Temme Barkin-Leeds

Temme Barkin-Leeds

Atlanta, GA, United States

About Temme Barkin-Leeds



Temme Barkin-Leeds received the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Georgia State University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from American University in Washington, DC. Her socially conscious work has been the subject of two solo exhibitions and has been included in numerous exhibitions throughout the United States. In addition, Barkin-Leeds has received several awards, including the International Education Foundation Scholarship from Georgia State University to study at the Santa Reparata International School in Florence, Italy. , She was nominated by the faculty in the Art Department at Georgia State University for the school-wide Andrew West Award, and received the Biddle Award conferred by the full faculty in the MFA program at American University, Washington DC. She has received numerous exhibition awards including purchase awards and awards of merit. She was selected by the Georgia Women's History Month Committee and the Georgia Commission on Women to be honored at a reception highlighting Georgia women in the arts. She was the State of Georgia's representative on the Millennium "Gift to the Nation" Committee of the Friends of Art and Preservation in Embassies in Washington, DC. Her work was featured in several publications including the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Atlanta Jewish Times, Amlit, and Paintpresent catalogue published by Loudon House Gallery, Lexington, Kentucky. In addition to being a practicing artist, Barkin-Leeds is the former Associate Curator of Education at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.


American University, Washington, DC, Master of Fine Arts: Studio Art
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, Bachelor of Fine Arts: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, Master of Arts, Art History
Emory University, Atlanta, GA, Bachelor of Arts, French
Emory Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts, Atlanta, GA, Post-graduate work in Art History


Instructor, Piedmont College, Demorest, GA, 2015
Juror, annual Fine Arts Exhibition, Decatur Arts Festival, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia, 2013

Participant, “Art, Aesthetics, and Ethics”, presented by collaborators, GSU Center for Collaborative and International Arts, Emory Center for Ethics: Ethics and the Arts Initiative, and WonderRoot, Atlanta, Georgia, December 10, 2012

Teaching assistant, American University, Washington, DC: courses in Studio Experience, Drawing, and Painting, 2011-2012.

Panelist, “Dishing with the Girls”, in conjunction with SWAN Day (Support Women Artists Now), Barnes and Noble bookstore, Washington, DC, 2011

Part-time instructor in Art History, Georgia State University, 1976-1980
Associate Curator of Education, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, 1980 - 84
Project Manager, “Of Sky and Earth: Prehistoric Art of the Southeastern Indian”, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, 1982

Guest Lecturer: LaGrange College, (LaGrange GA), Atlanta College of Art, (Atlanta, GA) and Brenau University, (Gainesville, GA).

Former Board Member of the 20th Century Art Society, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Former Chairperson, Fine Arts Committee, Temple Sinai, Atlanta, GA



Arrested Frames, (upcoming), Callanwolde Art Center and Gallery, Atlanta, GA, March, 2014.

Destruction/Reconstruction, Georgia Perimeter College, Dunwoody Campus, Dunwoody, GA, May, 2009

Not on Our Watch, Not on Our Dime, Annual Rally for Darfur, Central Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, GA, 2008

Georgia Artists Select Georgia Artists, MOCA GA (Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia), Atlanta, GA, 2013

Material Witness, Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA, 2013

100 x 100, Welch Gallery, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, 2013

Holiday Exhibition, Thomas Deans Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia, 2012

25th September Competition, Alexandria Museum of Art, LSUA Downtown, Alexandria, Louisiana, 2012, Juror Linda Stein

2012 MFA National Competition, First Street Gallery, New York, NY, July-August, 2012, Curator John Yau

Fresh Perspectives, International Art and Artists, Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC, August, 2012

Nine Degrees, Katzen Museum at American University, Washington, DC, April – May, 2012

The Art of Time: Video Art Showcase, Katzen Museum at American University, Washington, DC, December 7, 2011

Ripples, CNN.com and CNN International (video), invitational online exhibition in conjunction with 10 year anniversary of 9/11, 2011

Surface Matters: Beneath the Boundaries, Busboys and Poets, Washington, DC, 2011
MFA First-Year Exhibition, American University Katzen Art Museum, 2011
Instinctual, Baked and Wired, Georgetown, Washington, DC, 2011
Small Works, Katzen Art Center, Washington, DC, 2011
Drawing Undefined, Katzen Art Center, Washington, DC, 2010
LaGrange National XXVI Biennial, LaGrange Art Museum, LaGrange, GA. Juror Richard Gruber, (Director Ogden Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA), 2010

Boys Will Be Boys, Fe Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, 2009

Paintpresent, Loudoun House Gallery, Lexington, KY. Juror Bobby Campbell, 2009

All Small Redux, (animation), Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA, 2009
Juried Hambidge Creative Residency Program Art Auction, Atlanta, GA, 2009
B- Scared, B Complex, Atlanta, GA, 2008
Fine Arts Exhibition, Georgia National Fair, Perry, GA, 2008.
Reflections of Hope, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, 2008
Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, Decatur Arts Festival, Decatur, GA. Jurors: Larry Jens Anderson (Professor, SCAD Atlanta); Sam Romo (Romo Gallery, Atlanta, GA); and Julia Fenton (independent curator), 2008

Collage, Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA, 2008
Earth: A Microcosm, Women’s Caucus for Art Regional exhibition, Ferst Center for the Arts, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA. Curator: Mara Adamitz Scrupe (Chair, Art Dept. Columbus State University), 2008

African-American Heritage: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, Creative Arts Guild, Northwest Georgia Center for the Arts, Dalton, GA, 2008

Red, Georgia Perimeter College, Atlanta, GA, 2008
Matriarchs and Madonnas, The Osceola Center for the Arts, Kissimmee, FL Juror: Patricia Rodriguez (independent curator, Miami, Florida), 2008

WCA GA Paint in the Pods, Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, Atlanta, GA, 2007
Contemporary Portraits, Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA. Alyson Laura (Independent Curator, Atlanta GA), 2007

Kojo Griffin Selects, Georgia State University Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2007
Juried Fine Art Exhibition, Decatur Arts Festival, Decatur, GA, Jurors: Mark Karelson (Mason Murer Gallery), Stephanie Smith (Director, Printmakers Studio), Erin Dixon (Instructor, Georgia State University), 2007

Art For Emergency International/War and Health Conference, World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA, 2007

Say It Or Spray It, FLEX Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2007
Footprints, Temple Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2007
Ex Lucis Art Auction Aids Benefit, Georgia State University Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2006
Little Things Mean a Lot, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2006
Selected Work in Printmaking Processes, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, 2006
Our Voices, Atlanta Women's Foundation, Atlanta, GA, 2006
Selected Work by Georgia State Students, College Art Association Conference, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 2005