Born 1959, Philadelphia, PA, USA


Post Graduate Diploma, 1985, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK
BFA, 1984, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK
BA, 1981, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


2023 - Construction Sites

           Allied Building Metal Industries Association Centenary Commemoration,

           Hall Des Lumières, New York, NY

2022/23 - In the New Neighborhood

           Six Summit Gallery at Port Authority Bus Terminal,

           New York, NY

2022/23 - Yards at the Yard

           The Yard: Lincoln Square, New York, NY

2022 - Liminal New York,

           Garvey Simon Projects at Foley Gallery,

           New York, NY

2021 - Spit Vision

           Kunst Matrix OVR

2020 - One Vanderbilt Rising

           Kunst Matrix OVR

2019 - Construction Sites
           Clinton / Hell's Kitchen Studios Gallery,
           New York, NY

2018 - Construction Series,
           Kaufman Arcade Public Art Space,
           New York, NY

2016 - Construction Paintings,
           Sciame, New York, NY

2015 - Themes and Variations,
           ARTWorks Gallery, Norwalk, CT

2013 - 365 - A Year in Cups,
           Anthropologie Regent Street,
           London Design Festival, London, UK
           and Anthropologie Harvard Square,
           Cambridge, MA

2012 - Gwyneth Leech: Hypergraphia,
           Flatiron Prow Artspace, New York, NY

2011 - Gwyneth Leech: Hypergraphia,
           Garment District Window Space for Public Art,
           New York, NY

2010 - Family Portraits, Art At First,
           First Presbyterian Church, New York, NY

2009 - Family Album, New York Public Library,
           Columbus Branch, New York, NY

2007 - Perfect Families, Art Museum of
           Southwest Minnesota State University,
           Marshall, MN

2006 - Perfect Families,
           Franklin 54 Gallery, New York, NY
           Gwyneth Leech: Stations of the Cross,
           Equator Books and Gallery, Venice, CA

2005 - Stations of the Cross,
           Saint Paul's Church, Norwalk, CT

2000 - Roundabout,
           La MaMa La Galleria, New York, NY

1998 - Gwyneth Leech: A Cathedral Decade,
           Peterborough Cathedral, Peterborough, UK

1995 - African Diary,
           Boundary Gallery, London, UK

1994 - Notes From A Journey,
           Compass Gallery, Glasgow, UK

1991 - Fossil Tide,
           Crawford Art Centre, St. Andrews, UK

1990 - Fossil Tide,
           Rozelle House Art Gallery, Ayr, UK

1989 - Salt Sea Fossil Sea,
           Edinburgh Printmakers Gallery,
           Edinburgh, UK

1988 - La Poule,
           Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum,
           Aberdeen, UK


2024 - Tools As Art, Petaluma Arts Center, Petaluma CA

           100 Women of Spirit, Zurcher Gallery, New York City, NY

           Green, Equity Gallery, New York City, NY

           This... I Like It, Edinburgh Printmakers Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

2023 - City Light, three person exhibition, 

            the Galleries of the Interchurch Center, New York, NY

2022/23 - New York Perspectives

             Garvey Simon Projects at Artisan Lofts, New York, NY

2021/22 - Imagine Design Build, i.d.e.a. Museum, Mesa, AZ

            Select 6, Garvey Simon Gallery, New York City, NY

2021 - The 11 Women of Spirit, Salon Zürcher, 24th Edition,

            Zürcher Gallery, New York City, NY

           d/Reconstruct, AOS Gallery, Oyster Bay, NY

           USPS Art Project, Greenly Art Space, Los Angeles. CA

           Fragile Earth: Artists Respond to Climate Change,

           Art at First and New York Artists Circle Online

           Curated Show, New York City, NY

           Lost and Found, New York Artists Circle Online

           Curated Show, New York City, NY

2020 - USPS Art Project, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY

            and Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven CT

2019 - Picturing Space, Art and Design Gallery,

           F.I.T., New York, NY


           City Perspective III, CRG Realty,

           New York, NY

2018 - Pleasure and Terror en Plein Air,
           Pierro Gallery South Orange, NJ

           Portraits of Democracy,
           Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

           Past Presidents Exhibition
           Society of Scottish Artists,
           Walls Project Gallery, Montrose, UK

2017 - Art in Embassies Group Exhibition,
U.S. Ambassador's Residence,
           Cotonou, Benin, West Africa

2015 - Art on/with Paper,
           Concepto Gallery, Hudson, NY

2014 - 1001 Coffee Cup Stories,
A site specific installation at the
           Harris Building, ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI

           Food for Thought, Hewitt Gallery,
           Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY

           Time Frames Marking Time,
           Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY

