Liz Leggett’s paintings and drawings are process driven, the colors and mark making used to express speed, tension, rebuilding, frenzy, balance, conformity, control, hope and joy. Her primary interest is the play between abstraction and imagery to create visual confusion, uncomfortable associations and ambiguity–leaving the work open for interpretation and a visceral response. 


Liz Leggett's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She has attended artist in residence programs in Israel, Spain, the Pyrenees, New York and Wilton and Ridgefied, Connecticut and received a BA from Skidmore College and MFA from the Maine College of Art. Liz is the former Director of Exhibitions at MoCA Westport and has curated numerous shows–most recently Marilyn Minter SMASHPUNK is Coming, and World Peace. She now works as an independent curator and is the Studio Director for an internationally renowned artist.

 Selected Exhibitions

Abstract, Frenzied & Separate, CAMP Gallery, Westport, CT
In Media Res, URSA Gallery, Bridgeport, CT
As Is, ART06870 Gallery, Old Greenwich, CT

Hamptons Fine Art Fair, Southampton, NY
Art Market San Francisco, Chloe Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Abstract is Not a Style: Five Women Painters, Hollis Taggart, Southport, CT
A•ONE, Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan, CT

Paper, Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan, CT
Highlight Gramercy Park, National Arts Club, New York, NY
What She Hides, Main Street Space, Westport, CT

Head Over Heels, Newton Roux Gallery, Westport, CT
Wearable Books, One Main Street, Westport, CT

Chromatic, Maritime Garage Gallery, Norwalk, CT

Dreamscapes, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT

Perception Illusion Magic, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT

The Panorama Project, Jonathan Levine Gallery, New York, NY

The Pathos of Ecstasy, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
East Coast Painters, Brian Marki Gallery, Portland, OR
Quinta Essentia, Borowicz Gallery, South Dartmouth, MA
Artist Viewing Program, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

Small World, Aidan Savoy Gallery, New York, NY
Abstract Painters, Soprafina Gallery, Boston, MA                   

Abre Tus Ojos, Aidan Savoy Gallery, New York, NY                  
Invitational Alumni Exhibition, Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY 2003
New Paintings, 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, NY
Women Painters - A Survey, Pratt Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Collective, 69a Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Modern Painters: A Survey, Arad Art Museum, Arad, Israel
Influence, ZOA Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel


Brown Pink, Kingston, NY, February 2023
The Ridgefield Guild, Ridgefield, CT, January, 2021
Weir Farm, Wilton, CT, 2012 & 2017
Baie St. Marie, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2016
Fundación Valparaiso, Almería, Spain, 2004
Centre d’Art i Natura, Catalunya, Spain, 2003
Summer Six, Saratoga Springs, NY, 2001, 2003
Arad Arts Project, Arad, Israel, 1997-1998

Professional Experience

Director of Exhibitions,  MoCA Westport
Westport, CT, 2017–September 2023

Consultant & Artist Liaison, Soundwall
New York, NY and Boulder, CO, 2015-2016

Graphic Designer, Sotheby’s 
Marketing & Catalogue Design Departments, New York, NY, 1998-2009

Art Direction & Graphic Design Projects:
Russ & Daughters Appetizing, New York, NY, 2007-2009
Miles Davis, A Love Story in Blue, New York, NY, 2006
The Texaco New York City Jazz Festival, New York, NY, 1997 & 1998
The Knitting Factory
, New York, NY, 1996-1997

Teaching Assistant, Skidmore College,
Summer Six, Saratoga Springs, NY, Summer 2003

Volunteer Artist, Free Arts
New York, NY, 1995-1999

Artist Assistant, Dennis Oppenheim
New York, NY, 1994-1995

Gallery Director, Case Art Gallery
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, 1992-1994


Bachelor of Science
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, 1994
Studio Art Major, Art History Minor
Concentration in painting & drawing

Master of Fine Art
Maine College of Art, Portland, ME, 2006
Concentration in painting & drawing

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