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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

David Leach

Emeritus Professor Wright State UniversityArt and Art History
Home 696 Renolda Woods Ct. County: Montgomery
Dayton OH 45429 United States
Cell Phone: 9378386322 Website: Personal Website


David Leach was born in Evanston, Illinois, in 1946. He received a B.A. from Bucknell University, and an M.F.A. from Ohio University. He is an Emeritus Professor at Wright State University, having taught studio art there – primarily printmaking and drawing – from 1973 to 2003. He served as Chair of the Department of Art and Art History from 1985 to 1989. His drawings have been published in conjunction with poetry and prose on numerous occasions, including Blue Oboe by David Garrison (Wyndham Hall Press, 1984) and Wanderers and Other Poems by Gary Pacernick (Prasada Press, 1985.) His work is in the collection of the museum of Modern Art, the Beinicke Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Yale University, the Dayton Art Institute and the Cincinnati Museum of Art, among several other public and private collections.

Artist Statement

The motifs in David Leach’s drawings, prints and paintings have a focus on lines, forms and shapes, as well as architectural references, drawn as linear abstractions – marks that overlap and fill the page. The process is intuitive and derives from experiences in the world and the artist’s interior dialogue – which are often reflections on the written word.  In the most recent work, the palate remains limited, and the process continues to derive mostly from memory rather than direct observation, with a slight shift towards shape.  Lines of varied weight and texture carry the narrative, akin to lines and passages in literary narratives.   


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