Hugh Leeman is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator, teaching art history and technique in English and Spanish. Leeman's artwork and projects focus on community collaboration and social interaction.


Leeman first collaborated on a self-empowerment project with the homeless in San Francisco. He co-founded Aetatribes.org to bring clean water projects to the indigenous Aeta Tribes of the Philippines. Now he is creating impasto paintings and sculptures. They address environmental destruction, mythology, and the history of inequality.


Leeman has exhibited his artworks at the de Young Museum, the Museum of Mexico City, the Masur Museum of Art, and the Arlington Contemporary Art Center. He was awarded an Artistic Mastermind Grant. His artwork and projects are published in The Outlaw Bible of American Art.


Human’s ongoing survival no longer solely depends on technology and its ability to overcome nature but on our ability to overcome the creative and destructive nature within ourselves.

Gallery Exhibitions



Body WORKs, Group Figurative Show, Studio Shop Gallery, Burlingame, CA


Left Coast Annual, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA - Juror, Christine Koppes, curator San Francisco ICA

The 58th Annual, Masur Museum of Art,  Monroe, LA - Juror, Dr. Kelli    Morgon, curator Indianapolis Museum of Art

The de Young Open, The de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA - Juror, Timothy Anglin Burgard


New Works, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA


South x Southwest Mural Project, SXSW Festival, Austin, TX


ctrl + P, Arlington Contemporary Arts Center, Arlington, VA  - Jurors, Julie Chae and Kristina Bilonick

Picks of the Harvest, Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles,  San Francisco, CA

California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA


Entrance Mural to Fountain Art Fair, Art Basel Miami, FL

Fountain Art Fair, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery,  Miami, FL

Fountain Art Fair, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

International Beethoven Festival, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, Chicago Urban Art Society,     Chicago, IL

SF Weekly Artopia, Artistic Masterminds Grant Winner, Public Works, San Francisco, CA


Living Walls, MLK Historic District Mural,  Atlanta, GA

Draw Show, Museum Of Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico - Juror Miguel Calderon




The Colonial Art of Latin America, San Francisco State University, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

Approaching the Spiritual Realm Through the Artworks of the Transcendental Painting Group,

Crocker Art Museum of California, 10/22, Sacramento, CA

The Renaissance, a Global Perspective, Colorado State University, 9/22 - 11/22, Fort Collins, CO

The Renaissance, a Global Perspective, San Francisco State University, 8/22 - 9/22, San Francisco, CA

The Renaissance, a Global Perspective, San Francisco State University, 4/22 - 5/22, San Francisco, CA

Connecting the Renaissance to Today, San Francisco State University, 7/21, San Francisco, CA The Art of Making, The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, 3/22, San Marino, CA

Community Empowerment Workshop, The Tenderloin Museum, 12/21 San Francisco, CA