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Christopher Leitch
updated: 01/02/2009
website: christopherleitchstudio.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
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overlapping ideas
intersecting breaths
overlapping ends
intersecting memories
intersecting shapes
one word poems: who
one word poems: now
one word poems: here
one word poems: 4 nows
dreaming: about Kent   1 of 52
dreaming: about Kent   2 of 52
dream diaries: 4/04
dream diaries: 2/03
dream diaries: 6/03
dream diaries: 10/92
 
Portfolio Keywords:  language, dreams, autobiographical, text, narrative, systems
 
 
overlapping ideas by Christopher Leitch
overlapping ideas
pencil and watercolor on paper
2008
11 " x  8.5 " 
intersecting breaths by Christopher Leitch
intersecting breaths
pencil and watercolor on paper
2008
14" x  11" 
overlapping ends by Christopher Leitch
overlapping ends
pencil and watercolor on paper
2008
11 " x  8.5 " 
intersecting memories by Christopher Leitch
intersecting memories
pencil and watercolor on paper
2008
14 " x  11 " 
intersecting shapes by Christopher Leitch
intersecting shapes
pencil and watercolor on paper
2008
11" x  8.5" 
one word poems: who by Christopher Leitch
one word poems: who
chalk and pencil on paper
2006
22" x  30" 
one word poems: now by Christopher Leitch
one word poems: now
chalk and charcoal on paper
1999-2006
22" x  30" 
one word poems: here by Christopher Leitch
one word poems: here
chalk and charcoal on paper
2006
22" x  32" 
one word poems: 4 nows by Christopher Leitch
one word poems: 4 nows
chalk on paper
2006
11" x  8.5" 
dreaming: about Kent   1 of 52 by Christopher Leitch
dreaming: about Kent 1 of 52
pencil and watercolor on paper
2005
8.5 " x  11 " 
dreaming: about Kent   2 of 52 by Christopher Leitch
dreaming: about Kent 2 of 52
pencil and watercolor on paper
2005
8.5" x  11" 
dream diaries: 4/04 by Christopher Leitch
dream diaries: 4/04
pencil and watercolor on paper
2004
22" x  28" 
dream diaries: 2/03 by Christopher Leitch
dream diaries: 2/03
pencil and watercolor on paper
2003
20" x  30" 
dream diaries: 6/03 by Christopher Leitch
dream diaries: 6/03
pencil and watercolor on paper
2003
20" x  30" 
dream diaries: 10/92 by Christopher Leitch
dream diaries: 10/92
pencil on paper
1992
8.5" x  11" 

Artist Statement
My work relies on arbitrary methods and chance processes and I never really know what anything is going to look like. This uncertainty is liberating and invigorating.

Artist Bio / CV
Education • MA, Goddard College, Vermont • BFA, Kansas City Art Institute • University of Oklahoma, Norman Dean’s List, President’s Honor Role, Clack, Bell Scholarships for Merit

Selected Bibliography : About “Drawing from Life” edited by Jennifer New, including work of David Byrne, Lynda Byrne, and others from Princeton Architectural Press, 2005 “New American Paintings” curated by Raphaela Platow, from Open Studios Press, Boston 2004 "True Stories" by Michaël Amy, exhibition essay "Perspective: Kansas City" by Raphael Rubenstein, exhibition essay International Textile Design Directory, Calmann and King, London, 1995 "Sag Carries Babbage" by Kevin Murray, davesag.com/motp/essay "The Future is Past: Textiles and New Technologies" by Mark Newport Fiberarts, September/October 1998 "Artist of a Different Mold" by Gloria Gale, Kansas City Jewish Life, SU2002 "Christopher Leitch: Exactly Different" by Roderick Townley, Kansas City Home Design, November 2000 "A Shift in 'Perspective'" by Elisabeth Kirsch; Kansas City Star, August 9, 1998 "Surface Tension" by Luanne Rimel; American Craft, March 1998 "The Golden Dustman: Critical Evaluation of Martin Margiela" by Caroline Evans; Fashion Theory, March 1998 "Phenomenology of Dirt" by William Easton; Surface Design Journal, Fall 1996 "Crossing Borders" by Michelle Fricke; Fiberarts, Summer 1996 "Room for Ruin" by Margo Mensing; Surface Design Journal, Summer 1995 "Ganga" by William Easton; New Art Examiner, January 1995 "Tending a Cloth Garden" by Michelle Fricke; Fiberarts, Fall 1994

Professional Experiences

currently: Kansas City Museum at Corinthian Hall, Director

formerly: Metropolitan Community Colleges of Kansas City, Adjunct Faculty

Kansas City Art Institute, Adjunct Faculty

University of Missouri-Kansas City, Belger Arts Center for Creative Studies, Consulting Program Manager, Chair - Projects Committee

Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, Assistant Dean and Director, Special Programs and Adult Education 1999-95, Assistant Director of Exhibitions and Collections, Charlotte Crosby Kemper Gallery,1994-86