1989         Born in London
        Lives and works in London

EDUCATION 
 
2009 - 12     Wimbledon College of Art, London (BA Fine Art Painting)
2008 - 09     Chelsea College of Art and Design, London (Foundation in Art & Design)

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

2018         Ephemeral, Baert Gallery, Los Angeles USA (July 14th – August 18th 2018) 
2016         Agnosia, Baert Gallery, Los Angeles USA (November 5th – December 17th 2016) 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2022        
Mirror Mirror, Canterbury Museum, Beaney House, UK. In partnership with National Portrait Gallery London UK 
Brewers Towner International, selected by Elizabeth Price & Sepake Angiama, Towner Eastbourne, Eastbourne UK

Introducing, Gallery Rosenfeld, London UK
New English Art Club Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London UK
SPACE Artists Awards, SPACE Ilford, London UK

2020         
Drawn Together, The Unit London, London UK
        
The Derwent Art Prize, gallery@oxo, London UK, tour 20 Rue Saint Claude, Paris France 
Works On Paper, Baert Gallery, Los Angeles USA 

2018         
RA Summer Exhibition, selected by Grayson Perry, Royal Academy of Arts, London UK 

2017         
RA Summer Exhibition, selected by Eileen Cooper, Royal Academy of Arts, London UK 
The Clyde & Co Art Awards Retrospective, gallery@oxo, London UK 

2014         
Shape Open: [in] visible, Shape Arts Gallery, London UK
        
Young Masters Art Prize, selected by Charles Saumarez Smith, Sphinx Fine Art, London UK 

2013         
Shape Open: Disability Re-assessed, selected by Yinka Shonibare, Nunnery Gallery, London UK 

2012         
Clyde & Co Art Awards, Clyde and Co LLP , London UK 
Please Touch The Art, Dye House Gallery, London UK
        
Degree Show, Wimbledon College of Art, London UK 

FAIRS

2022
Luxembourg Art Week 

AWARDS 


2022
Brewers Towner International exhibitor

2021        
The Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize, shortlisted and Highly Commended artist 
SPACE Artist Awards winner 


2020         
The Derwent Art Prize, shortlisted exhibitor 

2014         
Young Masters Art Prize, shortlisted exhibitor 

2012         
The Clyde & Co Art Award, shortlisted exhibitor 

RESIDENCIES 

2021        
SPACE Studios Residency


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

2022        
The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge, Canterbury Museums & Galleries, UK

SELECTED PRESS 

2022         
Video interview commissioned and produced by SPACE Studios | SPACE Artist Awardee: Dene Leigh 

2021         
ArtMaze Magazine | Publication Issue 23, Curated by Julie Curtiss 
Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize film, Victoria Miro in conversation with Dene (at 4 minutes 45)
Recorder Newspaper, Ilford artist wins £5,000 bursary from Space studio, by Roy Chacko
   

2020         
Textural Anthologies Podcast: The Illusionist, in conversation with Massimo Casagrande (available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts)

2017         
Royal Academy of Arts |Summer Exhibition Illustrated, pages 100, 127


2016
Hi - Fructose, Dene paints the world through a stroke victims eyes, by Caro Buermann 

2014         
Daily Serving, Fan Mail: Dene Leigh, Written by A. Will Brown