LEO CASTANEDA
www.leonardocastaneda.com, www.levelsandbosses.com
leocastanedastudio@gmail.com, leo@leonardocastaneda.com


EDUCATION
2012-2014 Hunter College, Masters of Fine Arts Candidate, New York, NY
2006-2010, Cooper Union, Bachelors of Fine Arts, New York, NY
2009 University of Barcelona School of Art, Spring Formal Exchange, Barcelona, Spain
2002-2006 New World School of Arts Magnet High School, Miami, FL 

EXHIBITIONS
Solo:
2016 Upcoming: “Items in Varied Renders”, IRL Institute, Miami, FL/New York, NY
2014 Into Blue Field, Out of White Cube, Through Black Mirror, Hunter College, New York, NY
2012 Levels and Bosses, ArtSeen Gallery, Wynwood District, Miami, FL
2011 Drawings, MRKT, Wynwood District, Miami, FL
2011 Stage(s) 2.0, CGAF Gallery, Miami, FL
2011 Stage(s), Flagler Arts Space, Miami, FL
2010 Moments in Level One, The Hall of Great Bosses and The Others, Cooper Union Great Hall Gallery and Great Hall, New York, NY
2009 Levels Bosses and Items, Cooper Union Sixth Floor lobby, Foundation Building, New York, NY,in collaboration with Victor Ochoa's Tempomemorial.

Group:

2016 "News and Weather", Vox Populi, Annual Juried Exhibition, Philladelphia, PA
2016 Play: performers creating | creators performing, Collaboration with composer Molly Joyce, Art Center S/F, Miami, FL
2015 “Of Games III”, Khoj International Artists Association, New Delhi, India
2015 “Uncanny”, Curated by Helena Acosta, Reverse Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Digital Vitality, The Projects, Ft. Lauderdale FL.
2015 3-5, Kondoit, Miami, FL2014 Hunter College MFA Thesis Exhibition, New York, NY
2014 We are not, Soma Open studios, Mexico city, Mexico2014 The Hollows Art Space Innagural Exhibition, Brooklyn NY
2013 Art Cycles Discovers Finalists show, Gallery Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
2012 The Quiet Awe of Dwelling, Ferro Strauss Gallery during Miami Art week, Miami, FL 
2012 8thAnnual Small Works Show, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2012 All about Art, Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL
2012 Algo Diferént, Weeknights Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2012 Universal, Video program curated by Grela Orihuela, Arte Americas, Miami, FL
2011 Electric Wedding,  Wetheat Projects Art Basel exhibition, MiamiBeach Cinematheque in junction with the LA Art Association, Miami, FL
2011 Porque Cazador?,Art Basel Week Exhibition, Flagler Arts Space, Miami, FL
2011 Muralis, Flagler Arts Space, Miami, FL
2011 Priceless, Flagler Arts Space, Miami, FL
2011 Premier Group Show, Flagler Arts Space, Miami, FL
2010 Natural Selection, CGAF Gallery, Miami FL.
2010 Quarterly ArtSoiree, Webster Hall, New York, NY
2010 Young Blood: NewWave, ArtSeen Gallery, Wynwood District, Miami, FL
2010 Field of Dreams, A Pavilion Exhibition by the Bruce High Quality Foundation, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY
2010 On Alternate Realities, Cooper Union, Room 604, Foundation Building, New York, NY
2010 Walls, Cooper Union, Sixth Floor lobby, Foundation Building, New York, NY
2010 After Party, Cooper Union, 41 Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
2010 Lil' Safety, Cooper Union, 1st Floor Lobby, New York, NY
2009 Young Blood New World Mix, Art Seen Gallery, Wynwood District, Miami, FL
2007-10 Cooper Union End of the Year Show, New York, NY
2007 Group exhibit,The Wall-flower Gallery, Miami, FL
2006 NFAA Visual Art Winners Exhibition, MarguillesCollection of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
2006 NFAA Gold and Silver Winners Showcase, Baryshnikov Center for the Arts, New York, NY
2006 Printmaking exhibition, Miami-Dade Public Library, Miami, FL
2005 Scholastics Art and Writing Regional Student Exhibition, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
2004-06 Art BaselExhibition, New World School of the Arts Gallery, Miami, FL
2003-06 Rising Stars,New World School of the Arts Annual Exhibitions, Miami, FL 

PUBLICATIONS
2016 New American Paintings (123) MFA Edition 2016 Art and Toast Magazine, Miami, FL
2015 Khoj International Artists Association Blog, Mario Dsouza http://khojworkshop.org/poetics-of-a-parallel-reality-leo-castenada-and-his-rift-to-alternate-spaces/ 
2015 Killscreen article, Christian Priestman http://killscreendaily.com/articles/deconstructing-videogamespurposeart
/2015 Cisneros Collection http://www.coleccioncisneros.org/editorial/cite-sitesights/realism-abstraction-and-back-again-art-and-video-games
2014 The Literarian Magazine, New York, NY
2013 Obstrusiv Magazine, NewYork, NY 
2012 El Vestubulo # 8,New York and San Juan Puerto Rico.
2012 Runaway Parade: An Anthology, New York, NY
2012 Six Years Later Magazine Issue # 2, Surface, Melbourne, Australia
2012 Leo Castañeda: el paisaje como ficción y espejo del ser, By Adriana Herrera, Nuevo Herald, January 21, 2012, Miami, FL
2011 Nobodies Vol 1, Drawmore inc. Collection of stories by independent comic book artists.  New York Comic Convention.

AWARDS/ RESIDENCIES
2015 KHOJ International Artists Association “Of Games III”, New Delhi, India.
2014 SOMA Summer: Attended through Hunter College Cisneros Scholarship, Mexico City Mexico
2013 Finalist for ArtCycle MFA New York Competition
2010 Art Interview Magazine 21st Competition, Honorable Mention.2010 Irving and Arlene Tashlick Scholarship at the Cooper Union.
2010 Utrecht Student Art Competition, Grand Prize.
2006 National Foundation for the Advancement of Science and Art (Young Arts) Silver Winner.
2006 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards National Silver Porfolio Finalist
2006 Painting and Printmaking Awards, New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL
2005 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Gold Key
2005 Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Scholar Colorado Springs, CO
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