Leopold Masterson

Bio

Lives and works in New York City
NEWS
2020
The full Generic Series (books and jewelry) will be making its debut this October in Leipzig, Germany at the Grassi Museum for their 100th year anniversary of Grassimesse.  Check out more here:
http://www.grassimesse.de/en/
2020
The self-published artist books Volume I and the catalog for the exhibition 13 | 23 (created in collaboration with Tamara Johnson) are now live on the Smithsonian Library’s website.  Check them out here:
https://www.library.si.edu/digital-library/author/masterson-leopold
2019
Acquisition News
4 Works acquired into the permanent collections at the Grassi Museum in Leipzig, Germany
2019
Away Message, Currently up at Sweet Pass Sculpture Park.
Check it out HERE!
For Information Email LeopoldMasterson [at] gmail.com
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Education

2011 Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) • Master of Fine Arts • Providence, RI
2008 The University of Iowa • Bachelor of Fine Arts • Iowa City, IA
2007 The University of Iowa • Bachelor of Science and Nursing • Iowa City, IA

Collections

2019 Grassi Museum • Leipzig, Germany
2018 Smithsonian Libraries • Cooper Hewitt, New York, NY
2018 Cedar Rapids Museum of Art • Cedar Rapids, IA
2017 Christian Peterson Museum • Iowa State University, Ames, IA
2016 Long House Reserve • Collection of Jack Lenor Larsen • East Hampton, NY

Honors

2015 Vermont Studio Center • Residency • Johnson, VT
2012 Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) • Fellowship and Residency • Amherst, VA
2012 BRIC Media Arts • Fellowship • Brooklyn, NY
2012 Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide (SPARC) • Brooklyn Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts Grant • Brooklyn, NY
2011 RISD Graduate Studies Grant • Affected Productions • Providence, RI
2010 Graduate Fellowship & Teaching Assistantship • RISD Ceramics • Providence, RI
2010 Funded Proposal • Sitings 2010: Museum as Action • RISD Museum of Art • Providence, RI

Selected Exhibitions

2011-20 Numerous anonymous public and media projects across the United States
2019 Sweet Pass Sculpture Park • Dallas, TX• Away Message
2018 EFA Project Space • New York, NY • Nurtureart Benefit
2018 a space • New York, NY • Fucking Terrible Art Exhibition
2017 BRIC Arts • Brooklyn, NY • Truth
2014 The Emerson • Brooklyn, NY • Masks (Collaboration with Marty Allen)
2014 Katrina Van Tassel Gallery • New York, NY • Digital Skin
2013 Violetscafe • Brooklyn, NY • Fishing in the Dark
2013 a space • Brooklyn, NY • 13|23 Exhibition
2013 Greenville Museum of Art • Greenville, NC • Tongue in Cheek
2012 Ateliers D’Art De France • Paris, FR • The International Film Festival on Clay and Glass: Cup (2010)
2011 Samson Projects • Boston, MA • Chain Letter
2011 RISD Museum of Art • Providence, RI • Video Art Screening: The Cave of Time (2011) • Juried by Judith Tannebaum
2011 Rhode Island Convention Center • Providence, RI • RISD MFA Thesis Exhibition 2011
2011 Gelman Gallery • Providence, RI • Digital Plastic
2011 NCECA • Tampa, FL • Video Screening Room: Affected Productions (5 works)
2010 RISD Museum of Art • Providence, RI • Sitings 2010: Museum as Action, Column
2009 Curious Matter • Jersey City, NJ • Poison
2009 Art Raw • New York, NY • Raw Art

Publications

2020 Milosch, Jane • Arnoldshe Publishers (Coming) • Chunghi Choo and Her Students
2017 Sharp, Sarah • Tool Book (Volume 1)
2015 Allen, Marty • Cisco Books • Emojis: The Secret Behind the Smile
2012 BRIC Contemporary Art • July 12, 2012 • The Following of Two Fellows
2011 West, Anne • Moth Press • Mapping the Intelligence of Artistic Work
2011 Komarovsky, Inna • The All-Nigher • April 14, 2011 • Behind Sitings