Leo Villareal
Artist

Leo Villareal’s light sculpture and installations have been presented at museums and institutions in the United States and abroad. His work was included in Visual Music, an important historical survey exhibition organized by the Hirshorn Museum in Washington DC and LAMOCA, Los Angeles. Villareal’s work is part of the permanent collection of major museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Albright Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo. The San Jose Museum is currently organizing a traveling survey exhibition and book to be presented in 2010. Villareal has exhibited his work in Europe and Asia, including London, Madrid, Istanbul, Seoul, Kagawa and Taipei. The artist has created many large scale, site-specific installations with renowned architects such as Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and in architecturally significant buildings like I. M. Pei’s East Building of the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. He has been commissioned by both Federal and State agencies to create public works for a courthouse in El Paso, Texas and a New York City subway station. Corporations such as The Related Companies, Time Warner, Somerset Partners and Kirkpatrick, Lockhart & Gates have acquired Villareal’s work. He attended Yale University where he studied installation sculpture and went on to receive his Master’s Degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at New York University. From 1994-1996 Villareal served as a member of the research staff at Interval Research, a private think tank in Palo Alto, CA founded by Paul Allen. Villareal is represented by galleries in New York, Washington, and Madrid and currently lives in New York.