           Shifting Ecologies,
           The Painting Center, New York, NY

2013 - City Shift: Leech/Gallagher and Pintos
           Susan Teller Gallery, New York, NY
           Diptychs, Triptychs and Multiples,
           City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ

           Gathering Place, No Longer Empty
           Curatorial Lab Exhibition, New York, NY

2012 - Luxuriant Refuse,
           Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Art,
           Spring, TX

2010 - All in the Family,
           Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY

           Helluva Town,
           Susan Teller Gallery, New York, NY

2009 - Day Job,
           Susan Teller Gallery, New York, NY

2007 - Unusual Portraits,
           Hudson Guild Gallery, New York, NY

2006 - Don't Talk about Religion and Politics,
           Ave 50 Studio Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

           Imprints on the Landscape,
           Michael J Gallagher and Gwyneth Leech,
           Community Arts Center Galleries,
           Penn State University, Altoona, PA

           Drawing the Line,
           Southwest Minnesota State University
           Art Museum, Marshall, MN

2005 - The Family Business: 1877-2005,
            Susan Teller Gallery, New York, NY

           In the Round,
           John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT

2003 - Notebook, Pickard Gallery,
           Maryland Institute College of Art,
           Baltimore, MD

2002 - Leech/Gallagher:
           Five Artists/Three Generations
           Cosmopolitan Club, Philadelphia, PA

2001 - Leech/Gallagher:
           Five Artists/Three Generations
           Susan Teller Gallery, New York, NY  

           Scottish Spirit,
           The Mitchell Museum, Mount Vernon, IL

2000 - Shiku Hakku:
           Exhibition/performance with Indalo Artists,
           La Mama Experimental Theater Club,
           New York, NY

2019 -   Hell's Kitchen Foundation Grant
1999 -   University of Colorado
             President’s Fund Grant
1994 -   Scottish Arts Council
             Time Based Media Award
1990 -   Glasgow District Council,
             European Capital of Culture Project Grant
1989 -   Scottish Arts Council
             Exhibition Assistance Grant
1987 -   Scottish Arts Council Video Award
1985 -   John Kinross Memorial Award,
             Royal Scottish Academy
1984 -   Elizabeth Greenshields Memorial Award
1983 -   Andrew Grant Post-graduate Scholarship
1981/83  Thouron Award
              Anglo-American Exchange Fellowship


2022 - One Vanderbilt Foundation: painting

           for John Civetta and Sons, New York City, NY

2022 - Manhattan West Rising: painting

           for Walters Groups Inc, Steel fabricators, Hamilton Ontario

2021 - Steel Installation at the Performing Art Center, WTC: painting

           for Stonebridge Steel Erectors, South Plainfield, NJ

2021-  Concrete Pour on 54th Street: painting

           for Cornerstone Construction, New York, NY

2018 - The Shed Under Construction: painting
           for Sciame LLC, New York City, NY
2005 - Stations of the Cross: 14 paintings
           for Saint Paul's on the Green, East Norwalk, CT
1998 - Murals for St. Anne Chapel,
           St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow, UK
1991 - Print co-publications,
           Edinburgh Printmakers' Workshop, Edinburgh, UK
1990 - Murals for Crossing and Chancel,
           Saint Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow, UK
1989 - Print series for Edinburgh City Art Center,
           Edinburgh, UK

1984 - Print Series for Stirling Shipping Company,

           Aberdeen, UK


American Museum, Bath, UK
British Broadcasting Corporation, London, UK

Civetta & Sons, New York City, USA
Despe, Bergamo, Italy
Dumfries and Galloway Regional Council, Dumfries, UK
Edinburgh City Art Galleries, Edinburgh, UK
Metropolitan Walters, New York City, USA

Walter Inc, Hamilton, Canada
Motherwell District Council, Motherwell, UK

New-York Historical Society Museum

NYC Constructors / Banker Steel. New York City, USA
Scottish Television Company, Glasgow, UK
Royal Bank of Scotland, Glasgow, UK
Sciame LLC, New York, NY, USA
SL Green Realty, New York City, USA
Stirling Shipping Company, Aberdeen, UK
Stonebridge Inc, New Jersey, USA
Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK
Strathclyde Water Board, Glasgow, UK
Theater Royal, Glasgow, UK


