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Cheryll Leo-Gwin
Redmond, WA 98052

1975 - BFA,       University of Washington, Seattle Campus
1977 - MFA,      University of Washington, Seattle Campus

Public Art Projects:

2019                 Bernalillo County, City of Albuquerque, State of New Mexico -

                                      Albuquerque County Courthouse, Albuquerque NM
2013                 Washington State Arts Commission - Garfield Elementary School, Everett  
2012                 City of Bellevue - Evergreen Village Shopping Center, Floor graphics
2011                 City of Bellevue – Sternco Shopping Center Windows
2010                 City of Bellevue, WA Bel-Red District Arts Plan,
2006-8              Pierce County Parks&Rec/Arts&Culture-Foothills Trails Master Plan Project
2005-6              City of Tacoma – Chinese Reconciliation Park Sojourners Trail - Planner
2002-3              Early Learning Family and Childcare Center, Bellevue – Lead Artist/Planner
2000-2003        KCAC Beacon Hill Trolley Expansion Project – Artist                            
1998                 Transitional Housing, Multi-Services Center, Bellevue, WA – Artist/Planner
                         Hopelink – Foodbank Donor Wall, Bellevue WA – Artist/Planner
                         Adele Maxwell Childcare Center Donor Wall, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation –Artist

One Person Exhibitions:
2016     Commons Gallery – Sammamish WA
2015     Seattle Mayor’s Gallery, Seattle WA
2011     The San Wei Bookstore Gallery, Beijing China
2000     King County Bellevue Regional Library, Bellevue, WA
1993     PACCAR Exhibition Program, Bellevue, WA          
1990     Art Center Gallery, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle WA
1987     Corvallis Art Center for the Arts, Corvallis OR
1984     King County Arts Commission Gallery, Seattle WA
1984     Gallery at PLU, Seattle WA

Invitational Exhibitions (Selected):
2017     Art Spirit Gallery, Spokane WA
2016     Metalmorphosis - Bellevue Art Museum Biannual
             Artist Trust Artist Award Show - V Gallery, Seattle
             NWDC at the Whatcom Museum, Bellingham WA
2015     NWDC at UW South Lake Union Medical Center, Seattle WA        
2014     Cornell Museum National Juried Show, Del Rey FL
             60 Years of Northwest Designer Craftsmen, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham WA
             Kirkland Arts Center Artists’ Exhibition
2013     Gone to the Dogs, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland WA
2012     Friends of Harold Balazs, Spirit Gallery, Coeur d’Alene, ID
2007     Animalia, Allied Arts, Richland WA
2005     SeaTac Airport Biology 102
2004     Sea Tac Airport Biology 101
2003     Evidence of the Body, Washington State Trade and Convention Center, Seattle WA
             Biology 102, SeaTac Airport, Sea-Tac, WA
2002     Biology 101, SeaTac Airport, Sea-Tac WA
2000     Metal-Urge, Random Modern Art Gallery
1999     Evidence of the Body – Washington State Trade and Convention Center
1992     Eclectic Conspiracy, Spokane Art School Gallery, Spokane, WA
             Games, Pacific Art Center, Anne Gould Hauberg Gallery, Seattle, WA
             The Cutting Edge, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
             100 True Stories, Galleria Potatohead, Seattle WA  
             Collaborations, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma WA
             Celebrations and Ceremonies, Security Pacific Gallery, Seattle WA
1990     Color and Image, Gallery Association of New York, NY NY`
             Wall Enamel, Liberty Gallery, Louisville, KY`
1989     Northwest Enamels, Image Gallery, Portland OR`
             National Enamelists, Sara Squerie Gallery, Cincinnati OH
             Washington Crafts Then and Now, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue WA
1986     Celebrations: Especially for Children, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue
1985     6 Northwest Enamelists, Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Tacoma WA`
1984     Crafts '84, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue WA`
             Northwest Fusion, Visual Arts Center of Alaska, Anchorage AK
             National Invitational Exhibition, Wing Luke Asian Museum, Seattle
             Our Contemporary Heritage, Elaine Potter Gallery, San Francisco CA
1981     American Metalsmiths, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia PA
1978     Crafts Invitational, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue WA
1977     WCA: Works in Clay, Fiber, & Metal by Women, Bronx Museum, NY

