Leila Atkinson

"Nature, especially trees, inspires me in the most powerful way. When I create, I'm filled with gratitude, and the hope to share my appreciation of our natural world. It is my mission to help preserve and restore our pristine wilderness."
                                                                  - Leila Atkinson

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Leila Atkinson received a degree in Graphic Design in Paris France, and her Masters in Studio Arts from Adelphi University. Recently retired from a career in Art Education, Leila is now devoting all her time to her painting. Leila has been exhibiting her work consistently both in solo and in group shows since the 90s.

EDUCATION

1981

Graphic Design  E.F.E. T. Paris, France

1989-2000

Art Courses at various Institutions, including, School of Visual Arts, NYC,  CW Post, Westbury, NY, State University at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY

1993

BA, Art Education, Adelphi University

1997 

MA, Studio Art, Adelphi University,Garden City NY

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

2022

ALLI Members Show, HAC Huntington, NY

 

2021

Journey Exhibit, HAC Art Gallery, Huntington, NY

HAC Members Show,  Huntington,NY

 

2020

Art From The Wreckage, LI Maritime Museum, Sayville, NY

 

2019

Close Up on Patchogue Collaborative Mural,  Town Hall, Patchogue,  NY

Salon Des Refuses, Braceland Gallery, Patchogue,  NY

Sea of Visibility, CAC, Huntington, NY

 

2018

Trees Solo Show, SCPL, Bellport NY
Cafe Costello Solo Exhibit, Bellport NY

 

2017

Fractal Solo Show Patchogue Theater For the Performing Arts (PAC Lobby Gallery), Patchogue, NY

Echoes from the Forest, Solo Show, Mineola Memorial Library, NY

SCALA Members Only, BrickHouse Brewery, Patchogue, NY

2016

Within the Trees, Solo Show,Harborfields Library, Greenlawn, NY.

Patchworks- Members Exhibit, PAC Gallery, Patchogue, NY

 

EXHIBITIONS CONTINUED

 

2015

 SCALA Members Only, Briarcliff College, Patchogue.

 

2011

Places, Solo Show, Galleria at CI Library, Central Islip, New York
 

2008

Select Paintings, Solo Show, Batata Cafe, Northport, New York

 

2000

Small Works & Sculpture, BJSpoke Gallery, Huntington, NY 

 

1998

Works on Paper, University Center Gallery, Adelphi University, Garden City NY
 

1991

Town of Oyster Bay Rotational  Art Exhibit

 

1990

Multi-Media, Sands Point Preserve, Port Washington, NY

CONTRIBUTIONS 

2020

Art From The Wreckage, LI Maritime Museum, Sayville, NY

2019

Fundraiser Concert for Immigrant Justice, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Huntington, NY

2011

Painting image “From Brahms Requiem,” to the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra in Canada for a poster.

2008

“Sun Series I” donation to the JCC Friendship Circle’s 5th Annual Fundraiser, Roslyn NY.

COLLECTIONS

Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

Private Collectors:Richmond, VA ,New York, NY, Beirut, Lebanon, Washington D.C  , Houston, TX, Long Island, NY, Paris, France, Phoenix, AZ, Syracuse, NY

Leila Atkinson

Visual Artist