2022 - Beling, Sarah, “As it Rises and Rises,

           Gwyneth Leech Paints The City That’s   Never  Finished”,

           W42ST Magazine, June 28

          “GarveySimon opens an exhibition of works by Gwyneth Leech”,

           Art Daily Newspaper, July 6

          Macmillan, Conal, "Artist Spotlight: Gwyneth Leech",

          Married to an Artist, October 11

          "Meet Gwyneth Leech", Canvas Rebel, October 13

2021 - Wesiberger, Geoff, “Oil (and Steel) on Canvas”,

           Modern Steel Construction Magazine, December 1

           D’Arpino, Adam, “What will an artist paint when a new high-rise

           blocks her view of New York?”, Psyche, March 10

2021 - O'Brien, Phil, "Brownstone Renovation Work Preserved Forever in Oils",

           W42ST, March 9

2020 - O'Brien, Phil, "Making Paintings of NYC Under Construction",

           W42ST, September 21


           Amouzadeh, Nahal, "Artists of Instagram: Meet Painter Gwyneth Leech",  

           All Arts, October 15

2018 - Knowles, Katherine, "Documenting the New Towers of Old Hell's Kitchen",
          The Village Voice, April 2

          Sauer, Jennifer, "The Monolith: An Interview",
          Art Dependence Magazine, January 10

          Brownell Meiring, Lindi,
          "Gwyneth Leech's Painted Buildings",
          Visi Magazine, January 9

2017 - Morrison, Andrew, "When Development Interferes
           with an Artist's Inspiration",
           Scout Magazine, December 4

           Jobson, Christopher, "The Monolith: Artist Gwyneth Leech
           Turns the Destructive Force of a New Building Into a Source of Inspiration"
           Colossal, November 29

2015 -  Carr, Francis, "Spanning three generations,
            a family's art on view in separate galleries",
            The Norwalk Hour, April 23

2014 - Buttenwieser, Sarah, “Drink Up”,
           American Craft Magazine, April/May

2013 -  Dick-Agnew, David, "Grind",
            Azure Magazine, Nov/Dec

           Khvan, Olga, "Cambridge Anthropologie Hosts
           Live Art Exhibition with Gwyneth Leech",   
           Boston Magazine, November 22

           De Rosée , Sophie,
           "Gwyneth Leech: the Art of Paper Cups",
           The Telegraph, September 6

           Bischoff, Dan, "Over and Over",
           The Sunday Star Ledger, March 10   

2012 - Dunlap, David,
          "An Art Exhibit That's Good to the Last Drop",
           The New York Times, February 15

2011-  Walsh, Liz,
           "Artist Spends Hours Drawing in Window",
           PSFK, November 1

           Petrilla, Molly, "Cup O'Doodles",
           Pennsylvania Gazette, July/August

           Haber, Jon, "Color As Obsession",
           Haber Arts, March 23

2010 - Buttenweiser, Sarah "Full Brew and View",
          Hand Eye Magazine, August

2008 - Jerry Hames,
           "Exploring Art Through a Videographer's Eyes",
           Episcopal Life, April 11

2007 - Cindy Votruba,
          "New Exhibit at SMSU Art Museum",
           The Marshall Independent, Jan. 27

           Ben Erickson, "New York Artist Paints
           "Perfect Families" and More", The Spur, Jan. 31

           Jason Zahn, "Leech Uses Personal Experience
           to Create Diverse Works of Art", The Spur, 1/31

2006 - Jerry Hames, "Contemporary Icons",
           Episcopal Life, March

           Don Newton,
           “Don’t Talk About Religion or Politics", 
           The Journal of the Lincoln Heights
           Literary Society
, January 30

2005 - Lois Goglia,
          "Gwyneth Leech: the Way of the Cross",
           Art New England, Oct./Nov.  

           LuAnne Roy, "Defending the Stations",
           Fairfield County Weekly, September 8

           Tracy O'Shaunnesy,
           "At the Crux of the Crucifixion",
           Waterbury Republican, August 21 

           Adrian Brune, "A Vivid Passion",
           Hartford Courant, July 31

           Amanda Cuda, "Stations with an Edge",
           Connecticut Post, June 4

           LuAnne Roy, "Stations of Modern Persecution",
           Fairfield County Weekly, May 26

           Geary Danihy,
           "Stations of Cross Are Seen Anew",
           Norwalk-Citizen News, May 27

           Jim Remsen, "Stations of the Cross Go to War",
           Philadelphia Inquirer, May 15

           Jeanne Hoff, "Pilgrimage of the Spirit",
           The Sunday Hour, February 20

2002 - Edward Sozanski, "A Family Affair",
           Philadelphia Inquirer, Nov.8

           Debra Auspitz,
           "Pick of the Week: A family Affair",
           Philadelphia City Paper, October 17

2000 - Jack Anderson,
           “Shiku Hakku: Suffering and Rebirth”,
           New York Times, March 16

           Laurel Graber,
           Family Fare, Exhibitions: Roundabout”,
           The New York Times, Friday, November 25