Louise Leonard has been a printmaker since she first discovered the delights of the medium whilst studying at NCAD in the 1980s. Upon graduation with a BA in Visual Communication she co-founded a design partnership, specialising in illustration for educational publications.
In 2004 Leonard joined Graphic Studio Dublin and since then has consistently exhibited her prints in galleries nationwide and abroad. She has shown with the RHA and the RUA and is a member of the Watercolour Society of Ireland.
Louise Leonard teaches linocutting and woodcutting in Graphic Studio Dublin, and on behalf of the Studio has demonstrated both relief and etching printing processes at various venues and events such as Culture Night. She has also served on the Board of Graphic Studio Dublin.
Her work is held in National and international collections, including the The National Gallery of Ireland, The National Library of Ireland, The National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, Bar Council of Ireland, OPW, Behaviour and Attitudes, Beaumont Hospital Dublin, The Bon Secours Hospital Dublin, The Mountjoy Square Society Dublin, Boston College, USA, and The British Library in London.
Louise Leonard’s work is also held in private collections in Ireland, UK, Europe, North and South American and Australia.
2023 Decennium, 10th Anniversary Exhibition, SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin
2023 “Geomancy/Oscillation”, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin
2022 IMPACT 12 Bristol, “Geomancy”, selected Graphic Studio Dublin group exhibition
2022 “60 Years Graphic Studio Dublin Retrospective”, selected group exhibition, Tony Ryan Gallery, RHA, Dublin
2022 “Ulysses Imagined”, selected group exhibition, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin
2022 London Print Fair, Graphic Studio Gallery selected group, Somerset House, London
2021 “Semi-Fusion” Fourth International Mokuhanga Conference Nara, Japan
2021 “Landscape” Solo exhibition, United Arts Club, Dublin
2020 “Kanreki”, Mokuhanga Exhibition, The Model (Niland) Gallery, Sligo
2020 “60 Years of Graphic Studio Dublin”, Hyde Bridge Gallery, Sligo.
2019 “A Body of Water” (SOLO) Graphic Studio Gallery
2019 “Infinite Moments”: Louise Leonard & Kevin Lowery, GLÓR, Ennis, Co Clare
2018 “Relief”, Curated show to coincide with “Temple Bar Tradfest”, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin 2
2017 “Another bite of the cherry”, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin
2016 “Urbis Felicitas”, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin
2015 “A Lonely Impulse of Delight”, SO Fine Art Editions, South Anne Street, Dublin
2015 “A Lonely Impulse of Delight”, The Hamilton Gallery, Castle Street, Sligo
2014 “Town & Country / New Works”, two person show with Jean Bardon, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin
2014 “Landscape, Nature, Mind, An Exhibition of Limited Edition Prints” (selected show), Frank Lewis Gallery, Killarney, Co Kerry
2014 “A Natural Selection”, Galleri Astley, Uttersberg, Sweden
2013 “A Natural Selection”, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin
2013 SO Fine Art Editions Launch, South Anne Street, Dublin
2012 “Dunaire”, Visual Interpretation of Poems of the Dispossessed (selected show), Dublin and nationwide
2011 Sponsors Portfolio 2011, Graphic Studio Dublin publication
2010 “Impressions 2010” Selected Show, Galway Arts Centre, Galway
2010 “GOLD”, Graphic Studio Dublin 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin
2010 “GOLD”, Graphic Studio Dublin at 50, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin 2
2010 “The Living Air”, (Two person with Jennifer Lane), Graffan Gallery, Castle Espie Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre, Comber, Co Down
2009 RUA 128th Annual Exhibition, The Northern Bank, Belfast
2009 “The Living Air”, (Two person with Jennifer Lane), Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin 2
2007 (April) “Dublin Port Print”, selected prints, Port Centre, Alexandra Road, Dublin 1
2007 (May) “Dublin Port Print”, selected prints, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin 2