Shaun Leonardo

SHAUN LEONARDO is a Brooklyn-based artist from Queens, New York City, recently profiled in the New York Times and CNN. His work has been featured at The Guggenheim Museum, the High Line, New Museum, MASS MoCA and The Bronx Museum, with his first major public art commission now on view at FDR Four Freedoms State Park. For his early performances, Leonardo investigated the popular icons and role models that impacted his sense of manhood. He strived to transform his body and psyche into that of the hypermasculine figures he was fascinated with as a child—exploring wrestling, mixed martial arts, boxing, and bullfighting. Shaun now has a much gentler arts practice, working and living in Brooklyn with his wife and two daughters.

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Shaun Leonardo

El Conquistador

by Shaun Leonardo

Shaun Leonardo pursues his dream of becoming a luchador. 

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