Jonathan Leach’s work focuses on the visual language of commercial architecture, city traffic and safety/cautionary imagery. Leach’s mural activates the surrounding architecture and visually impacts the space. Ghost Grid features a hardline geometric style with an emphasis on bright color and spatial illusion, using the three windows as a base grid structure that warps and changes, highlighted by reflective paint accents that activate the mural at night.
Jonathan Leach is a recipient of an Individual Artist Grant Award. This grant is funded by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.
The Lawndale Mural Project is generously sponsored by David R. Graham / Felvis Foundation and Kinzelman Art Consulting.
Jonathan Leach is a painter/sculptor currently living and working in Houston, Texas. After receiving a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2001, Jonathan has exhibited his work nationally, exploring the language of architecture, advertising, and traffic in his abstract works. Leach has had solo shows at Gallery Sonja Roesch, the Galveston Arts Center and galleryHOMELAND, and created public sculpture in the form of a putt-putt challenge incorporated in Discovery Green’s “Insperity Golf Experience”. Leach’s work was featured in the 2013 Texas Biennial. His work is also in the collections of NRG Texas, Hess Co., the Bank of Montreal, Hobby Airport of Houston, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Jonathan is represented by Gallery Sonja Roesch in Houston, Texas, Camibia Art in Austin, Mirus Gallery in San Francisco, California and Piero Atchugarry Gallery in Tierra Garzon, Uruguay.