Meet the Curator

Leah McCloskey

About Leah
Life in rural SE Pennsylvania in the 60's and 70's with 7 siblings, 12 dogs, 4 cats, 5 horses, and some chickens and goats in the mix was a good foundation for a creative life. Leah is a graduate of Syracuse University with a BFA, right after college she moved to NYC where she spent over 20 years in the fashion industry as both an agent and a talent scout taking her all over the world including 48 of the 50 states.

In 2003 Leah joined the staff of The Art Students League of New York as the founder and Director of the Exhibition Outreach Program and Special Events Coordinator. She spent those years helping hundreds of artists find their way through the sometimes-difficult maze of marketing and exhibiting their art. She curated over 120 exhibitions in public spaces and produced events to bring visibility to the organization and its emerging artists.

In July 2018, she started her own consulting company working with non-profit arts organizations like the Artists Fellowship, Inc. a non-profit that provides emergency funding to professional visual artists in need and The Maurice Sendak Foundation. She also works with individual artists helping them build their individual brand identity and an on-line presence.

Leah continues to make art and has exhibited in numerous places including the Good Gallery Kent, CT, 3 Pears Gallery Dorset, VT, Heather Blue Home Reading, PA, Gallery 100 Saratoga Springs, NY, LARAC Gallery, Glens Falls, NY.   

She has had solo exhibitions at the Grace Gallery, NYC, Mimosa Gallery Saratoga Springs, NY, and Valley Artisans in Cambridge NY. And in 2010 and 2011 was featured in two 2-person shows at the Riverfront Studios in Schuylerville, NY. Leah has participated in group shows with many local venues and her work is in numerous private collections and public venues including Saratoga Hospital in Saratoga.