California.

The Student Loan Marketing Association, Washington D.C.

AT&T Corporation, Chicago, Illinois.

IBM, New York, New York.

Disney Corporation, Pasedena, California.

ESPN Sportzone, Chicago, Illinois.

3-M Corporation, Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Rayovac Corporation, Madison, Wisconsin.

Chase Manhattan Corporation, New York, New York.

Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, Tennessee.w


Awards    National Endowment for the Arts’ Individual Artists Fellowship, 1985, and 1989.

Maryland Art’s Council’s Individual Artists Fellowship, 1995,1993, 1989, and1986.

The Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Fellowship, 1989, Bellagio, Italy.

Tennessee Arts Commission, Visual Artists Fellowship, 1984

“Awards in the Visual Arts”, Individual Artists Fellowship, 1983

“SECCA 7”, Individual Artists Fellowship, South Eastern Center For Contemporary Art, 1983

Master of Fine Art       University of California            Davis, California

Bachelor of Fine Art   Cleveland Institute of Art          Cleveland, Ohio

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture             Skowhegan, Maine 
University of Detroit School of Architecture                Detroit, Michigan

Maryland Institute College of Art                               Baltimore, Maryland