Based in Louisville, KY, USA

Contact: julieleidner (at)

Founding curator of Sheherazade, Louisville KY, January 2018 - present 

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, MFA Painting 2010

Hite Art Institute at University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, BFA Painting 2006

Group Shows

Scrims and Blurs, Museo de los Sures, Brooklyn NY 2018

Secondary Growth: Andrew Dailinger, Julie Leidner, and Kathleen Lolley in Collaboration with their Students from St. Francis School, Lenihan-Sotheby’s International Realty, Louisville KY 2018

III (Instant Installation Invitational), Louisville Visual Art, Louisville KY 2016

Larry and Ladonna Was Here: The Artist-Collector Relationship, Kentucky, Museum of Art and Craft with the Hite Art Institute, Louisville, KY 2015

Analogue/Analogy: Project 3, Zephyr Gallery, Louisville, KY 2014

13 Artists, Gallery 849, Kentucky School of Art, Louisville, KY 2014

Stone Age Daydream, 57Cell, curated by Gregory Kalliche, sponsored by Blonde Art Books, Brooklyn, NY, 2013

Storytellers and Mystics, ACNY Spattered Columns, Brooklyn, NY 2013

Making It: Now, Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 2012

Aliens, Bulldogs, and Snowglobes, JCC, Louisville, KY 2012

On The Floor: Louisville Commission on Public Art, selected ideas competition participant, Louisville Metro Hall, 2012 

Chain Letter 2011, Samson Projects, Boston, MA, 2011

Rust Melt: New Abstractions from Pittsburgh, Fe Gallery, Pittsburgh, 2011 (co-curator)

Fools Gold, UnSmoke, Braddock, PA, 2010

RISD Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Convention Center, Providence, RI, 2010

Whatever Forever, Eddy Street Gallery, Providence, RI, 2010

As Seen On TV, The Kinship Gallery, Louisville, KY, 2009

Crit 4, Spencertown Academy Arts Center, Spencertown, NY, 2009

RISD Graduate Painting Biennial, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI, 2008

Launching, The Water Tower, Louisville Visual Arts Association, Louisville, KY, 2008 

Cultivate Beauty, The 930 Art Center, Louisville, KY, 2008

GeneratioNEXT, The Loudon House Gallery, Lexington, KY, 2007

Recent Honors/Awards

2018 Great Meadows Foundation Grant to attend Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn, New York 

2015 Mary Alice Hadley Prize

Kentucky Foundation for Women Art Meets Activism Grant, 2015

Kentucky Foundation for Women Artist Enrichment Grant, 2011

Teaching Positions

Artist-in-residence, St. Francis High School, Louisville, KY, 2014 - Present

Museum Educator, Carnegie Center for Art and History, 2019

Adjunct professor: Kentucky College of Art and Design, Bellarmine University, Indiana University Southeast, 2013 - 2019

Teaching Artist, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY, 2013 - 2014

Instructor, Louisville Visual Art, Louisville, KY, 2011- 2019