Virginia Leonard is represented internationally by Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami; Taste Contemporary, Geneva; Martin Browne, Sydney and Paul Nache, New Zealand. She exhibits annually in both Europe and the US. She is the recipient of The Glasshouse Stonehouse Residency in Chenaud France 2019. In 2019 Leonard was included in the Thames and Hudson 100 Sculptures of Tomorrow publication. Leonard won the 2019 Open to Art, Officine Saffi, Milan, Itlay, Artist-in-Residence Prize, Finland. She was also the recipient of The International Ceramic Research Center, Guldagergaard, Denmark 2017. Leonard graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in 2001 and has been a finalist and has won numerous art awards in New Zealand. She is currently a judge for the Molly Morpeth 3D Sculpture Award 2020 New Zealand.
In 2019 Leonard exhibited at miart, Milan, Italy, solo. Group exhibition, Art Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland. Beau-laid, St James, London. International Biennial of Contemporary Ceramics, Geneva Switzerland. Trans-Pacific Dialogue NCECA, Minneapolis, USA, group show. Gloria, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney, solo. The Dowse Museum, Wellington, New Zealand group show. Leonard has an exhibition opening at the same time as The Glasshouse Stonehouse titled Ladies Bits at Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, USA.
Her work is included in public and international private collection including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, The Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton, Girls Club Collection, Miami, USA, The James Wallace Arts Trust, Auckland, New Zealand, Bill Gautreaux Collection, Kansas, USA and the Ann Tennenenbaum Collection, New York, USA.