The Print Center Gallery Store Award
Emily Legleitner (born 1996, Lewisburg, PA; lives Flint, MI) is an MFA candidate in printmaking at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. Her research is focused on surrealistic imagery that explores anxiety associated with mortality, choice-making and the human condition. Legleitner works within the expanded fields of print media, fiber arts, ceramics and metals. She received a BFA in studio art from Stamps School of Art & Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2019. Recent solo exhibitions of her work have included BWAC, Brooklyn, NY; Buckham Fine Arts Gallery, Flint; and Crooked Tree, Traverse City, MI. Legleitner was an artist in residence at the Icelandic Textile Center, Blönduós in 2019 and has received various recognitions including the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, Best in Show at Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition’s 2021 Prints exhibition and Best in Show at the 58th Annual Greater Michigan Art Exhibition in 2019, among others. Her work is held in the permanent collection of the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung and has been published in the London-based journal Printmaking Today. Legleitner currently maintains a studio and residence in Flint.