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Joanne Leonard | American, 1940 -

Diane M. Kirkpatrick and Griselda Pollock Distinguished University Professor of Art and Women's Studies,
University of Michigan

Former Program Director, Looking into Visual Culture, Institute for Research on Women and Gender


2000 Correspondence(s), with Eleanor Rubin, Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan

1995 Not Losing Her Memory, Schlesinger Library of Women's History, Radcliffe College

1992 Not Losing Her Memory: Stories in Photographs, Words and Collage, University of Michigan
Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI, catalog

1989 Greenwood/Henke/Leonard Recent Work, Ongoing Michigan Artists Program, Detroit Institute of
Arts, Detroit, MI, catalog

1988 Photographs and Photo Collage, catalog, Jeremy Stone Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1987 Twin Sisters: A Visual Connection, Sarah Doyle Gallery, Brown University, Providence, R.I.,
with Eleanor Rubin

1985 Ten Years, Jeremy Stone Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1981 Photo/Trans/Forms, with Judith Golden San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

1980 Inside and Beyond, ten year retrospective, catalog, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX

1977 Davis Art Gallery, Stephens College, Columbia, MO

1975 Bristol Polytechnic Art Gallery, Bristol, England

1974 100 Photographs and Collages, Diego Riviera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute,
San Francisco, CA

1973 Wall Street Gallery, Seattle, WA

1969 Seligman Gallery, Seattle, WA

1968 Our Town, M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA

Our Town, Dartmouth College, Hopkins Center, Hanover, NH


2010 The View From Here, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

2004 About Face, Denise Bibro Gallery, an exhibition of portraits, NYC

2003 Ceres at 20, Ceres Gallery, NYC

The Art of Aging, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, NYC

2002 Camera Della Donna, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada

Camera Della Donna, Heuser Art Gallery, Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois

2001 Camera Della Donna, Elaine Jacobs Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

2000 Camera Della Donna, Tyler Rome Gallery, Rome, Italy

1998 From the Sniper's Nest: Art that Has Lived with Lucy Lippard
The collection of Lucy Lippard, Santa Fe Museum of Art, New Mexico

1997 Eye of the Beholder, Photographs from the Avon Collection, International Center of Photography

Family Art Game, Anniversary Exhibition "You've Gotta Have Art," Detroit Institute of Arts,

1996 The Familial Gaze, featuring Dick Blau, Christian Boltanski, Darrel Ellis, Joanne Leonard, Sally
Mann, Lorie Novak, Larry Sultan, Art Spiegelman, and Sarah Wells, Hood Museum,
Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire

Art and Healing, Milton Art Museum, Milton, Massachusetts

From the Sniper's Nest: Art that Has Lived with Lucy Lippard. The collection of Lucy Lippard,
curated by Neery Melkonian, Traveling throughout U.S. to Maine College of Art, University of
Colorado, in l996 and six other museums and colleges through l998, originating at Center for
Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, Croton on Hudson

1995 Imagined Children, Desired Images, Davis Art Museum, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Enigmas and Abstractions: Photographs form the Permanent collection, Detroit Institute of Arts

1994 On Wings of Angels, sponsored by Aids Interfaith Network of Michigan, Bunting Gallery,
Royal Oak, Michigan

1992 Reframing Women's Health, New Works Gallery, The University of Illinois at Chicago

1990 Familial Territory, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

Photographers Collect Photography, Center Galleries, Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

1989 Post Photo, Hearst Art Gallery, St. Mary's College, Morago, CA

Portraits and Self Portraits, Alice Simsar Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI

Urbanology: Social Engagement, Detroit Focus Gallery, Detroit, MI, catalog

1988 Through the Looking Glass, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, New York City, traveling through 1991

Children of Our Times, a Photographic Essay: 1900-1988, Stephen Wirtz Gallery,
San Francisco, CA

Rites of Spring, The University of Michigan Art Museum

1987 Woman & Memory, Detroit Artists Market

1986 Andy Grundberg, New York Times Critic, Selects, Detroit Focus Gallery, Detroit, MI

1985 Extending the Perimeters of 20th Century Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,
San Francisco, CA

Facets of the Collection, Light: From Illumination to Pure Radiance, San Francisco Museum of
Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

1984 Spectrum '84, Pierce Street Gallery, Birmingham, MI

International Competition and Exhibition of Women Photographers, Eighth Street Gallery,
Los Angeles, CA

Untitled, San Francisco Camera Work Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Lensless Photography, Gallery of Art and Science, I.B.M., New York, NY

1983 Lensless Photography, Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA

1982 Resource/Reservoir; Collage and Assemblage, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,
San Francisco, CA

Contemporary Photography as Phantasy, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

New American Nudes, Contemporary Photography Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, catalog and book

College of the Mainland Gallary, Texas City, Texas, with John Pfal and Olivia Parker

1981 Facets of the Collection: The Nude in Modern Photography, catalog traveling, San Francisco
Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

1980-81 Women/Image/Nature, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

1979-80 Thirty Works by Fifteen Artists, Judah L. Magnes Museum, Berkeley, CA

Five Year Anniversary Exhibition, 112 Green Street Gallery, New York, NY, catalog

