Virginia Leonard is an artist born in 1965 in Auckland, Aotearoa – New Zealand. She graduated with a Masters in Fine Arts from the Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design in 2001 and is represented in Europe by Taste Contemporary – Geneva, in United States by Mindy Solomon Gallery – Miami, in Australia by Martin Browne Gallery – Sydney, and in Aotearoa New Zealand by Gow Langsford Gallery – Auckland and Paul Nache Gallery – Gisborne.
In 2021 she won the Officine Saffi international ceramic award, and in 2020 she was awarded First Runner-Up at The Wallace Art Awards, Aotearoa New Zealand. In 2022 she will exhibit her work at Sculpture in the Gulf, with a large outdoor installation in Waiheke, Aotearoa, New Zealand. Virginia is also published in 100 Sculptures of Tomorrow, Thames and Hudson. She has had residencies at Guldagergaard-Internaional Ceramic Research Centre, Denmark and Glass House/Stone House Chenaud France. Her work is held in both private and public collections internationally.