 Group Shows  (selected):
 2014     KAC Artists Exhibition, Kirkland WA
 1990     Color and Image, Gallery Association of New York, NYNY
 1981     Metalsmith '81, Kansas University, Lawrence KS`
 1979     Sculpture '70, Tacoma Art Museum, Seattle WA

 Professional Affiliations and Experience (Selected):
 2013 – 2014       Board of Directors, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland WA
 1998 to 2012      World Trade and Exchanges, Inc. – President                    
 1999 to 2007      Washington State Arts Commissioner
 1993 to 2003      Arts Administrator, Bellevue College
 1998 to 1999      Board of Trustees, International Enamel Society
 1995 to 2003      Arts Advisory Committee, Meydenbauer Center
 1997 to 1999      King County Public Arts Commissioner
 1994 to 1997      King County Arts Commission
 1986 to 1994      Redmond Arts Commissioner (Past Chair/charter member)
 1982 to 1986      Wing Luke Museum, Board of Trustees (Past President)

Artist Grants:
2014                 Artist Trust GAP Grant
2011                 Bellevue Arts Commission – Special Projects Grant
2010                 Bellevue Arts Commission – Special Projects Grant
2009                 Washington State Arts Commission – Professional Development Grant
2008                 King County 4Culture – Special Projects
2007                 King County Arts Commission – Special Projects
1990                 Artist Trust, GAP Grant, Seattle WA
1977                 Ford Foundation Grant, University of Washington, Seattle WA

Awards & Honors (Selected):
2014-2016       Ethnic Heritage Art Gallery Artist Roster, Seattle office of Arts & Culture
2012-2016       Fulbright Foundation Senior Scholar Roster
1991                Bainbridge Island Arts Council, NW. Artists & Poets Calendar
1985, 86, 93    Kirkland Creative Arts League Award, First Place
1984, 85, 89    Pacific NW Arts & Crafts Awards, Misc. Crafts Division
1977, 83          Pacific NW Arts & Crafts Awards, Misc. Crafts Division
1985                Seattle Urban League Awards, Best of Show
1989,79            Wing Luke Asian Museum Artist Awards, Best of Show

Lectures and Teaching Experience (Selected):
2017                 East Meets West - Storyfolios - Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue WA 
2011                 Lecture-Tsinghua University, Beijing China
2010                 Morgan Stanley/Smith Barney Lecture, Bellevue WA
2009                 Bellevue Arts Museum Lecture, Bellevue WA
2006-7              Pierce County Arts & Culture Master Plan, Pierce County WA
                         Shanghai University Art College, People’s Republic of China
1999                 Filton College, Bristol, England
1998                 Kent State University
1991, 92           University of Washington, Seattle WA
1983-89            Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle WA
1981-2              California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
1971-81            North Seattle Community College, Seattle WA

1989                 Centrum Foundation Residency, Port Townsend WA

Special Projects (Selected):
2000 - 3            Cultural Exchange Project, Beijing China
2000                 League for Innovation speaker: eBook Technology w/Microsoft, Minneapolis, MN
                         Focus Group: King County Arts Commission's Artist Made Building Products\
                         WSDOT: I-90 Mt Baker Ridge Project, Seattle, WA - Project Mgr/Fabricator
                         Tri-Met Light Rail Signage Project, City of Portland, OR -     Project Manager

Collections (Selected):
City of Seattle – Portable Works Collection
Hopelink, Bellevue, WA
King County Public Art Commission
Washington State Arts Commission's Portable Works Collection, Seattle WA
King County Arts Commission Portable works Collection, Seattle WA
City of Redmond, Arts Awards Collection, Redmond, WA
Wing Luke Asian Museum, Seattle, WA
Barbara O. Rockefeller, New York City
Mr. & Mrs. Alan Sindler, San Francisco, CA
Roger Shimomura, Lawrence, Kansas
Anne Hauberg, Seattle, WA

​Patti Warashina, Seattle WA

Bibliography (Selected):

1992         Reply to Racism through Art, Journal American, Bellevue WA 2/15/92
1991         Asian American Artists in the NW, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC           
1989         Glass on Metal, Newport KY - June Issue
1986         A Manual of Cloisonne & Champleve Enamel - Strosahl/Barnhard, Schuster
1978         Art Journal, New York NY, Summer Issue (pf330)
1978         Crafts Horizon, June Issue