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-Born in Philadelphia, PA

-Lived and worked in New York City, 1967-1994

-Taught at Parsons School of Design in New york City, 1973-1994, “Form and Space”

-First Solo Exhibition in Edinburgh, Scotland, 1957



1958-9University of Pennsylvania, Architecture, Philadelphia, PA
1951-4Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA


Solo Exhibitions (Selection)

2010New Works: Assemblages, Atea Ring Gallery, Westport, NY
2008Baby Carriers: The Work of Leah Rhodes and Native Americans, Athens Cultural Center, Athens, NY
Atea Ring Gallery, Westport, NY
2007Mystical Wanderings, Atea Ring Gallery, Westport, NY
2006Fenn Gallery, Woodbury, CT
2004Pieces Of A Life, 504 Space Gallery, Swarthmore, PA
Atea Ring Gallery, Westport, NY
2002Atea Ring Gallery, Westport, NY
2001Atea Ring Gallery, Westport, NY
2000Atea Ring Gallery, Westport, NY
1999Atea Ring Gallery, Westport, NY
1997Remembrances and Plumed Spirits, Atea Ring Gallery, Westport, NY
1991Tile Works/Wall to Floors, Design Arts Gallery, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Survivors, Columbia-Greene Community College, Hudson, NY
1989Baby Carriers, Art Awareness Gallery, Lexington, NY
1986Skins/Veils, Galerie Geilsdorfer, Cologne, Germany
1984Breaking the Order, Saint Peter’s Church, NYC
1981Rites and Recollections, an installation, Frank Marino Gallery, NYC
1978Denise René Gallery, NYC


Group Exhibitions (Selection)

2010Cowgirls of the Hudson Valley 3, BRIK Gallery, Catskill, NY
2009Hudson's Valley at 400: Paradise or Paradise Lost?, Athens Cultural Center, Athens, NY
2005Sculptors’ Drawings, Catskill Mountain Foundation, Hunter, NY
2004Bobbie Lefenfeld Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
1999The Printers, GCCA Catskill Arts Gallery, Catskill, NY
1995The Organic, GCCA Catskill Arts Gallery, Catskill, NY
1994Works on Paper, Yellow House, Greenpoint, NY
College-A Survey, GCCA Mountaintop Gallery, Windham, NY
1992Assemblage Art, GCCA Catskill Arts Gallery, Catskill, NY
1991Faculty Show, Parsons School of Design, NYC
1990The Artist’s Notebook, Galerie Akiyana, Tokyo
Atelier Nishinomiya, Nishinomiya, Japan
Le Carnet D’Artiste, Galerie Bernard Jordan, Paris
1987Alternative Supports, David Winston Bell Gallery, Brown University, RI
1985A Century of Women Artists, Peck School, Morristown, NJ
Permanent Installations, The Gallery of Applied Arts, NYC
1984Synthesis: The Fusion of Painting and Sculpture, The First Woman’s Bank, NYC
Retrospective Preview, Galerie Geilsdorfer, Cologne, Germany
Drawings, Sculpture Center, NYC
1983Beyond the Wall, Aaron Bergman Gallery, NYC
1982Drawing, Print Photographs, Frank Marino Gallery, NYC
1981Two and Three Dimensions, Frank Marino Gallery, NYC
1980Three Dimensional Painting, Frank Marino Gallery, NYC
1973American Academy of Arts and Letters, NYC


Grants and Awards

2008Theodore Dubin Foundation Grant
2004Special Opportunity Stipend from the New York Foundation for the Arts
1989Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
1971CAPS Grant, New York State Council of the Arts
1953Cresson European Traveling Fellowship



2008Precious Bundles: The Work of Leah Rhodes, Arts Alive, Greene County, New York (Colette Lemon)
Cross-Cultural Collaboration: The Baby Carriers of Leah Rhodes, Home Style, Capital District, New York, (Ned Depew)
Atea Ring Gallery Features Three Woman Artists, Press Republican, New York (Robin Caudell)
2004Summer at the Atea Ring Gallery, Press Republican, New York (Robin Caudell)
2002Summer at the Atea Ring Gallery, Press Republican, New York (Robin Caudell)
2000Summer at the Atea Ring Gallery, Press Republican, New York (Robin Caudell)
1997Assemblages, Press Republican, New York (Robin Caudell)
1991Tile Works/Walls to Floors, 1991 Courier, Drexel University, Pennsylvania
1989Rhodes Art Exhibit, Daily Mail, Catskill, NY (Ilse Fox)
1987The Artist’s Notebook, Bernard Jordan Gallery, Paris, France (Catalogue by Kate Van Houten)
Alternative Supports: Contemporary Sculpture on the Wall, Brown University, Providence (Catalogue by Judith E. Tolnick)
1986Kolner Stadt Anzeiger, Galerie Geilsdorfer, Cologne, Germany
1984Teacher Takes Center Stage, New York Tribune, (Annette McPeters)
Leah Rhodes, Arts Magazine, New York, (Nancy Grove)
1980Three Wall Sculptors, Artspeak, New York, (Palmer Poroner)
1978Arts Magazine, New York, (Judith Tannenbaum)
Soho News, (Ellen Lubelle)
Art World, (Claire N. White)


Public Collections

Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA
Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA
Western Carolina University, Cullowlee, NC
Hollins University, Roanoke, VA


Private Collections

AT&T Long Lines, Oakton, VANational Steel Corporation, NJ
Bank of America, Stockton, CAOtis Elevator Co., Farmington, CT
Best Co., Chicago, ILPfizer, NY
Carmi Collection, Tel Aviv, IsraelReinhart Collection, La Jolla, CA
Chase Manhattan Collection, NYRoebling Moore Collection, Philadelphia PA
Chemical Bank, NYSears & Roebuck, Chicago, IL
Citicorp Industrial Credit Inc., Oakland, CASoutheast Banking Corp., Miami, FL
Coopers & Lybrand, Hartford, CTSaudi Arabian Ministries, Jiddah and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Data Corporation, Philadelphia, PATexaco Corporation
Dubin Collection, New York, NYUniversity of Pennsylvania Hospital, Phila., PA
Eiswerth Collection, Philadelphia, PAWitco Corporation, NY
Goldstein Collection, San Francisco, CAZiska Collection, Philadelphia PA
Gubelmann Collection, Palm Beach, FLA
HBO Offices, NY
Kahn Collection, Bennington VT
Manufactures Hanover Trust, NY
MacAllister Collection, La Jolla, CA
Morgan Stanley & Co., NY
Merrill Lynch, NY