We are super excited to welcome Leah Oates as a visiting critic Feb. 10th, 2015!
Leah Oates is the founder of Station Independent Projects, a Lower East Side gallery in NYC that opened in September 2012.
Prior to open Station Independent Projects, Oates curated exhibitions in the New York City area with The Scope Art Fair, The Bridge Art Fair, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Asya Geisberg Gallery, Chashama, Artists Space, Nurture Art and The Kauffman Arcade Gallery and in the Chicago area at Randolph Street Gallery, The Peace Museum and The Noyes Cultural Arts Center.
Projects organized by Station Independent Projects have been written about in Fanzine, WNYC, The Brooklyn Rail, Crain's NYC, The Village Voice, NY Arts Magazine, Artefuse, Chromogram, Heart as Arena, Tribeca Tribune, New Art Examiner, The Chicago Tribune, New City, Blouin Art Info, Artforum, Collector Daily, Bedford and Bowery, Lid Magazine, French Photo, I-Ref Magazine, Sleek Magazine, Musee Magazine, Slate, Photo District News, Women's Wear Daily, The Tory Burch Culture Blog and Le Journal de Photographie.
Oates received a B.F.A. from The Rhode Island School of Design and an M.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship for Post Graduate study at Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland.