GUY LEONARD REIDELBACH
born in Richmond, VA (08/22/1990 11:55pm)
lives in San Francisco, CA
Leonard Reidelbach’s work spirals around the relational, perceptual, and material complications of embodiment. Cruising across material and motifs, he brings big color and fluid movement towards concerns of functionality, privacy, and desire. Generating from narratives of community and his relationship to place through a trans lens, he builds outside-in environments, almost-usable objects, and imagery concerning human intimacy. Formal deviations in craft live somewhere between a poetic and functional stab at alternate futurity. By creating variations in motifs and repeating patterns, he begins to engage an infinite potential of past and future realities.
Leonard Reidelbach is an artist, educator, and organizer currently pursuing an MFA in Visual Art at San Francisco State University (2023), where he is a co-founding member of the Art Student Union. He has exhibited in the Bay Area at CUBE Space Gallery, Adobe Books, Root Division, and Queer Arts Featured. He was a recipient of the Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Award and participated in Recology’s Artist in Residence Program. Reidelbach holds a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and completed an apprenticeship program at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia. Reidelbach has taught classes through Kala Art Institute, SOMArts, the New Orleans Community Printshop and Darkroom, and as a lecturer at San Francisco State University.