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Born 1984
Based in Louisville, KY, USA

Contact: julieleidner @ 








Julie Leidner is a Louisville-based arts organizer, writer, educator, and independent curator. She has held recent positions overseeing exhibitions and education programming at the Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany, IN (2020 - 2022), Francis Parker School in Louisville (2015-2019), and Kentucky College of Art and Design (2013 - 2015). From 2018 - 2020 Leidner founded and curated the experimental art gallery Sheherazade which showcased installation-based work by local and national artists in a garage in the Old Louisville neighborhood.


Leidner has served as visiting critic for local and regional institutions, and as arts consultant, group art facilitator, mentor, and instructor of art writing workshops. She was a 2018 recipient of a Great Meadows Foundation grant to attend Residency Unlimited in Brooklyn, NY and holds degrees in painting from Rhode Island School of Design (MFA 2010) and University of Louisville’s Hite Art Institute (BFA 2006). She lives in Historic Old Louisville with her husband Chris and dog Francis. 


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