CV // Leah Rosenberg

b. 1979 Ann Arbor, MI, USA


MFA, California College of Art, San Francisco, CA, 2008

BFA, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC, 2003

New York Studio Program, Independent Studio, ACAID, New York, NY, 2002

 Solo and Two-person Exhibitions

The Measure of Enjoyment, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

Color For The People, McColl Center for Art + Innovation, Charlotte, NC


Mono/Chromatic, Kenderdine Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

This, That, and Hours in the Sun, Legion, San Francisco, CA

Color and Scale, Black & White Projects, San Francisco, CA


Where Once Was None, 2x2 Solo Series, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA

Well Together, The Mill, San Francisco, CA


Pairings, Galleri Urbane, Dallas, TX


Fresh Paint, True Silver Gallery, San Francisco, CA

I Made This For You, Make Work Projects, Saskatoon, SK

Six of One, Rare Device, San Francisco, CA

Taking Stock (with Emily Heller), Z Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA


Stripes, San Francisco Friends School, San Francisco, CA


Some Days Honey, Some Days Onions:  Fine Museum, SF, CA

The Magic Hour, Spare Room Projects, San Francisco, CA

Time Will Tell, 18 Reasons, San Francisco, CA


About Rounds, Tartine, San Francisco, CA


Sweet Raw (with Siobhan Humston, Jacana Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Plus+ (with George Vergette), Bjornson Kajiwara Gallery, Vancouver, BC


Selected Group Exhibitions


Sabbath: Dorothy Saxe Invitational, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA

Group Hang, the Lab, San Francisco, CA

Detritus, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA

Group Show, Napa Valley Museum, Napa Valley, CA


Appro-propagation, Kala Fellow Exhibition, Berkeley, CA

Spectrum, Sarasota Art Center, Sarasota, FL

Gold Rush, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA

Conversations in Paint, Art Placement Gallery, Saskatoon, SK.


Orange on Orange, Peephole Cinema, Orange Alley, San Francisco, CA

On & On:  A Collaboration of Modular Prints, Aesthetic Union, San Francisco, CA

Painting Expelled, CCA Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco, CA

Possibilities of Paper, Project Space Gallery, Montalvo Arts Center,  Saratoga, CA


Bay Area Now 7, w/ Susan O'Malley for Montalvo Arts Center, YBCA, SF, CA

Collections, Nile Sunset Annex, Cairo, Egypt


Feast:  The Art of Playing with Food, New Children's Museum, San Diego, CA

Art Moves Billboard Festival, Toron, Poland

Voulkos Inspired, Kala's Berkeley Central Arts Passage Way, Berkeley, CA

Happiness Is... Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA

Cheerful and Heroic Failure, Southwestern College, San Diego, CA


X-Libris, Root Division, San Francisco, CA

Keeping Time, Kala Gallery, Berkeley, CA (curated by Lauren Davies)

Cultivar/Taste, Root Division, San Francisco, CA


PROOF, SOEX Juried Exhibition, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

Surface Tension, Kuhn Fine Arts Gallery, Ohio State University

With Food in Mind, Center for the Book Arts, New York, NY

New works, Art Placement Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

Chunks, Skydive Gallery, Houston, TX (curated by Sasha Dela)


Shadowshop, a project by Stephanie Syjuco at SFMOMA

I’m Sure, blankspace gallery, Oakland, CA (curated by Courtney Dailey)


Headlands Center for the Arts 2009 Benefit Auction, San Francisco, CA

Mixed Metaphors/Compulsive Behaviors, Michael Rosenthal Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Feast: About Food, Made From Food, Including Food, Pittsburg State University, KS

Sweet and Matchless, PLAySPACE, San Francisco, CA

Let Them Eat Cake, Gallery Atsui, Vancouver, BC

Blot out the Sun, Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Spectrum Art Auction, Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA

Destinations: London, Working Rooms; Berlin, The Berlin Office; SF, Queen’s Nails

Painting on the Edge, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Vital Signs, Newcomb Art Gallery, New Orleans, LA

30 Under 30, Varnish Fine Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

MFA Thesis Exhibition, California College of Art, San Francisco, CA


Bay to Barley, Hastings College Art Gallery, Hastings, NE

PLAySPACE Silent Auction, California College of Art, San Francisco, CA

G-13, Spare Room Gallery, San Francisco, CA

The Notebook Show, PLAySPACE, CCA San Francisco, CA

Optimism, The Hardware Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Aggregate Set, LES Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Us & Them, FAB Gallery, Richmond, VA


Public + Private Commissions

Color Factory, Creative Director, San Francisco, CA 2017-18

Local Color, Sites Unseen Natoma Alley, San Francisco, CA, 2017

Gather & Break, Building 57, Facebook Menlo Park, CA, 2017

The Good in the World, Rite Editions, San Francisco, CA, 2017

Color Wall V, The Progress, San Francisca, CA, 2015

Color Wall IV, Private Residence, San Francisco, CA, 2015

Color Wall III, The Pink Container, Hamburg, Germany, 2015

Color Wall II (Wallscape), M-Rad Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, 2015

