Leigh Palmer received a BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1966. He has had several solo shows in NYC, Nantucket MA and Hudson NY; he has also had solos in Cambridge MA, Woodstock NY and Woodbury and Kent CT, and is currently represented by Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson NY. He is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and numerous corporate and private collections. He lives and works in the Hudson River Valley.

EDUCATION:

1968-69 Boston University, Graduate Film Studies
1962-66 R.I.S.D. Providence RI, B.F.A. Painting, 1966

EXHIBITIONS

2013 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson NY
2011 Graficas Gallery, Nantucket MA
2010 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson NY 
2009 Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, Kent CT
2008 Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, Kent CT
Four Starr Gallery, Stonington CT
2007, 08 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson NY
2005 Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, Kent CT
2004 Segalas Gallery, Bernardsville NJ
2003, 04, Bachelier-Cardonsky, Gallery Kent CT
2000, 01, 03 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson NY
1999 Barbara Singer Fine Art, Cambridge MA
1999, 98 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson NY
1997 The Main Street Gallery, Nantucket MA
1996 Randall Tuttle Fine Arts, Woodbury CT
1995 James Cox Gallery, Woodstock NY
1992, 90,  88, 87 Sherry French Gallery,   New York NY
1985, 84, 83 The Main Street Gallery, Nantucket MA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2010 "Friends", ArtSpace, Germantown NY
2005 “Pulp”, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson NY
“Landscapes”, Haddad Lascano Gallery, Great Barrington MA
2004 "On Paper", Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson NY
"Landscapes", Haddad-Lascano Gallery, Great Barrington MA
2003 "Hudson River Art at Rhinebeck" in the Historic Wilderstein Mansion, Rhinebeck NY
2002 "Works on Paper", Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson NY 
"Hot Wax", Cummings Art Center, Connecticut College, New London, CT 
"The Luminous Landscape", Museum of the Hudson Highlands, Cornwall-on-Hudson NY and Albert Shahinian Gallery, Poughkeepsie NY
2001 "Juried Show", Columbia County Council on the Arts, Hudson NY 
"Landscapes", The Gallery at R&F, Kingston NY
2000 "Dealer's Choice", Bridgewater/Lustberg & Blumenfeld, New York NY
1999 "Encaustic Works '99", Watermark/Cargo Gallery Kingston NY and The Gallery at R&F, Kingston NY 
"Turning of the Century", Bridgewater/Lustberg & Blumenfeld Gallery New York NY 
"Locations", Kendall Art and Design, Hudson NY 
"Four Old Friends", The New Gallery, Nantucket MA 
"Summer Group Show", Munson Gallery, Chatham MA
1997 "Landscapes", Columbia Memorial Gallery, Hudson NY
1996 "Inaugural", Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson NY
1995 "Group Show", Gwenda Jay Gallery, Chicago IL 
"Four Painters", Gallery of Contemporary Art, Hudson NY 
"Invitationl", Tivoli Artists' Co-op, Tivoli NY
1994 "Winter Group Show", James Cox Gallery, Woodstock NY
1993 "Landscapes", Warren Street Gallery, Hudson NY
1992-93 "The New Whitney Dissenters", Sherry French Gallery, New York NY. 
Traveled to museums in AK, IL and MA
1991 "Group Show", Gwenda Jay Gallery, Chicago IL
1990-92 "Illumination and Radiance: Epiphanies in Contemporary Painting", Sherry French Gallery, New York NY. Traveled to museums in MI, OK, CA, TX and WA
1990 Chicago International Art Exposition, Navy Pier, Chicago IL
1988 "An Evening and a Day with Contemporary Art", The Bayly Art Museum, Charlottesville VA 
Chicago Internationl Art Exposition, Navy Pier, Chicago IL 
"Focus on Art: 1988", NCJW of Essex County, NJ 
"The Collectors' Show", Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock AK
1987-89 "Frivolity and Mortality: The Tradition of Vanitas in Contemporary Painting", Sherry French Gallery, New York. Traveled to museums in NJ, TN, IN, AZ, CA, NY and UT
1987 "Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection", National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC (catalog illus. page 114) 
Basel Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland 
"Night Light, Night Life", Sherry French Gallery, New York 
"In the Country", Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx NY
1986 "Nature Morte: The Museum Examines Still Life", So. Alleghenies Museum, Loretto PA 
"Timeless Tables", Art Complex Museum, Duxbury MA 
"Still Life: Life That Is Still", Sherry French Gallery, New York 
"Group Show", Miller Gallery, Cincinatti OH 
"Food Show", Nabisco Brands Gallery, East Hanover NJ
1984 "Selections from The Sara Roby Foundation Collection", Nantucket Historical Society, Nantucket MA
1983 "Annual Juried Show", Art Complex Museum, Duxbury MA

1995 MacDowell Colony, Peterborough NH, Residency Fellowship

Selected Public and Corporate Collections:
National Museum of American Art, Washington DC 
Sprint Corporation, Kansas City MO 
US State DepartmentBank of New York 
Hallmark Cards, Inc., Kansas City MO 
The New School for Social Research, New York NY 
The Gund Collection, Cambridge MA 
American Bank and Trust Co., Chattanooga TN 
Ernst and Whinney, New York NY 
Dutchess Community College Library