Louise Leong joined the Sesnon Gallery in September 2019 as Museum Preparator. Her role includes managing the physical gallery space, installing exhibitions, and supporting the Gallery Director in managing the robust student internship program that provides students hands-on experience in a professional museum.
Along with being a gallery professional, Louise is a practicing artist working in silkscreen printmaking, gouache, and acrylic ink. She is a 2020-2021 Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship Nominee and has exhibited her work internationally, regionally in the San Francisco Bay Area and locally in Santa Cruz.
Louise graduated from UC Santa Cruz in 2012, studying printmaking in the Art Department with a minor in Education. In late 2018 she co-founded the Little Giant Collective printmaking studio in downtown Santa Cruz.
She has worked as an art installer for the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, taught art workshops for Youth Now!, a Watsonville-based after school program, Porter College Creative Commons altered book project for Porter Core, and for the Prison Arts Project in the Santa Cruz County Jail.