Leone Anne Reeves

Leone Anne Reeves

3631 Pennsylvania Ave. Apt #1 Kansas City, MO. 64111

phone: 828-400-3655   email: leone.reeves@gmail.com

EDUCATION

2007 MFA, School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2003 BFA, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Current

Producer / Assistant Director, KICK ME, Gary Huggins Independent Filmmaker, Kansas City, KS.

Adjunct Faculty, Ceramics, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO.

Part Time Faculty, Digital workshop, Foundations, The Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO.

Supporting Actress / Assistant Art Department, Mudjack’n, Christopher Good Independent Filmmaker, Kansas City, MO.

Art Director, Melika Bass Independent Filmmaker, Chicago, IL.

Costume Construction and Props Assistant, The Kansas City Costume Company, Kansas City, MO.

Wardrobe Assistant, Starlight Theater, Kansas City, MO.

Creative Director, Rah! Booty Independent Cheerleading Squad, Kansas City, MO.

Co-Director, Dream Girl Productions, Kansas City, MO.

Past

Board Member, Whoop Dee Doo LLC, Kansas City, MO.

Vice President, Creative Director, Whoop Dee Doo Productions, Kansas City, MO.

Part Time Faculty, Fiber Department,The Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO.

Part Time Faculty, First Year Contemporary Practices Department, The School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Part Time Faculty, Advanced Projects, Early College Program Summer Institute, The School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Part Time Faculty, Video, Early College Program, and Early College Program Summer Institute, The School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Assistant Manager, Sullivan Fabrication Studio, The School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

REFERENCES

Melika Bass, Independent Filmmaker, Chicago, IL. melikabass@gmail.com

Megan Mantia, Independent Producer, Kansas City, MO. mmantia13@hotmail.com

Gary Huggins, Independent Filmmaker, Kanas City, MO. ghuggins@gmail.com

FILM

Upcoming

Supporting Actress / Assistant Art Department, Mudjack’n, Feature, produced by Megan Mantia, Written and Directed by Christopher Good

2012

Producer / Assistant Director, KICK ME, Feature Written by Gary Huggins and Betsy Gran and Directed by Gary Huggins

2011

Costume assist, Holy Moly, Digital Short, Co-Produced by Megan Mantia, Written and Directed by Christopher Good

2010

Lead Art Director, Waking Things, 16mm to video Short Film, 2011, in post-production, Directed by Melika Bass

2009

Lead Art Director, Shoals, 16mm to video, color, Feature, Directed by Melika Bass

2008

Lead Art Director, Songs From The Shed, 16mm to video, Winner, Best Cinematography, 2010 Ann Arbor Film Festival, Directed by Melika Bass

THEATER PRODUCTION

2011

Costume Designer/Construction, Quixotic, Kaufman Performing Art Center Opening Night performance, Kansas City, MO.

Assistant Costume Designer, Xanadu, Starlight, Kansas City, MO.

Lead Costume and Props Designer, The Wiz, Starlight On Site Production, Afrikan Centered Education Academy, Kansas City, MO.

Textile Design/Construction, Heart Shaped Projection Screen, T2 Productions, St. Lukes Hospital, Kansas City, MO.

2011 The Kansas City Costume Company, Kansas City, MO.

Costume Repair, The King and I, Starlight, Kansas City, MO., Costume Designed by Vincent Scassellati,

Assistant to Costume Designers, The Little Mermaid, The Muny, St. Louis, MO, Costume Designed by Robert Flemming

Assistant to Costume Design/Construction, Bye Bye Birdie, The Muny, Costume designed by Robert Flemming

Assistant to Millinery Design/Construction, Kiss Me Kate, The Muny, Costumes Designed by Robert Flemming

Assistant to Costume Repair, Legally Blonde, The Muny, Costume Coordinator Peter J. Messineo,

2010 The Kansas City Costume Company, Kansas City, MO.

Assistant to the Costume Designers, The Producers, Starlight, Kansas City, MO., Costume Designed by Vincent Scassellati,

Assistant to Costume Construction, Beauty and the Beast, The Muny, St. Louis, MO, Costume Coordinator Peter J. Messineo,

