Leonie Reisberg is an Australian photographer.

Leonie Reisberg
Born1955 (age 68–69)
Alma materSchool of the Art Institute of Chicago
Known forPhotography



Leonie Reisberg was born in 1955 in Melbourne,[1] and studied Photography at R.M.I.T. for 2 years then at Prahran College of Advanced Education for a further 2 years. After teaching for a year, she went to U.S. to study for her Master of Fine Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

In 1978 Reisberg returned to Melbourne to work as a graphic designer before moving to Adelaide in 1979 where she took up a lectureship in Photography at Torrens College. In 1982 the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council granted her a participation fee through their regional development program for a national touring exhibition conducted over 1981-2.[2]

Reisberg exhibited nationally and internationally into the 1990s, and at major Australia galleries in the 2000s.[3]

Works by Reisberg may be found in major collections in Australia[4][5] and overseas.[6][7] Since the 1990s she has practiced as an art therapist.


  • 1976, September 7–24; Victorian College of the Arts Gallery, Melbourne[8]
  • 1980, March; Nuance, Adelaide Festival Adelaide Festival of Arts (11th : 1980) (1980), Nuance : Adelaide Festival, March 1980, Nuance Art Publications{{citation}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  • 1981, September 17-October 11; Here there and back again: Leonie Reisberg and recent works by Cartier-Bresson, The Developed Image, Adelaide[9]
  • 1981; exhibition in conjunction with the experimental theatre piece Basketweaving for amateurs at Bouverie Street, Carlton[10]
  • 1981-1982; touring exhibition in regional galleries from Mount Gambier in South Australia to Darwin in the Northern Territory[11]
  • 1982, 13 Oct–3 Nov; Leonie Reisberg Photo collage, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney[12]
  • 1983; National Photographic Exhibition, Albury Regional Art Centre. Artists: Ann Balla, Ingrid Borberg, Kate Breakey, Kathie Crawford, Alan Cruikshank, Ed Douglas, Max Dupain, Peter Elliston, Nina Girling, Mark Kimber, Merryle Johnson, Ron McCormick, Danny McDonald, Chris Meadham, Trevor Peters, Philip Quirk, Leonie Reisberg, Miriam Stannage, Mark Strizic, Allan Vizents, Richard Woldendorp.[13]
  • 1983; Australie: re-constructed vision : oeuvres contemporaines avec photographies Exhibition created by the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, and the Australia Council for the Festival d'Automne, Paris. Artists: Christine Godden, Fiona Hall, Douglas Holleley, Mike Parr, Leonie Reisberg, Lynn Silverman, John Williams, Micky Allen, Warren Breninger, Peter Charuk[14]
  • 1984, 30 June–12 August: Contemporary Photography from the Collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney[15]
  • 1986, January: Ten years on, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney[16]
  • 1997; Flatlands: photography and everyday space, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney[17]
  • 1999/2000, 31 July-31 January: Inside Out: Still Life and Interiors Post 1950, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney[18]
  • 2014, 1 February to 30 March; Wildcards: Bill Henson Shuffles The Deck, Monash Gallery of Art[19]
  • 2020/21, 22 Feb–3 Jan: Shadow Catchers, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney[20]
  • 2022: Retrospective A History In The Making at Manning Regional Gallery NSW[21]
  • 2023/24, 1 July-7 January: Triptych, in 'Open Studio (brick vase clay cup jug)' Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney[3]




  1. ^ Printmaking, Prints and. "Leonie Reisberg". www.printsandprintmaking.gov.au. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  2. ^ Australia Council (30 June 1982), "VISUAL ARTS BOARD (30 June 1982)", Annual Report (57 of 1982), Australian Govt. Pub. Service: 145, ISSN 0725-7643
  3. ^ a b "Works shown in the exhibition Open Studio (brick vase clay cup jug) | Art Gallery of NSW". www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au. Retrieved 28 March 2024.
  4. ^ a b Reisberg, Leonie. "Friends from Australia". Item held by National Gallery of Australia. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Leonie REISBERG | Artists | NGV". www.ngv.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  6. ^ a b Heine, Achim, 1955-; Reuter, Rebekka; Willingmann, Ulrike; Hitchcock, Barbara; WestLicht. Schauplatz für Fotografie (2011), From Polaroid to impossible : masterpieces of instant photography : the Westlicht collection, Hatje Cantz, ISBN 978-3-7757-3221-5{{citation}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link) CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  7. ^ a b Reisberg, Leonie (1977). "Untitled. From Crackerjacks, Graduate Photography Portfolio, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Gelatin silver print, 15.5 × 15.3 cm. Purchased with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts". George Eastman House. Retrieved 29 March 2024.
  8. ^ Victorian College of the Arts. Gallery (1976), Photographic invitational : the Victorian College of the Arts Gallery, Melbourne, September 7–24, The Gallery, retrieved 25 January 2020
  9. ^ Developed Image (Gallery) (1981), Here there and back again : Leonie Reisberg : also recent works by Cartier-Bresson : [poster]
  10. ^ Drama Resource Centre, [Drama Resource Centre : Australian Gallery File]
  11. ^ Australia Council. Visual Arts Board. Regional Development Program (1981), Exhibition 9. From the bottom to the top : art process- options for response, Visual Arts Board, ISBN 978-0-908024-48-3
  12. ^ "Exhibitions - Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery". www.roslynoxley9.com.au. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  13. ^ Albury Regional Art Centre, [Albury Regional Art Centre : Australian Gallery File]
  14. ^ Newton, Gael (1983), Australie : re-constructed vision : oeuvres contemporaines avec photographies, [Paris] Le Monde
  15. ^ "Works shown in the exhibition Contemporary Photography from the Collection (1984) | Art Gallery of NSW". www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au. Retrieved 29 March 2024.
  16. ^ "Works shown in the exhibition Ten years on | Art Gallery of NSW". www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au. Retrieved 29 March 2024.
  17. ^ Stephenson, D (2013), Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza, Rome, 1997, Sydney
  18. ^ "Works shown in the exhibition Inside Out: Still Life and Interiors Post 1950 | Art Gallery of NSW". www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au. Retrieved 29 March 2024.
  19. ^ Art, Monash Gallery of (4 March 2014), MGA Collection: Bill Henson on Leonie Reisberg and Beverley Veasey, retrieved 25 January 2020
  20. ^ "Works shown in the exhibition Shadow Catchers | Art Gallery of NSW". www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au. Retrieved 29 March 2024.
  21. ^ "Leonie Reisberg - A history in the making". mrag.midcoast.nsw.gov.au. Retrieved 28 March 2024.
  22. ^ "Searching".
  23. ^ "Works by Leonie Reisberg :: The Collection :: Art Gallery NSW". www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  24. ^ "Leonie Reisberg". The Art Institute of Chicago. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  25. ^ Mollison, James; Philip Morris (Australia) (1979). Australian photographers : the Philip Morris Collection. Philip Morris (Aust.), Melbourne. ISBN 9780950094113.
  26. ^ "Young girl in tutu in backyard". Bendigo Art Gallery. Retrieved 28 March 2024.
  27. ^ "Leonie Reisberg | Center for Creative Photography". ccp.arizona.edu. 27 November 2019. Retrieved 25 January 2020.