Shinnecock Artist Courtney Leonard to Open Studio on Sunday at MoCNA

Courtney Leonard is the current Local Artist in Residence at the Museum of Contemporary Arts

Courtney Leonard is the current Local Artist in Residence at the Museum of Contemporary Arts

SANTA FE — Courtney Leonard, the Museum of Contemporary Native Art’s current Local Artist in Residence, will give a talk on Sunday, March 30, 2914 from 2 – 3 p.m., and open her studio to the public from 12 noon – 4 p.m.

Leonard is an artist and filmmaker 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 (IAIA) (A.F.A. 2000), Alfred University (B.F.A. 2002), and the Rhode Island School of Design (M.F.A. 2008). Her current work embodies the multiple definitions of Breach, an exploration and documentation of historical ties to water, whale, and material sustainability.

Leonard has given lectures and exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently at Toi Ngaphui Northland College, the Museum of Art and Design, Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Eastern Connecticut University, Tribeca Film Institute, National Museum of the American Indian, University of the Creative Arts Farnham, and the University of Rostock. She currently lives in Santa Fe and works as a professional artist, lecturer, and teacher at IAIA.

MoCNA is located at 108 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Hours: 10-5 Monday & Wednesday-Saturday / 12-5 Sunday / Closed Tuesdays / $10 for adults; half-price for seniors (62+), students w/ valid ID, and New Mexico residents; and free for members, Native people, veterans and their families, youth (16 & under), and New Mexico residents visiting on Sunday. Events are Free with Admission.

For more information please contact: 505-983-1666 or visit


Local Artist in Residence Artist Talk and Open Studio


Courtney Leonard


Sunday, March 30, 2014
12 noon – 4:00 p.m.


Museum of Contemporary Native Arts – Second Floor Conference Room and Artist Studio
108 Cathedral Place
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

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