Assistant to Costume Design/Construction, Cats, The Muny, Costume Coordinator Peter J. Messineo,

Assistant to Millinery Design/Construction, Showboat, The Muny, Costume Coordinator Peter J. Messineo,

Assistant to Costume Construction, Titanic, The Muny, Costume Coordinator Peter J. Messineo,

2007

Lead Art Director, Neptune’s Pollywogs: A Queer Rock Musical, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Written and Directed by Leone Anne Reeves and Ryan D. Tacata

TELEVISION

2006-2010

Assistant Art Director/Costume Designer, Whoop Dee Doo, Faux Public Access Non-Profit Televsision Show, Directed by Jaimie Warren and Matt Roche

2007

Costume Design for House of T.I.N.A., Chic-A-Go-Go, Public Access Television Kids Dance Show, Chicago, IL. Produced by Jake Austen and Jacqueline Stewart

MUSIC VIDEO

2012

Advisory Art Director, TBA, Sigur Ros, Directed by Melika Bass

2011

Video Performer, Listen to the Grrls, and Blonde With You, Bent – 2011, the SSION, PS1 MOMA, Directed by Cody Crithceloe.

2009

Costume Design/Construction for The Scarecrow, Billionaire, I Feel Cream – 2009, Peaches, Directed by Cody Critcheloe.

2007

Writer/Director, Zombie Feminist Rap Video, Bed Bugs – 2007, Jade Lo and RIP VIP

SOLO ART EXHIBITIONS

2011

Glory Days: A Show by Documentuer Megan Mantia, The Writer’s Place, Kansas City, MO. (live performance)

2008

A Giant Game Of Hide And Go Seek, Looptopia, Millenium Park, Chicago, IL, curated by the city of Chicago (live performance)

2007

Neptune’s Pollywogs, SAIC Performance Space, Chicago, IL, curated by Ryan D. Tacata  (live performance)

Black Or White: Ni’Ja and Leone play “Name That Thought”, LINKS HALL, Chicago, IL, (live performance)

2003

When I Grow Up: Rah-Booty!, The Cube Gallery, Kansas City, MO, curated by Mike Delana (live performance)

Stay Golden, The Kelvin Gallery, Kansas City, MO, curated by Andy Byers (installation)

MUSEUM INSTALLATIONS

2011

Textile Design / Construction, cushions for various museum installations, Jeff Owens Production, Kansas City, MO.

Melika Bass, Shoals, USB 12 x 12, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL.

2009

Whoop Dee Doo, Heartland, Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, curated by Charles Esche, Director of the Van Abbemuseum, Kerstin Niemann, Research Curator at the Van Abbemuseum, and Stephanie Smith, Director of Collections and Exhibitions and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Smart Museum of Art (group / live performance and museum installation), catalog

SELECTED GROUP ART EXHIBITIONS

2011

Summer Goal Show, Storage Gallery, curated by Nathan Dixon, Philedalphia, PA. (collaboration with Megan Mantia)

Mmm What You Say, Rah! Booty, Kat Dison Benefit, The Firehouse, Kansas City, MO. (live performance)

Anastasia America and Bald Eagle, Mother Trucker 2 fundraiser, Sidekicks, Kansas City, MO. (collaboration with Megan Mantia, live performance)

Aerosol Margarine, 20 for 20 AIDS benefit, The Uptown Theater, Kansas City, MO. (collaboration with Matt Cygnet, live performance)

Rah! Booty, Dirty Dorothy, Missie B’s, Kansas City, MO. (live performance)

2010

Bro! Booty, KCAI Drag Show, The Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO. (live performance)

This Time, In The Moment, The Carter Art Center, Penn Valley Community College, Kansas City, MO, curated by Heather Lustfeldt And Megan Mantia (solo / live performance)

Whoop Dee Doo, Whoop Dee Doo Space, Kansas City, MO. (live performance)

Whoop Dee Doo, Community and Loneliness, The Paragraph, Urban Culture Project, Kansas City, MO, curated by Angela Lopez (group / video)

