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GUY LEONARD REIDELBACH

born in Richmond, VA (08/22/1990 11:55pm)

currently living 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, and with NCECA at California State University Sacramento, and was a recipient of the Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Award. He holds a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and completed the apprenticeship program at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia. Reidelbach has taught classes through Kala Art Institute, the New Orleans Community Printshop and Darkroom, and as a lecturer at San Francisco State University.