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Interview with Courtney M. Leonard

This episode of Art Beat Conversations I interview ceramic and mixed media artist Courtney M. Leonard from the Shinnecock Nation of Long Island, New York. Leonard's work explores the evolution of language, image and culture through mixed media pieces of video, audio and tangible objects. She studied art and museum studies at the Institute of American Indian Arts (AFA 2000), Alfred University (BFA 2002), and the Rhode Island School of Design (MFA 2008). She currently lives in Santa Fe, NM and works as a professional artist and educator.

Process photo of MoCNA residency by Courtney M. Leonard

Process photo of MoCNA residency by Courtney M. Leonard

Listen in as we unfold the journey and process that has led Courtney to her current body of work. We will talk about academia life, her travels, experiences with teaching, and motherhood. I look forward to sharing with you all the story of this intensely hardworking and inspiring indigenous artist, stay tuned! 

Check out Courtney's webite HERE!

Follow Courtney's work thru her artist page on Facebook!