Eric Leshinsky

Visual Arts, 2012

Eric Leshinsky is an artist, designer and design educator engaged in collaborative projects at the intersections of architecture, art and advocacy. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University in Political Science-Economics and a Master’s of Architecture Degree from Rice University. In 2005, he founded the Museum for Missing Places as a short-term experimental institution in Houston, TX, to initiate dialogues about the city’s less acknowledged public places. In 2008, he co-founded D:center, Baltimore and the Baltimore Design Conversations, both as vehicles to foster greater design culture in Baltimore. In 2009, after many years of working collaboratively with other artists, architects, landscape architects, planners and advocates, he founded GRAPH, an environmental research and design office, as a way of furthering these collaborations. Eric has held teaching positions at The George Washington University, Morgan State University School of Architecture & Planning, Delaware College of Art and Design, University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning Preservation and, in 2011, was an Artist in Residence at the University of Houston Mitchell Center for the Arts.