I have been a professional visual artist/painter, installation artist, and performance artist for 30 years now. I do not have any formal training in visual arts besides an art class I took in the 8th grade. I do have a Bachelor's degree in History of Art from The Ohio State University alone with Master of Library and Information Science degree specializing in Archival Science and Rare Books Librarianship from Kent State University, and an Associate of Arts degree focused on Humanities and Mental Health Services from Columbus State Community College.
This December 2022, I will be graduating from Regent University with a Master of Arts in Apologetics and Cosmogony with a focus in theology/philosophy of science in particle physics/astrophysics.
I am also a veteran of the U.S. Army, where I served as a Military Police during the Cold War and Gulf War.
My artwork, documentation of my artwork, and books have been included in a number of public and private collections here in the U.S. and Europe and have had videos made about me, my artistic process, and my personal history.
Some of the places I have exhibited are as follows: Smithsonian Institution S. Dillon Ripley Center (Washington DC), The Kennedy Center website (Washington DC), American Visionary Art Museum Eye Shop (Baltimore, MD), Columbus Museum of Arts (Columbus, OH), The Navy Pier; COLOR: The Chicago Black Fine Art Exposition. hosted by Oprah Winfrey (Chicago, IL), National Motorcycle Museum (Anamosa, IA), Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame (Sturgis, SD), Hiroshima International Amateur Film and Video Festival (Hiroshima, Japan), Arte Gras Visionary Arts Festival (Edinburgh, Scotland), Hochschule Für Bildende Künste Dresden (Dresden, Germany), and Gallery Twenty-Four (Berlin, Germany).
I have performed are SPACES (Cleveland, OH), Café Voltaire (Chicago, IL), Contemporary American Theater Company (CATCO) (Columbus, OH), Cleveland Performance Art Festival (Cleveland, OH), Third Avenue Performance Space (T.A.P.S.) (Columbus, OH), Lollapalooza (Music) Tour; Poetry reading at 3rd Stage (Columbus, OH and St. Louis, MO), Cincinnati Artists’ Group Effort (C.A.G.E.) (Cincinnati, OH), Nuyorican Poets’ Café; Featured poet (New York, NY), and Orchesis Dance Company, Allegheny College (Meadville, PA).
Leni D. Anderson
From Formation to Murmuration
Leni D. Anderson, Shawn Beasley, Colin Dearth, Ken Frick, Robert A. James III, Daniel King, Patrick Paquin, Veronica Shields, Mary Skrenta, Ray Wollschleger
September 12, 2022 - December 9, 2022
Opening reception: September 19 from 5-6:30 p.m.