Universe Women, Arrival/Departure, La Esquina, Urban Culture Project, Kansas City Art Institute 125th Anniversary, Kansas City, MO, curated by Jonah Criswell and Maria Buszek (collaboration with Julianna Beckert / live performance Installation), catalog

RIP VIP, Punk Bunny and Black Barbie, The Record Bar, Kansas City, MO. (live performance)

RIP VIP, Leslie and the Ly’s, The Record Bar, Kansas City, MO, booked by Dave Gilbertson, (live performance)

2009

Let’s Paint TV! With John Kilduff, The Paragraph, Urban Culture Projects, Kansas City, MO, curated by Kate Hackman and Jaimie Warren (group / live performance)

Mythmakers, The Paragraph, Urban Culture Projects, Kansas City, MO, curated by Megan Mantia (group / live performance installation), catalog

RIP VIP, The SSION, The Record Bar, Kansas City MO, booked by Cody Critcheloe, (live performance)

Whoop Dee Spooktacular! The Czar Bar, Kansas City, MO, curated by William Smith (Halloween party / live performance installation)

Whoop Dee Doo, Malmo Festivalen, Malmo, Sweden, under the auspices of LOYAL gallery (solo / live performance), catalog

Whoop Dee Doo, Kristallen, Malmo, Sweden, curated by Amy Guinta and LOYAL gallery (solo / video)

Whoop Dee Doo In The Cave, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE, curated by Hesse McGraw (solo / liveperformance)

RIP VIP, Kansas City Fashion Week, Hosted by Johnny Makeup, Whoop Dee Doo, Hunx and His Punx, Tilly and the Wall, The SSION, Fashion Witch, and Baby Gaga, Kansas City MO, (group / video)

Whoop Dee Doo, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Kansas City, MO. (group / live performance)

2008

Whoop Dee Doo, Deitch Projects, New York, NY, curated by Kathy Grayson (solo /  live performance)

Whoop Dee Doo, La Esquina, Urban Culture Project, Kansas City, MO, curated by Kate Hackman (three month project, solo /live performance)

Whoop Dee Doo, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE, curated by Hesse McGraw (solo / live performance)

Why + Wherefore, This One Goes Up to 11, http://www.whyandwherefore.com, New York, NY, curated by Summer Guthery, Hanne Mugaas, Lumi Tan, and Nicholas Weist (group / web)

Mail Order Monsters, A.M.P. Gallery, Athens Greece, curated by Kathy Grayson,  (collaboration with The SSION / live performance)

Ultimate Infinity, GOFFO, NEXT Art Fair, Chicago, IL, curated by Imperfect Articles and Kavi Gupta (collaboration with Julianna Beckert / live performance installation)

Ultimate Infinity, Art Chicago VIP Party, G2, Chicago, IL, curated by Lisa Wainwright (collaboration with Julianna Beckert / live performance installation)

2007

Halloween, Month Long Series Hosted by: Elegant Mr. Gallery, Chicago, IL, curated by Leone Reeves (group / live performance)

Whoop Dee Doo, Getsumin Gallery, Osaka, Japan, curated by Naoko Wowsugi (solo / installation)

Neptune’s Pollywog’s, MFA / BFA Performance Thesis Presentations, LINKS HALL, Chicago, IL, curated by Ni’Ja Whitson (group / live performance)

Whoop Dee Doo: Beating Dead Horses, Boots Contemporary Gallery, St. Louis, MO, curated by Jon Peck, and Juan William Chavez (group / video)

2006

Whoop Dee Doo, Greenlease Gallery, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO, curated by Anne Pearce (solo / live performance and)

Whoop Dee Doo, Kansas City Loves You, Rocket Projects, Miami, FL, curated by Nick Cindric and Jon Peck, (solo / installation), catalog

Convergence 2, Elegant Mr. Gallery, Chicago, IL, curated by Leone Reeves, (solo / live performance)

All Tomorrows Parties, Lazer Happy Gallery, Chicago, IL, curated by Andreas Laracuantes (House of T.I.N.A. collaboration / live performance)

PUBLICATIONS

2011

Nick Malewski, The Kansas City Star, Art Review, Photography exhibit ‘Glory Days’ revels in playful fantasy, Kansas City, MO. February  23rd, illus

Blog Feature: Chicagoartmagazine.com, Art or Entertainment?: Leone Reeves, Lee Heinemann and “Whoop Dee Doo”, January 19th, illus.

