Introducing Virginia Leonard

PAULNACHE is thrilled to now represent Virginia Leonard, a NZ-born and based artist who works with clay in a response to the broken parts of her body.

After graduating with a Master of Fine Arts from Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design in 2001, Virginia was the winner of the Molly Morpeth Canady Art Award, Whakatane (2012) and winner of the Walker and Hall Waiheke Art Award, Waiheke Art Gallery, Waiheke (2011).

Her recent exhibitions include: Graffiti Lounge, group show at PAULNACHE, Gisborne (2016); The Effects of Crack, Objectspace, Auckland (2014) and Foursome, The Vivian, Matakana (2014). Virginia won the Merit Award at the Portage Ceramic Awards, Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland (2015); a consistent Finalist in the Wallace Art Awards and was a Finalist in the National Contemporary Art Award, Waikato Museum.