New York City artist, Gwyneth Leech has exhibited her drawings, paintings and installations across the United States and the United Kingdom in a wide variety of museum, commercial gallery, public art and alternative spaces. Since the middle of 2015, she has been focused on documenting in oil paintings and ink drawings the progress at numerous interior and exterior construction sites in Midtown Manhattan as the area undergoes major physical and demographic changes.
Leech is well known for her artwork on used coffee cups which she exhibited widely as site specific installations, starting in 2011. Her presence at work was a significant part of some projects. In the fall of 2011, the cup project transferred to the Flatiron Prow Artspace. The artist was in residence working in public five days a week, resulting in a final collection of 850 drawings and paintings on her used coffee cups and a feature article in the “New York Times.” Prior projects include a series of alternative family portraits in oils called “Perfect Families” which was first shown in a New York City commercial gallery in 2006, and toured
Gwyneth Leech received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and a BFA and Post Graduate DA from Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK. The recipient of numerous awards and grants, including several Scottish Arts Council awards, a University of Colorado’s President’s Fund Grant, an Elizabeth Greenshields Memorial Award and a Thouron Fellowship, Leech’s artwork resides in important private and public collections.