Leon Xu
Driving really fast #2
Acrylic and airbrush on canvas on board
2020
Leon Xu
Same old song and dance (Philly painting)
Acrylic and airbrush on canvas on board
2020
Leon Xu
Butterfly Kisses
Acrylic and airbrush on linen
2020
Leon Xu
Think of me driving fast
Acrylic on canvas
2021
Installation view, Handle with Care, Whaam!, New York, 2022
Installation view, Butterfly Kisses, Helena Anrather, New York, 2021
Leon Xu
Dreaming in a dream
Acrylic and spray paint on canvas
2021
Leon Xu
Joy in the morning
Acrylic and spray paint on canvas
60 × 50 inches
2022
Leon Xu
Dreaming next to you
Acrylic and spray paint on canvas
14 × 11 inches
2022
Leon Xu
Moonlight on our skin
Acrylic and spray paint on canvas
36 × 46 inches
2022

Bio 

Born

1995Zhongshan, China. Lives and works in New York.

 

Education

2019University of Pennsylvainia, BFA

2018Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Certificate in Painting

 

Solo Exhibitions

2022Wishful Thinking, Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich, Switzerland

2022Handle with Care, Whaam!, New York, NY

2021Butterfly Kisses, Helena Anrather, New York, NY

20192019 Places That Are Both Strange and Familiar, Spillway Collective, Philadelphia, PA (Mark Basco )

 

Group Exhibitions

2022DRAWING A BLANK, organized by Ben Broome, 14 Wharf Road, London

2021West Bund Art Fair, Capsule Shanghai, Shanghai

2020Breeze, Worship Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

2020By Yourself With Everyone, Good Mother Gallery, Oakland, CA

2019Vox XV: What Makes That Black?, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

2019Encounter IRL, 321 Canal, New York, NY

2018Tombogo Pop Up, Kinfolk, Brooklyn, NY

2017Idle Hands, Pilot+Projects, Philadelphia, PA

2018Annual Student Exhibition, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2017Found, Little Berlin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

20163rd Annual Emerging Talent, Seraphin Gallery, Jenkintown, PA

2018Happiness, Liberty, Life?, Gallery, 128, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, PA

2016Surface Tension, Great Far Beyond, Philadelphia, PA

2016Origins (Juried Exhibition), Crawford Gallery at Chestnut Hill Academy, Philadelphia, PA

2016Future’s Past: Juried Exhibition of Recent Student Artwork and Annual PAFA Fellowship Prize

20162016 Philly Art Schools Annual Student Exhibition, Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2015It’s the Thought that Counts (Juried Exhibition of Small Work), Gallery 128, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, PA

2015Philly Art Schools Group Exhibition, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2015Been There, Done That (Returning 2014-15 Students: Juried Exhibition), Gallery 128, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, PA

2015Feels 3 – Wine and Bowtie, American Steel Studios, Oakland, CA

2015Boundless Heights, Tombogo Pop Up Shop & Gallery

2014Now, Look Here, Gallery 128, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

2014Essential Variations, Gallery 128, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

 

Awards

 2016 John Galassso Memorial Prize

 2016 James P. Bonelli, Jr., Memorial Prize

 2016 The Mindel Caplan Kleinbard Award

 2015 Louis B. Sloan Landscape or Still Life Prize, Special Notice

 2012 Congressional Art Competition, 3rd Place Winner

Exhibitions

12 May–30 Jun 2021

Butterfly Kisses

Leon Xu