About Leonard

SCULPTOR & PAINTER

Leonard was born in 1953 and grew up in Rome, New York. His pursuit of art began when he was a young man. After graduating with a Master of Fine Arts Degree, from the State University of New Paltz, he began his professional career as a designer and silversmith for Oneida Limited Silversmiths. Currently he holds an endowed chair as the Ann Mowris Mulligan Distinguished Professor in the College Of Imaging Arts & Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology.

The Leonard Urso art studio is located in Rochester, New York where the artist is actively involved in creating large and small scale sculptures and paintings, as well as silver and jewelry art forms. Exhibited nationally and internationally, his works are represented in many museums and both corporate and private collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Memorial Art Gallery of Rochester, Shanghai University of China, Kanazawa University of Japan, The New York Times, Bucknell University, Bausch & Lomb World Headquarters, Colgate University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Garth Fagan Dance, Sybron Corporation, The Washington Post, Highland Park “Aids Garden” Rochester NY and the Gyeongnam Art Museum in South Korea.

Leonard Urso
Biography

Biography

Birth Date: Rome, New York 1953

Education: M.F.A. 1977, State University of New York at New Paltz
B.F.A. 1975, State University of New York at New Paltz

Honors: 1999 – Present, Mowris-Mulligan Endowed Chair, Distinguished Professor – R.I.T

