Art Auction 2018 | Kristin Leachman


Kristin Leachman

August 12, 2010 (Xylem series)
Giclée print on archival paper, from the edition of 50, 2017
14 x 18 inches
Courtesy of the artist
Value: $2,500
Starting bid: $1,250

A native of Virginia, Leachman studied Painting at the Rhode Island School of Design and Production Design at the American Film Institute, working for several years as a production designer in Hollywood before returning to full-time painting. Fascinated by patterns, textures, and the seemingly chance imagery that can emerge from them, she has based her latest series of works on xylem, the networks of vascular tissue that transport water from the roots of trees to the leaves. A group of her large-scale xylem paintings was featured in the Laguna Art Museum exhibition Kristin Leachman: Xylem Rays (2016–17). The present work is from a recent edition of prints based on one of the gouaches she made in 2010 as the beginning of the series.

Selected collections

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C.
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D. C.
San Diego Museum of Art

Selected exhibitions

Xylem Rays, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, 2016-2017
Woven, The Sturt Haaga Gallery at Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge, CA, 2016
Solo exhibition, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., 2006

>> Click here to visit the artist’s website.