Color Wall I, Pinhole Coffee, San Francisco, CA, 2014

Color Coordinations, State Bird Provisions, San Francisco, CA, 2012

Convergence, Marriott Marquis Hotel, San Francisco, CA, 2011

Gather, UCSF Moffitt Hospital Café Mural, San Francisco, CA, 2010


Residencies, Awards + Lectures

Artist-in-Residence, Recology, San Francisco, CA, 2018 (upcoming)

McColl Center of Art + Innovation, Charlotte, NC, Sept-Dec 2017

Artist-in-Residence, Project 387, Gualala, CA, August 2016

Finalist, TOSA Award, San Francisco, CA

Artist-in-Residence, Workshop Residence, May 2016

Kala Fellowship, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA, 2016

Future of Food Residency, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE, 2015

Irving Street Projects, San Francisco, CA, 2015

Taste Workshop at the Front, San Francisco, CA, 2015

Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Johnson, VT, 2014

LPP + Residency, San Francisco, CA, 2014

Lucas Artist Program Irvine Fellow, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA, 2013

Visiting Artist Lecture, Mills College, Oakland, CA, 2013-2015

Visiting Artist Lecture, California College of Art, Oakland, CA 2011-2014

New American Paintings, No. 109 Pacific Coast Issue, Juror:  Janet Bishop, 2012

Big Eats, Contemporary Jewish Museum, 2010

Nominee, Tournesol Award, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA, 2008

California College of the Arts Graduate Commencement Speaker, 2008

Recipient, California College of the Arts Merit Scholarship, 2008

Recipient Richard K. Price Scholarship, 2008

Kenderdine Campus Artist’ Summer Workshop, Emma Lake, SK, 2005


San Francisco Arts Commission
Facebook Menlo Park
McColl Center for the Arts, North Carolina
Kala Arts Center, Berkeley, CA
College Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan

Select Bibliography

Woo Jen, Leah Rosenberg Paints the Town (and Beyond) Rainbow, 7x7, 2017

Whiting, Sam, SoMa alley goes from ‘unseen’ to art scene, SFChronicle, 2017

Clapson, Dan, Sweet Art, Globe and Mail Arts Section, October, 2016

McKay, Stephanie, Colour Story, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, September 2016

Farr, Kristin, Palettes For All Palates, Juxtapoz, June 2016

Lutz, Leora, When Walks Become Stories, Become Paintings…, February 2016

Smith, Kara Q., Where Once Was None, 2 x 2 Solo catalog essay, November 2015

Haug, Kate.  Everyday, a color:  Leah Rosenberg @ Irving Street Projects,, May 2015

Hotchkiss, Sarah.  KQED Obsessed: “Leah Rosenberg’s Chromophilia”, April 2015

Delaunay, Monique.  “Leah Rosenberg:  COLOR BAR Artist in Residence at Little Paper Planes.” SF ART Enthusiast, June 2014

Bishop, Janet.  "Juror's Pick".  New American Paintings. No. 109.  Dec 2013.

Bauer, Kristin.  "Lynda Benglis And 6 Contemporary Artists Sculpt with Paint." Beautiful Decay, Nov 2013

de la Hoz, Ryan.  "Leah Rosenberg's Stacks of Paint." Beautiful Decay,  March 2013

Helfand, Glen.  "From Saratoga:   Happiness Is." Art Practical,  Feb 2013

Marchand, Matthew.  "Shotgun Review:  Fresh Paint." Art Practical, May 2012

Whiting, Sam.  "Home galleries picking up where museums leave off".  SF Chronicle.  July 2012

Porges, Maria.  "Present Tense." (essay) May 2012

Glance:  CCA, Spring Issue, 2012

Park, Sabrina.  "Featured Artist."  May 2012

Delaunay, Monique.  "Rare Device:  Six of One."  SF Art Enthusiast, Jan 2012

Grattan, Nikki and Klea McKenna.  "InThe Make." Apr 2012

COLOR & COLOR #3:  a publication by Amanda Curreri & Erik Scollon, 2011

Studio Visit Magazine, National Juried Exhibition in Print, Issue 7

Ruby Mag the book, Gestalten Verlag (catalogue), 2011.

Greenaway, Twilight.  "Cooking, Giving It Away: Food, Art, and the Places In."  Art Practical, Issue 2.5, Nov 2010.

Gilsdorf, Bean.  "18 Reasons: A Conversation with Rosie Branson Gill & Leah Rosenberg."  Art Practical, Issue 2.5, Nov 2010.

Dailey, Courtney.  The Circularity of Stripes, Catalog essay for Time Will Tell at 18 Reasons

Carte Blanche II: Painting, Magenta Foundation, 2008

Porges, Maria.  "Blot out the Sun (catalogue)."  2008