About Julie Leff


Julie Leff is a painter who brings a vibrant, photorealistic freshness to conventional forms.  "I paint for myself -- for my love of color and form -- but in a way that invites others to discover the beauty I see in the world.”


From a young age, Leff’s favorite activity was creating colorful abstract paintings and drawings. As her practice developed through decades of diligence and training, her oeuvre expanded to include florals, still lifes and portraits, as well as abstracts. Using sable brushes, Leff applies her signature palette of rich, emotion-laden color in oil paint on canvas.


Leff studied art at Yale University and the Silvermine Guild of Artists in Connecticut. Her work has appeared in numerous solo and group shows at venues including International ArtExpo, New York, NY; 92nd Street Y, New York, NY; Chelsea32 Art Gallery, New York, NY; Kershner Gallery, Fairfield, CT; and Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT. Her work resides in international private and public collections including those of Barbara Walters, NY; Dick Cavett and Martha Rogers, NY; Xiaotao Pan, China; Fairfield County Hospice House, CT; Yale Child Study Center, CT; and Mirabilis Health, Ireland. Julie Leff maintains a studio in Connecticut, where she is a member of the Westport Arts Center, the Artists Collective of Westport and WestonArts.


Résumé


Solo Exhibitions

· Julie Leff, Weston Senior Center, Weston, CT, 2018

· New Works by Julie Leff, Weston Town Hall, 2017–2018

· Julie Leff: Recent Paintings, Weston Library, Weston, CT, 2017

· Julie Leff, Westport Writers’ Workshop, Westport, CT, 2014

· The Colors of Julie Leff, Wilton Library Association, Wilton, CT, 2013

· Flowers: Julie Leff, Greenwich Garden Education Center, Greenwich, CT, 2012

· Julie Leff, Ninety-Second St. Y, New York, NY, 2008

· Artist of the Month, Barnes & Noble, Westport, CT, 2005

· Julie Leff: New Paintings Weston Library, Weston, CT, 2004

Two Person Exhibitions

· Natural Expressions, Kershner Gallery, Fairfield, CT, 2019

· A Couple of Couples, Wilton Library Association, Wilton, CT, 2018

Selected Group Exhibitions

· Wet Paint: 21st Annual Pequot Library Juried Exhibition, Southport, CT, 2018

· PMW Gallery Award, Faber Birren National Color Award Show, Stamford Art

Association, Stamford, CT, 2018

· Reveries, 153 Post Rd East, Westport, CT, 2018

· Pop-Up Art Show, Westport Arts Center, CT, 2018

· In Honor of Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County, Stamford, CT, 2017

· Wilton Garden Club Annual Show, Wilton, CT, 2017

· Pop-Up Art Show, Westport, CT, 2017

· Westport Woman’s Club Annual Art Show, Westport, CT, 2017

· Art to the Max, Westport Historical Society, Westport, CT, 2016

· Art About Town, Westport, CT, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

· City-Wide Open Studios, New Haven, CT, 2014

· Foodies, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT, 2012

· Armonk Outdoor Annual Juried Show, Armonk, NY, 2010

· Pound Ridge Arts and Crafts Annual Juried Show, Pound Ridge, NY, 2009

· Chelsea32 Art Gallery, New York, NY, 2009

· SoNo Arts Celebration Annual Juried Show, South Norwalk, CT, 2009

· Westport Fine Arts Festival Annual Juried Show, Main St, Westport, CT, 2009

· Group Show, Earth Garden Florist and Gallery, Wilton, CT, 2009

· Greens Farms Academy Community Art Show, Greens Farms, CT, 2009

· Max’s Art Supplies and Gallery Show, Westport, CT, 2008

· Home Design Expo, Stamford, CT, 2008

· Norfield Fair, Weston, CT, 2006, 2007, 2008

· Hall-Brooke Annual Art Show, Westport, CT, 2006, 2007

· Weston Artists’ Show, Weston Library, Weston, CT, 2006

· Annual Pequot Library Juried Art Show, Southport, CT, 2005

· Weston Paints Weston, Weston Library, Weston, CT, 2005

· Westport Arts Center Annual Juried Members Show, Westport, CT 2005

· Winner of Public Choice Award, Weston Open Arts Show, Weston, CT, 2003

Selected Awards

· PMW Gallery Award, Faber Birren National Color Award Show, Stamford Art

Association, Stamford, CT, 2018

· Winner of Public Choice Award, Weston Open Arts Show, Weston, CT, 2003

· Artist of the Month, Barnes & Noble, Westport, CT, 2005

Art Fairs

· International ArtExpo New York, Pier 92 on the Hudson, March 2012

· International ArtExpo New York, Pier 92 on the Hudson, March 2011

Selected Speaking Engagements

· Speaker at ArtCafe Artist Talks, Westport Arts Center, September 2012

Selected Public and Private Collections

· Barbara Walters, New York, NY

· Dick Cavett and Martha Rogers, New York, NY; Ridgefield, CT

· Xiaotao Pan, Beijing, China

· Fairfield County Hospice House, Stamford, CT

· Yale Child Study Center, New Haven, CT

· Mirabilis Health, Glengormley, Ireland

Professional Affiliations

· Artists Collective of Westport, CT

· Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT

· WestonArts, Weston, CT