EXHIBITIONS
GRANTS AND AWARDS 
ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS
COMMISSIONS AND PUBLIC INSTALLIONS
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
EDUCATION
CONTACT
 

EXHIBITIONS

2003
The Stained Glass Association of America, Centennial Conference Invitational Stained Glass Exhibition, Columbus, OH, June

The Gallery at the American Bible Society, New York, NY "20th Century Stained Glass in American Art and Architecture" 12/13/02 - 4/15/03

2002
The White House, Washington, DC Ornament for Christmas Tree (The Goldfinch) Nov - Dec

2001
The White House, Washington DC Ornament for Christmas Tree (Lucy the Elephant) Nov - Dec

Washington National Cathedral, Washington, DC "Let There Be Light!" Stained Glass at Washington National Cathedral" 2/10 - 10/31

1998
Gordon College, Wenham, MA, "The Stained Glass of J. Kenneth Leap - A Ten Year Retrospective" 9/30 - 10/30

Museum of American Glass, Wheaton Village, Millville, NJ "The Stained Glass of J. Kenneth Leap - A Ten Year Retrospective" 1/23 - 3/22

1996
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, "New Jersey Arts Annual: Crafts" 10/5 - 1/5/97

1995
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, "12 X 12 RISD Alumni Exhibition." 9/15 - 10/22

1993
Rowan College, Glassboro, NJ "1993 Year of American Craft: Southern NJ Celebrates Ceramics and Glass." 9/13 - 10/22
Gallery of American Craft, Wheaton Village, Millville, NJ "Regional Glass Invitational." 5/14 - 6/13

1992
Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, "1992 Faculty Biennial." 10/1 - 11/1
Museum of American Glass, Wheaton Village, Millville, NJ, "South Jersey Glass; A Tradition of Excellence Continues." 1/22 - 3/8

1991
The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ, "New Jersey Arts Annual: Crafts." 10/12 - 11/24
NJ Designer Craftsmen Gallery, Kilmer Square, New Brunswick, NJ "Clay and Glass." 9/7 - 10/19

1990
Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ, "The Monmouth Museum Celebrates Craft." 9/23 - 12/16
Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ, "New Jersey Arts Annual: Crafts."9/23 - 12/16
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, "Contemporary Philadelphia Artists: A Juried Exhibition." 4/22 - 7/8
NJ Designer Craftsmen Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ, "In Search of Excellence."

1989
Newark Museum, Newark, NJ "New Jersey Arts Annual: Clay and Glass."
Hoffman Gallery, Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR, "Glass Now: Pilchuck Invitational."
Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ, "New Jersey State Council on the Arts 1989 Fellowship Exhibit."
Montclair State College, Upper Montclair, NJ, "Fellows and Friends," Fellowship Exhibition.

GRANTS AND AWARDS


2003
Bene Visual Arts Award in Stained Glass, Ministry & Liturgy Magazine

1999
Excalibur Award, Alumni achievement award Bishop Eustace Prep School

1996
Joint Legislative Resolution, The Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey for stained glass works in New Jersey State House Annex

1994
Artist-in-residence at Wheaton Village, Millville, NJ.

1990
$3,000 Juror's Award; "Contemporary Philadelphia Artists: A Juried Exhibition." Philadelphia Museum of Art.

1989
$8,000 Fellowship Award; New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS


1996
Kuhles, Beth, "History in Glass at the State House," New Jersey Outdoors, Spring

1995
Weis, Helene, "Kenneth Leap: Ecologist, Photographer and Stained Glass Artist"
Stained Glass Quarterly, Fall

1991
The Morris Museum, NJ Arts Annual: CRAFTS, catalogue

1990
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Contemporary Philadelphia Artists, catalogue
The Noyes Museum, New Jersey Arts Annual: Crafts, catalogue
Weis, Helene, "A Natural View," Stained Glass Quarterly, Fall
The Corning Museum of Glass, New Glass Review, Spring
Pestridge, Christine, "Picturing the Intangible," Professional Stained Glass, Vol. 10, No. 3, March 

COMMISSIONS AND PUBLIC INSTALLIONS


2004
Historic Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ 15' circular ceiling fixture incorporating a 10' curved glass globe. Lighting creates the illusion of moving water.

2002
Kean University, Union, NJ; 12' X 11' Conference room window using temper float glass painting technique. Also coordinated restoration of historic stained glass panels for same building.

2001
St. Mary's School, Vineland, NJ; 3 panel memorial window for library, incorporating fused glass tiles created by 34 fifth grade students. 12 sq ft.

1999
Edison Rail Station, Edison, NJ; 10 Clerestory windows for Copula and 6 Transom windows equal to 84 sq. ft.

1998
Hagedorn Psychiatric Hospital, Glen Gardner, NJ; 4 4' X 4' Atrium windows

Masonic Home Chapel, Burlington, NJ; 10' X 15' Altar window

1997
Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, OH; 10' X 8' Mausoleum window

1995
New Jersey State House Annex, Trenton, NJ; 10 2' X 3' Medallions and 10' X 14' skylight

 

1992
Downing Elementary School, Runnemede, NJ; 3' X 6' Memorial Window

Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA: 25 sq. Ft. Palladian window for meditation chapel

Norito residence, Manhattan, NY; window

Kreiger residence, Princeton, NJ; 6' X 8' Skylight

Moyer residence, Haddonfield, NJ; Pair of entry doors

Paul Dry residence, Philadelphia, PA; window

Stankard residence, Mantua, NJ; 2 windows for staircase

TEACHING EXPERIENCE


2004-1995 Wheaton Village, Millville NJ; Studio workshops in Glass Painting. also Childrens programs including The Glasstown PARTnership and Kids PARTicipate. Visiting artist at Tyler University, Rowan University and Salem Community College dates various

Aug. 1993 Touchstone Center for Crafts, Unionville, PA; Stained Glass Workshop; Intensive 5-day intermediate class.

Jan. 1992 Rhode Island School of Design; Stained Glass; 3-credit elective class in stained glass techniques during six-week Wintersession term.

July 1991 Markeim Art Center, Haddonfield, NJ; Stained Glass 101; introduction to stained glass techniques.

June 1989 Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA; Glass Painting; teaching assistant to Catherine Thomas and Walter Lieberman.

EDUCATION


Spring 1997 Workshops in portraiture and anatomy, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Feb. 1988 Painting on glass workshop with Albinus Elskus, Parsons School of Design, NY.

June 1987 Airbrush Seminar, Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA.

1982-1986 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.; Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with honors. Scholarship from the Art Directors Club of NJ. MAJOR: Glass Program.