EDUCATION

2011     MFA in Printmaking with Distinction, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

2008     BFA in Expanded Media with Honors, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA

 

SOLO & TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2017     Double Back: Tracing Histories of the Red River Ox-Cart Trail, Jabberwock Gallery, Algoma, WI (August 4 - September 3)
2017     Double Back: Tracing Histories of the Red River Ox-Cart Trail, Waseca Art Center, Waseca, MN(May 30 - July 14)
2017     Reaching Backward, Reaching Forward: Tracing Histories, Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, Fridley, MN
2015     Ego, The Southern, Minneapolis, MN
2014     Cairns, The Nomad, Minneapolis, MN
2011     Second Nature, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016     Surprise Inside: It Came in a Cracker Jack Box, Mid-America Print Conference, Louisville, KY   

2014     Hullabaloo, Secret Knot Gallery at Open Eye, Minneapolis, MN

Plush, Mid-America Print Conference, Detroit, MN

Fata Morgana, Mid-America Print Conference, Detroit, MN

Symbiosis, Handmade Worlds: A Festival of Puppetry Theater, Open Eye Figure Theater, Minneapolis, MN

Moon Gas, Science specialist, National Puppet Slam, Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta, GA
Carnival: Members Exhibition, Leg Up Studio, Minneapolis, MN

Rapture, Nimbus Gallery, Minneapolis MN

2013     Inked Up: Members Exhibition, Leg Up Studio, Minneapolis, MN

Pseudoscience, Open Eye, Full Moon Performance, Minneapolis, MN

 Honeymooners, Open Eye Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2012     The £ Shop, Superclub, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

            Oso Bay North American Printmaking Exhibition, Texas A&M at Corpus Christi, TX

            Frans Masereel Centre - Traveling Exhibition, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Antwerp Academy, Belgium, Cranbrook School of Arts, Michigan,
            Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK

            The Society of Scottish Artist’s Annual Juried Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, UK

            Lookout, Secret Knots Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

            Northern Spark- The Owls Are Not What They Seem, Minneapolis, MN

2011     Shelf Show: An Exhibition of Artist’s Stuff, Secret Knots Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

            Edinburgh Fringe Festival - Featured Artist, Urban Outfitters, Edinburgh, UK

            ELEVEN, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

            How to Turn the World by Hand - Mobile Bazaar, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh UK

2010     Bestiary, Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh UK

            London Artists Book Fair, London, UK

            #, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK

 

AWARDS & AFFILIATIONS

2013 -       Founder & Senior Member, Minneapolis Plein Air Coterie, Minneapolis, MN
                 Studio Member LegUp Studios, Minneapolis, MN

2013 - 14   Studio Monitor, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2012 - 13   Scottish Society of Artists, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, UK

2010          Andrew Grant Bequest Award for Excellence in Arts, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK

2009        International Student Bursary Award, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK

2008        Undergraduate Research Award, Best in Show, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

2007       Strait Juried Fine Arts Scholarship, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

 

RESIDENCIES

2017         Jabberwock Residency, Algoma, WI

2015 - 17   Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, Fridley, MN

2013          Stencil Printing Association for Realizing Excellence (SPARE), Chicago, IL
2011           Frans Masereel Graphic Arts Centre, Kasterlee, Belgium

2009        Cove Park, Helensburgh, Scotland, UK

 

COLLECTIONS

Edinburgh College of Art Library, Edinburgh, UK

Frans Masereel Center, Kasterlee, Belgium

University of Kansas Honors Program, Lawrence, KS

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016     Tracing the Missing Stories of the Red River Ox-Cart Trail. Bill Lindeke. MinnPost.

2015     Local Artist Interviews. Kit Leffler - Printmaking – Drawing. Michael McGraw. Online.

   L’Etoile Magazine: Weekend What’s What. Kit Leffler: ēgō Art Opening. Online. March 12, 2015

2011     Christmas Cards 2011. Edinburgh/Glasgow, UK. Print Edition. The Skinny Magazine. Featuring works by Fraser Douglas, Jamie Fitzpatrick, Janie Nicoll, Kit Leffler, Lauren Gentry,

   Matthew Swan, Nick Cocozza, Oliver Braid, Rich Fairhead, Robbie Porter, Ross Fraser McLean, Steven Jarvis

2010     Kit Leffler at Patriothall Gallery. The Skinny Magazine. Kamila Kocialkowska. Edinburgh/Glasgow, UK. Web Edition.

2009     Leith Tonight. Edinburgh, UK. Radio feature & interview with Andrew Moir.

 

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

2013 -        Executive Office and Administration Specialist, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
                  Freelance graphic artist, Voytas Lab, University of Minnesota

2014 - 15   Curator, Secret Knot Gallery at Open Eye Figure Theatre, Minneapolis, MN

2013          Instructor, Photoshop for Printmaking Applications, LegUp Studios, Minneapolis, MN

2012          Instructor, Photolithography, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN

        Education and Community Programs Intern, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN