Leonard Suryajaya

Chicago, Illinois 60605

                                             leonardsuryajaya@gmail.com

                                             leonardsuryajaya.com

 

EDUCATION

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

                  Degree: Master of Fine Arts (Photography), 2015

California State University, Fullerton, CA

  Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts (Creative Photography), 2013

                                 Bachelor of Art (Theatre Arts), 2013

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

(Upcoming), Chicago Artists Coalition at Expo Chicago, IL, 2016.

Don't Hold On to Your Bones, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL, 2016.

Bathe Me When I Die, Jurors: Ann Hamilton, Michael Mercil, Lisa Dent, and James

             Voorhies, Roy G Biv Gallery, Columbus, OH, 2015.

Different Blood Type, Leroy Neiman Center Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2015.

Flowers, Acarya Asanga Hall, Medan, Indonesia 2012.

Assembly Line, Creative Photography Department, California State University, Fullerton, CA, 2011.

Beard + Chapstick, Creative Photography Department, California State University, Fullerton, CA, 2011.

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

(Upcoming), Hyde Park Art Center at Expo Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2016.

(Upcoming) Ground Floor, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL, 2016.

(Upcoming) Aint-Bad Metropolis: Chicago, Filter Photo, Chicago, IL, 2016.

Dispossessed, Center and Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Santa Fe, NM, 2016.

Preview, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL, 2015.

Memories, Stories, Histories with Juror Amy Galpin, The Center for Fine Arts Photography, Fort Collins, CO, 2015.

What Would Barbara Do?, Defribillator Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2015.

SAIC MFA Thesis Show, Sullivan Gallery at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2015.

Art by America, The Art House, Chicago, IL, 2015.

Work Werq, Flats Studio, Chicago, IL, 2015.

Hair Club, Flaxman Library, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2015.

Context 2015, Juried by Michal Raz-Russo, Filter Photo, Chicago, IL, 2015.

Dance of Death, Ballroom Projects, Chicago, IL, 2015.

Many People, Someone Definitely, Nightingale Cinema, Chicago, IL, 2014.

SAIC at Expo Chicago, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago at Expo Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2014.

Surface Tension, Sullivan Gallery at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2014.

Gratification, Satellite Space of the Chicago Urban Art Society, Mana Contemporary Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2014.

Somebody, Many People Probably, Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2014.

OC Academy Art Exhibition, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA, 2014.

LGBT Caucus Film Festival at the Society of Photographic Education National Conference, Hilton Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 2014.

International Combined Caucus Juried Show, Juried by Catherine Lord and Leslie King-Hammond,  Gormley Gallery, Baltimore, MD 2014.

Boundaries, Eisentrager-Howard Gallery, Lincoln, NE 2013.  

Edible Ephemera, Root Division, San Francisco, CA 2013.

Amongst Shadows and Figures, East Gallery, California State University, Fullerton, CA 2013.

Corporeal, Exit Gallery, California State University, Fullerton, CA, 2012.

Default Classification, Exit Gallery, California State University, Fullerton, CA, 2012.

Untitled, Exit Gallery, California State University, Fullerton, CA, 2012.

Camera Absurda Group Show, Exit Gallery, California State University, Fullerton, CA, 2011.

Juried Student Show, West Gallery, California State University, Fullerton, CA, 2010.

 

LECTURES

(upcoming), Medium San Diego, San Diego, CA, 2016.

(upcoming), Filter Photo Festival, Chicago, IL, 2016.

(upcoming), Block Museum, Chicago, IL, 2016.

Don’t hold on to your bones, Society of Photographic Education National Conference, Las Vegas, NV, 2016

Artist Talk, Roy G Biv Gallery, Columbus, OH, 2015.

Graduate Thesis Presentation, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2014.

Is Portraiture Still a Viable Medium in Exploring Identity?, Society of Photographic Education National Conference, Baltimore, MD, 2014.

Will You Bathe Me When I Die?, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2014.

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

Robert Giard Foundation Fellowship, 2016.

Newcity Breakout Artist, 2016.

Claire Rosen and Samuel Edes Prize for Emerging Artist, 2015.

James Weintstein Memorial Fellowship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2015.

Dean’s Grant, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2013-2015.

New Artist Society Award, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2013-2015.

Richard Willis Award, California State University, Fullerton, 2013.

Scholarship from Department of Art, California State University, Fullerton, 2010-2013.

 

COLLECTIONS

The Art Institute of Chicago

Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection

 

PUBLICATIONS

SAIC MFA Photo Catalogue, essay by Shawn Smith, 2015.

SAIC Photo Department Catalogue, 2015.

SAIC MFA Photo Catalogue, essay by Karsten Lund, 2014.

SAIC Photo Department Catalogue, 2014.

The Latent Image, December 2014.

Fnews Magazine, November 2014.

South Side Weekly, May 2014.

Fnews Magazine, December 2013.

The Daily Titan, November 2012.

The Daily Titan, October 2012.

Aplaus Magazine, Indonesia, October 2012.

 

WORK AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Visiting Artist/Instructor, Nanyang Zhi Hui Modern Indonesian School, Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Fall 2015.

Co-Director, Parlor Room: Visiting Artist Program for Photography Department, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2014-2015.

Media Center Equipment Expert, IRFM School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2013-2014.

Teaching Assistant, Aimee Beaubien, Sequencing, Structuring, Series Class, Photography Department at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Fall 2014.

Teaching Assistant, Oli Rodriguez, Video Class, Continuing Studies at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Summer 2014.

Teaching Assistant, Fabienne Zuijdwijk, Video: Artist as Storyteller Class, Continuing Studies at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Summer 2014.

Teaching Assistant, Greyson Hong, Video: Artist as Storyteller Class, Continuing Studies at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Summer 2014.

Teaching Assistant, Lewis Toby, Lighting Fundamentals Class, Photography Department at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Spring 2014.

Teaching Assistant, Jesse Butcher, Exploratory Media Class, Photography Department at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Spring 2014.

Teaching Assistant, Jesse Avina, Color Concept Class, Photography Department at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Fall 2013.

President, Camera Absurda Club, California State University, Fullerton 2011-2013.

Teaching Assistant, Evelyn Carol Case, California State University, Fullerton, 2008- 2013.

Art Department Computer Lab Assistant, California State University, Fullerton, 2013.

Photography Lab Assistant, California State University, Fullerton, 2011-2013.