Insights, Marcuse Pfeifer Gallery, NY

1978 The Nude Male, Halsted Gallery, Birmingham, MI

The Nude Male, Marcuse Pfeifer Gallery, New York, NY

Out of the House, Whitney Museum of American Art, Downtown Branch, New York, NY

Reflections: The Child in America, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts,
Washington, DC

Women See Men, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Photocriticism, Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, catalog

1977 Book Works, Rare Book Room, Library, Mills College, Oakland, CA

The Eyes Have It, The Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, Downtown Center, San Francisco, CA

First Exhibit of Permanent Collection of Photography, Stanford University Art Museum,
Palo Alto, CA

American Photography: Past Into Present, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, The Monsen
Collection, Seattle, WA

Photo Synthesis, Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

1975-76 Women of Photography - An Historical Survey, San Francisco Museum of Art,
San Francisco, CA and traveling Museum of the University of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM,
Wellesley College Museum, Wellesley, MA, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY
Rice University Art Museum, Houston, TX

1975 Ten Teachers of Creative Photography, Friends of Photography Gallery, Carmel, CA

1973 Women's Image, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, and traveling
Threads, Floating Foundation of Photography, New York, NY

Women U.S.A., Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA

1972 Summer Light, Light Gallery, New York, NY

1971-72 Photo Media, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, NY

1971 The John D. Phelan Awards Exhibit, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA

1970-74 American Photographers, American Arts Documentation Centre, University of Exeter,
Exeter, England and traveling

1970 The City of Man, Bergman Gallery, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Third Annual Exhibit of Photographers, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Women Artists' Exhibit

The Pollution Show, Oakland Museum of Art Oakland, CA

California Photographers, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA

1969-70 Vision and Expression: Contemporary Photographers, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY

1967-70 Photographs for the Art and the Embassies Program, co-sponsored by the Oakland Art Museum,
Focus Gallery, San Francisco, CA


2008 Being in Pictures, by Joanne Leonard; 100 photographs and photo collages,
University of Michigan Press

2004 Janson's History of Art, 6th Edition Revised, Janson, Anthony, ed., Abrams

2003 Changing Focus: American Jews and Family Photography, a special issue of Intellectual Action,
a web publication of the Center for Research on Women at Barnard College

Jewish in America, Blair, S and Freedman, J., eds, with Joanne Leonard, Frontispiece,
Michigan Quarterly Review (Winter 2003)

2001 Capturing Light: Masterpieces of California Photography, 1850-2000, Oakland Museum, Ca

2000 Light Writing & Life Writing, Photography in Autobiography, Tim Dow Adams,
University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill and London

Pregnant Pictures: The Work of Women in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, Sandra Matthews
and Laura Wexler, editors, Routledge, London and N.Y.

1999 The Familial Gaze, Marianne Hirsch, editor, University Press of New England, Hanover,
New Hampshire

Women's Untold Stories, Mary Romero and Abigail J. Stewart, Routledge, New York and London

1998 Pictures of Innocence: The History and Crisis of Ideal Childhood, Anne Higonnet,
Thames and Hudson Ltd., London

1997 Caring and Grieving, A Mother's Story in Three Voices by Eleanor Rubin, Joanne Leonard and
Barbara Handelman, Michigan Feminist Studies, University of Michigan, Number 11, l996-97

Julia and the Window of Vulnerability by Joanne Leonard, cover llustration for Understanding
Childhood Behavior Disorders, 3rd edition, Gelfand, Jenson and Drew, Harcourt Brace, TX

1996 The Personal is Political and Vice Versa in Origins and Destinies, Immigration and Race in
America, Pedraza and Rumbaut, editors, Wadsworth, Belmont, California

1995 Not Losing Her Memory: Stories in Photographs, Words and Collages, Joanne Leonard,
Autobiography, Photography, and Narrative, Modern Fiction Studies,
Johns Hopkins University Press.

1994 Narratives of Change and Continuity: Women Artists Reflect on Their Work, Margery Franklin in
Development and the Arts: Critical Perspectives, eds. Margery B. Franklin, and Bernard Caplan, in
Laurence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers, Hillsdale, New Jersey, Hove, UK.

1994 Not Losing Her Memory: Images of Family in Photography, Words and Collage, Joanne Leonard,
in Changing Perceptions of Aging and the Aged, eds. Dena Shenk and W. Andrew Achenbaum,
Springer Publishing Company, New York.

1993 Julia and the Window of Vulnerability, cover illustration for Dita Saxova, novel by Arnost Lustig,
Northwestern University Press, Evanston, Illinois.

1992 Lost and Found, Lucy Lippard, Catalog essay for Not Losing Her Memory: Stories in Photographs

Words and Collage, University of Michigan Museum of Art.

The Female Body, Laurence Goldstein, University of Michigan Press.

The Politics of Caring, Elisabeth Fox-Genovese, ed., University of Missouri Press.

