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BIOGRAPHY

Leona Frank was born in New York and lives in Westport, Connecticut with her husband, photographer Richard Frank, where they raised their two children.  She graduated cum laude from Queens College, New York, earning a B.A. in Studio Art, having studied with Herb Aach, Robert Birmelin and John Ferren.   She has completed her Master’s degree in Art Education.


Leona’s representational still lifes are executed in acrylics.  Her paintings are an integration of her interest in color, design and movement, and explore the relationships between two-dimensional patterns and three-dimensional objects.  Leona’s work interprets the still life in a painterly, expressive style.  She takes the viewer on an exciting visual journey into and around dynamic canvases of rich and vibrant color.  Leona Frank’s paintings are included in numerous private and corporate collections.  She has been chosen as a member of National Association of Women Artists, Connecticut Women Artists and New Haven Paint & Clay Club.


EDUCATION

B.A. Queens College, CUNY, New York, Cum Laude, Major in Studio Art , Minor

         Art Education                                          

M.S. Art Education, Southern CT State University, New Haven, CT, 4.0 GPA


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012  Westport Public Library, The Great Hall, Westport, CT

2012  John Slade Ely House, New Haven Paint & Clay Club, New Haven, CT

2000  Wolffer Estate Sagpond Vineyards, Sagaponack, NY

1999  Mitchells Window Exhibition, Westport, CT

1996  Picture This Gallery, Westport, CT

1994  Design Center, Boston, MA

1994  Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT

1993  Center for Financial Studies, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT, Dr. Philip 

          Eliasoph, Curator

1992  Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT

1989  Barbel Gallery, New Canaan, CT 

1988  The Pink House Gallery, Westport, CT


SELECTED JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2015  71st Annual CT Artists Exhibition, Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT

2014  113th Annual Juried Open Exhibition, New Haven Paint & Clay Club, CT

2014  Art of the Flower, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

2012  National Assoc. of Women Artists, Open Small Works, New York, NY

2006  Westport Historical Society, Westport, CT

2002  The Connecticut Vision, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT

2000  Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT

2000  New Art Annual, Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT

1999  Group Show, Randall Tuttle Fine Arts, Woodbury, CT’

1998  Group Show, Dobbs Ferry Main Street Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, NY

1994  “Season’s Harvest, ”MetLife Windows Exhibition,” New York, NY

1994  “Impressionism,” Nan Miller Gallery, Rochester, NY

1993  “Golden Days of Radio,” Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, NY


SELECTED AWARDS

2014 First Prize in Acrylics, 20th Annual Mavis Fenner Memorial Juried 

          Exhibition, Rowayton Arts Center, Rowayton, CT                       

2013  New Haven Paint & Clay Club Award of Merit, one of five awardees

2011  First Prize in Acrylics, 17th Annual Mavis Fenner Memorial Juried

          Exhibition, Rowayton Arts Center, Rowayton, CT

2011  Awarded Solo Exhibition in September 2012 at John Slade Ely House, New

          Haven, CT, New Haven Paint & Clay Club 

2006  First Prize, Art Society of Old Greenwich, Flinn Gallery, Greenwich Library,

            Greenwich, CT

2003  Eder Foundation Award, New Haven Paint & Clay Club, New Haven, CT

1991  Best in Show, 48th Annual Artists Exhibition, Slater Memorial Museum,

          Norwich, CT

1990  Best in Show, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield, CT


ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2012   Artist-in-Residence, National Historic Site (U.S. Park Service), Weir Farm,   

          Wilton, CT

2012   Ora Lerman Trust, Soaring Gardens, Wyalusing, PA


CORPORATE, PUBLIC & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Yale New Haven Health Care Radiation Facility, Trumbull, CT (5 Paintings)

Smilow Cancer Hospital, Yale-New Haven, New Haven, CT (3 Paintings)

Hale & Dorr, Boston, MA

Linsco Private Ledger, Boston, MA

Westport Public Schools Permanent Art Collection, Westport, CT

Mr. & Mrs. Bob Kraft, owner of New England Patriots, Boston, MA

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Eichinger

Dorothy & Michael Bierut

Jennifer Carter

Dr. & Mrs. Samuel Bobrow

Keith Richards & Patti Hansen

Sasha Menjivar

Hana Mameuda Frank

Star Foundation, Norwalk, CT

John’s Island Country Club, Vero Beach, FL


PUBLICATIONS

2006  Visions Magazine Cover, Winter issue

1996  William & Mary Review, Volume 34

1996  CT Artists Calendar

1995  CT Artists Calendar

1991  Art Calendar Cover, March issue

1990  Woman’s Day, June issue


TEACHING

2002 - Present - Art teacher of group and private art lessons for children & adults

2002 - 2010 - Art teacher, Elementary Division (Grades 1-6), The Montessori

                       School, Wilton, CT

2002 - 2010 - Designed & successfully implemented Elementary Art Curriculum

2002-2010 - Originated Elementary Art Events: Mask Parade, Portfolio Sharing,  

                     Living Library

2006  Nominated as Connecticut Elementary Art Teacher of the Year