The stacking of work allows the work to grow physically it also suggests the ability to hide my bodily scarring while referencing my cracked and crooked body.
— Virginia Leonard
Winner of the Molly Morpeth Canady Art Award, Whakatane (2012) and winner of the Walker and Hall Waiheke Art Award, Waiheke Art Gallery, Waiheke (2011).
Her recent exhibitions include Installation Contemporary, Sydney Contemporary (2017); Village huha, PAULNACHE, Gisborne (2017); HANDBUILT made in clay, Two Rooms, Auckland (2016); The Effects of Crack, Objectspace, Auckland (2014). Virginia was invited artist in Residence, Guldagergaard, Denmark (2017) and won the Merit Award, Portage Ceramic Awards, Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland (2015).
She currently lives and works from Matakana, New Zealand.