About The Artist

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Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Barbi Leifert has always been interested in dance, art and fashion.  Her early career was as a dancer in New York City while working in  high fashion boutiques selling clothing.   She also produced dance and music videos and performed in modern dance venues in downtown NYC and with Frank Hatchett’s dance group at the Broadway Dance Center, NYC.  She opened a dance school on Long Island and imparted her love of dance to many who are currently dance professionals.  Her experience as a dance feature writer for Gannett Newspapers and for the Woodstock Times and author the Manhattan Dance School directory further trained her eye.

Leifert concurrently was a painter, who sold her first painting at the age of nine to a parent in summer camp.  She studied at the Brooklyn Museum and in Artist’s Ateliers on both coasts.

Her paintings are sold to collectors around the world for their residences. Her artwork hangs in  office buildings and hotels.  Murals have been used by ballet companies for their set designs.   Authors have used her art work for their book covers.

History of Galleries and Exhibitions 

  • Phillips Gallery of Fine Art, Kirkland, WA
  • Mercer Island Art Gallery, Mercer Island, WA
  • Axis Gallery- Seattle, WA
  • Phillips Gallery of Fine Art, San Jose, CA
  • Art Expo New York
  • Flower and Hewes, Sant Monica & Malibu, CA
  • L’Excellence Design Center, Miami, Florida
  • Wellington Masters, Wellington, Florida
  • Lanyon 36 Gallery,   New York City
  • Art Vault Unlimited LLC
  • Museum of Contemporary Art , London
  • Sansa Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
  • Gallerie Misto, Belleair Bluffs, Fl
  • Art Basel, Miami
  • Flower+Hewes, Sonoma, CA
  • Bemis Arts Center
  • “Pianos in the Park” Seattle, WA
  • Awards:
  • Art Expo New York 2016 Poster Challenge Finalist
  • Art Expo New York 2017 Poster Challenge Finalist

Collectors include:

  • The Nordstrom Family, Seattle, WA
  •  Prunty Family, Palo Alto , CA
  •  Penski Family, Mercer Island, WA
  • Diana Sheridan, Snoqualmie, WA
  • Mara and Larry Lawrence, La Jolla, CA
  • Dr. And Mrs. Greg Schroedl, Mercer Island, WA
  • Andy Mansell, Seattle, WA
  • Lisa Molinaro, Kirkland, WA
  • Michelle and Mark Buchanan, Seattle, WA
  • Tom and Cynthia Captain, Mercer Island, WA
  • Dr. Barry Morguelan, Los Angeles,CA
  • Sandy Vilas, Steamboat Springs, Co
  • Dr. Gregory Guyman, Mercer island, WA
  • Maureen Dowd, Seattle, WA
  • Cheryl Michaels, Sammamish, WA
  • Lisa Orberg, NYC
  • Patty Jordan, Bellevue, WA
  • Grayson Handy, NYC
  • Susan Ministeri, Long Island
  • Federal Way Boys and Girls Club
  • Eva and John Stephanous, Bellevue, WA
  • Erika Cianciulli, Long Island
  • Darren and Kay Bowman, Bellevue, WA
  • Alexandra Collard, Monterey, CA
  • Dr. Constance Mao, Seattle, WA
  • Erik Morris, Seattle, WA
  • Patrica Vaccarino, Seattle, WA
  • Trica Stromberg, Seattle,WA
  • The Fellman’s Aspen, CO.
  • Edward L. Bruce, WA
  • and many others

Film credits include:

  • Video producer – “In Rehearsal” featuring David Storey at Broadway Dance Center, NYC
  • Video producer – “Without Your Love” featuring Los Angeles based A Capella singing group M-Pact