Kevin Wilson, chicagourbanartsociety.tumblr.com, Young Artists, Leone Reeves and Lee Heinemann, Young Artists Profile, Issue #4, January 1st , illus

2010

Jacob Gaboury, Rhizome.org/editorial, Interview with Jaimie Warren of Whoop Dee Doo, New Museum Blog, August 25th, illus

Blog Feature: Shopgoldenage.com/blog, Whoop Dee Doo’s New Space, Golden Age Bookstore, Chicago, IL, July 14th, illus

Sweetandsound.co.uk Magazine, Best Of Vimeo Week 7, Sweet and Sound, Stoke Newington, London, May, ills 2009

Alex Schubert, The Kansas City Star, Fine Arts Review, Missing, But Not Missed: Paragraph Gallery brings works by friends together for fun and exploration, Kansas City, MO, December 24th, illus

Robert J. Bingaman, kcfreepress.com, Art Minutes, Mythmakers at Paragraph Gallery: 14 Artists make the most of their identity crises, Kansas City, MO, December 9, illus

Jennifer Burklow, Chicago Sun-Times, Families encouraged to “Whoop It Up” at Show, Chicago, IL, October 2, illus

Olof Westerberg, Sydsvenskan, TV stjärnor för en kväll (TV stars for one night), Malmo, Sweden, August 22, cover + illus

Jonas Asp, Skånska Dagbladet, Galet färgglad humorshow för barn i alla åldrar (Crazy colorful comedy show for kids of all ages), Malmo, Sweden, August 20, illus

Ulf Claren, Sydsvenskan, Upptåget går som på räls (Pranks that go like a Train Right on Track), Malmo, Sweden, August 15, cover + illus Tara Moshizi, Det här får du inte missa i helgen (Don’t miss this weekend), Malmo, Sweden, August 14, illus

Blog Feature: Readymade Magazine, New York, NY, August, illus

Blog Feature: Beautiful Decay Magazine, New York, NY, July, illus

Martime Sims, Shopgoldenage.com/blog, Leone Anne Reeves, The Incredible Linking Woman, Golden Age Bookstore, Chicago, IL, April, illus

Lavinia Schimmelpenninck, prestigium-STUDIO.com, New Kids, Interview, Paris, France, March, illus

Monica Watrous, Kids in the Hall: Kansas City Artists create a Trippy Variety Show, Ink Magazine, Kansas City, MO, January 14, cover + illus

2008

Michael Wilson, Artforum.com, Scene & Herd, Secret Santos, New York, NY, December

April Fleming, Whoop Dee Doo: Nutty Faux TV Show Merges Diverse Communities in the Name of Fun and Dance, Lawrence.com Magazine, Lawrence, KS, November 18-24, 2008, cover + illus

Art + Internet + Performance = Beginning Of The 90’s, Beatrize Albuquerque, Uma Pruducao, Galeria 3+1 Arte Contemporanea, Villa Nova De Famalicao, Portugal

2007

Alex Schubert, Whooping it up: ‘Cool School’ to launch Urban Cultural Project’s latest gallery space, La Esquina, Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO, February, illus

Whoop Dee Doo – Beating Dead Horses, Jaimie Warren and Jon Peck, Boot Print Volume 1, Issue 1, 2007

Alice Thorson, Miami gets a big Whoop Dee Doo, Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO, June 21, illus

2006

Carlos Suarez De Jesus, Bad to the Bone: This Plains Posse Shoots Straight from the Hip, Miami New Times, Miami, FL, June, illus

It Doesn’t Have to Involve Food: When Performance art is good it can be transcendent, Liz Armstrong, The Reader, Chicago, IL, 2006, illus

From Womyn to Grrrls: Fostering understanding between feminist generations, Maria Elena Buszek, Paper presented at the annual meeting of the College Art Association, Seattle, Washington, 2006

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