Leah Koransky is an artist and graphic designer working with photography, collage, printmaking, and painting. She is influenced by our collective relationship to nature, and often creates her own materials using mineral pigments and plant-based inks. She uses light, color, and form to explore the relationship between place and self.

She lives and works in Berkeley, CA. She received her BFA from California College of the Arts in San Francisco, CA and her BA from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Her work has been featured at Tiger Strikes Asteroid in Brooklyn, NY; the Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA; Open Windows Cooperative, San Francisco, CA; San Francisco Design Week, and The Future Perfect, Brooklyn, NY. In 2020 she co-founded Deep Time Press︎︎︎, an independent publishing imprint that focuses on concepts of time and place, with her artist husband Justin James King.
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SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018
Leah Koransky: 100 days of mark making, Morningtide, Albany, CA, October 5 – November 5

2017
Seawitches Artist-in-Residence Show, Open Windows Cooperative, San Francisco, California, December 9–15

SITE-SPECIFIC PUBLIC ART INSTALLATIONS
2017
Wanda 2.0—SF Design Week, John Maher Alley, San Francisco, CA, June 15

2016
Wanda, John Maher Alley, San Francisco, CA, November 18

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021
TSA_PDF x SVA: The Artist Residency Project, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, NY, April 2 – 30

2020
Members Exhibition, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, California, January 1 – 31

2019
All Gold Turns 3, All Gold, Oakland, California, June 29 – July 31

East Bay Open Studios, Firehouse Collective, Berkeley, California, September 22

2018
Berkeley Women’s Center Fundraiser Show, All Gold, Oakland, California, December 8

2015
Creating the Illusion: Psychic Echoes, Gristle Gallery, Brooklyn NY, January 30 – March 9

2012
Greenpoint Open Studios, Brooklyn, New York, September 8–12

2008
Hue Are You? The Future Perfect, Brooklyn, New York, March 20–April 30

Senior Thesis Exhibition, The Nave, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

ARTIST RESIDENCIES
2021
Mildred’s Lane, Fellow, June 2021

SVA Artist Residency Project, February – March 2021

Here/Now, online residency directed by artist Leigh Wells, December 2020 – January 2021

ARTIST PUBLICATIONS (AS DESIGNER)
2020
Giants Cave, Justin James King, Published by Deep Time Press

Salt and Dust, Justin James King, Published by Deep Time Press

2018
Yearbook
, Paolo Arao, Published by Paolo Arao

2017–2020
Seawitches, A Zine for Waterpeople, Published by Margaret Seelie

2015
Paula Hayes, Paula Hayes and Richard D. Marshall, Published by The Monacelli Press

TEACHING AND MENTORSHIP
2018–2020
California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Graphic Design Undergraduate Thesis Advisor

California College of the Arts Extension, San Francisco, CA
Lecturer, Graphic Design

2018
UC Berkeley Extension
Guest Lecturer, Graphic Design

GRAPHIC DESIGN & ART DIRECTION EXPERIENCE
2008 – Present
Leah Koransky Design
Principal Designer

2015 – 2018
Landor, San Francisco, CA
Senior Designer

2013 – 2015
Language Dept., New York, NY
Senior Designer

2011 – 2013
Laird & Partners, New York, NY
Designer

2008 Pentagram, New York, NY
Junior Designer

EDUCATION
2008
BFA
California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2001
BA
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

2000
Semester Abroad
Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy

1997
Summer Study in Photography
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL