DAVID LEGGETT

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DAVID LEGGETT

(b. 1980, lives and works in Chicago)

 

EDUCATION

2010     Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

2007     MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2003     BFA, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016     Black Drawls, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL (forthcoming)

2015     Sugar foot rain dance, Arts Incubator in Washington Park, Chicago, IL

2014     Going to bed angry, 65 Grand Gallery, Chicago, IL

2012     Coco River Fudge Street, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

               It’s getting to the point where nobody respects the dead, Fresh to death, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

               David Leggett New Paintings, Hinge Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010     Up for the Down Stroke, 65 Grand Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016     Death: A Summer Show, Trestle Projects, Brooklyn, NY

               Chicago and Vicinity, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

2015     Three the hard way, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2014     Ducks, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

               If They Mated, The Honey Hole, Chicago, IL

               Now Chicago! The Hughes Gallery, Sydney, Australia,

               Poems in a Room, Magic Pictures, Philadelphia, PA

2013     Recess, South Side Community Art Center, Chicago, IL

               Thru-Lines, 65 Grand Gallery, Chicago, IL

               Whisper Down the Lane, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL

               (I’m Your) Hoochie Coochie Man, Tracy Williams Ltd., New York, NY

               Squirts: April Childers, David Leggett, Max Maslansky, Regina Rex, Queens, NY

2012     Romancing the Tone, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

               Afterimage, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL

               Where My Clone At? Double Break, San Diego, CA,

               Where My Clone At? 2, POVevolving Fine Art Printing Studio, Los Angeles, CA

               Blaque Lyte, ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA

               B.A.D., Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL

2011     Museum as Hub: Alpha’s bet is not over yet! The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY

               Kodra 11 Contemporary Art Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece

               Is this thing on?, Cobalt Studio, Chicago, IL

               People Don’t Like to Read Art, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

               The MDW Fair, The Geolofts, Chicago, IL

               West, Wester, Westest Pt. 2, Fecal Face Dot Gallery, San Francisco, CA

               Futuro Perfecto, Zora Space, Brooklyn, NY

               Drop it like it’s not, Murder Town Gallery, Chicago, IL

               Psycha-Bobble, High Concept Laboratories, Chicago, IL

               Skowhegan Alumni Exhibition, 92Y Tribeca, New York, NY

               Heads on Poles, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

2010     Ah, Wilderness!, Ebermoore Gallery, Chicago, IL

               SK10-New works from the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Class of 2010, Tompkins Projects,

               Brooklyn, NY

2008     Disinhibition: Black Art Blue Humor, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL 

               Re:visions, Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016     Sierzputowski, Kate, “David Leggett’s User Generated Satire”, Inside/Within.

2015     Ungur, Laura, “Dry Magazine Artist Interview”, Dry Magazine.

2014     Forrest, Nicholas, “Now Chicago!” at The Hughes Gallery, Sydney,” Blouin Artinfo.

2013     Ise, Claudine, “A New style of art communication,” The Chicago Tribune.

               Eler, Alicia, “A Midsummer Group Show Dream,” Hyperallergic.

               Perry, Eve, “Not Taking the 1990’s Very Seriously,” Hyperallergic.

               Scott, Andrea, “(I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man,” The New Yorker.

2012     Langbein, Julia, “Critic’s Pick: ‘After Image’ at DePaul University Museum,” ArtForum.

               Jackson, Danielle, “Cotton Candy Sweet as Gold: A Conversation with David Leggett,” Sixty Inches From Center.

               Yeapanis, Stacia, “Other Peoples Pixels Interviews David Leggett,” Other Peoples Pixels Blog.

               Bellware, Kimberly, “Coco River Fudge Street,” The Chicagoist.

               Ritchie, Abraham, “It’s getting to the point where nobody respects the dead, Fresh to death at Western Exhibitions,

               Now That’s Fresh,” Art Slant.

               Ritchie, Abraham,“Coco River Fudge Street,” Flavorpill.

               Ritchie, Abraham, “Rackroom Interview,” Art Slant.

               Glass, Claire, “Portrait of the Artist: David Leggett,” Newcity Art.

               Beautiful/Decay Book: 7, Class Clowns.

2011     Weinberg, Lauren, “People Don’t Like To Read Art’ at Western Exhibitions:

               John Parot, Deb Sokolow and other artists make text sexy,” Time Out Chicago.

               Ritchie, Abraham, “People Don’t Like to Read Art at Western Exhibitions,” Art Slant.

               Burke, Stephanie, “Drop it like it’s not at Murdertown Gallery,” Art Talk Chicago.

               Ritchie, Abraham, “Heads on Poles at Western Exhibitions,” Art Slant.

2010     “Interview: David Leggett,” Black Visual Archive.

               Ritchie, Abraham, “Chicago’s Best of 2010 Pick: ‘Up for the Down Stroke’ at 65 Grand,”     Art Slant.

               Schmidt, Shannon, “David Leggett at 65GRAND,” Chicago Art Magazine.

               “Up for the Down Stroke at 65 Grand Gallery,” Daily Serving.

               “Up for the Down Stroke at 65 Grand Gallery,” Beautiful Decay.

 

TALKS AND LECTURES

2015     Painting and its Humors, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2014     SAIC in Chicago artist talk at 65 Grand Gallery, Chicago, IL

2012     The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Interlink Visiting Artist Program, Chicago, IL

               Coco River Fudge Street, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

 

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2014-15  University of Chicago, Arts and Public Life, Artist in Residence

2013         Robert Rauschenberg Residency, 3Arts Fellow, Captiva, FL

                   Maker Grant Runner-Up, Chicago IL

2010         Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

                   Fellowship Award, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

                   The Drawing Center Viewing Program

2009         3Arts, Visual Artist Award, Chicago, IL

2005-07  Trustee Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2005         Fellowship Award, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL

2000-03  Merit Scholarship, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA