Leyla Rzayeva
Alameda, California 
lrzayeva@gmail.com

CV


AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
2022    Kala Art Institute Artist-in-Residence, Berkeley CA
2021    Juried Portfolio Review, ICA San Jose, San Jose CA
2016    The Contemporary: Artist Retreat, Pearlstone Center, Baltimore MD
2007    Painting Departmental Recognition Award
2007    C. Louise Mullan Flanigan '34 Scholarship

EDUCATION
2009    University of New Mexico Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque NM (Tamarind Printer Training Program)
2008    Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD (BFA)

SELECT EXHIBITIONS
2020    Artists’ Annual, Kala Gallery, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley CA
2019    From Substance to Silver, Rehoboth Art League Homestead, Rehoboth DE
2019    Artists’ Annual, Kala Gallery, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley CA
2019    Study Me As Much As You Like You Will Not Know Me, Little Berlin, Philadelphia PA
2017    More Creative Power III, Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center, Baltimore MD
2017    Fain Fulfill the Duty, Great House, Rehoboth DE
2015    Artist Run Art Fair at Artscape, Baltimore MD
2014    Highlandtown Arts, Amalie Rothschild Gallery, Creative Alliance, Baltimore MD
2013    Lotta Art, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore MD
2012    Painting the World Together, George Mason University, Washington D.C.
2011    National Arts Program 3rd Annual Exhibit, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD
2010    Just 3, Arts Barn Gallery, Gaithersburg MD
2008    Fair for Contemporary Prints & New Editions, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore MD
2008    Original Paintings and Drawings, East-West Culture Center, Pikesville MD
2006    Study Abroad: Canadian Landscape, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD

PUBLICATIONS / PRESS
2017    “Interview with Artist Leyla Rzayeva”, Shop on the Mesa, Yucca Valley CA, 12/06
2016    “PMF VII Picks”, Baltimore Sun, 04/05

SELECT PROJECT / EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE
2020    present - Instructor, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley CA
201    present    Lead Teaching Artist, Alameda Studio Time, Alameda CA
2019 - MPC Studio Work Exchange Program, Mário Pires Cordeiro Studio, San Francisco CA
2015 - 2019 - Owner and Collaborative Printer, Clubhouse Lithography Workshop, Baltimore MD
2015 - Lead Instructor, Walters Arts Museum, Baltimore MD
2013 - 2015 - Adjunct Faculty, Community College of Baltimore County, Baltimore MD
2012 - 2015 - Art Instructor, Open Minds Art Club, Creative Alliance, Baltimore MD

TALKS / PUBLIC PROJECTS
2020 - “Collaborative Printer” Howard County Community College, Columbia MD
2018 - Visiting Artist, Howard Pyle Studio, Wilmington DE
2017 - Publications and Multiple Fair VII, Baltimore Design School, Baltimore MD
2017 - MoonLIT Festival, organized by HYSTERIA Zine, 2640 Space, Baltimore MD
2015 - FORCE Artist Residency at Pelham, Clubhouse Lithography Workshop, Baltimore MD
2015 - “Make Printmaking Accessible” Kickstarter Funding Campaign, Baltimore MD
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