EDUCATION

2020- Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture- The State University of New York at New Paltz​, USA

2014- Bachelor of Fine Arts- Tainan University of Technology (TUT), Tainan, Taiwan

SOLO & TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS​

2016- Milliliter- Maxine Leu Solo Exhibit, The Corner, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2013- Universe X Earth Creation Exhibition by Yun-zhen Zhu and Maxine Leu, Dream Mall, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE & EXHIBITIONS JURIED​

2022- ReThinking- Eco Arts Week, The D.R.A.W. Kingston, Kingston, NY, USA

2015- Painting of Dogs- Qiu-mei Lai Solo exhibition, Kaohsiung Cultural Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

2014- Variant Contemporary, 2013 Art Space, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2014- Environmental Art Creativity competition of Sticky Sculpture, Millennium Park, PingTung, Taiwan

2012- Carbon Exploration, National Cheng Kung University Art Center, Taina, Taiwan

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022

  • D.R.A.W. Teaching Artists Show, Energy Square Lobby Gallery, Kingston, NY, USA

  • Black and White, Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, PA, USA

  • Un Voyage dans le bonheur: An ongoing Journey…, The CAW- Culture@Walfer, Luxembourg, Germany

  • Nature, Grey Cube Gallery, the online gallery at https://greycubegallery.com/current-show/index.html

2021

  • Art in the Wild, New York University, NYC, USA

  • The Communication, Art, and Digital Media Faculty Exhibition, Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY, USA

  • Newburgh Now!, Holland Tunnel Gallery, Newburgh, NY, USA

  • Contempo: East to Perform, The Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, NY, USA

  • 11th Annual Art & Earth Juried Exhibit, Berkeley Arts Council, Martinsburg, WV, USA

  • Exchanging Texture, Taina; Mbmore, Taipei; Taichung Municipal Wen-Hua Senior High School, Taichung; Graphics Life Studio, Tainan, Taiwan

  • PLAY, The Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

2020

  • Let the Good Times Roll, ArtPort Kingston, Kingston, NY, USA

  • Breaking Through, SUNY New Paltz MFA Thesis Exhibition, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art's Alice and Horace Chandler Gallery and North Gallery, New Paltz, NY, USA

  • Big Read Art Exhibits, Adriance Memorial Library and Boardman Road Branch Library, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

  • Art Show in celebration of Local Art, Wired Gallery, Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz NY, USA

  • Other Worlds Are Possible- SUNY New Paltz Spring 2020 MFA Thesis show, the online gallery at http://sunynpmfa.com/

  • The Idea Puzzle Cube, Kingston Library, Kingston, NY, USA

  • Time, BAU Gallery, Beacon NY, USA

  • Outdoors In, Unison Art Center, New Paltz, NY, USA

2019

  • The Shape of Memories, The Loft Artists Association, Stamford, CT, USA

  • Entomology, Manny's Art Supplies, New Paltz, NY, USA

  • Composed to Decompose outdoor exhibit, Unison Art Center, New Paltz, NY, USA

  • Eye of the Beholder, MD Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD, USA

  • Exchanging Texture, Texture Studio, Taina; Mbmore, Taipei; Taichung Municipal Wen-Hua Senior High School, Taichung; Error 22, Tainan, Taiwan

  • Recycle 2019 Art Exhibition, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC), Brooklyn, NY, USA

  • The Earth Speaks V, Dunning Art Gallery, Tannersville, PA, USA

  • Sublime Concepts, Bethany Arts Community, Ossining, NY, USA

  • 2019 SUNY Student Art Exhibit and Best of Show Awards- SUNY System Administration, Albany, NY, USA

2018

  • President's Residence, New Paltz, NY, USA

  • What’s Next? The experimental outdoor exhibition, Unison Art Center, New Paltz, NY, USA

  • International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2018 ROC, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan

  • Recycle 2018 Art Exhibition, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC), Brooklyn, NY, USA

2017

  • ReUse Sculpture, Clean Water Park, New Paltz, NY, USA

  • Installations in White Cube, SUNY New Paltz Fine Art Building Rotunda, New Paltz, NY, USA

2015

  • The Pastel Art Work Group Exhibition, Art Center of Tainan University of Technology, Tainan, Taiwan

2014

  • A = HC∞- The 2014 Graduate Exhibition, Kaohsiung Cultural Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

  • It's You Again- The Third Space, National University of Tainan, Tainan, Taiwan

  • Love Art in Life, Art-Gate Group Exhibition of Oil Painting, National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan

2013

  • Unfathomable Mystery, Exhibition of the Art Education on Surrealism in Taiwan, Pingtung Art Museum, Pingtung, Taiwan

  • Treasure Art Exhibition, National Kaohsiung Marine University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

  • Thin-king, Yongkang District Social Education Center, Tainan, Taiwan

  • Tainan Local Fine Arts Exhibition, Tainan Municipal Culture Center, Tainan, Taiwan

2012

  • The 13th Huang Shi Art Exhibition, Changhua County Culture Affairs Bureau, Changhua, Taiwan

