Born in Memphis, Tennessee and raised in Miami Beach, Florida, Adrienne Leban is a visual artist, educator, writer, designer, publisher, and social activist who has lived in her beloved New York City since 1967. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Miami and a Master’s Degree from New York University.
During the last five decades, she has created a unique and coherent body of drawings, paintings, and digital visuals in a variety of geometric forms, including geometric patterns of vibration, geometric surrealism and fantasy, geometric cartoons, and what she calls “BioGeo”—the culmination of them all.
She has taught thousands of college art students her pioneering curricula which include the courses Originality, Design for Social Change, and Drawing Inside Out, among numerous others, since 1969 at the School of Visual Arts, an art college in New York City.
Adrienne is founder of The Lifework Studio, Inc. Dedicated to creativity and social advocacy projects, TLS publishes creativity tools consisting of the books Create with Me and Draw with Me, and the paper sculpture Eye-Catcher. They have been in major museum bookstores and have been used in design courses in the U.S. and Japan.
Her social change work includes leading the successful campaign for the legalization of loft-housing in New York State (1982); citywide poster campaigns against war and for voting which are included in the U.S. Library of Congress’s poster collection; and writing and speaking on social issues such as feminism, politics, affordable housing, and quality of life. Her art books include Inner Energy: 24 Drawings to Manifest the Self (1979); BioGeo, The Freehand Drawings of Adrienne Leban (2012), in the National Art Library of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London UK; and Beyond September 11, Mandalas & Meditations (2013), included in the permanent collection of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, New York, NY.
All available at www.adrienneleban.com and www.thelifeworkstudio.com