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Virginia Leonard

About the work

My works are representations of my body. It is an ongoing dialogue I have with the
realities of the voicelessness of chronic pain and bodily scarring and the daily need to
articulate and divine a visual language to process and translate life with scarring and
chronic pain.
My work holds connotations of revulsion, but it also vital, evolving and honest. I feast
upon the process and change, championing the organic reality of my body, its fragility
and its involvement in a world of flux. Human physicality isn’t static or closed, the
classical ideal is impossible and sterile. More exciting is to understand that I inhabit a
‘body of becoming’.


If Only I Had Two Presentable Ankles  by Virginia Leonard If Only I Had Two Presentable Ankles  by Virginia Leonard

About the artist

Virginia Leonard lives in Aotearoa New Zealand .
Selected Exhibitions
Desgin Miami/Miami, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, December 2022
Splash, Taste Contemporary, Basel, Switzerland, September 2022
Group Show, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, US, September 2022
Design Miami/Paris, Side Gallery, Paris, France, October 2022
Sabotaje estético, Yusto/Giner, Madrid, Spain (group)
No One Will See Me Walk to Deny Me Grace, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Exposed Material, Side Gallery, Barcelona, Spain (group)
artgenève, Taste Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland (group)
Sculpture on the Gulf, Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Group Exhibition, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand (group)

Selected Public and Private Collections
Chatwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatū, Nelson, New Zealand
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
Musée Ariana, Geneva, Switzerland
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton, Australia
James Wallace Arts Trust, Auckland, New Zealand

Girls Club Collection, Miami, USA

Glass House/Stone House, Chenaud, France
Guldagergaard – International Ceramic Research Centre, Denmark

100 Sculptures of Tomorrow, Thames & Hudson

Virginia Leonard
  • If Only I Had Two Presentable Ankles
  • 2022
  • Sculpture
  • 1050x530mm