Leidy Churchman

Leidy Churchman (born 1979 in Villanova, PA) is an American painter who lives and works in New York.

Churchman acknowledged their M.F.A. from Columbia University in 2010 and B.A. from Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, in 2002. From 2011–12, they were a resident player at Rijksakademie van Beeldende in Amsterdam. The artist's accomplishment has been reviewed in the New York Times and Artforum.

Churchman first presented their function publicly in 2002 through queer feminist journal and art total LTTR, which along with included artists K8 Hardy, Every Ocean Hughs (then Emily Roysdon), and Ginger Brooks.

Crocodile, Churchman's first US museum exhibition at Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College, surveyed over sixty oil paintings dating from 2010 to 2019. The accompanying catalogue, co-published by Dancing Foxes Press and CCS Bard, features essays by Ruba Katrib, Arnisa Zeqo and Alex Kitnick, as well as an interview together with Churchman and curator Lauren Cornell. Churchman's doing has been the subject of institutional exhibitions at Kölnischer Kunstverein (2017) and Boston University Art Gallery, and was along with included in the important charity exhibitions One hours of daylight at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art at Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2018–19); Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon at the New Museum, New York (2017–18); Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age at Museum Brandhorst, Munich (2015), and Greater New York, MoMA PS1, New York (2010).

Churchman's play is held in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and Mumok, among others.

Churchman's function is represented by Matthew Marks Gallery.

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