Leigh Yardley works in installation and painting situating herself as a part of the system of landscape. Leigh has a MFA from Lesley University, College of Art and Design and has exhibited since 1994. In 2015 she received grant funding for her project, Convergence of Water an investigation in the three watersheds that converge in Madison County and an artist in residency at the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation Residency in New Berlin NY. This became the foundational work for her installation water Improv at Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute.
Leigh has actively pursued community based projects receiving NYSCA Decentralization grants and facilitating the organization of several arts programs. She participated in the NYFA MARK program and has been a NYFA Statewide Artist Consultant. As a Visiting Teaching Artist for CNY Aesthetic Education Program she trained with the Lincoln Center Teaching Artist Mentoring Project and Advance Seminar for Teaching Artist at the Guggenheim. She resides in Hubbardsville, NY and is currently an Adjunct Instructor of Art at Morrisville State College.
Hubbardsville, New York