Leah Raintree

Adjunct Professor

Art Foundation

Leah Raintree is a visual artist whose practice focuses on the human connection to earth, with an interest in how we frame and experience time, matter, scale, and phenomena. Her work is rooted in an experimental drawing practice that spans media, with projects developing through a combination of process-based mark-making and direct engagement with materiality and place. Raintree primarily works across drawing, ceramic, and cameraless photographic processes, often incorporating site-specific materials to explore how we mark, shape, and understand the earth, and our interconnection with the planet. These investigations occur at the scale of the body, revealing interrelationships between human and geologic scales.


Raintree holds a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and an MFA from Parsons School of Design. She has held solo exhibitions at The Noguchi Museum in Queens, NY, Reynolds Gallery in Richmond, VA, and W&L University’s Staniar Gallery in Lexington, VA. She has been awarded numerous Artist-in-Residence fellowships, including through Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace and Process Space, NYC, Lower East Side Printshop’s Keyholder Residency, NYC, Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium, and the Banff Centre, Canada. Raintree has also worked as an educator and museum administrator at institutions including Parsons School of Design, Judd Foundation, and MoMA PS1.