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Judith Leemann

Judith Leemann
Associate Professor
North 371a
2004 - MFA, Fiber and Material Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; 1993 - BA, Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Virginia; 1993-94 - Fifth Year Fellowship, McIntire Department of Art Aunspaugh Fellow, University of Virginia
Industry Experience: 


  • 2014 - Virtually Physically Speaking. A+D Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
  • 2013 - Imperfect Symmetry: A Compendium. A+D Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
  • 2013 - Resonating Bodies. The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN
  • 2013 - Structures for Reading. Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College, Chicago, IL
  • 2012 - The Hairy Blob. Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

Exhibitions Curated

  • Gestures of Resistance, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR (January–June 2010) with co-curator Shannon Stratton


  • “Pragmatics of Studio Critique” in Pamela Fraser and Roger Rothman, editors, Beyond Critique: Contemporary Art in Theory, Practice, and Instruction (Bloomsbury Academic, forthcoming)
  • Judith Leemann and Shannon Stratton, “Circling Back Into that Thing We Cast Forward” in Helen Felcey, Alice Kettle, and Amanda Ravetz, editors, Collaboration through Craft: Theory and Practice (Bloomsbury Academic, 2013)

Conference Papers

  • 2015 - Keynote address, Crafting Sustainability Conference. Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto
  • 2013 - Panel co-chair (with Adelheid Mers): Beyond Good or Bad: Practice-Derived Epistemologies of Studio Critique. College Art Association Annual Conference, New York, NY
  • 2012 - Paper (with Shannon Stratton): “Making Relations Material: The Smallest of Politics” Material Matters Panel, Textile Society of America Symposium, Washington DC