Leigh Tarentino Associate Professor of Visual Art

Recent Exhibitions

Professor Tarentino will exhibit new work in a two-person collaborative exhibition with Nancy Friedman-Sanchez, December 3, 2016-January 22, 2017 at Darger HQ in Omaha, Nebraska. She will give an artist talk at the gallery on December 3 at 6:00pm on the opening day of the exhibition. In 2016 her work was included in the Faculty Triennial Exhibition at Brown University, and she gave a talk on her work at the gallery in conjunction with the exhibition.  In July 2015 Leigh participated in Wish You Were Here, the annual benefit postcard exhibition for A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. She had a two-person exhibition with Martina Lindqvist entitled Illusory Landscapes at Muriel Guépin Gallery in New York from July 11–August 26, 2014, and Artist in Residence Two: Leigh Tarentino, a solo exhibition at the Art and History Museums–Maitland that ran from October 2014-January 2015 in Maitland, Florida. In November 2014, her work was shown in Temporal Vistas, a two-person exhibition with Ben Clarkson at Darger HQ Gallery in Lincoln, NE.

The Night Hours, a windows installation by Professor Tarentino was on view March 20-May 23, 2014 at Mixed Greens Gallery in New York, NY. Her solo exhibition Memory of Snow was on view from March 1-25, 2014 at the Falk Gallery at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia. 

Brown Affiliations

Research Areas

research overview

My work is a re-configuration of the built landscape. Through my work I seek a present-day perspective on landscape painting traditions. The notion of the sublime as it existed historically in landscape painting and photographic traditions is an important but ambivalent touchstone. The major leitmotif in my work is a transformation of the elements of an archetypal present-day landscape into a fantastic imaginary world.

I work across mediums, making paintings, works on paper, photo-based prints, and installations. My own photographic images and place memories are the source of the imagery. I work on several distinct but related projects simultaneously over a number of years.