One Person Exhibitions

2007: Gallery Gainro, Seoul, Korea

Ockee Gallery, Honeoye Falls, NY

2006: The Weeks Gallery, SUNY Jamestown, NY

The Studio Gallery, Middieburgh, VA

2005:  Arts & Cultural Council, Rochester, NY

2004: Chosun Weston, Seoul Korea

2002: Dyer Arts Gallery, RIT, Rochester, NY

2001: Mellon Center / Society of Contemporary Art & Craft Pittsburgh, PA

2000: Bausch & Lomb World Headquarters, Rochester, NY

1999: Rome Art Center, Rome, NY

1998: Synaesthesia Gallery, Rochester, NY

1995: Sonnenberg Gardens, Canandaigua, NY

1994: Switzer Gallery, Rochester, NY

1993: Chelsea Gallery, Cleveland, OH

1991: Dawson Gallery, Rochester, NY

1989: Dawson Gallery, Rochester, NY

One Person Exhibition
Group Exhibition

Group Exhibitions

2005: “Made in America” RIT, Rochester NY
Gallery Suun, Seoul, Korea
2004: Seoul Korea International Art Exhibition
Pritam & Eames Gallery, East Hampton, NY
“Corporal Identity” Museum of Arts & Design, Frankfurt Germany/NY, NY
2003: Gyeongnam Art Museum, International Sculpture Symposium, Korea
“Castle- Paley- Urso” Montgomery College, Rockville, MD
“Extreme Metal” MOAS Museum, Tallahassee, FL
2002: “Seven Echoes” Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea
Mokkumto Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Pritam & Eames Gallery, East Hampton, NY
2001: Posner Gallery, Birmingham, MI
2000: Hong IK Metal Arts Society, Seoul, Korea
1999: Pritam & Eames Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Posner Gallery, Birmingham, MI
Genessee Valley Sculpture Invitational, Seacrest Gallery, Seattle, WA
1998: Sparrow House, Plymouth, MA
Pritam & Eames Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Sonnenberg Gardens, Canandaigua, NY
Chelsea Gallery, Cleveland, OH
Chelsea Gallery, Cleveland, OH
1997: Pritam & Eames Gallery, East Hampton, NY
1996: Bausch & Lomb Gallery, Rochester, NY
Donald Brecker Gallery, Miami, FL
Pritam & Eames Gallery, East Hampton, NY
1995: Brenden Walter Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Donald Brecker Gallery, Miami, FL
1994: Pritam & Eames Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Georgia State University
1993: Pritam & Eames Gallery, East Hampton, NY
“Kanazawa Grand-Pris”, Kanazawa, Japan
1992: Artworks Gallery, Seattle, WA
1991: Pritam & Eames Gallery, East Hampton, NY
1990: Adams Art Gallery, Dunkirk, NY
ABANA, Alfred, NY
Pritam & Eames Gallery, East Hampton, NY
1989: nternational Design Center, New York, NY
1989: Carver Art Center, San Antonio, TX
Pritam & Eames Gallery, East Hampton, NY
1988: Sharon Art Center, Sharon, NH
Lamberton Conservatory, Rochester, NY
Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY
State Museum of History and Art, Albany, NY
Pritam & Eames Gallery, East Hampton, NY
1987: Silversmithing in America 1945 – present, National Exhibition
West Port Art Center, West Port, CT
S.U.N.Y Brockport, Brockport, NY
1986: Dawson Gallery, Rochester, NY
Middle Tennessee University, Murfeesboro, TN
1985: Merritt Gallery, Rochester, NY
Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA
Arrowmont School for the Arts, Gatlinburg, TN
1984: Pennsylvania State University, College Town, PA
1983: Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Colgate, Hamilton, NY
1982: Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, NY
Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, NY
1981: The Hand and Spirit, Scottsdale, AZ
The Elements Gallery, New York, NY
1980: New York State Fair, Syracuse, NY
Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, NY
State Museum of History and Art, Albany, NY
1979: The Elements Gallery, New York, NY
Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, NY
1978: The Elements Gallery, Greenwich, CT
1977: S.U.N.Y New Paltz, New Paltz, NY
1976: Gallery One, Poughkeepsie, NY
S.U.N.Y Albany, Albany, NY
Arizona Museum of Art, Phoenix, AZ
Lever House, New York, NY
1975: S.U.N.Y New Paltz, New Paltz, NY
Pennsylvania State University, College Town, PA
Traveling Exhibition: Indiana, Virginia, New York, Australia
Rome Art Center, Rome, NY
Traveling Exhibition: New York City, Mexico City
Lever House, New York, NY
1972: S.U.N.Y Plattsburg, NY

Notable Collections

Bucknell University, Lewisburgh, PA
Bausch & Lomb World Headquarters, Rochester, NY
Gianiny Associates, Rochester, NY
Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Japan
American Management Association, Dr. Thomas Horton
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
Federal Express, Memphis, TN
Garth Fagan Theatre, Rochester, NY
Hansford Manufacturing Corporation, Rochester, NY
Humana Inc. Louisville, KY
Lamberton Conservatorium, Rochester, NY
Metropolitan Life, New York, NY
Nazareth College, Rochester, NY
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Sentara Health System, Norfolk, VA
Shanghai University of Technology, Shanghai, China
Sybron Corporation, Rochester, NY
The New York Times Company, New York, NY
The Times Mirror Company
Tri-State University, Angola, IN
The Washington Post, Washington D.C
Jamestown Community College, Olean, NY
Gyeongnam Art Museum, South Korea
Highland Park “Aids Garden”, Rochester, NY
Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Zarrella, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Mr. & Mrs. Linden Nelson, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Mr. & Mrs. Allen Singer, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Mr. & Mrs. Dougless Etkin, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Sands, Rochester, NY
Mr. & Mrs. Vanburen Hansford, Gulfstream, FL
Mr. & Mrs. John Hansford, Jackson Hole, WI
Mr. & Mrs. Malcom Glazer, Palm Beach, FL
Mr. Garth Fagen, Rochester, NY
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Tomaino, Rochester, NY
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Tomaino, New Port, RI
Mr. & Mrs. Ritter Shumway, Rochester, NY
Mr. & Mrs. Breck Kling, Chicago, IL
Mrs. Ersal Hawks, Rochester, NY
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Hawks, Rochester, NY
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hursh, Rochester, NY
Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Cook, Columbus, OH
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Cheteyan, Sewickley, PA
Mr. & Mrs. Henry Epstein, Rochester, NY
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Koffman, New York, NY
Mr. & Mrs. Carmen Romeo, Malverne, PA
Mr. & Mrs. Marc Grainer, Potomac, MD
Mrs. James Pinckney Kinard, Pittsburgh, PA
Mr. & Mrs. Milton Ritter, Birmingham, MI
Mr. Lester Marks, Houston, TX
Christina & Robert Brinkman

Notable Collections

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