Discourses of Sexuality, Domna Stanton, ed. University of Michigan Press.

Baby, Baby, Sweet Baby, Bruce Velick, Pomegranate Art Books, San Francisco.

The Collectors' Portfolio Photographers, Michigan Photography Journal, Royal Oak, MI.

1991 Gardner's Art Through the Ages, de la Croix, Tansey and Kirkpatrick, 9th edition,
Harcourt Brace Javonovich, Inc., San Diego, CA

1990 American Women, 2nd Ed., Eleanor Tufts, Garland, NY

1989 Greenwood/Henke/Leonard, Recent Work, Ben Mitchell, Detroit Institute of the Arts

1988 Through the Looking Glass, John Perreault and Bernice Steinbaum, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery

1988 Joanne Leonard, Photographs and Photo Collage, Jeremy Stone Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1987 Sisters, A Complex Destiny, Joanne Leonard and Eleanor Rubin, editors, published with funds
granted by the Massachusetts Foundation for Arts and Humanities

Women and Memory, Michigan Quarterly Review, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

History of Art for Young People, H.W. Janson and Anthony Janson, Abrams, New York

1986 History of Art, H.W. Janson, Abrams

1984 Photography in California 1945-80, L. Katzman and Van Deren Coke, Hudson Hills Press

1983 Contemporary Photographers, George Walsh, editor, McMillan

1981 New American Nudes, Arno Minkkinen, Morgan and Morgan

1980 Inside and Beyond, catalog essay, Lucy Lippard, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX

1976 American Photography: Past Into Present, Anita Mozeley, Seattle Art Museum

1975 Women of Photography, Ann Noggle and Margery Mann, San Francisco Museum

1973 Portfolio, Creative Camera Magazine, London, England

1972 Frontiers of Photography, Life Library of Photography

1970 The Great Themes, Life Library of Photography


2004 Distinguished University Professorship, University of Michigan
American Academy in Rome, Visiting Artist and Scholar
Office of the Vice President for Research, funding for publication research

2002 Office of the Vice President for Research, University of Michigan, award to assist in the Transfer of
Joanne Leonard 1960s West Oakland Photo archive to Permanent Collection of Oakland Museum
of California

Rackham School of Graduate Studies, University of Michigan, John H. D'Arms Faculty Award for
Distinguished Graduate Mentoring in the Humanities.

Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, Faculty Development Fund for new
interdisciplinary course, The Image and the Moment – Using Photography to Create Dramatic Text

1999 Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Project on Gender Based Censorship

Instructional Technology Division and School of Art and Design Partnership Grant
Adding Adobe Premiere as a course unit to Art 362, The Photo Essay

Center for Research on Learning and Teaching: Learning Adobe Premiere

1998 Michigan Arts Award, release time for Winter l999

National Endowment for the Arts grant to the School of Art and Design, University of Mcihigan
for Feminist Photography Activist Lecture Series 1998-'99, Application co-written by Joanne
Leonard and Carol Jacobsen, Professors, School of Art and Design.

1997 The Sarah Goddard Powers Award for Professional Achievement and Contributions to Women

1996 Office of the Vice President and College of LSA , University of Michigan - provided funds to the
School of Art and Design and release time for Leonard to teach University Course Undergraduate
Seminar Program, l996 and Women's Studies, l997

Media Union Design Project, University of Michigan Changing Pictures, Changing Lives Working
with High School Drop Outs/Teaching Electronic Imaging

Center For Research Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan Tuition for Sign Language
Courses at Madonna University

Travel Award for Travel to Dublin, Ireland, Panel Moderator, International Association of Word and
Image Studies

Career Development Award, Office of the Vice President

1995 Office of the Vice President for Research, and International Institute, University of Michigan,
funding for Conference and Exhibition

This/Ability, An Interdisciplinary, conference on Arts and Disabilities

James Neubacher Award for Contribution to Programs and Policies for Persons with Disabilities

1994 Institute for the Humanities, The Geography of Identity, Charles P. Brauer Faculty Fellow,
Fellowship for the year, University of Michigan

1990 Small Scale Project and Preliminary Research Grant with Anthropologist, Ruth Behar,
Photography, Ethnography and Autobiography

1989 Rackham Faculty Research Grant and Fellowship, University of Michigan Individual Artists Grant,
Michigan Council for the Arts

1987 Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy

1977 National Endowment for the Arts Photo Surveys Grant


Avon Corporation, NYC
Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit, MI
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
Stanford University Art Museum, Palo Alto, CA
The University of Massachusetts Art Museum, Amherst, MA
International Museum of Phoitography, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
American Arts Documentation Centre, University of Exeter, Exeter, England
The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
U.S. State Department, Art in Embassies Collection
The Monsen Collection of American Photography, Seattle, WA
The Graham Nash Collection, Los Angeles, CA
The Eric Lidow Collection, Los Angeles, CA
Lee Witkin, New York, NY
Lucy Lippard, New York, NY
Francis Ford Coppola, San Francisco, CA
Miriam Schapiro, New York, NY
Harold Shapiro, President, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