2011

  • Centennial Invitational Exhibition of Taiwan Traditional Printmaking, Wenying Collection Room, Museum of Taiwan Traditional Wood Block, Taichung, Taiwan

AWARDS & GRANT
  • Art grant for The Fuller Moon Arts Festival at Wickham Work, Warwick NY, USA, 2022

  • Art grant for Earth Fest with collaborator artist Joseph Kattou at Wickham Work, Warwick NY, USA, 2022

  • Art grant for The Rye'sAbove Project, The Rye Arts Center and The Rotary Club of Rye, Rye, NY, USA, 2021 & 2022

  • Maxine Leu's been nominated by the associate professor of critical studies, Matthew Friday and associate professor of Art, Emily Puthoff as the SUNY Chancellor’s Award 2020, NY, USA, 2020

  • ARTSPACE Student Award of The Earth Speaks V, Tannersville, PA, USA, 2019

  • Art grant for SunCommon’s Community Solar Array Project with collaborator artist Michael Asbill, Orange County, NY, USA, 2019

  • Peoples' Choice of Recycle 2018 Art Exhibition, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC), Brooklyn, NY, USA, 2018

  • Selected Prize of International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2018 ROC, Taiwan, 2018

  • The Best show in 2018 Group Award of Sculpture Jam, Sculpture Space, Utica, NY, USA, 2018

  • Graduate Student Research and Creative Project Award, SUNY New Paltz, NY, USA, 2017-2019

  • Empathy in Action- the 2017 Annual Conference logo design contest winner, New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages(NYS TESOL), 2017

  • The First Place Award in Peculiar Pumpkin of The Night of 100 Pumpkins, New Paltz, NY, USA, 2016-2017

  • Merit Award of the Talking About Printmaking Art Exhibition, Tainan, Taiwan, 2014

  • Perfect Attendance Award (2007-2014), Tainan University of Technology, Tainan, Taiwan

  • Outstanding Student Award of the 2014 Graduate Exhibition, TUT, Tainan, Taiwan, 2014

  • Honorable Mention of the 2013 Tainan Local Fine Arts Exhibition, Tainan, Taiwan, 2013

  • Silver Medal Award of the 3rd Southern Art Exhibition, Tainan, Taiwan, 2012

  • Judges’ Award of the 13th Huangsi Art Exhibition: 3D crafts and photography, Taiwan, 2012

  • Merit Award of the 27th Annual Exhibition of New Year Prints, Taiwan, 2012​

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS​ & COMMISSIONS

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE​​
  • Studio Manager and Teaching Artist, The D.R.A.W., Kingston, NY, USA, 2021-Present

  • Adjunct lecturer(2022-Present), Technician Instructional Support Technician(2020), Graduate Student Assistant and Studio Mentor(2018-2020), Teaching Assistant(2017),The State University of New York at New Paltz​, USA, 2017-2022

  • Studio Assistant to Carmen Lizardo Art Studio, Kingston, NY, USA, 2022-present

  • Workshop Instructor, The Creative Center at University Settlement, NYC, USA, 2022

  • Adjunct Instructor of Art, Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY, USA, 2021-2022

  • Art and Culture Instructor, The Mid-Hudson Chinese Language Center, Poughkeepsie, 2021-2022

  • Art Instructor, Cornell Creative Arts Center at The Arc Mid-Hudson, Kingston, NY, USA, 2021-2022

  • Mentor, PUGG (Pop-Up Gallery Group) at D.R.A.W Kingston, Kingston, NY, USA, 2021-Present

  • Studio Assistant to Christina Tenaglia Art Studio, Saugerties, NY, USA, 2021 

  • Project Manager and Gallery Assistant to ArtPort Kingston, Kingston, NY, USA, 2020-2021

  • Production Assistant, Jean Shin Artist Studio, Hurley, NY, 2019-present

  • Event Photographer to Mushroom Shed Opening Ceremony for the artist, Amanda Heidel, 2019

  • Visual Art Teacher, Tainan Municipal Dagang Elementary School, Tainan, Taiwan, 2014-2015

  • Production Assistant, Lin-gjun Ye Mosaic Studio, Taina, Taiwan, 2012-2015

PUBLICATIONS

Leu, Maxine. HFA 2021 Project @ArtPort Kingston. YouTube. uploaded by Maxine Leu, 25 May, 2021

Leu, Maxine. Made in the USA, When gnomes need to clean their homes: MFA Thesis-Sculpture, SUNY DSpace, May, 2020 

Leu, Maxine. Earth Day Action - Two Hour Collection. YouTube. uploaded by Maxine Leu, 7 February, 2020

Leu, Maxine. Plastic bag mummy cleans streets, New Paltz Times, 25 April, 2019

Leu, Maxine. The Bags. YouTube, uploaded by Maxine Leu, 23 June 2018.

Leu, Maxine. How To Do Pumpkin Carving, THE ESL TIMES, May 2017

Leu, Maxine. Qiumei Lai Oil Painting Solo Exhibition, 476th Art Exhibition News, Artist Magazine, 2015

Leu, Maxine. Not Junk: Virtual Curation, Ph.D.Huang Chin Fu Academic Platform, 2013​