MFA Alumni Leah Raintree presents the landscape is not still at Staniar Gallery

Leah Raintree, Clearing, 2021, iris ash, wood ash glaze, Virginia clay soil on porcelain, 13 1/2 x 9”

Dear Friends,

I’m so pleased to announce my exhibition and artist talk at the Staniar Gallery at W&L University in Lexington, VA, on view February 14 – March 19, 2022.  An artist talk and reception will be held on Tuesday, February 15, beginning at 5:30pm.  Originally shown at Reynolds Gallery in Richmond, VA Leah Raintree: the landscape is not still at the Staniar Gallery will include several new and expanded works. Full details for the exhibition and talk are below. If you are near Lexington, I hope you can see the show!

Later this spring, stay tuned for a concurrent exhibition of new works opening at Reynolds Gallery in March, 2022 which will include several new large scale drawings and ceramic works.

Finally, I’m happy to have images of my work included in Taney Roniger’s thoughtful essay You Are Therefore I Am: From Dualism to Allocentrism (and What Any of It Has To Do With Art), published in Interalia Magazine, an online magazine dedicated to the interactions between the arts, sciences, and consciousness.

With thanks for your continued support,


Leah Raintree, hand that breaks the weather: Athabasca, 2019, gelatin silver print, 36×36″

Leah Raintree: the landscape is not still

Staniar Gallery, Washington & Lee University

Lenfest Center, Wilson Hall

100 Glasgow Street, Lexington, Virginia

Artist Talk: Tuesday, February 15, 2022 – 5:30pm, Wilson Concert Hall

Reception: Tuesday, February 15, 2022 – Following Artist Talk, Staniar Gallery

On View: February 14 – March 19, 2022

Leah Raintree: the landscape is not still brings together projects that respond to sites ranging from alpine glaciers in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, early industries of clay-rich Maine, and the rural landscape of Virginia. Across the exhibition, materials from the earth are used in drawing methods that intersect with photographic and ceramic processes, allowing elements of light, time, scale, and atmosphere to influence final works. Central to the exhibition is the interrelationship between humanity and the planet, with an interest in attempts to fix, utilize, and frame the earth, and what escapes these frameworks of use and understanding.

Leah Raintree is an artist based in New York City. Her practice addresses our relationship to time, scale, and ecology through process-based interactions with sites and materials, with projects arising from a hybrid of research and physical engagement in place. She works across sculpture, drawing, and photography to distill correlations between human and geologic scales, capturing points of interaction within natural and manmade phenomena. Raintree’s work was recently featured in a solo exhibition at The Noguchi Museum in Queens, NY. She has been awarded numerous artist-in-residence fellowships including Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace and Process Space, NYC, Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium, and the Banff Centre, Canada. Raintree holds a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and an MFA from Parsons, the New School for Design.